Friday, August 20, 2010

Gala For A Great Friend

The "greenhouse" is in full bloom this summer, which provides a great way to let your friend know she's special to you. Today's creation was inspired by this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. I did find it a bit challenging at first, then managed to get into the swing of things. The Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper is so versatile with charming muted prints and big, splashy, gorgeous blooms.

  • Once again, the Oval Scallop Frame die comes to the rescue for the perfectly sized oval. Save the scallop frame for another project.
  • With three tags to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect size for your project on the Matchbox die.
  • The new stitched-poly ribbon (available in all the new in-colors) is charming. It's also very easy to work with when tying bows.
  • I love the butterfly from the Great Friends stamp set. For this bit of class, I used white craft ink on vellum, then clear embossed it. Paper snips make cutting this cutie a breeze.

Technique alert! Did you spot the technique I snuck in?  Make a real statement with your greetings by using two colors of ink. How? Stampin' Write markers, baby! Just apply the ink to the desired parts of the image with markers. Before stamping, breathe on the inked stamp to remoisten the ink before stamping onto your paper.  I also used a Stamp-a-ma-jig positioner for perfect placement on the tag. It's a must-have tool!

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Stamps: Great Friend (113792), Itty Bitty Bits (W-117056, C-120060)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie (105216), White Craft (101731), Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write marker (119801), Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write marker (105115)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Pear Pizzazz (119795), White Vellum (101839), Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper (117167)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Oval Scallop Frame die (114521), Matchbox die (114890), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Linen thread (104199), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Scallop Edge Border punch (119882), Heat Tool (100005), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
That Special Touch: Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Sponge Daubers (102892), Peach Parfait 1/2" Stitched-Poly ribbon (119264), Basic Pearls (119247), Designer Button (retired) - try the NEW Designer Buttons/Neutrals (119743).

1 comment:

  1. This is really a lovely card. I love what you did with the Mojo Monday sketch. I'm going to have to case this and send it to someone :)


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