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Archive for February 18th, 2008

Thinking Of You

Oh, I have just really missed all of you and I hope you have missed my blogging or at least the cards I post (he-he).  Today I wanted to share a card that lets you know I was thinking of all of you even though I was away at CHA.  So here is today’s card:

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I just love the new Basic Grey Two Scoops 6 x 6 pad.  The colors are soft and feminine.  The range is from wonderful pinks with yellows and blues and greens.  It is hard to choose one over the other.  The size of these pads with the scaled down size of the images makes them perfect for card makers.  It also makes for a very cool look on scrapbook pages in which the 12 x 12 size and 6 x 6 are used together. Cool–way cool!

For the card that I am sharing today, I wanted to showcase two of Flourishes Design Team Coordinator, Sharon Johnson’s favorite things to focus on in her cards…

1-Stamping Simply and

2-Using your favorite things.

I also used the Rule of 3s for design composition several times in the card for balance and repetition.  All working harmoniously together for a Simply Stamped card that pleased me.

I just love the colors in the designer paper…the greens, blues, chocolate and white–together a soft, feminine look–without being pink and frilly.  By carefully cutting my paper, I was able to get these strips which work so well together.  The base of the card is SU Sage Shadow with the new  stamp release by Flourishes, llc.–Damask.  Oh, how I LOVE this image as well and the Damask Reverse.   I used Brilliance Whiteink for the image and “simply stamped” it on Sage Green paper.   The Fleur de Lis is also from the Flourishes  Mardi Gras set and it, too, is “simply stamped” using Palette Hybrid Ink Burnt Umberdirectly on the designer paper .  I think it gives a nice balance of the brown from the designer  paper and also for the back layer of the dp that I used for the card.

The sentiment- which is not perfect- was stamped using a sentiment image from the Open to Love set and repeats the brown a third time–always a good thing in design composition.  Placing the sentiment on the Light Blue Satin ribbon give a slightly unexpected “aah!” to the card.  I just love the overall look of this card.  Again using the rule of 3s I added 3 small pearls to each of the pieces of designer paper just above the Fleur de Lis and highlighted the small dot line of the paper.

I have to tell you that the colors at CHA were beautiful and this cards portrays that as well.  More about CHA tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by the Atelier today…hope you enjoyed your visit…come back tomorrow…I’ll sit down with a cup a tea and we’ll talk about my CHA adventures.

Ciao

jan marie 

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