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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Papertrey's 6th Anniversary Festivities

Day one brought us all the design team members and their favorite 6 project.  The card I selected is from Jessica Witty.  I love the Sweet Life stamp set and the Mega Gracious Vases and I loved how she put it all together.
She embossed the vase and I did too, but first I made a mask, stamped some stems and then I used the Crackle Background stamp set using the versamark; I heat embossed with clear powder.  With the mask still on, I used a dauber to rub some lemon tart and harvest gold ink into the vase.  I liked her idea of  'grounding' the vase, so I ran a piece of dark chocolate card stock through the cuttlebug with the wood grain embossing plate.  I tied it off with a piece of twine.

I especially liked the roses from Jessica's card because like the previous card, I wanted to have another card ready for my daughter to give to the church staff for all their work at organizing the T-shirt sales.  And it just so happens that we have a very talented "Rosarian" in our parish, and what that means is:  he is FABULOUS at nurturing the many rose bushes we have around our grounds...There are several by the front door of the office.  What could be better than a bouquet of roses to give to these kind and loving people?

4 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Colleen! This is the perfect card for those kind folks~

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  2. This is so gorgeous. Love it.

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  3. Colleen... your yellow roses... LOVE. Your crackled vase... LOVE. Yup... pretty much love it!

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  4. Beautiful card. Praise from Jessica too. Just enjoyed looking at your clean and simple class cards they are lovely too.

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