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Sunday, May 13, 2007

"That's Nice" Friendship Card

I hope you all enjoyed Mother's Day!

Today's card is from the "That's Nice" set in the Spring Mini Catalog. And I had to try out the new punch again. I'm actually using this punch on an altered notebook with wire binding. I'll be posting that when I'm done with it.

Ok, onto the card. For the background I used Mellow Moss card stock. I cut a and tore a small piece of Always Artichoke. I stamped on the Moss with the "Little Pieces" set using Always Artichoke and Mellow Moss ink. For the Always Artichoke piece I used the flower stamp in the "Little Pieces" set and the Very Vanilla ink pad. I had not used that pad yet and thought I should give it a try. The ink was separated on the pad and I ended up taking a paper towel and smearing the ink around to sort of "mix" it. Doing that worked somewhat. I think I was expecting more of a solid vanilla look to the image. I think I may need to work the pad a bit more or give Stampin' Up! a call and see what's up with it! While the ink was still wet I sprinkled clear embossing powder on it and heat set it.

I added the ribbon to the Always Artichoke piece and then taped it in place on top of the card. I punched the Very Vanilla card Stock first and then stamped on it. I sponged the edges and taped it to a piece of Always Artichoke. I used the white gel pen in the center of the flowers. (Stampin' Up! needs to make a vanilla gel pen). The darker flower on the Very Vanilla piece of card stock was stamped on a scrap piece of Mello Moss and cut out. It wasn't bad only because I was cutting just one flower! I inked up the small flower, stamped off and then stamped the flower in the upper corner of the Very Vanilla card stock. I then added the flower I cut out. In the center of that flower I added a tiny little Swarovski flat back gem I had. I could have used the gel pen but I wanted just a little bit more twinkle. It doesn't show up that well in the photo.

This was a pretty quick and simple card to make.
Thank you for stopping by!


Michele Kovack said...

Very cute card! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's DAy!

Michelle Tweedy said...

Great card. I like the layout and the colors. Very CASEable! TFS

Anonymous said...

Great job!! Love the colors. Congrats on the 200 posts!!! WooHoo!! I always enjoy seeing what you have made on a daily basis!!!
Debbie J.