Sunday, January 25, 2009

Thinking of you!

Hi all! Just a quick card this Sunday! It's been a kind of lazy weekend at the Koerber house and we've been doing a bunch of family stuff, so -- just a quick trip to the stamp room!

I made this card with the Chairs To You! set by Flourishes to show you just how easy it is to use the elements in this set to create a really neat, simple card! If you click on the link, you'll see this vase of ivy, a book, a cute 'lil dog-- fun stuff to make easy cards with!

I stamped my potted ivy in black using the Palette Noir ink. Have you tried this ink? It creates a very fine line image and works BEAUTIFULLY with Copic markers. No smudging, no smearing - just a beautiful image to color! I had been struggling to find that ink pad that worked really well with Copic markers. I have found it!

After stamping my image, I used cool grey 3 for the base, warm grey 3 for the urn style vase and willow green and yellowish green for the leaves. I also outlined and then blended a light blue around the right edge of my vase to give it some definition.

Mat it up, add some sheer ribbon, gold self stick pearls, pick some coordinating dp and add a saying and... you're done! This is truly a 10 minute card! Great to have on hand -- just in case!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend! Until next time-- take care!


mochamama said...

sweet card hun, love the image and how the vines flow to the side. Gives an elegance to the card. Enjoy your lazy weekend, I usually have lots of them but this weekend I have been sooooo in the mood to purge clean and organize. My stampingroom is becoming quite a joke now cause I've sold off and used up so much stock that it is hard now to find stuff to work with. hehehehe, never thought I'd see that day but I can pretty much see everything I own now with a quick eye sweep of my room!

Elena said...

Gorgeous card! The riboon is so elegant and light! Thank you for sharing how you found the best ink for Copics, Julie!

The Rubber Maid said...

A lovely simple card. It always amazes my how you take something so simple as a pot and turn it into an artful card. Very nice.Mom

Janine said...

Hi Julie!!! Back from Vegas and the wedding and it was wonderful. A successful trade show!!
Will update you soon.
Great work lately!!

ChristineCreations said...

Nothing lazy about this card girl! But I'm glad you had some good down time as a family.

Great rich greens. I haven't inked this one yet...but it's calling to me!

Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, for a quick trip you sure came out with a beautiful card! I love this image...well...the whole set, actually. Beautiful, Julie!

Diane said...

Oh Julie,what a beauty!!! Like all of your cards,I peeked through but didn't post on all of them cuz I have alot of catching up to do!!
It's a tough job to come back from holidays,lol!!!!

Juliann said...

Well it may have been a quick card but it sure is adorable!
Happy Lazy Sunday! (I love those)

Ashley said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors!

Norine said...

may be simple but oh so pretty