Friday, April 16, 2010

Brightest card I've ever made

I think this wins as the brightest card I've ever made. But, I'm trying to brighten someone's day, and if you got this in the mail, how could you not be happy? Plus, it's an unexpected thing, so that always makes a person happier, right? Well, as long as it's not a bill.

I'm unsure if you can read the stamp in the bottom, it says "A Friend is a Keepsake of the Heart". I'm still trying to figure out focus, but, this time I used my camera phone, which I believe came out better than the actual camera. I also used the Auto Contrast button in Picasa and the Sharpen Button. Those helped a lot, but I'm still learning.

Since I don't make a lot of cards, I thought I'd try using a sketch, and since I was making it with a sketch, I thought maybe I'd try a challenge sketch. So, here's the sketch from Crafty Sentiments, and I just found out that you're supposed to use blue, which I did. I actually tweaked the sketch a little bit, so I hope that works out OK. I used one strip on the side, instead of two, and I flipped it 90 degrees, and then added my text on the bottom, or kitty-cornered from the diagonal piece.

So, here are the challenges I'm entering this in:

Crafty Sentiments - Sketch
Stampin' When I Can - Stickers, the heart is a sticker
Stacey's Stamping Stage - Colors: Only Orange, Green Galore, Yo Yo Yellow, and Pixie Pink, or something close to them, I hope mine are close enough.
PaperPlay Challenges - Stickers, once again, the heart


Stacey Schafer said...

cute! thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

Allison said...

I just made a bright card myself...great job on yours (I love that image!).

pinky said...

Its lovely and it certainly is bright and the recipient is going to love it. Great take on the sketch, thanks for playing along at Crafty Sentiments, come back next week we have another lovely sketch to play with.

Lisa Jane said...

What a lovely cheerful card - the bright colours are fab and the image os wonderful. Love the sentiment - whoever receives this card will love it too.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments this week - hope to see you again
Lisa ;)

Sue Kohler said...

lovely- love the main image. thanks for playing along with us this week! :)

Julie M said...

Lovely happy card, Wendy. Your friend will be so happy to receive it.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Deirdre said...

Great job. Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge on Paperplay this week. ♥

Susie said...

Very bright and cheer card - yes, it would make anyone happy to receive it. Cool heart sticker. Thanks for joining our challenge.

Amelia said...

love the vibrant colour. I wish I used more colour sometimes!

Can't believe I missed that give-away too!!!


The Paper Princess said...

Dear Wendy,

Thank you SO MUCH for your kindness & generosity! Not only am I blessed to be the recipient of your lovely card, but I could not believe my eyes when I saw the surprise you sent me - the Dress Form Stamp that I fell in love with last year when you sent me your lovely ATC from our blue swap! You really lifted my spirits and brightened my day! Thanks again for thinking of me!

I can't wait to share it with everyone on next week's WOYWW post!


Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is a lovely bright card. In answer to your question on my candy. Yes you do have to meet all the requiements. The candy is linked to the Winter Wonderland challenge so I cannot count your entry I'm afraid. I would love to see you entering the WW Christmas chalenge and come back and link again. There are 2 prizes and more candy on offer. Marianne x