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Sunday, August 31, 2014

All Things Grow With Love

Well, this post was supposed to make it to my blog a little sooner, but I had a few technical difficulties and I am now having to rewrite the post.  (Don't ask.)  So please forgive me for keeping it short and sweet! 

I had been inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest that was super simple and over the top pretty, and thought I'd see if I could capture the same feel of that card using some of my VERVE goodness! (Of course I forgot to pin it and it would take me YEARS to find it again, but it was a beautiful card with just one flower, a spray of leaves, and a flag banner made of ribbon.)  So because I love yellow, I thought stamping and cutting out the flowers from the GOOD FRIEND set would be a good start.  I then stamped the leaves from the BLOOM & GROW set and used my ELEGANT LEAVES die to cut them out (so much easier!).  I used the ROUNDED SCALLOP FRAME die for some extra focus for the sentiment, also from BLOOM & GROW.  It was a little tricky getting everything lined up just so, but I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.  And look!  Another single corner rounded on the card base!

SUSIE Q-TIP:  I don't always choose to make a clean and simple card, but when I do....LOL!  No really, when I do, it always seems a bit easier for some reason to balance all that white space with a little touch of black.  Try it. 

Stamps:  Good Friend, Bloom & Grow (Verve)
Paper:  White, Berry Sorbet, Black, Harvest Gold, Chartreuse (PTI), Lime Twist (MME)
Ink:  Tuxedo Memento Black
Accessories:  Elegant Leaves, Rounded Scallop Frame (A Cut Above Dies by Verve), Corner Rounder, Scallop Circle and Circle Punch, Button, Adhesive Rhinestones, Hemp Twine, Glue Dots, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2


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