Sunday, March 20, 2011

Plum Thankful


This card was made in hopes of entering a challenge or two.  First, the design was dictated by the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge (I'm running a bit late!), which was to use a partial embossing technique.  The color scheme came from the CR84FN20 color challenge (plum, lavender, green). This card was patterned after the technique demonstrated so ably by Beate Johns on Splitcoaststampers--the Double Embossing technique.  The card stock came from Stampin Up (Lavender Lace) and the coloring was a combination of Prismacolor pencils and markers.  A Spellbinders Labels One die was used for the blanked-out area, which was then stamped using PTI's Vintage Picnic set.  The basket was popped up on dimensional dots.  The diecut for the salutation (which came from PTI's Mega Mixed Messages set) was done using Labels One as well--after cutting the square piece, it was cut again using the same die to shorten the piece.  I couldn't believe my eyes when I found this cute lavender gingham ribbon in my stash--worked out perfectly!


Thanks for looking!

Cyndie

11 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Love how the coloring on the tulips turned out! The gingham ribbon really makes the sentiment pop!

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  2. Oh dear Cyndie! Your card is so pretty! Love the embossed background and you did a great job coloring that sweet basket of Tulips! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

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  3. Such a pretty card. Really great!

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  4. Such a pretty card, love the embossed background and the basket of flowers are beautiful. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN.xxx

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  5. What a STUNNING card Cyndie! Love your use of the colors! The swiss dots and the picnic basket full of gorgeous purple tulips!!! Love the gingham ribbon!! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN! So glad you could join us this week!

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  6. This is a sweet card, Cyndie. The embossing technique really highlights the tulips and the pearls carry through the dotted swiss pattern nicely. Clever way of creating your own sentiment labels. I'll have to give that a try.

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  7. Such a pretty card - love the dotty texture and that basket of tulips is just lovely! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

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  8. Cyndie, LOVE your double embossing and the gorgeous basket of flowers! And don't you LOVE it when you find you have that perfect bit of ribbon? PRETTY card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

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  9. Such a pretty card, Cyndie! Love the basket of flowers and all the embossing.. So glad you joined us at CR84FN!

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  10. Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the embossing technique, and I've been wanting that stamp set for ages!

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  11. CAS, yet so very pretty. I LOVE this basket set from PTI and have wanted it for over a year now. I need to just get it!! :)

    Thanks for playing at CR84FN!

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