Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Phindy's Place freebie and a new paper choice

Just a quick post to share a card I made with Phindy's newest freebie. The card is very simple, just two ribbons overlapped and a series of brads holding it in place. What I found most interesting about making this card is I used a new paper to print out the image. Usually I use Cornish Farms "Simply Smooth" but I decided to try an Epson paper called "Premium Prsentation Paper Matte". It gave a very different result - the paper absorbed the ink quite quickly which meant much more vivid colours. The blending seemed to go all right but I was quite surprised at how much darker the colours ended up.

Anyway, I'm entering this card into a few challenges as follows:
  • Phindy's Place - digital image
  • Basic Grey "Bittersweet" collection - patterned paper
  • Brads, ribbons - stash
  • Copic markers


  1. Shelly, this card is completely adorable. I just love your coloring of the image, the papers you used and the design of this card!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Phindy's Place.

  2. Love the design of your card and always love Basic Grey. Combine that with a Phindy image-perfection! Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place Challenge!

  3. your card is amazing! I'm a huge fan of this patterned paper by Basic Grey and you've combined it with this super sweet Phindy image and the result is SO adorable!
    thanks so much for playing in our challenge and hope to see you again next week :)
    {hugs} Sylvia

  4. What a beautiful card Shelly!
    Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place challenge.
    xxx Anne-Marije

  5. Oh this is so sweet and interesting about the paper, it really can make a difference

    Thanks for playing along at Phindy's Place Challenge


  6. Too too cute!! I love the design of this card! Fabulous!!

    Thank you for joining us at Phindy's Place and hope to see you again!!!

  7. Wow wonderful card! I love that image, paper and your coloring. Thanks for joining us this week at SSDS.

  8. This is such a sweet, adorable card. I love the entire look of it. Thanks for playing with us this week at SSDS. Hugs, Kim

  9. Awww, your card is sooo adorable! Beautiful papers and layout!