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Monday, May 30, 2011

Fabulous Florets Thinking of You Card

Well, here you go!  Another card with a layout I didn't think I was going to be able to do.  Let me tell you, I struggled with the corner and border punch.  I just couldn't get them to match up once I got across one edge of the card stock.  I ended up punching out a corner first (which I did every time I tried this) then I worked my way along the edge of the card stock.  When I got near the end to where I was ready for the corner punch, I took a piece I had ruined and lined it up to see how much excess I should trim off so the edges and corners will line up.  After trimming it I was able to go all the way around the card.  Talk about a tedious job that was.  The rest of the card was quick and easy!!!  SO that all makes up for the edges being such a bear to do!! LOL

The flower is from the "Fabulous Florets" set and so are the leaves.

The words are from my favorite "Sincere Salutations" set.  

I used a piece of decorative paper in the Real Red color from the Decorative Paper "Brights" pack. I added a strip of black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon to it for a little texture.  I taped it in place and then added the flower and leaves. 

Other than the punched edges and corners I did stress a bit about the words. I no more got done finally getting the edges and corners done right and I actually hesitated with the words.  I thought, "What if I screw up the words."  Especially after finally getting the punching done right!!!  But I stamped them and it worked out fine.  I was thrilled to say the least.

On a personal note here, I would make another one of these cards, now that I have a "template" from one of my many attempts!  And when it was all put together, I did like the end result!  This card will be going out in the mail on Tuesday.  Off to a friend I have not talked to in a while!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Susie said...

Another gorgeous card. I love anything (almost) with black.

Unknown said...

I am with Susie this is gorgeous. Great job Wanda;)

Anonymous said...

Hey Wanda, watch this video then try your punch again ... should make it easier.

Great card. Jilly