Sunday, September 21, 2008

Thank You for a special "Forum Friend"...........

I designed this card today for a very special friend that I’ve come to know at one of the forums that I frequent. She’s the type of person that goes out of her way for others and I just wanted to say a special “Thank You” to her. I will announce who she is “after” she receives this card in the mail!LOL

The design of this card all started with my favorite flowers that I make using a file designed for the Craft Robo by “Doris the Crafter” at the UK Stampers site. Her design consists of five different layers, which I like to “paper sculpt” using my embossing stylus. I actually converted her file into a file format that I can use with my Pazzles Inspiration, which I used to cut the flower layers. For the center of the flowers I just used a white cardstock circle that I cut with my eyelet tool, then “paper sculpted”, glued to the center and then covered with “Stickles”. The other element that was crucial to this design is the beautiful metallic “crumpled” purple paper that I used. I am sorry, but I cannot tell you anything about this paper except the fact that I think I purchased it from Paper Wishes years ago and have been “hoarding” it ever since! I then decided I wanted a border at the top and bottom of the card and decided to use my “Lace” border punch. I punched the bottom border large enough that I could run a piece of the lavender cardstock through the middle of it, covered with the lovely orchid ribbon and pearls. Both borders were heat embossed using a sparkly embossing powder. I used my Nestabilities for the ovals and heat embossed the largest one. The sentiment was done using Photoshop CS3 and the “Edwardian Script” font. I hope my friend really likes this card!
I do want to add one thing.....this card was so hard to photograph and I'm afraid my photography skills are lacking! I was unable to pick up the true beauty of the metallic crumpled paper as well as the "Star Dust" embossing on the borders....but at least you can get an idea of what it looks like!
Finished Card Size" A7/5"x7"

Papers: Royal Brites (White CS), Ampad "Pastels Cardstock" (Lt. Lavender CS), Imagine that "Textured Cardstock" (Purple CS) & Paper Wishes "Crumpled Metallic Paper"

Ink: Tsukineko “VersaMark Watermark”

Tools: Pazzles Inspiration, Cuttlebug, Ranger "Heat It", Fiskars "Lace" Border Punch

Accessories: Nestabilities LG Petite Ovals & LG Petite Scalloped Ovals, "Crystal" Stickles, Stamp-n-Stuff " Star Dust Transparent" Embossing Powder, Crystal "Pearls" Stickers, Offray "Sheer Peiti Dot C2 Lt. Orchid" Ribbon


Gibson_girl5 said...

Holy Smokes Pam! Thats just beautiful - Love it - Love it - Love it!


Atty said...

WoW, WoW, WOW it's just gorgeous. Am sure your friend will love adore it.

Shirley said...

This card is just sensational. I can't start taking about what I like because it would take me forever. Every detail is just wonderful. Wow, lady!

The Country Rose said...

LOL! Pam, you crack me up! You changed your blog again :D!

Oooooh! Pretty, pretty card! It will make your friend's day for sure!


MrsDB said...

That is an absolutely beautiful card Pam - everytime I think you've made something that is my "favourite", you outdo yourself & make something even better. That background paper is just stunning!

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