Thursday, May 14, 2009

friends are wonderful

I am in love with cameo coral! I had not used it until I started playing with all the goodies in the mini catalog and now I can't stop stamping with it! Here's a card guessed it...a wonderful friend. I used the weathered background stamp (retired?) in sahara sand on a very vanilla cs base and rounded the corners. Then I ran kiwi kiss cs and my patterned paper through the top note die and trimmed the edge again for a great nested top note. I stamped the flowers from petal pizzazz in cameo coral, baja breeze and summer sun and then cut them out by hand. A touch of the glue pen and a sprinkle of dazzling diamonds gave them just the right amount of glitz for my glamorous friend. I tied it with some kraft taffeta ribbon and tucked some die cut kiwi kiss little leaves in around the flowers. I was going for a shabby chic, vintage feel--what do you think? I also cut a piece of my patterned paper and slipped it into a very vanilla envelope to give it an elegant touch. Mary Fish had the great idea of sticking the liner paper to the envelope by licking the edge and sticking the paper to it--no need for sticky tape! But...that does mean that you can't seal the envelope. So, I punched a small circle from my patterned paper and ran it through the Xyron machine to create my own envelope seal! Cool!

stamps: petal pizzazz, wonderful favorites
ink: cameo coral, baja breeze, summer sun, chocolate chip
paper kiwi kiss & very vanilla cs, making memories "chole's closet"
other: kraft taffeta ribbon, MS 2-way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, 3/16" corner rounder, top note die, little leaves die, 1" circle punch, xyron, stampin dimensionals, stamp-a-ma-jig


Nance said...
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oliverdi said...

Such a great card. Your work is spectacular! Di