Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hello Again!

I hope you all are not getting tired of seeing cards made with the Fabulous Florets stamp set, because I'm sure not tired of creating and sharing them!
Here is one more card that I made last month for my stamp classes and you'll be so proud - I used a color I haven't used in over a YEAR!

My Perfect Plum ink pad and cardstock hadn't seen the light of day in a long, long while, but I thought it would pair so well with the Naturals Ivory cardstock. It was a match made in heaven! This is a really CAS (clean and simple) card with just a few touches to step it up a bit. That's one of the things I love about that stamp set, it's so easy to use and you can have a beautiful card in just minutes!

I stamped the large floral image several times on the top layer of Naturals Ivory, then I used my Perfect Plum Stampin' Write Marker and my Color Spritzer tool to add some flecks of plum all over the piece.
It was layered on a piece of Perfect Plum cardstock which was layered on a Naturals Ivory card base.

For the greeting, I turned to the Happy Greetings stamp set and my Big Shot. Yes, my Big Shot! The sweet little banner piece was cut out using the Petal Cone Die and a scrap of Naturals Ivory. I stamped the greeting after cutting it out then added a bow made of Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding.

The banner was curled up with my Bone Folder and attached with some Mini Glue Dots.
If you look at the bottom right corner, you can see where I stamped the inside as well so it wouldn't feel left out.

And before you ask me, the little stand that I am using here for my card is an antique flower frog. I picked this one up at the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in NYC during our trip there in April. You can find them in antique shops or on online auction sites as well. I have a round one that was given to me by my bff Tiffany Bauer - it's one of my treasures!

I love antique shopping. Mark and I used to go all the time before Emma came along. We'd just take a day and drive out somewhere - there are lots of antiques heavy areas near our home in Virginia. We'd spend the day poking around the shops, hoping to rescue something and give it a good home.
When we were in Juneau on our cruise last month, I found a sweet little shop right before closing time and they let us come in for a few minutes. There were some awesome treasures in there and I found a beautiful old crocheted apron that I knew on the spot was coming home with me. I'll take a picture today and show you, ok? It's going to look so cute hanging in my studio when I'm all finished decorating.

Thanks for stopping by today, I'm so glad you did!
Stamped blessings,

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