Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Note of Thanks


Just a pretty card today using Carta Bella's Hello Again collection.  The little notebook piece is one of the cards from the sheet of journaling tags in the collection.  I cut it out and used my Crop-o-dile to cut the holes and then scissors to create the perforations.

The stamps are all WPlus9.  I actually die cut the banner directly from the journaling card and then stamped onto the die cut.  You can see I didn't get it quite centered the first time I stamped the outline, so I stamped it again and used a water brush to blend it a little and add some dimension/shading before I stamped the sentiment.

Th flowers/leaves are from Fresh Cut Florals, I die cut a bunch of pieces, stamped them, and then arranged them around/beneath the banner before adhering them all in place.


Just a hint for using Fresh Cut Florals.  The flowers/leaves you see are never the first ones I stamp.  I always pull more colors than I will use on the finished card, and use a scratch piece of paper to sort out the color combinations/generations of stamping, etc. before I start stamping on my die cuts.  Then I use the scratch sheet as a guide when when I am stamping....helps me keep everything straight in my head.

Hope that you are having a great day!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Carta Bella - Hello Again Collection Pack; Avery Elle - White Cardstock
Stamps:  WPlus9 - Fresh Cut Florals; Basic Banners
Ink: CTMH - Cocoa, Topiary, Ruby, Gypsy
Other:  WPlus9 - Fresh Cut Florals and Basic Banner Die; WRMK - Cropodile; Ranger - Waterbrush; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card! I love how vintage the banner looks, and the colors are beautiful!

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  2. This is gorgeous! Such awesome layers!!!

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  3. Oh, Miriam, this is just beautiful!!!

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  4. This is beautiful, Miriam! I especially love how you "fixed" your stamped banner-- it looks terrific!

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  5. This is so beautiful, Miriam, and boy does it make me long for spring!

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  6. So pretty!!! I love the design :-)

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  7. This is beautiful! I love the flowers, the die cut edge, and the cute stamping! Adorable!

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  8. Oh, my! This is beautiful! :)

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  9. This is beautiful :) love that bunch and all the colors

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  10. wow love all the layered flowers.. totally gorgeous..

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  11. Stunning and perfect! I love the banner...a gorgeous design!

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  12. Those layers I could just dive into! Thanks for sharing your behind-the-scenes process of making more flowers than you need too. Love hearing about the process!

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  13. Absolute PERFECTION! I could not possibly love this more!

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  14. Oh, this is absolutely gorgeous, girl! LOVE the palette you've chosen! Great tip! And what you've done with that banner is divine!

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