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March 19, 2009

Last Post until Saturday

Saturday I will post the Card Patterns week #7 sketch.  It's a FUN one, so make sure to come check it out and swing by CP to play along and leave a link so that you can enter in for a chance to win not only a prize, but also a spot as a guest DT member!!  I've been thrilled when my readers/friends (aren't you one and the same??) have played along with us over at CP!!!!


Today's card was another assignment for my Friend to Friend swap.  This one was to be made using items we would normally hoard.  Well, I have not used my Carousel Notes yet, and I like to hang on to my bling - like the Clear Rhinestone brads.  So, I used my handy dandy new Circle Scissors Plus and Glass Mat to cut some circles to mount on the Carousel note card.  I added a circle "card" that I cut out with my Circle Scissors Plus and adhered to the back of the card so that it would "open" instead of being a post card-style card.  I also used my never-before used Pick a Petal Classy Brass Template to do the circle shaped paper piercing (yes...more!! he he LOL) and the dry embossing of the circles in each scallop. 

Of course I had to pull out my current favorite set, Friends 24-7.  I used my blender pen to put Baja Breeze ink only on the flowers on the stamp and my Old Olive SU! marker to ink the stems and leaves.  I stamped it and then water-colored the image with the Baja Breeze and Old Olive ink and a blender pen with both.  I like this effect of an image with no black or single-colored outline.  Rather, the flowers are one color with a lighter shade filling them and the same for the leaves/stems. 

It was a fun card to make and I hope you (and Carmen of course!) like it!!!

All supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Friends 24-7
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Kraft and Whisper White CS, Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP
Ink:  Old Olive, Baja Breeze and Sahara Sand classic ink, Old Olive SU! marker
Accessories:  Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Classy Brass Pick a Petal Template, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Embossing Stylus, Light Table, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Beautiful! Love how soft and elegant this card is. Congrats on breaking into those supplies you typically hoard. It's kind of liberating, isn't it??

  2. I love it! Another beauty. You are very talented!!!!
    Great to talk to you yesterday! It was wonderful just to hear your voice.

  3. This is so pretty - and I love your idea of turning it into a card that actually opens! Gotta get the Circle Scissors Plus...

  4. really pretty card, marie! love this colour combo :)

  5. I love the circle card - I need to do something like that again, what a fun look.

  6. Beautiful card!!! Love all the little details you added! And I'm impressed you used some of your hoarding items, what a good idea!

  7. I have to tell you that this one was my favorite! I take it back about not being a flower person!

  8. Marie, this is beautiful! You packed so many fabulous elements into this little beauty! The papers, the embossing, your bling, you did a fabulous job!
    Blessings, Maria

  9. Ooo! This card is SOOOOO PRETTY!!!!

  10. Gorgeous card!!! Ohh! I want the Circle scissors! Do you like it?

  11. stunning! you do beautiful work with this stamp set. I love the piercing and the embossing, everything is just gorgeous!


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