Wednesday, November 16, 2011

French Foliage Collage

Welcome to Wednesday!
It's not such a lovely day outside here today - icky rain and gray skies - but it's going to be warm and bright in the studio - I get to stamp all day!!
And it's a good thing too - I am still in catch up mode and there's a big weekend ahead!

So let's get right to the card today, shall we?
It's another card I designed for my regular card classes this month.

Such a simple design really. I used Crumb Cake cardstock cut at 4 1/4" x 11" and folded in half lengthwise. Using that gorgeous stamp set French Foliage, I stamped a collage of leaves all over the front of the card. I used Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Early Espresso for my leaves and finished it off with some raindrops of River Rock.

The layer is made of Naturals Ivory and it's stamped with a collage of the french script and the postmark stamp from that same stamp set. I used EVERY stamp in that set for this card - awesome! This layer too has more River Rock raindrops - that's my favorite stamp in the set, I think - I use it on a lot of cards!

Here's a close up of the focal image:

At the bottom of the stamped layer, I added a torn piece of Cajun Craze cardstock.
Some Linen Thread was wrapped around the layer and tied off in a messy bow then the whole piece was popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.
The layered tags were cut with my Big Shot and one of the Sizzlits from the Lots of Labels collection. There are 4 dies in that set and they make beautiful tags! On the bottom tag, I stamped the large oak leaf in Old Olive to make it stand out a bit, then stamped my greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes on the slim tag. After adding a Vintage Trinket button brad, each tag layer was popped up on dimensionals and adhered to the card front.
Voila! It was fini!

My French is a little rusty - maybe I should have Emma check me since she's learning that fine language this year.
Speaking of Emma, I have to do the Mommy brag for a minute - Emma came home yesterday with her first report card of the year. She made straight A's!!! And the Principal's Honor Roll!! We are over the moon proud of her! She works so hard and is busy all the time with school, skating and church - she hardly has any down time. It amazes me that she's able to juggle it all and still make awesome grades! Love that girl!

Ok, so back to regularly scheduled programming.
If you like today's card, you can purchase all the supplies you need to make it from my Online Stampin' Store. And remember, all merchandise orders of $40 or more count towards my New Rewards Program that's starting on December 1st! Get a head start on your Rewards Card by ordering now!

Here's a few of the items I used on today's project:

#121166 - French Foliage Stamp Set - $14.95
#118764 - Vintage Trinkets - $4.95

#104199 - Linen Thread - $4.50

The Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die Set photo wouldn't load for me, but it's a set of 4 dies that cuts 5 different tags, all different and lovely! The Item # is 114508 and it's $21.95 for all 4 dies. It's a great basic to have in your Big Shot collection.

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone! I hope you get some stampin' time in!

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