Friday, April 10, 2009


This card is for two challenges--Flourishes' Friday challenge is to use paper piecing and the Stamp Simply challenge for this week is to Hang It Up. Both of these techniques are favorites of mine so this card was a joy to make.

My base card is Very Vanilla with a layers of Kiwi Kiss, Bravo Burgundy, and DP from the Rhubarb Tart 6 x 6 pack by Memory Box with a sheer burgundy ribbon tied 'round in a bow. The focal image uses stamps from Flourishes' set called, simply, Thank You. The background is Very Vanilla sponged with Distress Ink in Old Photo and then stamped with the backgrounder stamp from the set in Versafine Vintage Sepia. I then stamped the tulip on Very Vanilla with more Versafine and colored it with Copic markers (see below). I stamped and colored the bloom a second time and cut out two sections to paper piece, which were popped up on the main image with 3M foam squares. The entire tulip was then popped up on foam squares and then the whole thing was attached to the card base with more foam squares. The hanging sentiment was stamped on Very Vanilla with Vintage Sepia using only one word of the backgrounder stamp, was cut out with a Spellbinders tag die, sponged, and tied on with gold cord. Some burgundy Dew Drops in the corners and on the tag and that's that!

Thanks for dropping by!

Stamps: Thank You (Flourishes)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss, Bravo Burgundy (SU!); Raspberry Tart 6 x 6 pack (Memory Box)
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Spellbinders tag die; 3M foam squares, ribbon (craft store); Dew Drops; Copic markers


  1. Oh, Barbara, your card is SO truly gorgeous!!! I just LOVE how rich it looks and your little hanging tag is so elegant and so perfect!!! Love it!!! So glad you could play - thanks much!!!

  2. Oh, I LOVE this! I think I have this stamp bad is it that I am not even sure? I have to pull it out and play with it now...this is just gorgeous!

  3. FANTASTIC!!! Love these colors together and your "hanging" element is perfect!!! Wonderful card!!


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