Saturday, January 26, 2013

Lovely Nature!

I'm a natural girl.. I don't wear much make-up,
I love to hike and take power walks w/ my kids and dog...
So Nature speaks to me!
 
When creating a card that captures sweet Nature I couldn't resist utilizing
~ Nature's Pace (a favorite stamp set of mine), then adding
~ Netting (a divine background stamp),
~ the Tea for Two Designer Series Paper (from the Spring Mini)...
let's get started!


With Pretty In Pink card stock as the card base I stamped the Netting background stamp on with Pretty In Pink ink.  It allows for a subtle texture and look, a delicate lacy look to this base of a card.
Stamping the stunning Bee centered vine with Pretty In Pink on Very Vanilla card stock.  It's a little plain... so utilizing the Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write Marker (pen / thinner side) and highlighting the leaves and branches.
 
Highlighting the Bee and Flowers with the So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker (pen / thinner side) and tie in the DSP as well!
 
Using the Labels Collections Framelits and Big Shot the Very Vanilla stamped card stock is easily framed by the Early Espresso card stock in a perfect layer!  Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive adds to the layering process.  The two adhesive backed Basic Jewels Pearls continue the sweetness.
 
The Scallop Edge Border Punch punched two strips of the Tea for Two Designer Series Paper (DSP) and flipping one over, the two sided paper now has a different look of a material on the card. 
With a little gentle love, using a finger nail curl the edges of the punched Designer Series Paper adds interest and whimsy.  The Ruffled feel is tied in with the 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in Lucky Limeade.
 
Grab YOUR Spring Mini and our Idea Book
(I would love to get them to you, just let me know!)
and see what YOU can combine to create a Sweet and Natural card!
 
Let ME know what you discover!!
I would be glad to Highlight YOU
in one of my posts!
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Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

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