Wednesday, March 18, 2009

IO Design Team Challenge - Friendship

I made this card for the Impression Obsession design team challenge "Friendship". I messed up a bit though because I had flowers in my head as the challenge and was bound and determined to get this flower card to work out right! And of course now that it's late and past my bedtime I don't have time to change it around so I'll be adding another FRIENDSHIP card to this post tomorrow morning.

The card above is my second chance at the challenge with the correct theme this time! Phew.... it took awhile to get this one to work because I couldn't decide on a patterned paper to use. I swear I cut about 10 different papers and discarded them all before I finally came up with this color and paper combo. It was completely inspired by the flower sticker from K&Company.

You can see on the closeup that there is a pearly finish to the cupcakes and the pearl edge to the cake plate. I used a cool new product called "Smooch" for this... it comes in a nailpolish bottle and has a fine point applicator so it's easy to control. It is a pearlescent, metallic paint that comes in a variety of colors (see Ritz Camera website for all colors... for some reason I couldn't find them on the clearsnap site).

If you're interested in seeing the rest of the IO design teams friendship cards then simply follow the links below:

Tina - A day in the life of the Stamp It Chick

Daniella - For The First Time

Laura - Laura's Stamp Art Journal

Julie - Out to Impress

Deborah - Cards & Things

Shirley - Card Art

Card #1 Supplies:
Yellow dotted paper - Vintage Moon 8x8 Pad -
Ocean Tides & Chocolate cardstock -
Dotted Chocolate satin ribbon -
Zig-Zag stamp - Lizzie Anne Designs
Flowerbox Image - Impression Obsession
Screw Brads - GinaK Designs

Card #2 Supplies:
Brown Dotted Paper - Imaginisce -
Cupcake Stamps - Impression Obsession
Flower Sticker - K&Company (Ritz Camera)
Ocean Tides cardstock -


Shirley said...

Your card is just lovely! I like the colors and they are really warm and friendly! Love those shutters of to the side and the ribbon is awesome too!

krcrafts said...

This is certainly a friendship card, too! And very pretty, I might add. Thanks so much for joining us this past couple of months. I'll still be stalking your blog and can't wait to see what you come up with :)

Julie Koerber said...

Sooooo pretty Michelle! Love that window sill stamp and you did it justice! The coloring, the layout, all the little extras make a beautiful card!

Laura said...

Beautiful cards Michelle. I have enjoyed designing with you at IO and will continue to follow all of your stamping creations.

Daniela said...

Both of these are beautiful. Love the way you colored the cupcakes!

Tina Werner said...

wow, michelle! they are both beautiful cards!!! the cupcakes are yummy... gotta get me some smooch!!! LOL!


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