Saturday, June 20, 2009

TRUE FRIEND

Thanks for all the encouraging comments about my blog makeover! The polka dots really aren't my favorite but there's not a whole lot of choices when you're looking for FREE 3-column layouts.

This card uses Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration #55 of Basic Gray, Really Rust, More Mustard, and Very Vanilla ... along with Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #73. I used the stamp set True Friend with Autumn Vine Designer Paper. The sentiment is from the new stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes found in the new '09-'10 Idea Book & Catalog. Again, I used the Scallop Edge Medallion technique to frame the main image. You can find a tutorial for this technique HERE.
RECIPE
Stamps: True Friend, sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes ('09-'10 Idea Book & Catalog)
Paper: Autumn Vine (retired), Basic Gray, Really Rust, More Mustard, and Very Vanilla CS
Ink: More Mustard and Really Rust Stampin' Write Markers, Basic Gray Ink Pad
Embellishments: Basic Gray Corduroy Brads
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

38 comments:

Beth said...

This is lovely! Beautiful colours together, and your layered punched frame is perfect!!!

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW Nancy - this is stunning! Your 3 tiered medallion is gorgeous - all those layers - this must be one heavy card - but sooooo worth it!
xXx

Holly's Stampin Ground said...

Gorgeous card, love what you have done, looks fabulous, love the buttons

Andrea said...

Great Card, Nancy.

Sue said...

This is totally beautiful! I predict a finalist here! :-)

Tracey Old said...

That is a challenge well played. your card is fantastic!!!!

Kathie Bailey said...

Another stunner Nancy!

fran said...

This is beautiful - love the three layers. And your blog looks great!

Marie said...

What a fabulous card, Nancy!! I'm loving all of the scalloped medallions you've been making lately. Your blog looks better and better every time I visit, too! Take care!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful! I love the double-scalloped frame!

Anonymous said...

The color combo on this card is absolutely beautiful...making the entire card stunning. Great job!

Pam Speidel said...

STUNNING! I'm always inspired by your creations Nancy!

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous!

Laurie Zoellmer said...

What a fabulous card!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

So gorgeous!! Love it!!

Maureen P said...

Love the DP you ussed for the challenge...the medallions are great...will have to start making them again. Great take on the inspiration this week :)

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic Nancy! Love the layered medallion you created!

scrapperia said...

Very beautiful card! Like the buttons and the different coloured stamp.

Wendy said...

This is wicked Nancy!

Kari said...

Great card Nancy! I love how you combined both Kristina's color challenge and Taylor's sketch!! Your card looks amazing!!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous! need to try that medallion...love the look!

studiono8 said...

this is beautiful, love the design and of course the colours, great job most certainly one of the top 10.

Heather P. said...

This is stunning!

Basement Stamper said...

Great job! Those colors are great together.

Mercy said...

nancy...this is just stunning! amazing job!

Wendy J. said...

Nancy, another beautiful and inspiring card! You've made some gorgeous cards with that stamp set! I still love the blue and purple one too! The makeover is wonderful!

lindal said...

Wow, I love the way you used the boarder punch. Great Card.

Karen said...

So striking! I love your bold use of these colors and what a fabulous use of the border punch!! :>

Cindy Major said...

Oh my gosh, that frame around your main image is SO striking!!! Love the use of the corduroy brads, too!

Cindy

Terri E. said...

Love your punches and fun cord brad. Great job with the color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Krista Driessen said...

Great job with the sketch !!

travelingmama said...

Beautiful card! It is so warm and inviting!

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW, Nancy!! You blow me away with your fabulous cards!! :) Very warm rich colors and I love the new blog look... I've been playing around to! (I understand spending a LONG time on the computer!) FREE is always GOOD! LOL... that's the direction I'm going for now!! SMILES... :)

Carol Dunstan said...

oooh, all that layering is very effective. But I'm really loving how you used the colours on the flower and the cute little sentiment!

DottyJo said...

Simply stunning!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW Nancy, what a really beautiful card!! Nice clean layout and wonderful take with the colors! TFS! ;)

virginia said...

wow this is a beauty!

Brooke S said...

WOW!!! love the card! The framing is just gorgeous!