20 July 2010

Today is THE DAY!!!

Welcome to the Amber Ink. Grand Opening Blog Frolic!

Today the Amber Ink. store officially opens its doors, and you are invited to hang out with us! We've also invited some special friends to participate, in addition to our Brilliant th(Ink)Tank Girls, so get ready to drool!

Here is my project today -- clean and simple, because white space is good for the soul! Let me tell you the story behind this card.....I made an ADORABLE underwater scene with images from the Make a Scene (Under the Sea) set and the Can I Keep Him? set. I mean adorable, y'all. I spent all afternoon coloring it with my Copics, only to make a mistake at the last possible second - a completely irreversible, uncorrectable mistake. It was SO sad!!! I'll admit - I had a moment. But I gathered myself, threw away the scene, and started again - in a whole 'nother direction. Instead of a big colorful scene I went clean and simple with a splash of color.


I used the Starfish from the Can I Keep Him? set, and made a Momma and a Baby. I colored them to match the Spin Pin Tiny iPaper (in full strength - not the Whisper or the Hint), and popped them up on dimensionals. I layered some of the iPaper both above and below the edge of my white card base. I added a sheer white ribbon, and walked away! I know it is simple, but the big colors make up for that. I just *love* the way it turned out. SIMPLE IS GOOD! I have to remind myself of that, especially after I make a big old mistake :) Eventually, when I figure out who is getting this card, I'll go back and add a sentiment to the left of the starfish, along the edge of the top layer of white.

Before you go rushing over to the store to buy all of the new goodies (you HAVE to see the new iPaper that came out today!!!), here is something fun, just for you: Not only do we have eye candy for you, but we're giving away some secret hidden prizes along the way. You won't know where they are hiding, so make sure to leave some love wherever you go. Winners will be chosen from the comments on the pre-selected blog posts.

Without further ado, here's the list of genius...go forth and comment!

Amber's Blog...she's da' boss!
Charmaine Ikach
Dawn Burnworth
Jodi Collins
Karin Martin...th(Ink) Tank Babe!
Michele Boyer
Nicole Anderson...th(Ink) Tank Babe!
Patricia (Pink) O'Hagan...th(Ink) Tank Babe!
Paula Williamson
Sankari Wegman
Shannan Teubner...fearless leader of the th(Ink) Tank Babes!
Suzie McKenzie...th(Ink) Tank Babe!

Now, GO SHOP!!!!! Oh, and one last side note about the iPaper (have you figured out how much I *LOVE* it???) - even my hubs thinks it is awesome. And if you can get the hubs interested in some crafty stuff...you KNOW it's good!

34 comments:

Nicole said...

Taylor, it's funny that you mentioned your hubby liking the paper! SO DOES MINE! YEP, and when he likes something artsy it's GOOOOOOOOOOOD! Adorable clean card, love the way you used those little guys, so pretty! xox nicole xox

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh! This is totally FABULOUS! LOVE all the white space! Your design is just flawless!!

Shannan Teubner said...

Well, either way, this is GORGEOUS! I totally feel your pain...the same thing happened to me. HATE that!!

Krissy said...

love it! great paper!

Janet said...

What a lovely card...love the starfish!

Margo said...

I love your card - that digi paper is stunning!

Sankari W. said...

I Totally hear you Taylor on how the heart agony of throwing something away that you worked on for so long - but the creation that you created is just gorgeous!!! LOVE the coloring and papers and the mommy/baby idea is soooo sweet!!!
hugs,
Sankari :)

Lorie said...

Sorry about the mistake...I did that last night, too. I absolutely LOVE this card though and it may be one of my favorites on this Blog Frolic!

Whimsey said...

Oh how adorable; love the dimension; so cute!!

Becky said...

What an adorable image and fabulous card.

melissac said...

Adorable card!! I love simple!! blessings and Hugs!!

pinky said...

Taylor this is one amazing creation, I would love to be able to make a card with the scary white space!!
Pinky

paulatracy said...

Your white space card is very clean and crisp and just my style! Great work!!

Karin said...

Over the top, super cute! Love that paper with the white card base...fabulous pop of color with the darling sea creatures!

Silvergirl said...

Such a darling card! I love how the little guys are intertwined!

Lillian Child said...

The starfish literally jump off the page - you've done a fabulous job with the ipapers and images - just stunning!

Jennifer McGee said...

Oh I'm so sorry for the moment card. But I LOVE the bright, bold card in all it's simplicity.

Lesley said...

If it helps any, I am totally blown away by your clean and simple card. So, in spite of you having to trash what was probably another gorgeous creation, I'm glad it meant you posted this one!

Rose said...

That's too bad about your first card, but your second card is awesome. The white space makes your starfish really stand out. An excellent card!

annheidel said...

Your card is adorable! Colorful and quite eye-catching!

AmandaB said...

What a great card!! I love all the bright colors..

Amanda:0)

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous the jelly fish look as if they are jumping off the page x

1CardCreator said...

Love it! ~Diane

Rose Ann said...

Those starfish are so sweet, and I love the white space too!! Pretty papers and edging as well!!

dini said...

Very sweet! Love it.

Cassie_lu said...

fun card and the colors are great

Kendra said...

Very cute ipaper! Love the design!

Dawn B. said...

So frustrating when that happens.. I have done it many times.. Great job on this CAS...

Thanh Vo said...

Fantastic paper and simple layout!! LOL I'm lucky in that my boyfriend is a graphic artist and can also appreciate a good design paper ;) Way to go Taylor's husband!! lol

Jayne said...

Lovely clean card....I'm sure it's equally as good as the first!

scrappintlc said...

Beautiful card...I would've loved to have seen your scene too though. Sorry it didn't turn out.

Tiffany said...

Wow!! Super colorful and wonderful coloring too! I know what you mean about starting over, it really is painstaking! Looks like it was well worth the effort, your card turned out perfectly!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Taylor, this is TOO cute!

Kathy said...

Wow I love love this card and the bright colors and design. Beautiful :)