Thursday, July 10, 2008

Pretties Thursday: Tryin' to keep it simple!

It's another Thursday which means it is time for a new Paper Pretties weekly challenge. I do so love a layout challenge so that is what you are getting this week. :) If you participate in this challenge don't forgot to upload your card to the Paper Pretties gallery (in the Weekly Challenge category) and maybe you could win a little something something. :)

For my sample card I used the Sophia from Rainy Day Friend and a couple of the new Stampin' Up! In Colors. I'll be so sad to see Soft Sky, River Rock and Blue Bayou retire but I'm a bit psyched to have some new colors in which to play. Now I just need the matching ink pads to complete my collection of colors!

Quick notes: Sophia was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Neenah cardstock and then cut out with a Petite Scalloped Circle Nestabilitie. She was then colored with Copics and her hat and unbrella were accented with Crystal Effects (adds shine). I then had to, really I had to, add a bit of paper piercing - one poke per scallop!

For the background of the card I used the raindrop and a VersaMark pad to ad just a touch of texture.

All images copyright Paper Pretties. Stamps: Rainy Day Friend. Paper: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Neenah Classic Natural White, Gracie designer (Melissa Francis). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Copic markers (E00, E33, W2, B34, B91, Y21, G21, BG93, 0). Other: vintage brads, wide chocolate satin ribbon, Petite scalloped circle Nestabilities, small corner rounder, foam tape, dimensionals, Crystal Effects.


  1. Beautiful card, and awesome sketch!! Will have to try to make time for that this weekend! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!!

  2. This is such a pretty card!! I love that sketch too and hope I can play this weekend.

  3. Awesome sketch Danielle, this is totally cute!!

  4. Adorable!! Great sketch Danielle! :)

  5. Great layout! Here's my version: I used the weekly color challenge as well. -Karen

  6. Great layout, here's my take on it:


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