Saturday, March 14, 2009

Garden Tour Card

I don't know when I have been so excited about a new of line paper (for me) called Bridgeport.
I so wish I could capture the beauty on camera. I have used three patterns: polka dots, floral and stripes. The patterns are slightly raised with almost a vinyl effect. It is very nice heavy DP.

I used two sizes of Nesties Label 2 to make the frame. I stamped the image from the Nostalgia stamp set on the paper I am also using for the white mat. I colored it with Copic Markers. I wanted to use a bit of the stripe paper, so I used Martha Stewart's Diamond Punch on both sides to give it a picket fence effect.

I added a couple of ribbon tabs that I attached using brads which are the same color as the green in the frame. I wanted a simple sentiment so that I can send it to a good friend who is having health issues.

I will be featuring all of these items on my Monday's sale.

Sharon's Friday Challenge is all about matting. Here is what she says:

Mat or frame your cards in white for a fresh, clean and springy look. You MAY use multiple mats on a panel if you like, but at least ONE of them MUST be white. That’s it — anything else goes!!! And the most important rule — HAVE FUN!!! Anyone can participate. I made the card above to fit her challenge. What fun!!

Be sure to stop by and see the beautiful card she made for this challenge and check out the list of designers that are participating in this great challenge. Also, Sharon has added several new ribbons to sell so be sure to check out her ribbon tab on the top of her blog page.

By the way, don't miss Jerri's gorgeous Magnolia Wall hanging. She designed it herself and then painted it. Notice the detail and how she makes those petals look so real Wow!!! It is marvelous.

Stamps------------------Nostagia by Inkadinkado and JustRite Tiny Words
Ribbon------------------Lion Ribbon
Paper-------------------Garden Tour and Tennis Court, both by Bridgeport. White Card stock by Neenah
Spellbinders-----------Labels 2, Oval Scalloped
Punch-------------------SU and MS Lattice Punch


Teresa said...

GREAT card!

Anonymous said...

Joan, your card is absolutely fabulous! Those papers are to die for, love what you did with them. Thank you so much for mentioning my Magnolia Wall Hanging, you're such a "sweetie", you know I adore you! {{{hugs}}}

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

LOVE this line of paper -- can't wait for mine to come!! LOVE your card, the added primas, the white mat -- totally gorgeous work!!! Just love it!!!