Not so Ten Minute Tuesday!!

June 26, 2008 at 3:41 pm 7 comments

This was supposed to be a card for Sharon Johnson’s Ten Minute Tuesday Challenge, but it took longer than ten minutes!!  Here it is Thursday and I am just getting around to finish it!!

I started with a base card of Lavendar and stamped SU’s canvas stamp with versamark. I then went to work on the main image.   The coffee mug, heart shaped steam,  and flourishy background are all from the Coffee With Friends set from Flourishes.  The set is a first in a series we call “Stamp Simply”, which was designed to provide stampers with easy to use images, yet enable them to add pretty paper, ribbons and other embellishments to create a beautiful card quickly.

The heart shaped steam was stamped on a white panel in lavender.  The coffee mug is stamped on designer paper from the Basic Grey Euphoria series, cut out and popped up just underneath the steam.  Lavender was sponged around the edges.  This panel was mounted on pink and purple designer paper all from the same Euphoria pad with the purple panel corners cut to make a tag.  I stamped little flourshed elements on the purple tag with lavender as well.   That glazed brad?  Yes, that is from a set of Basic Grey brads specifically designed to match the Euphoria paper!  The ribbon is from JoAnn’s.

Now take a closer look at the card.  I used a stardust gel pen and went over the little flourishes, steam and mug to add a little punch of sparkle.  I am convinced that whoever invented this little pen is a genius!  I have used this pen so much  – I never liked to use glitter because of the mess involved and often it was just was too strong for the cards I make.  This pen adds just enough sparkle and there is no mess involved!

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Entry filed under: Flourishes Designs.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jany  |  June 27, 2008 at 6:54 am

    Beautiful card! Love the details!

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  • 2. Jamie  |  June 27, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Such a cute card! Great colors 🙂

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  • 3. Janine  |  June 28, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Beautiful!!! Thanks for playing in the challenge!!

    Reply
  • 4. Sharon (notimetostamp)  |  June 29, 2008 at 5:59 am

    These are all gorgeous and thanks for a new idea on how to use the Twinks for a pretty background wash!!!

    Reply
  • 5. Lay Hoon  |  June 29, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Love the multi-layer of the background !

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  • 6. Pat Adam  |  June 29, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Love the soft purple tones, they are always one of my favorites. Very lovely card. Pat

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  • 7. kanani  |  June 30, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Great card. Love all the layers!

    Reply

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