Archive for May 23rd, 2007

You may be wondering if this blog was ever come to return. Ah yes! I have and have added some beautiful details. Nicole Seitler of nicole@webseitler.com, at designed a custom banner for me and the water mark was made by Cindy, at watermarkdesign@shaw.ca. Give them a huge round of applause. If you should need either of their services, tell them Jan said they were great! Both of these ladies were a dream to work with. Now I need to figure out how to add their little boxes to the sidebar. It is all a big learning curve.
The second card I have posted is one that has been rolling around in my noggin for a while. When I first saw the new Basic Grey paper I knew that it had to be a part of my collection. You will soon be able to purchase them from our webstore — Flourishes, LLC– the doors there are just about to swing wide open. In the store you will find a Paperie, The Ink Well, and a Ribboniere. And surely there will certainly be some very BIG surprises as well. So stay tuned.

Now about the card.

Supplies Used

Stamps: none

Papers: Basic Grey–Stella Ruby, SU Whisper White, Old Olive, Basic Black, brushed metallic card stock came from Flourishes’s new store.

Embishments: Black Brads and Hodgepodge hardware from SU, Ribbon from one of the local big line shops. Cuttlebug folder -Swirls and my Big Shot.

Inks: Versamark and clear embossing powder.

The sentiment was computer generated.

The Process:

All card stock was cut to appropriate sizes. The base card in metallic is the standard 4 1/4 X 5 1/2″ . The BG Stella Ruby is 3 1/4 ” square. The BG yellow is from the same pack , Old Olive and Basic Black were all cut to layer sizes. The SU Whisper White was cut slight smaller that the card stock. The white and Stella Ruby were both placed in the CB Swirls and embossed. The Stella Rubby was then over inked with Versamark and then covered with clear embossing powder and heat set. I then reapplied the embossing powder while the image was still hot, and repeated that process again. It is surprising and and wonderful to see how well the embossed image stay visible. That may be difficult to see on the picture. The black brads were added to the Stella Ruby layer, then layers were all attached to the white card stock. The ribbon and hardware were added. The sentiment was computer generated as I could find any that reall7y just “fit”. This was all layered as previously stated.


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