Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Favorite.Card.Ever

This is the card I mentioned in my last post. I met Jessica through the PPS DT and have been a fan ever since! Her daughter loves to sketch and doodle as she stamps at night and created a card sketch! So every week will now have "Madelynn's Terrific Tuesdays" as a part of it. I was thrilled to be able to play along this week. I've had this stamp for years but haven't used her in a long time. She was near the top of the box, quietly pleading to get out and see some ink. I paired her with this week's color challenge from SCS. I'm not a fan of Kiwi Kiss, but I can take it in small doses.

As I was coloring her I realized that she made me think of Project Runway and the fashion sketches they do. I used the houndstooth embossing folder for texture. The kiwi ribbon is actually some "vintage" seam binding I picked up at an estate sale. I used grey ink to stamp the background and the words on my flowers. I like to think this looks like a page in a fashion designers notebook as they work on their new collection. I love the collage nature of this card, a look I love but don't achieve very often!
This is one of my favorite parts of this card:
I just took some ribbon snippets to simulate fabric swatches. I ran them through my houndstooth folder too but you can't really see the embossing in the photo - or in real life for that matter. Perhaps I need more pressure when embossing ribbon? Or maybe because it is not a grosgrain it won't hold?
The inside reads "You're Fabulous". And you, each of YOU ARE FABULOUS!! Let me know what you think and have a terrific night!

10 comments:

the whimsical butterfly said...

Hi, this is Madelynn. Your card is really cool. My mom watches Project Runway and says Fabulous (let me tell you, she says that alot)all the time.

I like the colors too. and the ribbon. your card is beautiful. Thank you for playing my sketch. i hope you can again!

the whimsical butterfly said...

OMG she is too funny, my DD. guilty as charged with the PR and fabulosity. LOL! Thanks so much for playing...she was tickled and I LOVE your card too!!! xoxo Jess :)

Danni said...

WOW!! What an amazing card!! This is so stunning....just gorgeous!
Amazing job!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

WOW, I really like your card! What a GREAT idea to make it like a designer's sketch page -- and you REALLY nailed it! I love it!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

This is way cool! I love all the little fashion tid bits with the ribbon and houndstooth!! Awesome!
hugs, jami

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Cassie this is gorgeous! What a cool stamp image and great accents. beautifully done! :)

scrapnnMO said...

Gorgeous card Cassie. Love the colors and the image! :)

Janna said...

Cassie, how cute is this!!! I love this idea!! The stapled "fabric swatches" are perfect!!! I love it! Great job!

Smiles,
Janna

Cindy said...

I love a collage look but have troubled achieving it but Cassie, you have done an amazing job on this card. I love the sketchy image and fabric 'swatches' but my favorite part is the sentiment inside. Fabulous and so artistic!

evafromca said...

Cassie, this is soooo beautiful! I love that stamp and the vintage look, just stunning!!!