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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Something Old, Something New, Something Pretty Just For You!

This was a very fun card to make. And I do have to admit a rather quick card. It took longer cutting the card stock than it did making the card!!! When you use decorative papers it helps you out in several ways. It helps you from having to stamp a background. It helps you from having to pick a background stamp!! And it helps you to make a card quicker!

The background papers are the "something old," though they are not all that old, they just came out last month! The flower stamp is from the new set "Year After Year" that will be available in the new catalog in just a few weeks! (Check the countdown counter on the lower right of the blog, it will tell you how many more days!). And the words are from the new set "Hugs & Wishes." It's a very versatile set, just like the "Year After Year" one is. These two could possibly go together as a set in themselves! I used Almost Amethyst card stock on top and stamped the flower using Almost Amethyst ink for the background. The contrasting color is Lavender Lace and I used Whisper White for the flower and the words. I added a bit of grosgrain ribbon to hide where the two colors met and I tied a bow on. I felt the bottom left needed a little something more so I added some rhinestones I had received from Debbi in the blog candy I won! I made two cards and one is going in a box to be sent to Debbi at a later date. She is sending cards to Iraq. Check out her blog to find out more on this topic, it's a worthwhile cause.

Okay, back to the card. I used Black Staz-on for the words and the flower. As you have read before I use Black Staz-on for any image that is going to be coming in contact with the Blender Pen. I used Almost Amethyst and Lavender Lace markers along with the Blender Pen for the flower petals, Sage Shadow with Garden Green for the leaves and I used Apricot Appeal for the shading in the background.

I think it turned out to be a sweet little card!

Thanks for stopping by!


Diane said...

It's a beautiful card!! Love the colours and lay out!! TFS!!

Corie said...

I LOVE this card, especially the colors.

Michele Kovack said...

IT IS a sweet little card!

Debbi (no 'e' on the end) said...

I love that card.......did I tell you when my birthday was? LOL! Have a great weekend my friend.

Karen Lindsay said...

What a pretty blue card! I'm saving it for future inspiration. ;)


June Houck said...

I agree...a very sweet card! Great job.