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Friday, March 20, 2009

Finding Versatility!

I like to find other uses for a stamp set that is marked for one theme. The Stampin' Up! set "Thoughts & Prayers is more of a get well/sympathy set. I really like the flower in this set so I thought I would literally take it "out of the box."

I worked on a simple yet layered layout. You know me and those layers!! I gotta have them or the card just isn't right!!! LOL

After I figured out my layout all I needed to know what the theme of my card. I chose "thank you" and those words came from the Stampin' Up! set "Holiday Blitz." I have gotten SO much use out of that set. It's got SO many holidays and events in it. They are all small and fit in the 1-1/4" circle punch area.

The paper I used here is the Parisian Summer only because it was in the pile of decorative papers I need to use up!!! Plus the fact that I REALLY liked it. Of course I did or I wouldn't have purchased it!!! LOL

Anyway, I stamped the flower on the white card stock using black StazOn. I colored it in using a blender pen and markers. It was pretty easy to do and it was a very quick card to make.

The scallop border I did have a little issue with. I was trying to match the scallops. Well when using decorative paper and card stock you can put the two pieces together and punch them out at the same time and the punch won't get jammed or give you trouble. It took only two tries and I figured that one out. And all by myself too!!! I sponged the edges with More Mustard and layered the card with Basic Gray. All in all it was a pretty simple card to do. I like this layout and may use it again sometime!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Unknown said...

Very pretty, love the dp and coloring on the image.

Anonymous said...

Very lovely card, Wanda. I too, like the flower.


Diane said...

Oh I love this Wanda,love the dp and the colors!!!

Kristi Kelly said...

Very Nice card!

Erika M. said...

Beautiful card - love the paper that you used!