Thursday, June 24, 2010

Courting Emma by The Stamping Boutique

This is my final card using The Stamping Boutique images I chose for my June design team projects.  He's called Courting Emma and I thought he was just darling.  He made me think of when my husband proposed to me not so long ago.  

He's colored with Copic markers and the papers I've used are new to me.  The patterned paper and card stock are made by Memory Box.  The patterned paper is called Spearmint and the card stock is colored on one side and white on the other.  I think I like that!  As you know I make cards for Operation Write Home for our troops, I always put a white sheet of card stock on the inside of my cards and if I use Memory Box card stock I won't need to do that anymore.  

The layout for this card has become a favorite of mine, it's nice for when I have those long narrow images, scraps possibly  and I can improvise with my layers of patterned papers.   The ribbon is satin that was included with my order of papers.  

I did something a little different with the background for this image, I dotted some of the markers I used in the main image on to try to give the illusion of a night sky or dusk, falling snow, etc.  I really wanted to go back over it with my blender pen but I left it alone.  The long it stays that way the more I like it!

Speaking of The Stamping Boutique,  they are sponsoring our Midweek Throwdown challenge over at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps blog this week!   The Stamping Boutique has provided free digi images for us to use in today's challenge and they're also providing the prize!  
Click the OWH link above and go check it out!


Louise Fox said...

Jan, I am on my way to look at the Memory Box cardstock right after this comment. It certainly would open some new doors on keeping that white inside for the card. Your latest card is WOWZA! It is just fab what can I say? Thanks for the great tip on the cardstock. Blessings, Louise

Karen Howard said...

This looks great, Jan! And yes, I'm back in action again although getting a slow start! Saw the digis over at S&S and will see what I'm able to dream up!