Friday, June 19, 2009

Seven Days of Greetings

Here's my challenge entry for this week's The Next Level challenge. This week's challenge was a sketch. I thought the layout was very cool.

I am also entering it into the challenge for Cute Card Thursday which is to make a card with a tag on it somehow, anywhere. This should qualify, huh?? LOL!!!

I made a pocket heart for a scrapbook layout earlier in the week and had a lot of fun with it. I thought the heart would be a good substitute for the rectangle image on the sketch, but I am not sure that I like it tilted on an angle. It fits perfectly, but I think it is hard to tell that it is a heart. So this is another card that I am not sure if I really like it or not. Maybe it will grow on me - LOL! With the scrapbook layout, I had filled the heart with six journaling tags. With the tag required by the sketch, there was a possibility of seven tags hence the idea of seven days of greetings. There is a lovely sentiment stamped on the back of each tag. My intent is to tell the recepient to pull a random tag each day for seven days and that will be my greeting to her for the day. The lovely sentiments are from PaperTrey Ink's Out on a Limb and Everyday Blessings sets. If you click on the photo, it will open up, should you wish to read the greetings.

The vintage rose and yellow dotted paper are digital downloads. This was my first experience in printing my own paper. It worked out okay but I am not sure of the cost efficiency in terms of buying color ink cartridges for my printer. The other drawback is that I like 12x12" designer paper and I can only print 8.5x11 on my printer. Also, the paper image prints out as a square so it doesn't even fill up the whole sheet of paper. There are some really amazing paper prints out there in the digital world. Mine came from Raspberry Road Designs. Some were free and I also purchased some other paper packs. The Next Level Challenge blog has a terrific feature called Grab Some Stash each week. This week they featured Raspberry Roads and their free downloads so I thought I would give it a try.

Card Recipe:
Paper: SU's Very Vanilla and Bashful Blue, Raspberry Road Digital Download Paper
Ink: SU Forest Foliage (retired)
Accessories: Prima paper roses, Lace from Lace Heaven, KaiserCraft pearls, ribbon from Jo-Ann's, Pocket Heart template from Splitcoast Stampers, Spellbinders Tags and Ovals dies, sewing machine.


Michelle's Daydreams said...

Perfectly stunning Linda, I love the heart pocket tilted at an angle! You've really done a wonderful job with this one. :)

maxine said...

Fantastic work Linda, I'm looking forward to working with you on creative inspirations.

cheryl said...

stunning work just adore the heart pocket great papers to love cherylxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Wow Linda what a fabulous idea! Who wouldn't love to receive a card that keeps on giving. Thanks for playing with us on The Next Level....can't wait to see what you create with us on issue 5!


Dawn Wheeler said...

Wow Linda this card is stunning ,fabulous work of art xxx
love your take on the sketch ,
well done on using the downloads i can not live with out mine xxx
Thank you so much for joining this weeks challenge over at
The Next Level.
Hugs Dawn+Annxxxx

The Next Level said...

Wow, wow, wow, Linda this is just a work of art, so very beautiful, and gorgeous detail. Ann xx

Elaine said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Linda! I love all the detail.

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda, just popping by to let you know I've returned the favor and given you a blog award. Your lovely comments on my blog and beautiful creations always bring a smile to my face....Abby:)

Dianne said...

WOW Linda - You have outdone yourself. This card is gorgeoous.!!

My Paper Hugs

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Unknown said...

Boy do I love it when my friends join us @ TNL!!!
Your cards are always stunning! You know I am a big fan!
This one is really awesome!
Can't wait to see what you create for next week!
Thanks for joining us this week @ "The Next Level"!

Čarobna hišica said...

OMG I love your cards and ideas ... good work ...

Maria Matter said...


Just fabulous Linda!
blessings, Maria

Anonymous said...

WOW your card is stunning. Love all the tags with the sentiments.
So beautiful!
Hugs xx

Priscilla said...

wow Linda, this is over the top fantastic.I love all the tags..very clever. Congratulations on your Guest Designer Week with TNL that's just awesome :)

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