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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Card Time!

It seems like it's been a while since I have made a card. Probably about a week, huh??? And Wednesday is quickly approaching so I will be making another card. I am not much of a scrapbooker but I just LOVE to make cards. But after the middle of January I will be getting into scrapbooking and expanding my blog to include scrapbook pages as well. It's good to be well-rounded!!! I can't promise you spitacular pages it's new stuff for me!!! I did do our son's scrapbook about 8 years ago but that was LONG before I knew much about layering and other fun techniques!!! SO my new pages will be much better and I will be learning as I go! Though aren't we all?

SO here is my card. I needed a thank you card and I wanted to use a new set I had. It's new to me anyway. I only bought it because of the stocking but I haven't even used that one yet!!! I need more hours in the day to play. Hmmm, I wonder if Santa can bring me something like that???? But wishes like that bring complications!!! If I got more hours in a day would I age faster than everyone else??? LOL

Ok, for my colors I used Pacific Blue, Elegant Eggplant and Really Rust along with the Whisper White and Basic Black. Don't ask why I picked those colors. I have no idea. I just opened the paper drawer and knew I wanted Pacific Blue and just picked out the other colors because I thought they might work and they did. It's a pretty bright card but bright is good!!! LOL

I used a "Thank You" stamp I had gotten from Vista Print a couple of years ago. It's now starting to dry out. I do like those stamps, they are self-inking so you can stamp a very long time without getting tired!!!

I punched out the words with the large oval punch and then punched out the black layer with the newest largest oval punch. I layerd the flower which I had colored in with the Yoyo Yellow marker and a dot of Really Rust in the center. I used a blender pen and Pacific Blue for the vase. I also sponged the edges in Pacific Blue. Oh I just remembered someone asked me to do a tutorial on sponging. I will get to that soon, I promise.

I used the new scallop punch and punched my card stock on each end before I taped it in place. I layerd Really Rust over that and then the flower layers.

It was a very fun and quick card to make. Now I need to play with the other three images in the set so I won't feel bad when the set retires!!!

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Thank you so much for stopping by,


Unknown said...

Wanda this is a great card. Just yesterday my little one and I were looking through her sisters scrapbook from 14 years ago, I just have to laugh at my style and products used compared to today...LOL funny for sure. (I should post some, can't wait to see your pages.)

Unknown said...

Beautiful card,love the fresh colors. Ty for sharing.