Creative Bliss

Friday, July 3, 2009

Hello Card

It's taken me a while, but I finally found the stamp set to create my version of this gorgeous card by Laurie Schmidlin of Just Give Me Stamps. Yes, that post is dated May! Just goes to show how much I love it. I was completely enamored with the green flower and the soothing colors.

I had been to Archiver's a few days before I saw the card, and saw the Basic Grey stamp (the only link I could find) in the Hot Spot there. I remember picking it up and thinking it was neat, but "how would I use it?" So I put it back down and moved along my merry way. Well, then Laurie posts her card and I skedaddle back to A's to get that stamp and wouldn't you know, they didn't have it anymore? They were sold out of all the Basic Grey sets in the Hot Spot. I asked if they'd move the stamps and the gal told me she had just put out a bucket of them, but they were ALL gone. Sigh. Ever since then, I've kept my eyes peeled at A's and other stores...just in case I would be lucky enough to find it. Yes, I could have used another set, but this one was SO appealing I didn't have the heart NOT to use it. LOL I'm a dork sometimes, that's for sure.

Well, as I mentioned, Steve took the day off yesterday (and has today off) and I've been hankering to drive up to Fort Collins to visit The Treasure Box (a true blue fantastic scrapbooking store), so I took a little field trip after he got home from getting his crown put on (finally). As I was soaking in all the goodness there, I came across the stamp set I'd been searching high and low for! I can't believe how excited I got over a under $2 stamp set. LOL

I almost bought just that set, but no...I found some other goodies as well. Hafta make the trip worthwhile, right? But I set to work on creating the card soon after I got home. And after all that blather, here's the result....
Maybe it wasn't worth all that build up, huh? LOL I like it though, and I had fun putting my spin on the card. As you can see I used a Cuttlebug folder (dang, I really need to label them, I can't remember the name of this one) on Sweet Leaf cardstock. Then I rubbed Black ink on it to tone down the green and give the same type of strip look as Laurie's card. I colored in the image with Kohinoor pencils and blended with oms (odorless mineral spirits). I added a bit of Liquid Glass and Icicle Stickles for bling. I crocheted the green flower and hunted down a black button from my stash.

Over all, the card is pretty straight forward. I used another image from the set to stamp that hard to see black stripe down the side of the pattern paper (which is a Sandylion design, btw, found on this little field trip, too). You can't see that I popped up the main image on some pop dots. Any questions on supplies? Feel free to ask...my fingers are pooped after all the typing I've done on this and my previous post. LOL

Have a Fantastic Friday, wherever you are. Who knows...maybe I'll be back again sometime today.
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11 comments:

Anke said...

Oh is that ever cute with the little green bow and button! I love all your cards, they are so adorable! Have a wonderful 4th and take it easy for a change!!!

Kathi Carlson said...

LOVE everything about this card right down to the smallest detail! We sure seem to like many of the same things. That's a very cool stamp. Oh, and the embossing folder is Distressed Stripes. I remember dumb stuff... can't recall a lot of other stuff.

No, I'd better get something done here. Take advantage of the time. Enjoy your day!!!

Alanna said...

Your card is wonderful Jeanne. So very pretty and I love all the details.

I'm not also good at remembering my cuttlebug folders. One day, I'm going to mark on them with sharpie to help this poor old soul.

I hope you and your family have a great holiday weekend.

Sarah said...

It is SUPER gorgeous Jeanne...I can see why you were dying to recreate it. I think you did a fantastic job. I really loved reading your post too...You always make me smile.
I can't even remember the name of the stamps I am supposed to be selling...how sad is that. I am such a ditz.

Kim Burmeister said...

Love, love, love it! I don't have that Cuttlebug folder and I NOW I want it. I can't remember what you use for the dark blue scallop mat. I don't think you mentioned it...what is it again?

Great job!

nonapearl said...

It's a great card! Glad you finally were able to find that stamp set. Super cute for only $2!!!

=) Nona

Laurel said...

Oh, gorgeous, just gorgeous!

Kariberry said...

Very pretty! Love all the details! Enjoy your 4th!!

stampmonkey said...

Oh, Jeanne, this is one of my very favorite cards of yours EVER --I absolutely LOVE it!! Everything about it is wonderful (and I love your sweet little crocheted flower too)! I'm glad you were able to find that stamp --it's super cute!

One of these days we're gonna have to meet up at either Archiver's or the Treasure Box. Had I been in town, I'd have met you on this trip...not that I have any money to spend. lol

Jean said...

I love this card - just gorgeous! I might try and make my own version of it, too...

Crafty Jenn said...

I think it was definately worth the build-up! This card is fantastic! What a great use of a new stamp. Nice colors too.

Thanks for your comments too. ;)