Happy Thursday Stampers!! It's almost Friday... YEAH!! I'm very happy that the weekend is almost here, but also a little sad because my DH will be gone for the weekend on a hunting trip with the guys, I'll just have to do a lot of stamping to keep myself busy, tee hee.
So this is a card that I made for particular reason, just knew that I wanted to make a card in these colors (Certainly Celery, Brown, White, Ivory) and this is what it ended up looking like.
I found this beautiful piece of green paper in my scrap pile and thought the color was perfect for what I had in mind, but I didn't have a very big piece of it so I decided to just do a top note die and place it at the bottom. I had no idea what I was going to put on the top section until I realized that I really wanted to put this beautiful off white Prima rose on my card and then I knew I had to add some foliage coming from the flower on the top half, but wasn't exactly sure how. I tried punching some foliage and I didn't quite like that so then I tried stamping some literal foliage onto the top half and it just didn't fit right onto the piece (it left too much white space) so I went back through my stamps and as saw that the Baroque Motifs set has some leaves on the flourish so I gave that a try and I loved it!
I stamped the Baroque Motifs in Certainly Celery and then I sponged around all of the edges of each layer with on the card with Versa Magic Wheat and Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy. I also distressed the edges on the white panel in the back and embossed it using a Sizzix embossing folder. The top note section is popped up to give it a lot of dimension and also it didn't really want to lay flat on the embossed background so it just looked better popped up.
Next, I added the strands of pearls (found at the Dollar Store) behind the flower, added the lace to hide the seperation in the papers, added the large pearls.
The final step was the sentiment which really gave me trouble because I couldn't figure out where to put it. I played with the idea of stamping it on the green section, but I just didn't think it would stand out enough, so I thought well maybe I'll stamp somewhere on the top white half, but I felt like it took away from the beautiful flourish. At that point, I knew I was goint to have to either do a tag sentiment or punched sentiment. I tried hanging a tag from the flower, but it ended up covering up too much of the beautiful green paper, so my last resort was a punch. I tried doing an oval punched sentiment, but I just felt like it was too big and overpowered the whole card. I finally ended up with a small circle punch, but it just looked naked so I ended up putting the flourish looking Martha Stewart heart punch behind it and popped it up and I was happy with that.
I really hope you like it and enjoy your day!! Thank you so very much for stopping by to visit me today, your comments are always much appreciated!!
I'm entering this card into the following blog challenges:
Lili of the Valley Challenge No. 92 - Birthday
Stamp-N-Doodle - Girly
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