Thursday, July 26, 2007

*Dahlia*

I think that's what this flower is. Anyway....I STAMPED! Such a wonderful feeling. A confession of why I haven't stamped much lately... I have been having a terrible time with stamping, missing Kim, etc. Almost ALL of my cards and artwork went to her! So to sit down and make something seemed useless to me, cuz who was I going to send it to? I really had to do some soul searching as to why I stamp and if I was going to continue doing it. I decided that being creative is a gift from God and I was doing Him and others a disservice by not using that talent/gift. Also, Kim would be sad to know that I wasn't stamping. She was my biggest cheerleader and she would want me to continue. So even though I am selling lots of stamp stuff, it's just because I need to really *use* what I buy and only buy what I will *use* (and not hoard cuz it's too pretty).

So here is a card I made today. Even though Kim was a girly girl (pink stuff and PURSES Ü), she loved my *grunge* cards and items and owned several. I love how this turned out! The scan distorted the colors a bit. The flower matches the patterned paper perfectly. Patterned paper is *Wanted* by Cosmo Cricket. I LOVE this paper! (no more hoarding...have to use Ü) I think the paper alone makes the card.

I stamped the flower 3 times in different colors (using Colorbox chalk ink) and then cut them out, distressed the edges by sponging w/ dk brown ink and curling the edges and then layered them. The center is french knots. I enjoy sewing on paper. The tab is Cosmo Cricket, word on tab SU! and vintage lace to finish off the card. Oh and the bkgrd square behind the flower is actually from the front sheet of the Cosmo pkg just showing the patterned paper inside. I didn't want to waste any of this lovely paper and it was the perfect size.

3 comments:

  1. Love this -- fantastic card!

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  2. Gorgeous! I am glad you are stamping again. We missed you! It's good that you were able to do some soul searching. God has definitely gifted you!
    JenB

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  3. the lace looks great on this card!!

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