Friday, May 13, 2011

Kind Words

I did another challenge today from Splitcoaststampers - this time is was "Say What?" ... to make a phrase be the focal point of the project (Challenge F4A64).

Honestly, I don't have many stamps that have phrases --- in fact, my only phrase is from the Echoes of Kindness stamp set from SU! and that's what I used today.  I think I need to increase my stamp inventory :)
Here's a picture and the details of the card  - finished size is the standard 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  Hope you like.

"Kind Words"
Stamps:  Echoes of Kindness (SU!)
Paper:  Rose Red, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Rose Red; Stampin' Write markers:  Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive
Accessories & Tools:  Sizzix Polka-dot embossing folder, Big Shot, 5/8" Certainly Celery Satin ribbon, Bow-Easy, sticky strips and dimensionals

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I inked the flower stamp using the Stampin' Write markers Rose Red and Old Olive.  I stamped onto the Whisper White cardstock and then used the Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write marker to color in the flowers.  I mounted the stamped image on a frame of Rose Red cardstock.

I stamped the phrase in Rose Red ink onto Whisper White cardstock and then framed it with Rose Red, Whisper White, and Rose Red.

I ran the large piece of Whisper White cardstock through the Big Shot with the polka dot embossing folder.  I attached the Certainly Celery satin ribbon to the 5" x 1/2" piece of Whisper White and then used sticky strips to adhere it to the polka-dot embossed cardstock.  This way the ribbon has a smooth surface under it ... if you glue it directly to the polka dot paper, you'll see the raised embossing in the ribbon.  I wrapped the ends of the ribbon to the back and attached the whole thing to the card base.

I adhered the framed stamped flower image to the left side of the card and adhered the framed phrase over top the ribbon, popping it up with dimensionals for added depth.  I attached a bow at the bottom of the sentiment.

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