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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Birthday Toys for the Big Boys

I make cards for all the fellas in my family -  husand, sons, 
brothers, nephews and grand nephews.  So . . . I thought I 
would dedicate the next 2 weeks to all the boys and men in 
my life.   Hope you find something that inspires you!!

My older brother has always been a real adventurer. Right now he and my sister-in-law are on a motorcycle trip through the eastern part of the U.S. 

He's been riding motorcycles for many years, so I thought it was about time I made him a motorcycle birthday card. I started by printing this digital image and then colouring it with my copic markers, using the patterned paper as my colour inspiration.  I cut the paper into three strips and then mounted each of them onto blue card stock;  the panels were added to the yellow card base. 
 The coloured image was cut into an oval shape and then mounted on an oval blue mat.  A light blue ribbon was added to the left side, along with a yellow star button, and two sentiment panels. Follow Your Dreams  (from PTI's Fillable Frames #3) was stamped in a light blue ink and matted with more blue card stock. The oval panel was stamped with a sentiment from Close to My Heart's Today's Date, but this time it was cut with an oval punch.  Three brass brads were added to the lower right corner.

Card Details
Stamps:  CTMH: Today's Date;  PTI: Fillable Frames #3
Inks: CTMH Crystal Blue
Papers: Bella white card stock; yellow and light blue card stock; patterned paper from my scrap bin
Other Supplies:  digital image; copic markers; blue ribbon; yellow star button; blue embroidery floss; brass brads;

My husband has a workshop  behind our home that stores all of his 'equipment'. (like my craft room, only bigger with scary power tools and wood instead of paper, stamps and a Cuttlebug!!)  He can disappear for hours, working on various projects.
I do appreciate all of his hard work though, as he is always ready to listen when I say " I've been thinking...."  He knows that usually means I have a 'project' for him to tackle!!

This is the card I made him for his last birthday - I never got around to posting it!!   Stamping Bella's Mr. Fixabella seemed like just the right image for this job!!

The edges of the colourful plaid card stock were sponged with blue ink and then mounted onto the blue card base.
The main image was stamped onto white card stock and then coloured with water colour pencils. A blue mat was cut for the focal image using Nestabilities Deckled Rectangle. Two blue Stamping Bella dots were added to the top left corner.  The sentiment, from CDS's Tool Time was stamped onto the orange panel with dark blue ink.

I finished the inside of the card with some orange card stock and the plaid paper. The sentiment and measuring tape (CDS's  Tool Time) were stamped onto white card stock that had been cut with the Deckled Rectangle. Stickles were used to highlight the tape measure. Faux stitching was created around the orange panel with a white gel pen. Little blue circles were punched and added to the corners of each panel.

Card Details
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps: Tool Time;   Stamping Bella: Mr. Fixabella;
Inks:  CTMH: Black, Moonstruck
Papers:  Bazzill: blue, orange, white card stock; plaid patterned paper from my scrap bin
Other Supplies: Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles; Stamping Bella Dots; white gel pen; water colour pencils; Stickles; circle punches

Monday, June 27, 2011

Basketball Birthday

I make cards for all the fellas in my family -  husand, sons, brothers, 
nephews and grand nephews.  So . . . I thought I would dedicate the 
next two weeks of blog posts to all the boys and men in my life. 
Hope you find something that inspires you!!

Most of the adult males in my family like simple and clean cards. Here's one that I made for a basketball fanatic. (He likes to watch and play the game). 
I used the little scrap of patterned paper as my colour inspiration. The yellow-orange card base was covered with a piece of white card stock stamped with SU's Weathered Background block, using CTMH Goldrush ink.  The strip of patterned paper was added across the middle of the card.

The basketball jersey was stamped onto a white card stock in red ink. The number "1" was coloured with a light turquoise marker. It was mounted onto a red mat and then added to the card front.
The sentiment was stamped onto a white rectangle, matted and then added to the lower portion of the card. To create faux brads for the front, I  punched tiny circles from red and blue paper and glued them to the corners.

Card Details:
Stamps:  Creative Clear Stamps: Basketball;   Close to My Heart: Solo "O"; SU: Weathered Background stamp
Inks: CTMH Holiday Red, Goldrush
Papers: Yellow-orange, red, white card stock; patterned paper from my stash;
Other Suppliesblue marker; circle punches

Thanks for visiting.
Karen C.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Papertrey June 2011 Blog Hop Challenge

This month we are providing you with a beautiful photo to 
help trigger some creative ideas with color!  This inspirational 
photo is just dreamyand it's the perfect thing to give you a 
creative jumpstart that will lead to nothing but fabulous results! 

This was a difficult challenge for me, as I've never made a card based on an inspirational photo. After many trials and errors I decided to focus on just a few things from the photo. Squares, Dragonflies and the Colours found their way onto my card. Here it is!!
Squares:  Nine 1" squares were punched out from various card stock.
Dragonflies: The Dragonfly image from Places, Please was stamped on eight of the squares using Versa mark and then heat embossed with silver embossing powder. The sentiment, from Butterfly Dreams was also heat embossed.
Colours: I chose as many colours (see list below) from the inspiration photo as I could and arranged them onto the white card stock that had been impressed with the Wood grain Impression Plate. The baker's twine also included the various colour themes.

Dimensional foam strips were used to raise the front white panel and give some dimension. I didn't want the small squares to stand away from the card front too much, so I added small 3/4" squares of white card stock under each coloured square before attaching them to the card front. This gave just enough 'lift' to the squares without adding too much thickness.

Card Details:  All PTI unless noted
Stamps: Places, Please (dragonfly);  Butterfly Dreams (sentiment)
Inks: Versamark
Papers: Stamper's Select White, Spring Moss, Lemon Tart, Hibiscus Burst; SU Certainly Celery; 
2 Pinks and 3 Turquoise papers from my stash.
Other Supplies: Woodgrain Impression Plate; SU Silver Stampin' Embossing powder;  EK Success 1" Square Punch;  The Twinery Baker's Twine (turquoise, pink, green); pink button from my stash; dimensional foam strips

Thanks for visiting my blog. Enjoy the Blog Hop!!
Karen C.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Birthday Golf

I make cards for all the fellas in my family -  husand, sons, brothers, 
nephews and grand nephews.  So . . . I thought I would dedicate the 
next two weeks of blog posts to all the boys and men in my life. 
Hope you find something that inspires you!!

My oldest son is a basketball player during the winter and a golfer in the summer. Since I used so many golfing images for Father's Day this year, I thought I would show the card, gift certificate holder and gift tag that I made for my son that also included lots of golfing treats!!

The bright colourful argyle paper was my starting point and I used it for all of the projects. My husband gave me the score card from the golf course and I decided to use it on the card. I think it really adds a bit of authenticity to the card and certainly isn't something that you'd find on a store bought card. The golf clubs and the sentiment are both from Clear Dollar Stamps Golf Set. The felt star and the yellow star button are from my stash.
On the inside, a piece of yellow card stock was mounted onto the green card base. Four of the coloured diamond shapes were cut out and then adhered to a piece of white card stock. Beside that I stamped the sentiment from PTI's Fillable Frames #1.  Some more of the patterned paper was mounted onto a turquoise strip of card stock and then a red marker was used to create faux stitching around the edges.

Here are a few details and supplies for the card front and interior:
Stamps:  Clear Dollar Stamps: Golf Set, PTI Fillable Frames #1
Inks: CTMH Black, Ocean
Papers: SU Certainly Celery Card Base; Argyle Patterned Paper, Turquoise, Yellow  & White card stock
Other Supplies:  Felt Star, Yellow Star Button (tied with red floss) are from my stash.
Turquoise, Red & Yellow markers;  SU Ticket corner punch; Stamping Bella red Dots

This cute C.C. Design Balloon Trevor was added to the tag on one of the gifts for the birthday fella. He was stamped on Bella paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured with copics. The little T-shirt was paper pieced with the argyle paper, making sure to have one of the diamonds centered on the front. I mounted "Trevor" onto a piece of yellow card stock that had been run through the Cuttlebug with the Argyle Embossing folder and then cut with one of the Nestabilities Deckled Rectangle die. The edges were sponged with red ink.  

The balloon was stamped onto a piece of scrap red distressed paper, fussy cut and then added to the image with a dimensional foam dot.

The circle was stamped with a sentiment from PTI's Just for You and then punched out with a 1 3/4" punch. Another piece of patterned paper was punched out into a circle and then stamped with "treats" and added to the center of the circle.

I purchased a gift certificate from one of our local golf courses and created this little pouch to hold it: The Mat Stack #2 die was used to cut a piece of turquoise card stock.   A 1 3/4" circle of patterned paper was added to the mat stack and then the golf ball image from CDS Golf Set was stamped and mounted onto the center.  I stamped it with the "30th" to represent his age!!  The leaf image from CDS Tags  was stamped on the Mat Stack sides  for added interest.

Two holes were punched in the Mat Stack so that a green ribbon could be threaded through the ends. the sentiment from Tag-its #1 was stamped with CTMH Ocean ink on the bottom corner. The gift card holder was made  usingPTI's Seed Packet die, cut from white card stock, embossed with the Sunshine Impression Plate and then sponged with yellow ink. It's the perfect size for a gift card and I know I'm going to be using it a lot.

Thanks for visiting.    
Hope you enjoyed this little group of stamping treats!! 
Karen C.

Friday, June 17, 2011

More Father's Day Cards

On the Green
My husband has finally been able to bring out his golf clubs and spend some time on the golf course. I thought this 'vintage' look card would be ideal for my eldest son to give to his dad for Father's Day, since both of them are golfers:

The Stampin'Up On the Green block was stamped onto PTI Stamper's Select White card stock with Memento Dark Chocolate ink and then a few of the areas were coloured with some green copic markers.

Papertrey Ink's Just the Ticket die and stamps were used to create the sentiment panel. Chocolate and Sweet Leaf inks were also used to add the
stars from Boy Basics: Out of this World and "DAD"  from Star Prints.

In order to achieve an aged look on the card, I inked up the Weathered background stamp from SU with PTI Vintage Touch Tea Dye Chamomile and stamped it over the golf and sentiment panels in both directions and then sponged the edges with Chamomile and Chai inks. Chocolate Baker's Twine
and two chocolate buttons were used to accent the card.
The edges of the dotted patterned paper were sponged with Vintage Tea
Dye Duo and then added to the 4 1/4" x4 1/4" Dark Chocolate card base.

I decided to add some details to the inside of the card, so started with some more of the patterned paper. On top of that I added a little note card that I made using the Spiral Notebook die. (I actually cut the bottom of the notebook die cut in order for it to fit on the square card - it's more visually appealing)
I stamped the paper with two images from Mini Scrapbook Series: Library Ledger in Dark Chocolate ink. I used the same method as above to 'distress' the paper before adding the sentiment from Fillable Frames #4. Finally I cut and stamped the little medallion from Ad Sense (it says Limited Edition)

Now that I have a wide variety of Papertrey stamps and dies I've been pulling out many sets at a time and experimenting with all the little details. This card was another 8 stamp set card!! (6 from Papertrey Ink!!) Hopefully I can get some cleaning and organizing done this week now that I've made yet another mess!!

Card Details:
Stamps: SU On the Green, Weathered Background block;  PTI Just the Ticket, Star Prints (DAD), Boy Basics: Out of this World (star);  Mini Scrapbook Series: Library Ledger; Fillable Frames #4; Ad Sense.
Inks: Close to My Sweet Leaf; Memento Rich Cocoa; PTI Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select White, Dark Chocolate; K & C Company Dots (brown & green)
Other Supplies: PTI Just the Ticket Die; Spiral Notebook Die; Ad Sense Die; Copic markers (G12, YG11); The Twinery Baker's Twine; dark chocolate buttons

DAD - One of a Kind

This was a really quick and simple card to make for my younger son to "give" his dad. He lives on the East Coast, but still likes it when I make a card that he can 'send' for Father's Day. (I just don't have to put it in the mail!!)

The patterned paper really acted as my inspiration for colour choices.
I used a light blue card stock and then stamped it with the same Weathered background stamp that I used above. (I've used this background stamp on all of my Fathe's Day cards this week!! I had forgotten about it until I was rummaging around in my stamp drawer. I am going to have to do that more often!!)

I chose a section of my decorative paper that had some appropriate words for the occasion and cut a rectangle, then mounted it onto a piece of chocolate card stock.  The three letters - DAD  - were stamped in chocolate and then carefully cut out before adhering them to the card front. A simple cream button with chocolate ribbon was added to one side and then a brown marker was used to create faux stitching around the edges.  Sometimes ... easy is the way to go!!

Card Details:
Stamps:  Anna Griffin for All Night Media: Elegant Engraving Alphabet;  SU Weathered Background
Inks: CTMH Chocolate, Moonstruck
Paper: Recollections blue and chocolate; Creating Keepsakes: One of a Kind (blue) 
Other Supplies:  cream button; 1/4" chocolate ribbon; brown marker

Thanks for visiting. Have a great week-end.
Karen C.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Father's Day - Golfing the Day Away!!

My husband is a golfer . . . . so a Father's Day card with a golf theme is always appreciated!!  This first card is one I made for him last year and the second one is the 2011 version of Golf/Father's Day card.

Father's Day 2010 
I think I'm addicted to green paper, especially this Stampin'Up Certainly Celery. I combined it with navy blue and a small panel of striped paper that I had in my stash.
The golf shoes and words are from Golf Set  (Clear Dollar Stamps). 
I stamped them onto white card stock with green and blue inks and then coloured the shoes with SU's Certainly Celery marker. The edges of the card were sponged and distressed with a blue ink. I added some of the golfing terms around the shoes using some blue and green inks. 

The main image was mounted on blue and green card stock and then added to more white card stock that was embossed with a Swiss Dot folder. Several rows of dots near the edge have been coloured using the green marker. 
The sentiment in the oval panel is from a Close to My Heart Stamp set called Today's Date.  It was stamped onto white card stock and mounted onto a blue oval. Faux stitching with a white gel pen, a navy eyelet and green ribbon finish the tag.  Although this was made for Father's Day, it could easily be adapted for a birthday card.

Father's Day 2011
I bought this Kraftin' Kimmie stamp at my LSS earlier in the year with the plan for a Father's Day card this year. Raymond: the golfer was stamped onto white Bella paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured with my copic markers. I fussy cut Raymond so I could attach him to a prepared background that I created on a PTI Library Card Tag cut from white card stock.

SU's  Bashful Blue ink and the Weathered Background stamp was used on the upper portion of the white tag to create a 'sky'. The grass stamp from PTI's Garden Variety was stamped multiple times to create the grassy golf course.    
I stamped the strip  from Postmarks in Bashful Blue and Goldrush along the left side of the tag.  The little golf ball was created by punching out a small circle and then adding black markings and edges.

The little bird from Grunge Me was then added with Outdoor Denim ink - to create longer legs, I used a matching marker and extended them to the bottom of the tag. CTMH Goldrush ink was used to stamp "birdie" (from Clear Dollar Stamp's Golf Set)  onto a little strip of white card stock and then the edges of the tag and the word strip were sponged with the denim ink.

In order to create a card, I scored the Library Card Tag along the top and then used Scor-tape to adhere it to a second tag. A dark blue marker creates faux stitching along the score line. A blue ribbon was added to the top.

Three little blue dots from Staming Bella were added to the top left corner. A 'stamp' using the Postage Stamp die from PTI and the outline edge stamp  from Postmarks was created for the top right hand corner. The sentiment from Tag-Its #2 was added with more Goldrush ink. Some little splotches from Grunge Me were stamped in the light blue ink on top of the sentiment to add an aged look. Before I adhered the stamp, I used the circles from Grunge Me and stamped them in the top right hand corner. This image "peeks" out from under the stamp.
Blue argyle patterned paper was used to add some interest and colour to the inside of the card. A piece of Certainly Celery card stock was cut with PTI's Rick Rack die in order to create a "grass' effect. The sentiment, from Fillable Frames #6 and the golf club from CDS Golf Set finishes the interior of the card. I used a total of 8 stamp sets (5 from Papertrey Ink) to create this card.  My desk (and room) was a complete disaster after I finished this!! :) 

Thanks for visiting!!
Karen C.

Golf Shoes Card Details:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps:Golf Set;  CTMH:Today's Date
Inks: CTMH Garden Green, Moonstruck
Paper: SU Certainly Celery, White, Navy; patterned paper from my stash.
Other Supplies: Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing folder; SU Certainly Celery marker; White Gel pen; navy eyelet; green ribbon; oval punches;

Golfing Raymond Card Details:
Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie: Golfing Raymond;  SU Weathered Background Stamp;
PTI: Postmarks, Grunge Me, Garden Variety, Tag Its #2, Fillable Frames #6 ;   
Clear Dollar Stamps: Golf Set.
Inks:  Memento 'Tuxedo Black; SU Bashful Blue; CTMH Sweet Leaf, Goldrush, Outdoor Denim
Paper: Bella white cardstock; PTI Stamper's Select White card stock; Provocraft: Blue Diamonds
Other Supplies: PTI Library Card Tag die, Postage Stamp die, Rick Rack die; blue ribbon; small circle punch; CTMH Outdoor Denim marker, Black marker; Stamping Bella Dots (blue).

Friday, June 10, 2011

Out of This World Birthday!

It's my grandnephew's second birthday today. He's 2 years old and a real little 'go getter". I thought this card would be perfect for him!! 

I used  the new Papertrey Ink's Boy Basics: Out of This World Stamp set and die. The front panel of the card was made using a dark blue patterned paper from a Provocraft Bitty Scrap Pad. (it contains a whole range of colours and patterns). This paper was embossed with a Swiss Dots folder to add a little texture.  Platinum coloured Stickles were added to many of the dots near the top of the paper and then some random spots in the middle and near the bottom.

A strip of yellow paper was stamped with the sentiment using red and blue inks. Red faux stitching outlines the strip of paper. 
The rocket and flame from the Boy Basics: Out of This World were stamped on Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White card stock and then coloured with copic markers. The rocket was die cut with the matching die and then pop dots were used to give it some dimension. The flame was 'fussy cut'  and glued to the front of the card panel.  All of the stars and the moon were die cut with the matching die and a few of the tiniest stars were punched with an EK Success star punch.

I added a few more details to the inside of the card with a blue paper strip, a sentiment from Fillable Frames #1 and some little stars cut from the PTI die and the star punch from EK Success. Since my nephew lives out of town, I usually send  a $ gift along with a small toy or book. I used the Library Pocket Die from PTI on one side of the card with some more of the yellow paper. The Friendship Jar set has a little label stamp and the 'just for you' sentiment that worked really well for this little '$ pouch'.

Thanks for visiting!
Karen C.

Card Details:
Stamps: PTI  Boy Basics: Out of this World,  Fillable Frames #1,  Friendship Jar
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; CTMH Outdoor Denim, Holiday Red
Papers: PTI Stamper's Select White; Provocraft Bitty Scrap Pad: Clarity
Other Supplies: PTI Out of This World Dies, Library Pocket Die; EK Success punch;  copic markers; red marker; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder; Stickles - Platinum

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cheery Cherry Thank You

Oh my ... how I love the Flower Fusion and Fruit Fusion series from Papertrey Ink. I needed to make a thank you card and decided to use the "cheery" cherry stamp and cherry die. All the colours and patterns remind me of a picnic in the park on a warm sunny day!

I started by embossing a piece of Pure Poppy card stock with the Swiss Dots Embossing folder and then adding a bright green Banner Border on the bottom.  The red gingham ribbon and bow were attached. The sentiment (from Flower Fusion #4) was stamped on the bottom corner with Holiday Red ink; the edges of the white card base were also sponged with the red ink.

I cut a 2 1/2" circle from white card stock and then stamped the cherry stem and leaves image. I stamped the leaves again on a little paper scrap and cut them out, then glued them to the original image. A green rhinestone was added.
The cherries were cut with the cute little Cherry die! The felt cherries really give such a great dimension to the focal image. The edge of the circle was sponged with red ink.
I wanted a little extra detail for the focal image, so I stamped Polka Dot Basics onto white cardstock, and then cut it with one of the Limitless Layers 2 1/2" decorative circles. I then cut the center out so that the original circle sits inside the  polka dot frame.

Card Details:
Stamps: PTI Fruit Fusion: Cherry, Flower Fusion #4 (sentiment), Polka Dot Basics
Inks: Close to My Heart Clover Meadow, Holiday Red.
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy; green (from my stash)
Other Supplies: PTI Limitless Layers 2 1/2" Circle Collection Dies; Banner Border die; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder; red felt; red gingham ribbon; green emerald rhinestone, corner rounder

Thanks for visiting.
Karen C.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Botanical Silhouettes Sympathy Card

I always have difficulty making a simple, clean, one layer card but the new Papertrey Ink's 2010 Anniversary set makes that just a little bit easier.

Several weeks ago, the PTI Make it Monday video challenged us to make a sympathy card using some colourful papers and/or images. I actually started this card for the challenge, but didn't finish it until this week. It seemed like something was 'missing' so I just set it aside. Even though it's too late for the challenge, here's my sympathy card! (Inspiration from  Nichole Heady's blog.)

Firstly, the stems were stamped with Sweet Leaf ink, then little 'splotches' from Grunge Me were added, and finally the poppies. I didn't like the colour of the ink I had used (too pinky) so I took a red Marvy LePlume marker and 'touched' them up a little to give them a stronger colour.

Gold metallic gel pen dots were added to the centers.  The sentiment and little bird were embossed with gold embossing powder. I also added little metallic adhesives to the top left corner to 'fill in' this space.

I just received the Sunshine Impression plate in my last order and
I decided to try it on this card - not sure if I like it for this card! 
Hmmm.... what do you think?

Thanks for visiting.
Karen C. 

Card Details:
Stamps: Botanical Silhouettes, Grunge Me (bird & 'splotches)
Inks: Close to My Heart Buttercup, Sweet Leaf, Hollyhock; Versamark
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select White
Other Supplies: PTI Sunshine Impression Plate; Gold Metallic Gel Roller; Gold Detail Embossing Powder; Mark Richards Gold Metal Adhesives; Marvy Le Plume markers

Saturday, June 4, 2011

New Car Congrats

This is a card I made for my son when he got his first 'brand new car'. 
It was such a thrill for him. 

Even though he didn't get a VW 'bug', I used this image from Clear Dollar Stamps.  Two co-ordinating papers create a background and a thin strip of Gingersnap card stock was added at the seam. The same card stock, along with a dark blue were used behind the sentiment panel.

The car keys and the car image were stamped, coloured, fussy cut and then added to the card with dimensionals. I used water colouring pencils to colour the image.  Hopefully, my copic collection will expand to include some additional blues, but I still like using my pencils sometimes too!!

Card Details:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Sometimes You're the Bug
Inks: Close to My Heart Black, Moonstruck
Papers: Blue and gingersnap card stock; patterned papers (from my stash)
Other Supplies: water colouring pencils, blue marker, SU ticket corner punch

Thanks for visiting!!
Karen C.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Happily Ever After

My son flew out early this morning to attend his friend's wedding in Regina, Saskatchewan.  He asked me to make a card for the occasion, so I pulled out my Papertrey Ink stamp book and showed him a few options. He didn't want birds, or hearts or anything too fussy, so here's what I finally designed after a bit of trial and error!!

I used the Take Three Die and  floral stamp images from Take Three: Summer, and chose a pink, white and black colour scheme. The 3 images were stamped on the die cut squares with SU's Pixie Pink and then the edges were sponged in black ink. A small black pearl was added to each of the images.

The 'top' layer started with Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White card stock. I die cut the three openings, impressed the upper portion with the Canvas Impression Plate and then added the sentiment (from Love Lives Here) using black embossing powder. It may be difficult to see, but I cut a second layer in black card stock, so that I could glue it to the back of the white layer. This creates a shadow effect around the three frames.   

Finally, the three stamped images were glued to the black mat and white card base; then the white top layer was added with foam dimensional strips. This really creates a shadow box effect for the focal images. The black gingham ribbon and bow adds a little detail without being too 'fussy'.

On the inside of the card, two sentiments from the Mat Stack #2 Collection were used, along with a flower image from Flower Fusion #3

Card Details:
Stamps:  PTI Take Three: Summer;  Love Lives Here;  Mat Stack #2 Collection; Flower Fusion #3
Inks:  SU Pixie Pink; VersaMark; Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select White; black card stock from my stash
Other Supplies: PTI Canvas Impression Plate, Take Three Die; Black pearls, Black embossing powder; foam dimensional tape; Black gingham ribbon; corner rounder

Thanks for visiting.
Karen C.