Tuesday, June 15, 2010

THINKING OF YOU, TRUE FRIEND

Oh boy, do I ever love this color combination from Stacey Schafer's Curtain Call Color Challenge #34! ... Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray, Dusty Durango and Whisper White. Too bad my card doesn't represent this spectacular color combo as I had hoped it would. I'm not 100% pleased with this design, but have tried just about everything I can think of to make it better with no success.

I was pleased to use the soon-to-be retired stamp set, True Friend, again. It's funny how I haven't touched this stamp set for a very long time but can't get enough of it after learning of it's July 1, 2010 retirement!

I was also thrilled to try this ribbon technique for the first time. I remember seeing a tutorial for this ribbon technique somewhere but can't remember where. If you know where I can find one, I'd love to add a link to it here on this post! ... just let me know! Knowing the name of the ribbon technique would be nice too! LOL!


RECIPE
Stamps: True Friend, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Dusty Durango Patterns DP, Basic Gray, Dusty Durango, Rich Razzleberry, and Sahara Sand CS
Ink: Versamark, Basic Black
Embellishments: Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Pewter Brads
Tools: 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Word Window Punch
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

10 comments:

Beth said...

I love this colour combo too! Great pleated ribbon treatment on this card Nancy :)TFS

Lorri said...

Wow, NEW CARD NEW BLOG COLORS! :) YOu have been BUSY! Love the ribbon, that is on my TO DO LIST! Thanks for another great card, Nancy!

Stacey Schafer said...

great modern design, Nancy! your use of color is super fab and love the gathered ribbon treatment:) thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!

LeAnne said...

I love it! I went "Eek" when I saw that combo! Your perfect pleating is awesome!

Mary Fish said...

Very snazzy color palette . . . perfect balance as always. I used your True Friend layout on my blog today. Thanks again :) Hugs, M

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of this week's Curtain Call colours! LOVE the ribbon treatment and the great use of the colours. Thanks for playing the Curtain Call :D

Shelley Germann said...

I love it! That ribbon treatment is FAB! One I've been meaning to try myself! I agree the color combo is wonderful. I wouldn't have done these on my own but they sure look good!

Sue Kohler said...

A great use of the colours Nancy! The ribbon treatment is sensational! thanks for joining in the fun at curtain call for another week! :)

Julie said...

Wow, what a pretty card! Love that ribbon! Thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call this week.

Marta Fosco said...

Love the card, color combo and the ribbon ... I have to try this. Thanks for sharing.