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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Goodbye to Touch of Nature!

This card was pretty easy to make. Easier than saying "goodbye" to this set. I have really enjoyed this set. I found it to be VERY versatile. It worked for MANY occasions plus both genders.

I was able to use a piece of retiring decorative paper too. I'm assuming it is retiring, I don't have the official word on that one though but most of their papers retire and new ones come in!! I just love the Really Rust and Groovy Guava together.

The main part of this card is cut a bit smaller than you would for a regular size greeting card. I started out with a half sheet of card stock and folded it in half. I cut off 1/4" on the top and on the non-folded side. Then I opened it and cut the front piece to work with my design. I had already decided what I was going to put on the front. I had stamped it and layered it. After my layer went on I knew how big to cut my designer paper and once that was cut I was able to measure how big I wanted the front part of my card to be. Again I used the 1/4" border around. I like things symmetrical!! For the front of my card I cut off 1-1/4".

I mounted my small card on a piece of Groovy Guava cut 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". The inside layer is cut 3-3/4" x 5". I was going to use vanilla inside but the guava seemed to blend better. And the guava is light enough to write on too.

I had added my ribbon to the decorative paper before I taped it in place. I sponged the edges of the flower before I attached it to the Really Rust layer. I used a blender pen and Groovy Guava ink pad for the flower. The center of the flower is Apricot Appeal directly from the marker and the stem is done in Mellow Moss directly from the marker. After I colored the flower in I sponged over it with Apricot Appeal.

A pretty basic card. Simple but yet pretty!

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Claudia said...

What a pretty card. It's a shame they have to retire so many beautiful sets and so many papers. The colors are great together and I will really miss Groovy Guava.

Anonymous said...

I always loved this stamp set but never bought it. I love the soft colors and the great knotted ribbon on this card, and the focal image is colored beautifully!

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ChrissyM said...

Pretty card! I love the colors! It is sad to see this one go.

Pat S. said...

Beautiful! That has been one of my favorite flowers too :)