Monday, March 30, 2009

I am digging Ginger!

Ginger from InStyle Stamps that is! Isn't she perfect for a Spring cards?

Some of you may not know that my husband and I have a plant nursery... so Spring is a biggie around our house. Busy Busy Busy... but it also is so beautiful! I love all "planting" types of images but Ginger from InStyle just really is a fun one for me... guess that is because I am having so much fun with all of the Retro stamps right now.


Hubby looked at and said "hmmm I like it, but really different for you"... so what is different? I guess it is a little different than my normal colors and the vintage roses, that I love BTW.. oh well I like it, I started by coloring Ginger with my Copics, and cutting out with Nestibilities, scalloped with a pink pattern paper from DCWV Garden Party collection. I found a green pattern in the same collection that I loved with the colors I had used for Ginger, very rare I color before picking out the papers, but I was watching TV and not planning... LOL I used a paper piercer and ran lines around the green pattern, then inked to make them pop. All the corners are rounded. Now about those vintage roses, that is a Martha Stewart place card - rounded corners and inked the edges.

A brown Coredinations card stock is used as the base, with a Martha Stewart Double Dot Scallop border punch, to fill the space that was lost with the punch I layered the pink pattern on the backside of the card stock. Really makes the scallops and dots pop. The sentiment - I ordered some "type" stickers recently. I wasn't really happy with them, oh they are the perfect size and color - but they are printed wrong - off to the left of every sticker, makes it hard to line them up and when placed side by side... huge gaps between the letters. Well rather than pitching them, I layered them - I am ok with it - guess I'll keep them and use the rest of them the same way.

Hope you like my "different" card as Hubby called it, more importantly I hope you liked Ginger too... InStyle is really coming out with a whole bunch of really fabulous new images on the 1st... make sure to check it out!

Have a great Monday -

HUGS and-

12 comments:

ribenaruby said...

Great stamp, place card is pretty,love the spring season!

Kelly Schelske said...

It's super Michelle!! Ginger is fabulous!!

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Michelle, really love ginger, she looks fun!. Beautiful colours you have used, so bright and cheerful and springy (is that even a word lol) Dawn Marie.xx

sassy said...

what afabby card..glad i follow you wouldnt want to miss anything and hugs tothe donkey's..aw bless em...sassyx

papercraftsbyrach said...

a fantastic card Michelle, love your image so beautifully coloured. hugs rachxx

Ila said...

I love this Gorgeous card!!...Wow!! you have a nursery too...you are busy!!...Hugs, Ila

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

I love your card Michelle, So pretty and gorgeous colouring, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Janna said...

This is too cute Michelle! I ador the coloring and you are brilliant with that white gel pen! The vintage rose and the big stem is beautiful!! A great job!

Smiles,
janna

WickedPixie said...

Great Card Michelle! I really like the green paper - are the branch and bird part of the paper? How clever you are with the letter stickers! They look so great like that, I'd have never realized they were printed "off"!

kay said...

another fab card,love it
kayx

Suzanne said...

wow what a great image I am loving these retro stamps they remind me of my youth!!! It is different but I love how it has turned out...different is good. Sue :o)

Kristen said...

I really like that stamp and it's good to try something different.