Friday, February 22, 2008

2/22 Joyful Blossoms


Can I hand write on a card and still call it elegant? Hmmm . . . maybe, maybe not. Well, here is my valiant try at "Signature Style." Faith Hofrichter, aka Markie's Mom at SCS, edged her card with the tiniest letters all around her image panel. You can see her darling card HERE. I couldn't begin to make my hand written border look that good. One thing about handwriting . . . you really can't fake it! Guess I'll stick to stamping my words from now on!
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OK . . . so what inspired me? A piece of broken jewelry that has been in my desk drawer for ages! You know, one of those things that you don't throw away because you think . . . hey, I could use that in a card someday. So, now I had my piece of jewelry . . . it was gold and that led me to my Gold Glory Embossing Powder. Then, I needed an image and I decided to go with Blossoms Abound as spring must be right around the corner - soon, I hope! I dug through another drawer of metallic trinkets and came up with some gold corner pieces that I picked up a long, long time ago at a local stamping store. The reason I decided to go with sage is because I just upgraded to a new sage classic ink pad and it still had it's wrapper on. I was looking for an excuse to use something new and inky. My old sage pad was one of the small flip up lid ones from before the change! Then it was just stamp, stamp, stamp.
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I spent the most time fiddling with my medallion that started with a piece of broken jewelry. I finally decided on the following layers starting with a scallop circle punch from Chocolate Chip Paper. Then I popped on a circle of Sage Shadow and then another circle of Chocolate Chip. Over that went the medallion decorated with some Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon. The finishing touch? A large Ivory Half-back Pearl from our fabulous Pretties Kit.
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Here are the supplies I used to make this card:
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Stamps: Antique Cracking Background (similar to current background called Weathered), Blossoms Abound
Paper: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Sage Shadow, Gold Encore, River Rock, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Markers - Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Crop-a-Dial to make the raised dots which were then touched with gold encore ink, Gold Glory Embossing Powder, Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon, Pretties Kit, Glue Dots, Scallop Punch, Circle Punches, Gold Corners and Broken Jewelry

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3 comments:

Amy & Joan said...

I love this card, it's so rich looking. And you did a fine job of printing around the edge. There is NO way I would try that.

Nikki Bond said...

WOW! This is STUNNING!

Cathy said...

This card is breathtaking. I love the way you stamped the lilacs with the gold. That was truly inspired!!!

I'm casing this card for this past Sunday's FS challenge. Congratulations on being chosen!