Thursday, March 17, 2011

Going Green Birthday Card

Today is my big day! No, it's not my birthday. It's my first post on TAC's Savvy Projects Blog! It's my first assignment as a TAC Dream Team Designer. It's my first time on a design team and I am PUMPED UP!
What is my assignment for the TAC Dream Team you ask. Well it's Going Green Week! I had to make a card that fit the green theme and post it on Savvy Projects. Pop over to check out my post and discover my twist on the Going Green theme.
This little card is inspired by a card over in my Savvy post.
I used the same layout and paper ruffle but made a more all occasion card.
I am so pleased with the way this card turned out. In the close up you can see just why. I have been browsing the gallery over at SplitcoastStampers and have found a few stampers that do lover-ly work. One of my recent favorite galleries is bfinlay's. I love the way she inks around her images. I have always been afraid to try. I thought after I took the time and colored an image I didn't want to ruin it if I made a mistake with the sponge! Well, inspired by Bridget, I decided to just go for it! I got my sponge out and some VersaMagic Thatched Straw ink and just did it! I LOVE the way it turned out! It's so different from my usual! What do you think? Other materials used to make my new favorite, bfinlay inspired, card include; Sophisticated Sentiments TB3364, Sugar Coated Sweetness T3341, Spring Time T2944, the cardstock is from my scrap bin, and the pattern paper is from TAC's Tutti Frutti SWIC. I used Nestablilities Classic Circles to both cut my circles and mask my edges when I sponged. The cake image is colored with Prismacolor Pencil and Mineral Oil and then glittered with Prisma Glitter.
Thanks so much for stopping by! It really makes my day. Don't miss all the other FUN activities and hops going on at TAC's Savvy Projects Blog! Please pop in on the other designers and check out their idea of what 'Going Green' means. You will not be disappointed!
Going Green Week:
Friday March 11th - Angela Kelley
Monday March 14th - Kerry Urbatch
Tuesday March 15th - Michelle McDaniels
Wednesday March 16th - Heather Scott
Thursday March 17th - Marisa Alvarez
Friday March 18th - Christine Pennington


kssdesigns said...

This is so darling! I love the paper ruffle and the colors are so bright and cheery!

Sandy said...

Fabulosity my friend!!! I especially love the first card on Saavy!!! Can't wait for Saturday!

Michelle said...

Oh so cute - love the sponging...really makes the image pop! And that ruffle...too cute! Your work is VERY inspiring!!

Seleise said...

Congrats on being a guest designer!!! Your design is fabulous and the paper ribbon detail is fantastic!! great card!!!

Holly said...

Love the colors...and the ruffle!!!

Chelsea said...

You did awesome!

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful - and love the pleated paper on the bottom - great ideas.

StampinCarol said...

Wow! You absolutely did GREAT!

thestampingbug said...

Your cake looks DEELISH!!! Loved your post.


Debra Miller said...

Great Ideas Risa - as always!