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ginormo-priceless card September 24, 2007

Filed under: weekend sketch challenge — mjalbright @ 4:32 pm

I must say that I didn’t know how this card was going to turn out.  But, I bought a new scrub top and just loved the color combo on it.  If you ever want to find some really wild color combos–just seek out your local medical uniform shoppe and you will find so much inspiration from all the busy bizarre patterns:)

I made this card for Beate’s weekend sketch challenge #20.

ginormo-priceless wsc        wsc20.jpg

Here is a pic of my scrub top (oh so busy but love the colors):

scrub top pic

I used the same card dimensions as Beate on her sample card.

Card Base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Purely Pomegranate CS folded in 1/2 layered with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic Black CS with two top corners Ticket Punched.  A piece of Certainly Celery Prints DSP horizontally along bottom of card measures 2-1/4″ x 5″.  Stamped swirls from Priceless stamp set with Versamark, applied Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, and heated to set.  Added two black brads from Vintage Assortment Brads to top of card base.  Added a small looped tag of Groovy Guava Ribbon from Sherbert Ribbon Originals to bottom left of card. 

Sentiment Piece:  2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ Groovy Guava CS layered with a piece of Purely Pomegranate Prints DSP measuring 2-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ on top.  Stamped “So Kind” with Versamark, applied Black Embossing Powder, and heated to set.  Stamped a small flower from Little Flowers stamp set and punched out with a 1/4″ Circle Punch and adhered between words of sentiment.  Ribbon is layers of Groovy Guava and Purely Pomegranate ribbons from Sherbert Ribbon Originals with a piece of Certainly Celery 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon tied around them.   3 scallops created with my 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch & Almost Amethyst Prints DSP and attached to right lower corner. 

 ginormo-priceless card wsc details

Main Image Piece:  2-1/2″ Square of Basic Black CS.  Certainly Celery CS measuring 2-3/4″ and Almost Amethyst CS measuring 3″ layered beneath the Basic Black piece.  I wanted the flowers to be fun, bright, bold, whimsical…just fun!!!  The main middle flower is 5 layers total:  first larger flower base stamped from Ginormous Flowers stamp set with Almost Amethyst ink on Whisper White CS; second is Almost Amethyst Prints DSP and my Scallop Punch; third is a scalloped flower image from Big Flowers stamped with Certainly Celery ink; forth is a piece of Groovy Guava CS punched with a 3/4″ Circle Punch and stamped dots/circled image from Priceless stamp set; fifth layer is an image from Little Flowers stamp set stamped on Whisper White CS and Purely Pomegranate ink punched out with a 1/2″ Circle Punch.  I topped the flower off by adding a Purple Ice Rhinestone Brad to the center.  The other two flowers were created with my Build-A-Flower Accents & Elements Kit…again, different layers topped off with a Green Ice Rhinestone Brad.  All the elements & layers of the flowers are off-centered just to add a whimspical touch.  I paper-pierced the two corners of the Basic Black that didn’t have flowers just for balance.  Attached to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals

Oh…the places I find my inspiration:)



6 Responses to “ginormo-priceless card”

  1. Andrea Says:

    great card, its so fresh looking, love the colours

  2. Beate Says:

    Wow, Mary Jo! This looks amazing!!! I already jotted that color combo down for my color/sketch book. The colors look great together.

  3. This card is just fabulous! Deb

  4. Elizebeth Says:

    These colors are fabulous and I love that multi layereed flower!

  5. Heather P. Says:

    Beautiful, just beautiful!

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