Sunday, May 2, 2010

Soaring by

I finally decided to use some of my new October Afternoon goodies. I always have a hard time using my favorite supplies. It seems the opposite would be true, but I tend to hoard my favorites. I always feel I need to save it for some super special project that I have yet to think of. I am finally deciding to enjoy my supplies and not just store them. On this card I used a few patterned papers from the Thrift Shop line and one from the Fly a Kite line. The kite and cloud stamps are from the Fly a Kite line as well. I paper pieced the stamped images and used dimensional adhesive underneath the kite to pop it up off the card. As usual, PTI had the perfect sentiment to finish off my card!

This second photo is the enhanced photoshop version. I was trying to lighten the pic up a bit, but it makes the ribbon look darken than it actually is.


On another note, I used my newly homemade light box to photograph the card above. I love the box! I need to make a few adjustments with my light source, but the light box eliminates all the shadows I was getting before. If you are interested in making one of your own, you can find a tutorial here http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-make-a-inexpensive-light-tent It doesn't take very long to make and you probably have most of the supplies already on hand!

Supplies:
Stamps-October Afternoon and Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper-October Afternoon
Cardstock-Papertrey (Kraft,White), Stampin Up (Not Quite Navy)
Ribbon-Taylored Expressions
Button-Papertrey Ink (Ocean Tides)

8 comments:

Lindsay said...

This is so adorable! I LOVE OA! Great card :0)

Dana said...

I don't think I've seen a more perfect bow! wow.

Jackie Pedro said...

Wonderful card!

Angy said...

Great job! Love those colors!

Pat said...

Yeah, I hoard my favorites, too. Great patterns on this very cute card.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is adorable!!

Jennifer Carter said...

Love, love, love this!! Great design and I love your patterned paper choices!

Susan said...

Such an adorable card! Love the layout too. I do the same exact thing with my hoarded papers!!! It's like a disease. I must start using them on actual projects. Love what you did with yours!!