June 5, 2012

Good Morning!  I'm glad to be back in the swing of things and Twisted Tuesday Challenges is back from vacation!  Everyone's vacation cards were wonderful and this week Melina has a great challenge for us all.  The challenge this week found here is to create a card with a touch of purple and the twist is that we must use twine on our cards.

I began by stamping my flower images onto a scrap piece of card stock and once I had them stamped I used my spritzer tool and my SU crumb cake marker and I spritzed all over my image.  It's hard to see in my photo, but it's there and it looks neat in person.  I also used my spritzer tool over my sentiment.  To ink up my images I just tapped the flower part of my stamp in my wisteria wonder ink pad and then I carefully inked up the stem and leaves part of my stamp onto my certainly celery ink pad.  Sometimes  I think inking up a stamp this way is easier and faster than trying to color it using markers.

Next, I took a 4 1/4" x 4" piece of certainly celery card stock and using my labels collection framelits dies I cut out the center- to create a frame, or as some of you know this is the negative portion of the die cut out.  Once I had my certainly celery frame I decided to run it through my big shot using the vintage wallpaper embossing folder.

The rest of my card was just a matter of assembling it.  The small piece of wisteria wonder card stock on the right side of my card has the ends trimmed off in a V shape and that I just did with my paper snips.  Next, I wrapped some twine around it and I tied it off using a button with a small bow.

For my sentiment I wanted it to stand out a bit more that the rest of my card and a great way to do this is to layer your sentiments.  I played around with the punches I have until I got a set of punched layers that I felt worked okay together.

If you have time take a moment to see the samples from the other members of the design team!
Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be back in a little while with another card today.  Yep, that's right!  I have another card for you today :)

Stamps:  Watercolor Trio
Card Stock:  White, Certainly Celery, Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Wisteria Wonder
Supplies:  Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Spritzer Tool, Crumb Cake Marker, Button, Twine, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Technique: Dry Embossing

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Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Patty, I love your card! Your color scheme is gorgeous and those soft flowers are beautiful! And you know I really like the way you wound the cord on the paper and included a button. WOW!

Becky said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and love the pearls

Melina said...

This is gorgeous Patty! I love your layout! Beautiful color combo! :)

MiamiKel said...

How beautiful! Elegant and vreative!!

KER said...

lovely card...and i like to ink up my flower stamps the same way...and i agree it does seem easier than coloring with markers

Heather B said...

Great colors!!

AnnMarie said...

Beautiful! :)