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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Fifth Avenue Floral Thank You Card

I just had to share this card with you that Sue gave to me. It is absolutely stunning and of course you know I'm going to have to play withJustify Full this one myself!!!

Do you ever look at a card and see that you own all of the elements to make it and then you think to yourself, "I could have done that?" LOL I do that all the time!!! And that is why I sometimes have to copy cards made by someone else!!!

This card looks simple enough to make too. I'm going to be guessing here on how it was made but I think I will be VERY close.

The flower was made using the Stampin' Up! "Fifth Avenue Floral" set. It was probably stamped using VersaMark on the Shimmering Card stock. It was embossed in white and then colored in using Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal and maybe a little bit of Summer Sun! Though it only looks like two colors were used here in the coloring. But you can use as many colors as you like!

The bottom piece was done using Barely Banana card stock. On that was stamped the large flower from the set again and it looks like Barely Banana ink was used to do that or maybe Apricot Appeal. I would think that VersaMark would be too light on the Barely Banana card stock.

The edge of the Barely Banana piece was done using the Eyelet Border punch. This was taped in place on top of a folded piece of Whisper White card stock. The "thank you" was done using Apricot Appeal ink.

The flower was taped in place using Dimensionals and the bow was also affixed with a Dimensional. It doesn't look like it's all that difficult to make. I would think the part that took the longest was the cutting out of that large flower and the coloring of it. The other elements of this card look pretty simple and quick to do.

So Sue, was I close??? Hopefully she will leave a comment. You'll have to check the comments to see if she replies!!!

I REALLY like this layout too, it's very simple and clean looking.

Thank you Sue for the FABULOUS card! I just LOVE it.

And thank you all for visiting today, hope your day is a creative one!


Unknown said...

WOW, this is a stunner. I love the flower;)

DeeDee said...

this is just beautiful...

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Debby said...

I love this! So pretty and bright. Wish I had that embossing one.
As always awesome job!
Angel hugs

Crystal French said...

It looks like Sue used my Embossed Reinker Spread technique (demo'd by Connie Ingram at the Seattle Regionals in the spring). Instead of coloring with markers or inkpad, you apply very small drops of reinkers using an aqua painter on the embossed flower after it has been liberally water misted. This makes the ink 'spread' and mix with the other colors slightly but the embossing also helps to 'contain' the spreading. Am I right, Sue? The card is beautifully done, the color mix stunning, and the layout is elegant!
Crystal French, Centennial, CO

sandie carter said...

This is gorgeous - your rose is just perfect. TFS

Oma said...

Gorgeous card and so elegant!

Anonymous said...

Yes, this is a fabulous card, Wanda. Thanks for telling me how you think that it was made. I don't have that particular flower, but another flower will do.


Anonymous said...

I bow to you, oh Wanda, the guru of stamping! You totally guessed correctly. I did use the aquapainter and reinkers to color this card. Glad you like it!

Sue Lehrer

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous card and just love this stamp set. I have it on my wishlist!