Monday, August 30, 2010

For Nichole...

Hi everyone!! Today's card is very special. A few ladies on the Papertrey forum had an idea to do a special secret (well, secret till now..lol) blog hop with cards thanking Nichole Heady for her tireless efforts with all things Papertrey Ink.

She does an amazing job every month bringing all of us some of the best stamping has to offer. Not just stamps..cardstock that is to die for, ribbon that is to die for...and speaking of dies...DIES that are to die for. We truly appreciate all she (or YOU if you're reading this, Nichole..which would be out - freaking - standing!!!) does to make our hobby great.

Anywho, so this is the card I created with her in mind...



I just love this card. It's one of my favorite cards I have ever made. The colors rock (more on that in a bit) and I really liked the layout on it. I used scortape and glitter to "frame out" the card. That's something I learned from Nichole and I think it totally does so much for a card. You cannot tell from the picture, maybe, but the butterflies both have Crystal Effects on them and they're just so cute and shiny in real life...just like real butterflies, right? LOL

The color scheme on this card came from this week's Curtain Call Challenge.



The challenge was to use White, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, and Concord Crush. At first the colors scared me, but once I figured out how to balance the colors in a way that I liked, I think they worked together very nicely! Ok, that's it from me...i've been a little ill the past day or two so I am going to try to get some hot tea and hop around seeing what everyone else made. :)



Stamps: Flutterby Friend, Inside Out: Thank You  (papertrey)
Card Stock: Kraft, white (papertrey); Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz (stampin up)
Ink: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz (stampin up); Fresh Snow (papertrey)
Extras: White grosgrain (papertrey); Crystal Effects (stampin up)


46 brownkowments:

Laurie said...

ADORABLE! Keva you know this set is in my cart because of you! :) I love your card!

Susan said...

No wonder why it's your favorite card, it's GORGEOUS!! And I love the sentiment that you used. Perfect! :)

Nerina said...

This is sooooo pretty! I love the little bit of sparkle you've added - and the sentiment is so perfect for this occasion!

christy compton hall said...

Wow Keva - I really love this! I didn't notice it was purple until I saw the color circles - GREAT balance, like you said!

Aimes said...

FABULOUS and totally Kraft-a-licious! Loving your ribbon treatment and the bling!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Sara Mac said...

Such a great card Keva! The main image panel is just perfectly executed. Love it!

Kelly S. said...

Oh yes, this card suuuuure is fab! Love the sweet images paired with the kraft and the bit of sparkle!

Cathy Weber said...

Keva you did such a nice job on this card. There are so many beautiful details to it. I love this stamp set and I know Nichole will love what you did with it.

Kay said...

I love this! I really enjoy how your ribbon treatment looks all "fluttery" like the buttefly!

Debbie Gaydos said...

Ahhhhhh...... love this! I think Flutterby Friend just moved up a few spaces on my wishlist, lol!

Melissa said...

Beautiful, Keva! I love the strips of glitter and the butterflies are so sweet!

Sharon said...

Love this! I especially like how you used Scor Tape plus glitter, just as Nichole does so often--great personal detail!

Sue Ann said...

The sentiment is so perfect for tonight!!! This card is simply beautiful!!!

Stacey Schafer said...

so sweet, Keva! love the top note as your main panel with those whimsy little butterflies:) thanks for playing the Curtain Call!

Nadine said...

I love the stamp set you chose as well as the sentiment. This is such a beautiful card Keva! I can see why it's your favorite!

Gayatri said...

Keva! Love love your card. Great color choices and love the sentiment.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

oh, I love!!! Great layout and the colors are lovely and I like the ribbon... what fun!

Anna said...

Oh, I like it! The butterflies seem like they are just fluttering off the page. Very pretty card!

Amy said...

First of all, you have made me put this set at the top of my wish list. Second, this card is over the top. I mean, that sentiment? It is PERFECT for this special blog hop! Beautiful!

Love your Twilight counter! :)

Chris Simon said...

Keva, this is gorgeous! The sentiment, the ribbon, the shiny butterflies - all just perfect. I love everything about this card!

Jen Carter said...

How cute!! I love your layout and the way you cut out and popped up one butterfly! I also like how you did your ribbon!

Pam S said...

Keva, I love love LOVE your card! I simply adore butterflies, and I'm seriously considering getting that set. I also love the colour combo and the glitter. Your card is so pretty!

Angy said...

Perfect! I so love using scor-tape and glitter the way Nichole does. Beautiful card and a great sentiment for Nichole.

Julie said...

WOW, this is gorgeous, Keva! I love how you created that scene on the main panel! Such a lovely card! :)

Dana said...

I think this is one of MY favorite cards you've ever made too Keva. LOVE everything about it, the color scheme, the LO, the elements...the stamps! lol
Awesome.

Sandy Kay said...

This is so pretty, Keva! I love the glitter accent!
Sandy (Sankada)

sugacatz said...

I lvoe the colour scheme you have used. Those shiny butterflies are just too cute for words. Lx

Lizzie Jones said...

Your card is beautiful and the sentiment you used is absolutely perfect. Well done!

Lisa V. said...

I love the design you created with this set. What a happy card.

 

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