Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I'm finally well!!!

Oh, my gosh, the cold that I got last week really knocked me on my behinney! Today is the first day that I have actually felt normal(which is a relative term I use loosely). Here is a card I made in honor of feeling better using Melanie Muenchinger's A Charmed life and also her A Year of Flowers tulips. Double whammie of my favorite stamps :)

I colored the tulips, stems, leaves and ladybug from A Year of Flowers and cut them out and adhered them to my Top Note Die. I used 2 Adirondak ink pads, lemonade, juniper to sponge around the edge of the die panel and added a final light sponging of Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the farthest outside where I wanted it the darkest.

The sentiment, which I absolutely love, is from A Charmed life. I have used the wine glass a lot and decided that it was time to expand my visions as this set is so versatile and can be used for about a million occassions.

I created my own designer paper for the back panel by taking a piece of yellow cardstock and stamping the crackled finish stamp, from Bold Flowers ( a stamp set included in the Floral Frenzy StampTV kit). I stamped it in the Adirondak Juniper ink all over and then I took the Charming stamp from A Charmed Life and stamped all over the paper as well going in all different directions. I then sponged around the edge with the same Juniper ink.

I cut strips of Blue bayou cardstock and used my corner punch to create a pretty scalloped strip which I cut into four strips and matched the corners to frame the main image. I tied a piece of white dotten swiss sheer ribbon through a large grey-green button and tied it in a knot and then adhered the ribon to the main image,

The main image is popped up on strips of foam mounting tape but you can't see the dimension in the photo

The designer paper behind the main image is from the Ocean Glass paper pack I picked up at Michaels before Christmas.

It feels good to be back coloring and making cards again. I have missed making projects to show you and hope you missed it too.

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See you all tomorrow and thanks for stopping by.



Theresa said...

Cathy, this is gorgeous! Glad you are starting to feel better.

Anonymous said...

So glad you are feeling better!

This is gorgeous! I always love to come look at your creations.