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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thoughts & Prayers Card

I needed a card and I thought I'd give the Stampin' Up! "Thoughts & Prayers" set a try. I hadn't used it yet and as excited as I was to play with it, I had to put it together. Fortunately all the new Stampin' Up! sets come die cut so all you do is remove the punched out image, take the backing off and stick it to the wood. Simple as that!!! No cutting at all!! Can't beat that deal!!! Well, I suppose if it came all put together, that would beat that deal but personally I would prefer to mount them because there are times I find that actually cutting the stamp in two allows me better use of it, especially if it's words or if the stamp and another element to it that isn't connected with the main image. I will attach it to the ends or sometimes the other side and on rare occasions I will cut a block and add it to the set and hope it all fits in the container!!!

Ok, onto this card.....
I decided to use up some more of my decorative papers. The paper here is "Persian Summer" by Stampin' Up! It's SO pretty and I REALLY was hoarding it.

I used markers to color in the flowers and leaves. It actually went pretty fast. The main color of the card is Bravo Burgundy. On the left side I added 5 clear dew drops. It just needed a little something over there and I didn't want it to be too distracting. The dew drops just seem to blend right in.

I do have one regret about the card though. I wish I would have used Very Vanilla card stock for the branch and flowers instead of Whisper White. But the sponging on the edges toned it down a bit. Oh and there is another regret. I wished I would have looked at my fingers for ink marks before I stamped the image. I didn't realize I got ink on my fingers when I stamped the words, of which are crooked even WITH the Stamp-a-ma-jig!!! I'm SO good at doing that. It's like the gravy thing at home. I can even make gravy in a jar come out lumpy!!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Unknown said...

Beautiful card, I hate it when you get close to finishing a project and you get a little ink in the wrong place ;(

Great DP

Erika M. said...

Lovely card!

Unknown said...

Hi Wanda.

Just stopping by to let you know how much I love your blog. I have given you a blog award if you accept those kinds of things and you can find the rules at

Thanks for the inspiration

Diane said...

It's just beautiful Wanda!

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous Wanda!! I love it!! TFS! :)

Anonymous said...

This is such a pretty card. Ilove this stamp set! Lovely!