Thursday, July 23, 2009

Perk Up Your Day

{Updated July 25, 2009: I finally got a chance to take new photos and they are definitely better.}

It's been a busy couple of days but I'm back! I hope you all didn't miss me too much. ;) It's really early. Can you smell the coffee brewing? There's nothing like sharing a great cup of coffee with a girlfriend. That's what inspired me to make this card. I imagined sitting in a fabulous cafe on a rainy day after shopping with any one of my fabulous girlfriends. I haven't made a vertical card that opens from the bottom in a while and I thought that would add elegance to this card. I don't own a Cuttlebug but someone gave me a bunch of pre-embossed paper with swiss dots so I thought it would make a nice 'rainy' background. I created a pretty awning with my scallop punch to shade the bellas. Their stylin' clothes are all paper pieced and I added bling to their accessories. The table and seats are shiny with crystal effects. I finished this card last night and was rushing to photograph it before the sun went down but my husband kept urging me to have dinner instead saying that the sun would be up in the morning. Well, lo and behold, it's pouring rain all day today and there's no sun! I really didn't want to wait 'til tomorrow to post this so I apologize for the crappy photos. I'll try to replace them tomorrow. :) Okay, going to get my caffeine fix now. Have a great day everyone!

Sources: SU chocolate chip, Paper Reflections & Halcraft cardstock; Provo Craft, Making Memories Chloe's Closet & random dp; Stamping Bella javabellas; HOTP Tiny Words & Images; Memento Tuxedo Black & Memories Black inks; Fiskars Threading Water border punch; Straight 'N' Narrow ribbon; SU large oval punch; SU scallop oval punch; dimension squares; SU crystal effects; Gary M. Burlin & Co silver glitter glue


Cindy Haffner said...

Darling love your paper piecing.

Silli said...

Emily, your card is beautiful. I love the bellas, your coloring is fabby... Great card. Hugs and happy day...Silke

Stamp and Smile said...

Fantastic Emily!! Love your border punch, colors and the BLING on your image is... SWEET! :)