Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Happy birthday!

Hello! How are things? I have a bazillion things to do today, but I wanted to stop by and share the card I made this morning. I did some negative image shading and some stamping and some punching!  It is just a simple card with a simple sentiment, but I am pretty pleased with how it turned out!  

I used the Window Frames Collection Framelits to cut out the dark green window and then used the negative part as my template for the shading.  I taped it down over a piece of Very Vanilla and sponged the insides creating the same shape as the window cutout. 

I stamped the words from French Foliage (retired....sniff, sniff!) and then the beautiful flowers from Bordering on Romance on top.  I cut the whole thing out using the next larger size in the bunch and layered the larger one on top of the smaller one.  I was hoping to go for a kind of shadow look.

I stamped the sentiment and then used the Decorative Label punch to get this cute shape.  I punched it out once and stuck it back into the punch moving it all the way to the top and punched it again!  I added a tiny bit of Dazzling Diamonds to the flowers for just a touch of sparkle.  I wanted to keep it slightly understated so it could be used for a man or a woman.

Since my To Do list is longer than I am tall today, I better get to it!  I hope that you take some time today to do something a little fun for yourself!  Weather is nice, life is short and today only happens once so make it a good one!

Much love!  I will be back soonest with more to share!


Nancy said...

Pretty card AM! the flowers stamped on top of the words look so elegant!

Pam said...

Very nice AM!!

Cary said...

Love it!

Jackie said...

Very nice card AM & I like the colors you used!!!

cparsons said...

I love how you used the text from Fall Foilage, what a classic vintage look.

Margaret said...

LOVE how you used the framing to shade the inside!! Beautiful card!