Monday, April 19, 2010

A Glorious Thank You...


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I seem to be making Thank You cards quite a bit lately, which is always a nice thing. I did manage to get going on this week's Friday Challenge: Double Vision. This card is going to someone special, though I won't say who because she reads this blog and I'd like for it to be a surprise!
For this card, I started by stamping these lovely morning glories in black ink and then colored them with Copic markers. I stamped the image six times so that I could cut out the blooms and pop them up for some dimension. Next, I used my dies to cut out a window in my card base, which I covered with clear acetate. I added a blue frame around the window before adhering the blooms in a circular pattern around my simple sentiment. For a final touch, I paper pierced around the entire card, which took a bit of strength and patience, but in the end I was happy with the results.
BEAN NOTES: JustRite Seeds of Kindness (border), Custom Design Cardmaking Kit (sentiment), and My Garden Stamps; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Stampin' Up Brocade Blue and Wild Wasabi Classic Dye Ink; Copic Sketch Markers; SU Ballet Blue and Whisper White Cardstock; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic); White Pearls (generic); Sakura Clear Jelly Star Pen; Spellbinders Labels One and Classic Circle Nestabilities; Clear Acetate (generic) HAPPY BEANS: Ornare Paper Piercing Template; Paper Piercing Tool

18 comments:

Liz Weber said...

Wowzers Regina this is piece of art - love all that piercing, well worth the effort and the flowers are just gorgeous, again well worth the effort! FAB use of the spellbinders and stamps!

Karen said...

Regina - this is absolutely beautiful from the colors to the use of Spellbinders and those fabulous JR stamps!! Gorgeous work!!

Margaret Moody said...

Oh, Regina! You continue to amaze me! This is so gorgeous! I LOVE the colors! And, I love all the amazing detail, especially the paper piercing! Just beautiful! I'll say it again...love your style! Hugs to you! :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So elegant and beautiful! Lucky blog friend that gets this beauty.

Claire Brennan said...

Oh wow Regina, that is just art!! Gorgeous!

Fiona said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the idea of cutting a window...and those morning glories are heavenly

Mary Fish said...

The piercing template creates an impressive detail. Beautiful work. Hugs, M

Carla Bazhenow said...

How gorgeous!!! I love your colors and piercing too. Hugs,

Cards by Gina said...

Wow! This card and those flowers are glorious! Beautiful, beautiful job. Love the paper piercing and the colors, too!

Patti MacLeith said...

How very pretty. I love all of that gorgeous piercing, Regina.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful! Love the piercing!

Mrs Ham said...

Regina, This is so beautiful. I love how you used the stamps.

Peggy said...

Love the cut window card and paper piercing. Great job. God bless!

Kim said...

Divine design!!! Always beautiful Regina!!

Marge said...

WOW -- need I say more?!!!

Eva said...

WOW.....this is so very beautiful and creative and GORGEOUS!!!! I love it!!

Tanya said...

Your card is beautiful! Love the layering, and your coloring is perfect, I have Prisma pencils and am still trying to make them look decent. I love this set, I think its my next to get. :)

Martha said...

Another amazing card! Just gorgeous!!The paper piercing is amazing in itself.