Saturday, September 6, 2008

Friends like you keep me afloat!

Thursday marked the official 'One Month till the LSAT' countdown, which also marked a definite spark in my stress level. Which, obviously, meant that I felt the need to stamp. Do you feel that it helps calm you? I definitely do. Hence, this month I feel confident in telling you that there will be A LOT of cards uploaded to this blog, so please make sure you bookmark this site or subscribe to it.

This particular card has an interesting story. Tuesday was stamp club, and the ever wonderful Mary agreed to let me purchase some of her retired stamps. She also mentioned that my blog could use some more Stampin' Up cards. She also supplied each member with an adorable sample ring of SU DP, which, I believe she meant us to use as a color reference. HOWEVER, watching those gorgeous squares of product sit on that ring was just tearing me apart. SO, I decided to release these four scrumptious pieces of Sweet Always DP from their bondage and use them in this card. The stamp is retired, but is called "Favorite Friends", which I colored with BG10, BG13, B01, YR65, RV11, RV34, and E31.

I used Faux Nestabilites by matting my image on white card stock. The ribbon is retired Soft Sky (again from Mary!!!). The pearls are from Hobby Lobby. *Helpful Hint* I like to buy my half-pearls in glued lines and the cut them off the line one by one. This way they have sturdy adhesive behind them (as opposed to individual half-pearls).

Happy Stamping!


Niki :) said...

Love this card! The papers are gorgeous and the layout is very nice!

Heather "Hev" said...

You have done a fantastic job Elyssa :) Keep it up and I agree being crafty certainly helps the stress levels!!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Love the layout! The pattern paper is wonderful. Such a sweet image and you did a beautiful job on it!

Anita Knits said...

Great card, wonderful colours and layout.

Kari said...

Gorgeous card! I love the image! I also love the background papers!!! I have that set on my wish list!!!

Gia Harvey said...

Lovely and colourful!