Friday, September 23, 2011

Cottage Wall Thank You

Today's "Free for all" Challenge from SCS is Acknowledgement ... make a 'thank you' card in appreciation for someone that went out of their way to help you this week.  I decided to try to use up some of my ever-growing stash of scraps ... and I used a stamp set that I've had for a long time, but haven't used very much at all - Cottage Garden.  Two years ago SU! had a paper series called Cottage Wall ... it is still my favorite set of DP that I have.  At the time, I bought several packages because I knew I would never grow tired of using it - there's something about that beautiful Rich Razzleberry color that just pops off the page.  This card is made with SU! products only.  Hope you like.

"Cottage Wall Thank You"

Stamps:  Cottage Garden, Silhouette Sentiments (SU!)
Paper:  Old Olive, Whisper White; Retired DP (Cottage Wall, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry) (SU!)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive,
Accessories & Tools:  1 1/4" square punch, 1/4" Rich Razzleberry grosgrain ribbon, sticky strips, adhesives and dimensionals

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I punched nine squares of different DP that have either Old Olive or Rich Razzleberry (or both).  I stamped the flower and sentiment on the lightest colored square and then cut it down by 1/8" and framed it with Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

I mounted all nine squares onto Whisper White cardstock as shown in the picture above, popping up the center square only to highlight.  Make sure to balance the colors.

I added Rich Razzleberry ribbon at the bottom, tied in a knot.  I mounted the whole panel onto a card base of Old Olive.

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