Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Thank You!

Well, hello friends! I am so happy to stop by and chat with you all today! I had a WONDERFUL time at CHA...wow. My expectations were exceeded by more than I can say. I met some of the most wonderful friends! It was wonderful to put some voices to the faces of many online friends, some of whom I've known for several years! It was wonderful to meet many new friends...that I'm sure will become more and more dear now that the friendship has been made. It was wonderful.

I wanted to say a big "Thank You" to those of you that support me in my little piece of the blog world...it means so much to have such friends as you all! Thank you for the support you offer...it is so great!

I made this card right before I left for California. I was cleaning off my desk and getting it ready to leave for a few days--and I got a little sidetracked! I had a great friend come visit, and she brought me a belated b.day gift. This blue tissue paper, that I used for the flower, was the filling in the bag she gave me! The first thing I thought when I saw this beautiful blue tissue is that it would match some of my favorite Amy Butler paper!!:) The happy dance in my brain had begun!
To create the flower, I used my Bloom die from Spellbinders(by the way I'm so excited for the new Spellbinders dies that are coming...YEA!!), in 3 different sizes and cut through about 20 layers of the tissue paper. I used a SU basic gray brad to hold them all together, and then messed the up a bit with the eraser of a pencil-it kind of "grips" the tissue and works well to wrinkle it up just right! I set it aside and created my card base next.

My base is a Very Vanilla card base. I used some Basic Gray cardstock and some Amy Butler patterned paper for my background. My background was just strips of each papers. My cardstock was punched with a border punch from Fiskars. I also added a strip of Basic Gray ribbon just under the top border.

I stamped my sentiment from the Giga Guidelines (PTI) stamp set, with Basic Gray ink. Now came time to add my flower. I used my handy dandy Zip glue to add the flower to my card--I LOVE that glue!! And I was finished! I made a set of 4 cards with this color palette, I wanted to use all the tissue, so I made as many flowers as I had tissue for. I'll be sharing them throughout the week!:) I've also got some fun with new Lizzie Anne Designs...all sorts of fun coming along!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are having a wonderful week...make it great!

2 comments:

Tiffany said...

Super beautiful card, so glad you found the papers to match the tissue! don't you just love it when we remember what we have in our stash....glad you guys had a great time at CHA! Can't wait to see more pics!

Courtney Baker said...

Love that flower Jen and so glad I got to meet you!