I don’t know if anyone still looks at this blog, or subscribes, or views it in a reader, but I’ve decided to come back here for cards and whatever crafty projects I may dream up. My other blog, Goldens and Garden, will be just that – a blog for Wally and LuLu (my two Golden Retrievers) and the happenings around the garden. Though everyone has been kindly tolerant of me, so patient and indulgent while I find my way – to blog or not to blog, and what to blog about – I’ve never felt quite comfortable about posting cards on Wally and LuLu’s blog. And, let’s face it, I love to stamp and I miss my stamping blog.
So, here I am, back on TypePad. I lost some of the functionality when I downgraded to a free blog, but I think it will suffice. Are you still with me?
So… I’m not sure what led me to create this card. I think it was the Lace Edges border stamp which, for some reason, I felt compelled to use. Looking for an image to pair it with, I thought of the stamp set, Let’s Have Tea, which I believe Flourishes has retired. Once I got those two together, it seemed the perfect sentiment was this one from Around the Arbor. It’s always been one of my favorite quotes and I believe it wholeheartedly.
I hadn’t planned on cutting out the Lace Edges, but card making can be full of twists and turns and I rarely end up where I initially intend. I needed someplace to put the pretty velvet ribbon, and this is where it looked best.
The center embellishment is a piece cut from a length of trim to create a ribbon slide. Its make up of gold with a clear rhinestone decided the tone of additional embellishments. The vertical lace trim is edged with foil sticker strips by Flower Soft. Spellbinders dies (listed in the recipe, below) gave the center panel some graceful curves.
The images were stamped in Ranger Distress Vintage Photo and colored with these Copic markers:
That’s it for today. I’ll be back when I have time. Thanks so much for visiting, and I wish you a beautiful day.
Stamps: Lace Edges, Let’s Have Tea, Around the Arbor (all Flourishes) Paper: Caramel textured, Flourishes Classic Ivory, Prima Romantique designer paper Ink: Ranger Distress Vintage Photo for stamping images, SU! Chocolate Chip for sentiment, Copic markers for coloring Accessories: Velvet ribbon, ribbon slide, lace, rhinestones, brads, gold foil sticker strips, Scotch brand foam mounting tape, Spellbinders Curved Rectangles (curved edge), Labels One (frame), Labels Eighteen (sentiment panel)