Friday, June 12, 2009

Another Card from Wishes

I had fun putting this card together, the pattern is right out of the new card-making idea resource, Wishes. I am really lovin' this book! It helps me reach outside of my normal "style", whatever that is...

Here are a few of my observations.
I'm not a fan of too much distressing. I prefer not to have a lot of "streaks" or "scuff marks" around the edges of my layers. I went much heavier than usual on this card. I used the ColorBox Chalk (cat-eye) in Chestnut Roan. I absolutely love this little tool, it's almost dry and I haven't been able to find another! {shriek}

I used Close To My Heart Boom-Di-Ada paper package. This was never one of my favorite papers, but I really like the results here.

The other thing I rarely do, and yet I see so many other people do it with wonderful results, is leave a lot of white or plain background. In this card, I left some of the off-white background showing. I think it works in this case. So much color in the other papers, it gives your eyes a rest!

This pattern can be found on page 53 in Wishes. It's called Delightful Dots. You can find more information on this wonderful resource on page 12 of the Summer 2009 Idea Book.
As always, thanks for taking a stroll in my garden. Let me know what you think of my plantings!


  1. Very pretty card and so striking with all of your elements. Very striking in its color. Thanks for posting it and sharing your art.