This card was inspired by this one I saw in my Reader. I really liked the feel of the card.
I switched it up a little as you can see.
The pattern paper is Collectable Notable from My Mind's Eye (6x6 pad)
The cardstock is Twilight from CTMH)
The ribbon is from CTMH
The flower is cut from Flower Shoppe and my Cricut and inked with Tim Holtz Wild Honey distress ink
The leaves are punched from a Martha Stewart punch.
The honeycomb embossing folder is a new one for the Cuttlebug.
The pearl is Recollections brand from Michaels.
I also used Nestabilites circle and scallop circle.
The next card was inspired by one my good friend, Barb shared here on her blog. Barb is the queen of adding lovely details to her cards and while I didn't add any sparkle, I'm pretty pleased with the final result.
The technique is called triple stamping or something like that. You cut the three pieces of cardstock you are going to stamp on and lay them on top of each other, adhering them a bit so they don't move. Then you stamp your image. Once done, then you mat the pieces, which hides any imperfections in the stamping. Very easy steps for a look that has a lot of impact, as Barb said.
I used a stamp set from Close To My Heart, but it doesn't have a name on it. It does have a 25th Anniversary sticker on it and some stamps that say i am... I liked this flower image. I used Sunset ink and at the last minute decided to add the black centers. I liked the contrast quite a bit.
The label is a cut from Artiste and I added some pearls for a little extra interest.
The Happy Birthday is from Birthday Basics from Papertrey Ink.
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