Sunday, April 26, 2009

Friend to Friend

This week's Friday Sketchers challenge was such a fun layout to use with this sweet Tilda stamp made by Magnolia. If you haven't checked out Friday Sketchers challenges before you are missing out on some very creative layout challenges as well as participating with card makers from all around the world. This week's sketch/layout challenge at FRIDAY SKETCHERS CHALLENGE BLOG is below:

I just love the designer paper I used, made by K & Company. It all coordinates beautifully. Besides the Magnolia Tilda stamp, I also used two different sentiment stamps from Stampin' Up! Friend to Friend (seen on the front of my card) is from the SU Pocket Silhouettes set. Then on the inside I wanted to 'fancy up' the inside a bit and I used the SU Blooming with Happiness sentiment from that set.

I don't always decorate the inside of my cards but because this card is made on dark brown cardstock and I needed to add a liner anyway I decided to incorporate the outside into the inside of the card. This is a closeup of the inside sentiment.

I love using my punches as much as possible on cards. For this card I used the Martha Stewart leaf punch. When I bought this punch I didn't use it for a long time because I wasn't really sure how to make it blend with the card. This card, though, is overflowing with leaves made with this punch. I crumpled the leaves a bit to give them more of a leaf-like texture too.

Also used is the Martha Stewart floral border punch with matches so well with these tiny Prima flowers. Finally I used a Stampin' Up punch for the front sentiment oval.

The image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I do NOT use gamsol or any type of odorless mineral spirits (OMS) for those who ask if I use it to blend. I prefer to look of coloring with the pencils as they are layering color over color to achieve the blended shade I want.

I hope you are enjoying a nice weekend. Until next time...



  1. Hi Jennifer, This is simply gorgeous..Love the DP..And you have colored the image perfectly..Love it..
    Hugs, Linda

  2. This is a heartwarming card! Love everything about it, wonderful job!

  3. Your card is beautiful Jennifer, so much detail. Just perfect!

  4. Fabulous card. Love the image and the colours you've used. Hugs Michele x

  5. OH...Elina, your card is Fabulous!!!
    I love your composition, the papers and colours are wonderful.
    Tilda and flowers are adorable.
    You have beautifully interpreted my sketch.
    Thanks for your participation FS.
    Hugs, Mumur

  6. This is a really sweet card a pleasure to look at.

  7. Such a sweet, pretty card :)


  8. SWEET...and it matches the design and colour scheme of your blog background perfectly!! ;)

  9. A really beuatiful card Jennifer, you have put so much work into the design and detail - just gorgeous xx

  10. Beautiful card both outside and inside. Love all the little details.


  11. Love the papers and image you've chosen. Your coloring is great even without gamsol :) Love the idea of layering.

  12. Wow! This is such a pretty card!

  13. oh this is a beautiful card so pretty. great colours and papers. hugs rachxx


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