Sunday, April 22, 2012

This is such a lovely card.  We actually did this card at our October Retreat last year.  Now that was a really fun time.  We hope to do it again this year.  I did CASE this one from another demo, Michelle Clarke, who CASED it from someone else.  So this is a really good card!  Everybody's copying it! 

The base is Blushing Bride cs 4 1/4 x 11, folded in half.  It will open up instead of to the side.  Take a piece of Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5 and stamp the background with  "En Francais" (pg. 151) in Blushing Bride ink.  Then ink the stem stamp from the "Field Flowers" set (pg.120) with Basic Gray and stamp the image on the lower 2/3 of the cardstock (you won't be stamping the whole stem on the cs, just part of it. Check the placement of the leaf on the stem in the picture). Then take the flower outline and center and stamp them on the stem in Basic Grey ink.   You will also stamp the sentiment in Basic Grey. (You will need to watch your placement of the flower as you will need room to put the sentiment on the side.)  Now take the full flower and center and stamp over the Basic Grey with Blushing Bride.  If you are someone who needs to have everything exact, you might want to use the STamp-A-Ma-Jig on pg. 207 to place the flowers exactly on top of each other.  Okay, now you take the Lace Ribbon Border punch (pg. 198) and punch a 5 flower strip out of Blushing Bride cs.  You will need to cut it down, some to fit the page, glue it down with tombow glue or the gluestick, or crystal effects (pg. 206).  Then add some bling with Basic Rhinestones from pg. 198.  Place your finished piece on a piece of Basic Grey cs 4 x 5 1/4, and attach that to your base of Blushing Bride!  WaaLa, you now have a fantastic card to give to a friend!  And they will think you are so cool to make a beautiful card just for them.

And just a side note.  Everything used for the card will be in the new catalog EXCEPT the Blushing Bride.  That is one of the 5 In-Colors that will be retireing on May 31.  So if you love that color, or any of the other 4, (Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, and Peach Parfiet), you better stock up on them now.

That's all for now.  Hope to see you tomorrow as I have a very important announcment for you!  You will love it!  Until then,  Take care and have a good one!

Jeannie B

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