Dec 14 2010

Just Believe and NEW LOOK!

Woohoo!  Michelle Laycock has given me a NEW look!  I wanted to keep the general outline of my blog banner, but have it be a little more seasonal.  Aren't the snowflakes gorgeous?  THANKS, Michelle!


Here is a treat for you…I love how this card turned out.  My Technique Class did this card this month, the technique is called Distressed Stripes, a fun way to make background paper in the colors you need!  I used Tempting Turquoise and Soft Suede to get the wood feel in the background of this card.



The base of the card is Soft Suede and I layered on Baja Breeze cardstock.  I did the Distressed Stripes technique on Very Vanilla cardstock and layered that over the Baja Breeze.  I used the Scallop Edge Punch with Very Vanilla and placed across the top. 


For the focal piece, I used my Stampin' Write Markers in Soft Suede and Baja Breeze and inked up the floral image from Just Believe Stamp Set, then stamped it on the medium oval cut from the Ovals Die.  I added the little pearls to the centers for an accent.  It is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals on the front.


I stamped the vine box image from Just Believe, too, in Baja Breeze, stamped the greeting in the center with Soft Suede them punched it with the Decorative Label Punch.  I needed a little more bling, so I made a bow with the Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon, and added a Neutrals Glimmer Brad in the center.  I added it to the card with Mini Glue Dots.


I love the elegance of this card!  Hope you enjoy it, too!

7 People have left comments on this post

Dec 14, 2010 - 08:12:31

Hi Connie,  Love the new banner!  Beautiful card and what a great technique!

Dec 14, 2010 - 11:12:48
Vicky W said:

This is just stunning Connie – love it & your technique!

Dec 14, 2010 - 12:12:56

Simply lovely… love your blog, too

Dec 15, 2010 - 09:12:57
Shirley Wheeler said:

Hi Connie!
I just love the new banner! It even  looks like the color inspiration of your beautiful card. :0) The technique you used was perfect for this card.
I also wanted to say how much I like your blog. You are so talented. Hopefully I will be able to start coming for some of your classes. I really learned a lot from the punch class I attended. Plus it was so fun!
Take care and thank you for sharing all your wonderful cards and stamping projects.

Dec 15, 2010 - 09:12:55
Kim P said:

This is beautiful!  I'll have to look into that technique!
Great new look to your blog, too!

Dec 15, 2010 - 12:12:33
Sharon Fritz said:

Great card! Where can I find instructions for the "Distressed Stripes technique"?
Sharon – Puyallup, WA

Mar 18, 2011 - 12:03:45
Sue said:

Reading Sharon Fritz's comment, I also would like to know where I can find instructions for the "Distressed Stripes technique".