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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

So Glad We're Friends

Happy Hump Day Peeps!

Today's card is made from scraps!!! Not one piece of cardstock was harmed in the making of this card.

When I sit down at my desk to make something, I had no clue what I wanted to do, I had no sketch printed out to use, no inspiration at all was forth coming, so I started to clean up a bit and came across the pieces, of this card. The main image was already stamped. the DS paper already adhered onto the white and both items was tucked inside a already cut and folded piece of cardstock. So I said to myself, Let's finish this.

Over the weekend I had organized my mounting pile, and I mean huge pile of scraps, by sorting each color into a manila folder size envelope and labeled them by name and color family. So I dug out the chocolate chip and summer sun envelopes and pulled out a couple of pieces of scraps. My first thought was to use some summer sun behind the flower panel but after holding them together I quickly tossed that idea. I trimmed the flowers a bit and added a piece of chocolate chip cardstock behind it. I then dug into my white envelope and pulled out some whisper white scraps and edge punched one side and layered it onto the flower panel. I then mounted that onto the DS paper piece with some dimensionals.

All the time I was putting that together I was thinking about the cool tag Dawn Easton had used on this card I had seen on her blog last week.

So I pulled out the SU sentiment set "Best Yet" now retired, and stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of white with some chalk ink. I then used my key tag punch to punch it out. I cut the ends and then cut a slightly larger piece of chocolate chip to layer it onto. I used the corner rounder punch on one end and cut the other end like the white tag. I added a silver brad and mounted the tag onto the card with some more dimensionals.

I then used a silver clip and some chocolate chip twill ribbon and some summer sun grosgrain ribbon on the corner. Added two more silver brads in opposite corners and mounted the whole she-bang to the already made chocolate chip card base! Viola-it's done and all with scraps, gotta love that!!!!

I really love this SU set "Inspired by Nature", it is on the dormant list, sure hope it doesn't retire in July!!!

Well, that's all for today, Thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!



Sharon said...

Don't you just love it when you can find things that are "ready to go" just laying about?! Beautiful flower images!

Jaspere said...

Beautiful. Your flower center even looks fuzzy in the picture. Love the traditional colors too.

Jackie said...

Wow! This is really beautiful Vicki and love the colors you used...awesome work as always!!!

nitestamper said...

uper adorable, Vicky!!!!!fantastic color and lovely eyelet border.

Martha said...

its just beautiful!

specialcraftmom4 said...

Great card! I just love your Blog too (:

Michelle said...

This is AWESOME! You do such great work!!

Marilyn Goodrich said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I wish that set wasn't on the dormant list - it should be showcased instead! Your card is case-in-point! Just gorgeous Vicky!!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Vicki, LOVE the story and NO cardstock!!!! Shout outs for sorting. That is a job!!!! Love where you creative inspiration took you...this card is beautiful!!!! Great work!!!!

Cheryl Lynn Hirzel said...

Wonderful card - I really like this!