Saturday, August 28, 2010

Kimono Thanks

Today while doing my usual, early morning, blog-hopping, I came across
"i {heart} 2 stamp" and immediately decided that I HAD to make a card for this weeks sketch challenge. Seriously, how FUN is this sketch?? I knew I was destined to my stamp studio today to make a thank you card for my "little sister", Kristina. In the purpose of multi-tasking, I am both entering a challenge AND making a card I need...that almost never happens! :)
I REALLY wanted this card to be bright and happy...this color combo seems to do the trick. I also wanted a LOT of sparkle on this card, which is shocking, I know! HaHa! On the pink layer, I busted my Itty Bitty Backgrounds set out of retirement. I then, inked it up in Versa-Mark and added some Iridescent Ice embossing powder to it to give it some "shimmery goodness". Blinged-out flowers and glitter glue also added some fun details. 

I HAD to ink up the new Kimono Kids set for the main image because it was so perfect for the reason for this card. Kristina recently embarked on a trip to Asia and upon arriving home, she sent me a great package of fun items from her trip, including a beautiful bracelet along with some truly unique paper-crafting items. 

For the record, I have to say that the little lady in the kimono has a lot of tiny details so getting her colored required a TON of patience from me. I added some dainty, little pearl accents as a finishing touch and there you have it...a fun card for a great friend! 
Stampin' Up! Supply List:

Stamps: Kimono Kids, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (retired), Picture This (retired, hostess)

Ink: Basic Black classic ink, Versa-Mark ink

Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion (retired), Whisper White cardstock

Accessories: Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Ticket Corner punch, 3/4" circle punch, 2 3/8" Scalloped circle punch, Circle Scissor tool, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, 5/8" organza ribbon in white, tiny pearls

Non-Stampin' Up! Supplies: embossing folder, blinged-out flowers, glitter glue, some really fabulous markers ;)

Just for fun, here is one of my FAVORITE photos of Kristina and I! :)
Have a great weekend,


  1. Very cute card and a Great pic of you!!!

  2. Love this card. Very bright and cheery. Following you from SC.

  3. What a great card, love the bling and all the different textures, circles, itty bitty, flowers and that image, you did an awesome job coloring. The pic of you and Kristina, priceless.

  4. such a Happy card, just like YOU!! :) Love your bling flowers too :)

  5. How very cute!! Love the bright colors you used. Fantastic sketch!

  6. This is really pretty, I love the design and bright colors!!!

  7. Beautiful, bright and fun card! Just fabulous!

  8. I love it! and the card is even better in real life, pictures don't do it justice!!


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Anne Marie