Sunday, February 6, 2011

Dear Friends

This was so much fun to make. I spent yesterday working on one of my favorite artist's work. I really wish I was better at muted tones. However, I was so excited to find cardstocks that complimented each other so well. BasicGrey and a little Papertrey Ink with a little smudging help from Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Thank you Bubble muses!

Detail of die cut/embossed vellum with white dots and blue smudge highlights.

Best 'Bud'dies
~Base card PaperTrey Ink Kraft
~Layer of BasicGrey Romani Patchouli
~Three metal flower brads
~Sentiment printed on Kraft - edges smudged with Color Box Fluid Chalk Blue Lagoon, bottom Kraft curved using punch (thought it mirrored the puffy bottoms of their snow suits).
~Spellbinders scallop circle die cut of vellum  - edges dotted with Sharpie white poster paint and dry embossed using Cuttlebug Divine Swirl - embossed swirls highlighted the swirls using Color Box Fluid Chalk Blue Lagoon

~Rectangle of PaperTrey Ink Polka Dot Parade - smudged up a bit using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Old Paper
~PaperTrey Ink Ocean Tides (my FAVORITE color cardstock) die cut and edge embossed using Spellbinder Labels Two and Cuttlebug - edges smudged using Color Box Fluid Chalk Blue Lagoon and dotted with Sharpie white poster paint
~New Baby Bud darlings (Max and Molly) printed on Paper Temptress Cryogen Iridescent cardstock colored with Copics
Gem of a Challenge - sketch
Baby Buds - friends
BasicGrey - Basic Grey + hearts
Raise the Bar - hearts
Totally Papercrafts - friendship
ABC - N is for Nesties
Little Red Wagon - Kraft

Thanks for clicking by.
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Wow,that embossed vellum really is something! and check out how many followers you now have lady! So glad,I've always said you have a way with words! Have a great week,hugs Julie.x

  2. Oh, I just love those little cuties! and that embossed vellum is gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge and Totally Papercrafts, this week.
    Caroline xxx

  3. Just so sweet Nancy and beautiful colouring too :o)

    thank you for joining us at totally papercrafts and good luck!!

    hugs Vicky xx

  4. This is SO TOTALLY GORGEOUS!!! Wow Love it Nancy! Beautiful card!
    Hugs, Krista

  5. Such a cute image, and fabby card. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC this time. Hugs Jackie x

  6. Adorable!
    Thanks so much for playing.
    Dee - LRW DT

  7. Sweet as can be! Two of my favorite little Baby Buds and such a fun and adorable card! I love how you added the detail on the nestie edge and also love the embossing!

    I thought for sure I had left a comment last night, but came back today and was sorry to see it missing!!

    Thanks so much for playing in our challenge, it's a joy to have you join us!


  8. Very cute. Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar this week.

  9. Beautiful card...Love the image and papers...Great take on my sketch...Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge..
    Mandy x

  10. Fantastic card, I love the colour combo and the cute image - lovely sentiment!!

    So glad you could join us at Basic Grey
    Heather xx

  11. WOW this is gorgeous, beautifull colouring. Thanks playing along with BBD, hope to see you next time too


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