Thursday, April 2, 2009

{CPS 109}

I have a friend who had to have some surgery, so I wanted to make her a card to get in the mail today. I decided to go with the CPS 109 to help me get it done quickly. I could sit forever and stare at a blank piece of cardstock and think of all sorts of things to do---so if I want to get something done quickly, I always start with some sort of challenge--a color challenge, sketch challenge, etc. CPS or Card Positioning Systems is a great place to go for a sketch every week.

This will have to be a short post---Hannah has a soccer game (in the rain) and Joshua has practice---yep, in the rain. SOOOOOO, I get to go stand in the rain for the next 3-4 hours---so excited about that---SOOOO, on to the card!

I used my FREE Papertrey Ink set, Everyday Classics (of course, it's not REALLY free, because I purchased a few of their sets to get it, but it's still REALLY cool when you get a stamp set in the mail from your favorite company that you didn't really pay for!) If you're interested in learning how to get a free set, just go here. I stamped the tea cup in Hibiscus and added the tea bag by masking off the cup. Then I added the "steam" with my Copic grey marker. I used my labels three dies that I just received from Ellen Hutson's store.
I used one of my Hibiscus vintage buttons on the ribbon. Then I was looking through my stash to find a brown button---none of them matched, so I colored a white one with one of my Copics. I had seen people do this, but I had never tried it. It looks really nice. The hemp is a natural color that I also colored to make it dark brown. I decorated the inside of the card this time---I added a little patterned paper and then stamped the small cup in the same ink on the inside.

Off to the game! Thanks for stopping by~enjoy your day!

CPS 109 Feel Better:
Stamps: Everyday Classics, Mixed Messages
Paper: SS White, Dark Chocolate, Hibiscus, 2008 Bitty Dot Basics patterned paper (PTI)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Hibiscus, Fresh Snow
Accessories/Tools: Cuttlebug, Tags (Provocraft), Labels Three Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Copic markers, Vintage buttons-white and hibiscus, Hibiscus grosgrain ribbon(PTI), DMC white thread, Natural hemp twine (colored brown) (SU!), Threading water punch (Fiskars)

1 comment:

Linda Beeson said...

That tea cup is so adorable! This turned out totally cute and great use of the CPS sketch.