Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sincere, Heartfelt Thanks...


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This was the second of my submissions for the Guest Star Stamper Challenge for December. The category was "Best Use of Leaves Project" and I decided to create another Thank You card to give to someone after the holidays. Our very loving and generous family members have sent us mountains of packages already, so I thought this was a grand opportunity to get some thank you's going.
For this card, I stamped my large leaf image in Basic Black Craft Ink and heat set it. Because I wanted the card to still have a festive flavor, I over-stamped the image a second time with Ruby Red Craft Ink. Next, I created a mask and stamped over that with my text image and some Encore! Gold ink. After I removed the mask, I outlined each leaf in gold pearl, which I thought would give the card an elegant look. The ribbon treatment was created with a few slits in my cardstock and some satin ribbon, and I think the "sincere" sentiment says it all!
BEAN NOTES: Papertrey Ink Turning a New Leaf, Text Style, and Big & Bold Wishes Stamps; Stampin' Up Basic Black and Ruby Red Craft Ink; Encore! Gold Ink Stamp Pad; PTI Ripe Avocado and Spring Moss Cardstock; SU Very Vanilla Cardstock; Kate's Paperie Red Satin Ribbon; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic) HAPPY BEANS: Gold Liquid Pearls; Hobby Blade

6 comments:

Patti MacLeith said...

Another WOW project, Regina. Love your techniques! This is an elegant card.

Mary Fish said...

Absolutely extraordinary. Love the gold dots outlining the leaves. Can I be you when I grow up! Hugs, M

Laural-Lee said...

Beautiful. I love what you did with the liquid pearl and the ribbon looks fantastic.

Ann Schach said...

Spectacular card, Regina! The gold dots are the perfect touch!

....Linda.... said...

You truly are an amazing artist - the details, the details, the details..........gorgeous!

Nerina said...

This is so incredibly elegant! A truly beautiful card!