Friday, May 8, 2009

LAD sketch 77

Hi Friends! I hope you are all doing well! So, I thought I was "ready to stamp" and have time to do it, but the getting ready to get back into our house is proving a bit more than I, I'll get here when I can the next few weeks, but I know daily won't thank you for being patient!

This is my card for the LAD sketch this week. I acutally have had it sitting here for a few days, but the rain and poor lighting in my appartment have kept me from a good photo to share!:) So, here it is!
I used my "Sweet Treats" and "Everyday Sayings" stamp sets from the new LAD release. I started with my gumball machine. I stamped it in close to cocoa ink, then colored the image with my SU markers. I used pink passion and pixie pink for the gumballs and the handle, then close to creamy caramel and chocolate chip for the rest of the detail on the gumball machine. I mounted the image on creamy caramel and pink passion cardstock.

My card base is chocolate chip and the polka dot layer of paper is a LAD polka dot digital paper. I mounted the gumball machine image on my card and then the sentiment. The sentiment was stapmed with my SAMJ to get the placement just how I wanted. The stamp is origionally horizontal--not stacked like I have it. I wanted to add the sentiment in a circle--so I used my SAMJ and it came out perfect!(Don't be afraid of that tool!) Using my 1 1/4" circle punch, I punched out the sentiment, then added a 1 3/8" creamy caramel circle and a chocolate chip scallop circle. I mounted it with dimensionals to my card and added the button from the Latte Collection with a mini glue dot.

I wanted a little more "umph", so I added some larger "gumballs", 3/4" chocolate chip, 1 3/8" pink passion, and 1" pixie pink . For the final piece of the card, I added glossy accents over the gumballs to make it look like shiny glass--and it does!:) I had to be patient to wait for it to dry, but it was sorth the wait! I think the photo doesn't do justice to the "glass," it does look great in real life!:)

Thanks for stopping by friends! Hope you are doing well! I'll check in soon!! Have a great one!


Caryl P said...

I love the polka dots and 'gumballs'. Great work and hope it was a happy day for you!

Jenn D said...

That gum ball machine is so stinkin' cute! Fabulous card.

Mary Fish said...

Cute colors and clever use of circles and button to mirror the gumball theme! Hugs, Mary

Lisa Brown said...

Really cute, Jeni! Love the colors and the circle accents!
Happy Mother's Day!

Dawn Easton said...

This card is super cute and FUN! Love it! Hope you are having a wonderful Mother's Day!