Sunday, March 22, 2009

A *Beate-ful* card!


When I checked the SCS Featured Stamper forum this morning I saw that Beate is being featured today! Well OF COURSE I had to play along! She is so awesomely talented, and there are so, so many fabulous cards in her gallery from which to choose.

I'm not sure I did it justice, but the card I chose to CASE can be seen HERE . I kept her general design, but changed the stamp, flower and designer paper.

The stamp I used for my main image is Penny Black's To Be Nice rubber stamp. I absolutely love that sentiment, and believe the words are so true!!!

I stamped it on Neenah Solar White cardstock using Smokey Gray Verasfine ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder.

The stamped image and the panel behind it were cut out with Nestabilities Labels One die cuts. BTW...those will probably be back in the store tomorrow night! The larger Labels One layer is Stormy Prismatics medium. I used Tea Dye and Shabby Shutters Distress Inks on the edges of the designer paper, the main panels and the flowers.

The designer paper is from the Cosmo Cricket Everafter paper kit. Oh my....there is some gorgeous paper in there! I pierced all the way round the designer paper, used my ticket punch for the corners, and added some ribbon from my stash.

The flowers were made with Martha Stewart punches that my friend Tosh gave me. I have soooooo enjoyed those punches! The centers of the flowers are self adhesive pearls from Kaiser Craft.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope your day is a good one!

9 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

FANNNNN-TABULOUS, gf!! I love all the shades of green, and I guess now I need to add these MS flower punches to my *punch wish list* (which is getting SUPER long..but that's okay). That sentiment is DA BOMB...so true!

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Michelle - This is beautiful - and now I'm wanting the pearls and the Nestabilites AND the punch also! MAN the madness NEVER STOPS!!!

twinkletoe said...

Love the card and love the sentiment. I wish I had the nerve to send that to my old boss!!

PS I start my new job tomorrow!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is just gorgeous, Michelle! Wonderful CASE!

Silke said...

GORGEOUS!!! This is a fab take on Beate's card!! I love the color and DP!!!

CRYSTAL said...

Fab card...love those colors, very pretty!!

Allison said...

Gorgeous...that paper is to die for and those flowers are so fab!

Allison said...

BTW, would you mind telling me which punches from MS you used to create these stunners?

Kathy W said...

Beautiful card; I, too, am wondering what punches you used on the flowers. TFS.