April 11, 2011

Season of Friendship

I really like how this card turned out!

I first diagonal-cut layered "Rose Red cardstock" and "Very Vanilla cardstock" over the background layer of "Early Espresso cardstock". I then punched a circle in the center with the "2 1/2" Circle Punch". I punched out a bunch of flowers with the "Boho Blossoms Punch" in "Rose Red cardstock" and layered them over the same color:

I added another layer of "Very Vanilla cardstock" inside the card and stamped the tree, bird and leaves from the "Season of Friendship" stamp set. For the leaves I stamped by alternating the inks with fresh ink from my ink pad and then stamping again without reinking. This creates the faded look of the leaves:

I used my "Color Spritzer Tool" with an "Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker" to sprinkle a little bit of color over the stamped images:

Add a few hand-cut leaves to the front of the card and finish off by adding some "Pearl Jewels" to the flowers and leaves. Notice how I stamped the little bird image with "Tempting Turquoise ink"? He is the solo image stamped in this color and "pops". Sometimes adding one element on a card in a different color really adds a focal point! Card Supplies:

  • Stamp Set: Season of Friendship, Tiny Tags

  • Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder, Boho Blossoms Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, Spritzer Tool, 2 1/2" Circle Punch

  • Accessories: Pearl Jewels, Seam Binding Ribbon

  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Rose Red

  • Inks: Early Espresso, Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, Stampin' Write Markers

I'm a little bummed out today, we are on the road for our business for 2 days and I have an order being delivered from the new "Summer Mini Catalog" that we get to order a whole 30 days before you do.........and I'm not even home to open my goodies! Oh well, I'll get to open my boxes when I get home late tomorrow!

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  1. Great card Deb! Love all the layers and dimension - the pearls are a great touch.

  2. BEAUTIFUL CARD!! Thank you for sharing your talent...

  3. Very pretty, Debbie! I love the colors that you used...so soft!

  4. I love this card... your Tempting Turquoise bird is the perfect touch, I love that!


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