Friday, May 16, 2008

Pond Life by Papertrey Ink

Oh my, I just went to check Nichole Heady's blog Capture the Moment and found that I had an honorable mention for May's Guest
Star Stamper. It was this card!! I
can hardly believe it because you
should see the beautiful cards
that get sent in to her. I am really honored!!!!

When I was a little girl, we spent every summer at the beach. On many evenings, we would have "cattail torches" to play with. Our parents would soak cattails for a while in lighter fluid and then light them on fire once it got dark. Then let us run around playing with them. Can you believe it!!?? I would never, ever let my child do that !!!! It is amazing what we were allowed to do back then that would never happen these days!!


Anyway, back to the card. I started the card with a strip of white cardstock. I brayered Summer Sun across it. Then I added some Pumpkin Pie along the bottom edge to get some graduation of color. Then, using my StazOn Jet Black ink, I stamped on some cattails and reeds from the newest Papertrey Ink set called Pond Life.



Then, I matted this on Basic Black cardstock and adheared it all to a Kraft base card. I added the sentiment Thinking of YOU, also from the Pond Life set. I think this card could be very versatile as it could be a masculine birthday, a general thinking of you, or even a sympathy card. I love the serenity and simplicity of it!!

Supplies: Cardstock-Kraft, Whisper White, Basic Black (all Stampin' Up); Ink-Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black (all Stampin' Up); Stamps - Pond Life (Papertrey Ink).

Thanks for visiting. Donelda

14 comments:

Molly B said...

Your card is awesome!
We used to light the dead fuzzy stuff from cat tails on fire in my grandfather's dooryard. Yea, I would never let my kids do that today either.
Congratulations on your PTI Honorable Mention, you deserve it. -Molly B

Kimberly said...

that card is jsut breathtaking!!! The background is amazing-brilliant card!!!

Seleise said...

I adore this card! I love your story from your childhood. It's amazing all of us lived but at least we learned what could happen to us if we played with fire. :)

So, back to the card - you deserved the mention because it truly is stunning!

Julie Cameron said...

Congratulations...nice card.

jlazarski said...

It's an amazing card, Donelda -- so glad you received recognition for it! I have a cat tails stamp from PB; I'll have to give it a try with the brayered background.

Alyssa said...

Just gorgeous! I have got to try that brayering. Congrats, you deserve it! :)

Liz S. said...

It's a fabulous card! Yay for you!!

catt871 said...

SOOOO Pretty!!! Congrats on your Honorable Mention...next time you will be the GSS!!!! Enjoy the long weekend my friend!!

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

How simply elegant! Congrats to you as well. I like your story about the cat tails to add to your artwork!

Carmen (guatelicia @ SCS) said...

Congratulations Donelda!!! It is a beautiful card!

~KRISTY~ said...

DONELDA, YOUR NEW CARD IS JUST STUNNING!!!! OMG!

Jane said...

Wow, I think this should have won! It's breathtaking and simple at the same time. Perfect colors to reflect the theme.

I will have to admit. I laughed out loud with your story. I remember me and my brother having contests to see who could stay standing up in the truck bed the longest while my parents were driving. :-)

Jane
SBS4

One Creative Life said...

This is such a great card Donelda. Congrats again!~Erica

Marcia said...

Wow Donelda, a well deserved honourable mention. This card is amazing, take my breath away kinda thing! Awesome.