Thursday, January 27, 2011

Spring Friendship Greeting- SU only

Hello everyone! Can you believe it is finally Thursday? We are in the home stretch of this grueling week. For us, it has been a week filled with doctor's appointments and events at the schools with the kids. I am pooped! I have a cute card for you today though. To me, it is a reminder that pretty springtime will be here before we know it. Here ya go!
And a detail shot:
This is one of those cards that I changed 406 times before I finally nailed it down. Do you ever start out with an idea and when you get it started with actual paper, some part of it is just not right and you know it needs to be changed but you can't figure out what to change? Well, this was it. I started out with Concord Crush and another image from one set I used here, Just Believe.

Now that it is in its final state, I can tell you about it though. ;) I stamped the Old Olive background with the tiny butterfly image from Sweet Summer. This is a new Sale A Bration set that I love. I will be using several more images from this very versatile set. Next I embossed a strip of Whisper White with the Square Lattice embossing folder and my Big Shot machine. The top edge is trimmed with a punched (Scallop Border Punch) strip of Daffodil Delight Designer Patterns DSP. The image is from Just Believe, as I mentioned above. I hand coloredthe stamp itself with my Olive and Daffodil markers before stamping onto Whisper White CS. This little image has a double line border so I carefully cut between the 2 lines with my Paper Snips which are perfect for fussy cutting like this. I stamped another copy of the image in Daffodil ink onto CS of the same color and trimmed it by hand too. This time, I trimmed around the outside of both line borders. Before attaching it to the card, I added a little Linen thread and an Old Olive Designer button which is included in the Brights button assortment. The sentiment is a separate image from the floral tag image so you could customize this card to any occasion. The final touch is 3 little Pearls from the Basic Jewels collection.

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  1. Don't you just hate when you LOVE everything?
    But I do wish I could cut. Another great card.

  2. All your cards inspire me!! Love the colors in this one

  3. I think it is far, far fewer cards that get made as I initially envision them than the ones that I have to fuss over, so you are not alone, but your end result was worth it. Lovely card!!