May 01 2010
I have lots of ground to cover again tonight and I’ll start with my card. I absolutely LOVED the inspiration photo for this week’s challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room, called The Comforts of Home. The colors, the patterns, the homey, cozy warmth — loved it all. Here’s the photo:
Isn’t that a great photo! So, of course, I had to make a card! What I mentally took with me to my stamp room from that photo were the soft blues and browns and a clean, fresh, yet vintage, linen closet feel. This is what I came up with:
This card pleased me immensely! I LOVE these colors. The designer paper is from Blue Awning by K & Company. The cardstock is SU Very Vanilla and Soft Sky. It’s a very simple layout with simple layers.
My sentiment is from HOPE by JustRite, used on a 2″ Square Stamper. The ornamentation behind the sentiment is a die cut from Spellbinder’s Fancy Tags. It was too long, so I cut it in the middle to make it smaller. I used a light brown chalk ink to accent and VersaFine Vintage Sepia for my sentiment.
I dug out this old HOPE stamp from SU, in a set called Wonderful Words II. I thought it was the perfect addition here and I’ll likely be keeping it out to use more often with JustRite’s new HOPE set.
I tea dyed the narrow Crochet Lace (a post showing other tea dyed results will come in a day or two), and I ran some 1/8″ Blue Silk through the center. My large bow is a double bow made on the largest legs of the original Bow Easy, using 1.25″ Blue Silk. It sits atop a trio of flowers that I pulled from some pretty floral picks I found in the bridal section of Michaels. The flowers and ribbon are very securely glued on using my Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue that I pick up at Wal-Mart.
Aside from the SU product, all items used can be found at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
Click here for the stamps, paper and ink: HOPE set by JustRite, 2″ Square Stamper, Blue Awning by K & Company, VersaFine Vintage Sepia Ink.
Click here for the paper in KIT form: Blue Awning Kit
Click here for the ribbon: 100% Silk Ribbon and narrow Crochet Lace by May Arts.
Click here for the tools used: Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Square Nesties (4 pack), Bow Easy and Score Boards.
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On a personal note:
I just received this picture of my Dad via email from my sister. She took it today, and I see she brought one of her dogs, Quincy, along for the visit!
He is looking so good and gaining much strength. Hopefully in a few weeks he can come home! Please continue to hold him up in your prayers. He’s come an amazingly long way, but still has a ways to go! Again, I can’t express enough how grateful I am to all of you for your prayers and words of encouragement. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
Hope you all can enjoy your Sunday — see you real soon with some samples of ribbon I tea dyed!
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