Thursday, September 4, 2008

Specialty Papers are Special!


I love designer paper. In fact, I love it so much I "keep" it - I have several drawers full (you know those 12 x 12 drawers?) and honestly have no idea really how to organize it the best. When I want a certain pattern or color, I just like to look through it. I know I am not alone here, right? There must be lots of you out there that love it too!

Today's card was made with two different kinds of specialty paper: DCWV Luxury Stack and the Silver Metallic available at Our Daily Bread Designs. Both have a beautiful sheen to them that is just so pretty. I know my card picture is a little bright and shiny, but I did want to pick up some of that sheen in the picture.

I used VersaFine Onyx Black ink and stamped the angel (from Angel by Our Daily Bread Designs) on Whisper White cardstock. I watercolored her dress and hair, and then added Stickles to her wings. The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink. All hardware is from Stampin' Up!'s Silver Hodgepodge Hardware set. The ribbon is in two layers, one Silver Organdy and the other Blue Grosgrain.

I used Sketch #60 from Sketches! by Tamara for my layout and added one panel and flipped the sketch. Be sure to check out the other neat designs by the rest of the Design Team HERE. For more specialty paper samples, see today's SCS Ways to Use It Challenge: Specialty Papers!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

P.S. - A HUGE thank you to all who responded yesterday to my card request for Sally. I know she will have a special birthday and be so encouraged by all of your cards! THANK YOU!

22 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very elegant and beautiful Judy. Your angel is wonderful and I love this fancy dp.

Angel said...

really beautiful card! love the sheen and such a cool sketch!

The Country Rose said...

Love your card! Perfect paper for showing off the angel :).

Trudi said...

What a beautiful card! And I see why you keep the designer papers to yourself :) They are beautiful. Great job with the sketch!

Connie (cmc2stamp) said...

Oh Judy! This is stunning! Love those papers and ribbon on the side with the sliders! Very elegant looking!!

Alexandra said...

Welcome to the team!! Your card is very elegant, just a beautiful take on the sketch!! STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Holly said...

gorgeous! This paper is beautiful on it's own, but you really played up to that with the image you chose and your coloring. It's just spectacular!

Deborah Anton said...

Awesome card Judy!! I am so happy to be working with you on the team!! Join my pact of not hoarding that DP!! LOL!! I really have to use more too!

Kelley Holland said...

Beautiful card, Judy! Al lthe blue is just so pretty!! I love her wings!

ScrappinGalz said...

This designer paper is just georgeous. What a beautiful card!

Mandy said...

Wow! What a GORGEOUS card! The metallic really adds so much to the angel image and overall theme of this card!

Shelly said...

I just love every detail on this card Judy. Love what you are doing for ODB, excellent!

My Paper Adventures said...

Your interpreation of the card sketch is BEAUTIFUL!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Judy, this is just gorgeous!! I love that beautiful metallic paper!! WOW!! Love what you did with that sketch!!

Angie Z. ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Oh how very gorgeous this is! wonderful choice of papers!
Smiles!
~Angie

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

This is really pretty! I cna see why you hoarded this paper. It's gorgeous! I'm glad you were strong enough to share it with us! lol

Rein said...

Gorgeous card!

Juliana said...

WOW, Judy! This is beautiful!!
I love the shimmery and shiny details!!

Stunningly Beautiful!

Bev said...

What a gorgeous card, the paper and colours are beautiful

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Judy wow, you've displayed this angel so wonderfully. Excellent choice of papers.
--Becca

nancy said...

Beautifully elegant!

Jami said...

I love what you did with this sketch Judy! That paper, the colors, and of course that angel is gorgeous! I collect paper too! When it goes on sale by the sheet, I buy a bunch of different patterns, then I don't want to cut into it because I only bought one sheet of each!
hugs, Jami