May 06 2009

Manhattan Flower Impressions

Feeling MUCH better today.  I think sometimes the changes in weather bring on my migraines!  I had 3 people call off sick for last night’s class, so I wasn’t the only one feeling under the weather.

I showed you the square Riding Hood Red roses card I did HERE.  At the same time, I made another unusual sized card…this one is 4 x 9 to fit in a legal sized #10 envelope.

 I love the softness of the Pretty in Pink and Pink Pirouette colors on this card!  I used the Brayered Debossing techinque on the Manhattan Flower Impressions folder with Shimmer paper, cut it out and layered it on Whisper White.  Since I had a lot of extra space at the top, I added some Tea Party Designer Paper at the top, used the Eyelet Border Punch for a strip under the DSP and tied some Pink Pirouette striped ribbon around it to hide the seam.  I also had room for my favorite greeting in On Your Birthday, "Live, Laugh & Love…happy birthday", stamped in Pretty in Pink.  The base of the card is Pink Pirouette cut 8 x 9 and folded in half to 4 x 9.  On the envelope (not shown), I stamped the coordinating stamp set Fifth Avenue Floral several times in the botton left corner with Pretty in Pink.

Note:  Although I like the Shimmer paper (used here) with this technique, I found that I LOVE this done with Glossy Paper.  I used a damp paper towel and wiped across the debossed side before I started brayering the color on…I thought it blended MUCH easier…so experiment!  I’ll show the difference on tomorrow’s card!

Need to go get ready…I have a couple friends coming over to play today. 

And, can you believe it?  The car deal fell through…it was a demo car instead of a new car.  So aggravating…now we are looking again.  You’d think in today’s economy, these dealerships would be JUMPING at the thought of selling a car!  Not so!

Have a GREAT day!

Set:  On Your Birthday
C/S:  Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Shimmer White, Pretty in Pink, Tea Party DSP
Inks:  Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette
Other:  Pink Pirouette Striped Ribbon, Manhattan Flower Impressions Die, Eyelet Border Punch, Brayer


3 People have left comments on this post

May 6, 2009 - 09:05:17
Ret said:

So pretty, Connie. I really like it!
You do beautiful work!

May 6, 2009 - 09:05:21
Ret said:

Lovely card, Connie. You
do such beautiful work!

May 6, 2009 - 10:05:19
Christy said:

Beautiful card, Connie! I can’t wait to get my die so I can try all the techniques you’ve been showing recently. Glad your migraine is gone. I hate getting them too – seems like they happen more frequently with the constant change in the weather around here. 🙁 Hope the car search is more fruitful this time!