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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Make It Monday #72: Step It Up - Embellishments

This is my Stepped Up card...stepped to the MAX!  I die cut the leaves from Sending You (both the large and small leaves) I stamped the large leaves with Berry Sorbet ink the smaller leaves with Ocean Tide, the center of my flower is the die cut and stamp from Simple Sunflower.  I punched a circle to attach all these individual pieces to form a 5 petal flower.  I placed it on the card (which is rustic cream embossed with the canvas EP) and decided to add some leaves, so I used Turning A New Leaf die and the ocean tide paper.  I decided it needed another layer...so I tried the Mendhi Medallion...not so much...tried a few of the pieces from iconic images...again, not quite right...tried the big flower stamp from Sending You and that wasn't right either...then I spotted Embellishments and thought...AHA..this is it!  So I placed my flower on the paper and with a pencil I marked the tips of each petal, then I took it away and proceeded to stamp one of the images from the Embellishments Stamp set five times around the pencil points...but first I stamped off once before actually stamping the image on the paper.  I LIKE IT!!  And the sentiment is from Garden Variety.

Thanks for taking a look!

12 comments:

  1. What a lovely mix of sets to achieve a most beautiful card!

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  2. Gorgeous Colleen! Love the color combo and that stamping behind your layers adds a fab touch!

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  3. This is so beautiful Col. Love it. The leaves look gray, but whatever it is a pretty color combination.

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  4. Love your card. What a pretty color combination and floral arrangement!

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  5. Love the Ocean Tides and Berry Sorbet ~ fabulous colors on a beautiful card!

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  6. My my, I can't keep up with you, Colleen! It seems like you shake them out of your sleeve ( that's a Dutch expression :)
    Very nice cards, all of them, but this one is my favourite.

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  7. Ah yes, you say "pull" from your sleeve... I knew it ;) It was meant as a compliment, hope you know that. I wish I was as quick in cardmaking as you are. Mine take hours! And thank you too for all the lovely comments on mine, I really appreciate those, because I can tell you take time to look well at a card!

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  8. II like the coral and the grey together, this is so pretty!

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  9. My goodness Col, this is just gorgeous! That color combination is really lovely. The flower is amazing and the stamping on the background is a wonderful finishing touch! Great job!

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  10. This is gorgeous Colleen ! First I love the colors and the beautiful flower you created, wow! Beautiful stamping and card!

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  11. Lovely. End result is perfect. Love your card.

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  12. Your layered PTI card is just beautiful. Great colors and textures, and you really inspired me to get creating. I have some blog candy on my blog and would love to have you stop by, and I'd love to follow you as well. You gave me a lot of inspiration here.

    I also have a challenge blog where your beautiful art would be SUCH a tremendous blessing to us. This Wednesday starts another double prize week, so I hope you will check us out and play along. It's here at: www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

    Have a very blessed week, and thanks again for sharing your beautiful art.
    Blessings,
    Karen L
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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