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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

You Will Be Missed

Hello Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made to go along with the gift I showed you yesterday that was for a friend and coworker.
I had to use my favorite stamp set, Stampin Up Good Thoughts, I have said before I love this flower and I am sure you will be seeing it more and more. Hope you don't mind!
I stamped the image onto some Naturals card stock and then again on some scrap naturals, I colored using Melon Mambo and Garden Green inks, I fussy cut out the top of the flower and set it aside.
I used the retired French Foliage stamp set to 'grunge" up my BG around my flower a bit. I used Crumb Cake ink for that and stamped off once before stamping around the flower. I didn't worry to much about getting it on my flower as I knew I would be adding the blossom piece of the flower over the top of the bottom image.

The sentiment on here comes from the Wild about Flowers stamp set. I stamped it twice onto some scrap paper and used my Label Bracket punch. I trimmed off the bottom portion of the punched piece to make it straight across the bottom. I sponged the edges with Crumb cake and added a staple on each side and stacked the two together with some dimensionals. No need to stamp the sentiment twice as I did cos the bottom doesn't show but I was not thinking about that at the time, I just knew I wanted to stack the sentiment to make it stand out a bit more. 
The base of the card is Crumb Cake card stock and then a layer of the Naturals card stock. The DSP is from the Neutrals pack/ The black striped piece comes from the Neutrals pack as well.

We had a little going away party for Lynn at a local restaurant on Sunday and I gave her the framed piece, a small matching Faith pin and this card. She seemed to like them very much and that made me happy. 

Thanks for stopping by today!




Mary Beth Krakowski said...

Vicki, I think this is one of the prettiest cards I've seen. I love the flower, your coloring is wonderful. It is so inspirational.

paowens11 said...

So beautiful and such a gorgeous creative background (I love it). The flower is perfect!

Conniecrafter said...

That is beautiful, love the dimension you gave it and a great background!

Wendy said...

What's not to like??!!! This is gorgeous! So much detail on your card, Vicki! Love everything! Best of luck to your friend in her new journey! Hugs~

CherylQuilts said...

How beautiful, Vicki, and I love this color combination and the grunge you've added. Once again, I always love when you use this image! Hugs!