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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Work of Art Meets Gorgeous Grunge and Flower Shop and Petite Petals

I have not made a legal envelope size card in a long time.  I found this fun card on Dorte's website.  I loved the colors and of course I loved that it was a long card.  Those are fun to make now and then, and who doesn't have legal size envelopes at home???

This card was made by cutting a piece of Crumb Cake card stock 8-1/4" x 9".  The Cherry Cobbler piece was cut 4" x 9", and the Whisper White piece was cut 3-3/4" x 8-3/4".  

The part I found the most difficult was getting that stamped image to stamp 6 times before it disappeared all together.  I didn't have any luck with that so I had to cheat.  I stamped the top part with Crumb Cake ink, I moved the stamp down a little and stamped again and again.  By that time the ink on the stamp was spent.  I ended up re-inking and stamping off on some scrap paper and then going back over the third stamped image (lightly) then moving down and continuing to stamp down the row.  I had to re-ink my stamp again and stamp off a couple of times to get it all to blend in.  That was a lot of work!!!  But I do like how it turned out.  I may have had trouble due to the ink pad. I'm still using the older ink pad.  I don't know for sure if that is the solution to the problem, I won't know that until I can try it with the foam pads.  Anyway, I got it to work and I'm happy with the results.

Next I stamped the flower from the "Flower Shop" set using Cherry Cobbler ink. I punched it out and set it aside.  Then I stamped the little flowers using the "Petite Petals" set.  I punched them out.  

The words are from the "Wetlands" set.  I did stamp the "Gorgeous Grunge" dots before I added the words.  I wanted to make sure I had the right spot to place the wording.  

I took some linen thread and and wound it around my fingers to get it to form some loops.  I set that in place using a Glue Dot.  

I used Dimensionals under the large flower.  I added pearls to all of the flowers.

What a fun card this was.  I also saw a regular size one that I may give a try. It didn't require me to try to get 6 images from one inking!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Colleen said...

Very Lovely card and like the colors you had chosen.
Enjoy your day

Belle said...

Just got home from double knee replacement surgery and my first stop way here! Love your cards and this is one I would never have put together....wonderful!