Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Think'n of You

I wasn't sure which way to go with this stamp from Rubber Stamping Fun . It spells like I do sometimes and I thought of rhyming it with Lincoln for some reason. I recently ordered a huge shipment from Memories Forever of Prima flowers and the box was just staring at me to either put it away or use it. I didn't want to go upstairs again ( which meant more work to look at I won't get done anytime soon), so I decided to use some of them.

The main card is white and I layered a portion of striped paper that had a plain end. So far I have the rule of thirds down. When I stamped the phrase on plain white, I thought of using another piece of the plain end of the layered paper and leaving an exposed end on the left about an inch or two and putting several Prima's there both large and small and actually did that. But it didn't look that great, so I still layered the phrase in that same color but also cut off the end that stuck out. I saved the end for later.

The back of the striped paper was a lighter pink (this may have been SEI) and I layered the white and darker pink with lighter pink and then roughened the edges with my handy dandy Heidi Swapp 99 cent distresser . I also tried to roll the edges a bit but this card stock isn't great for that. So the Prima flowers-using a canister of pinks and one of yellows, I selected and played with layers and was going to use small brads for the centers, until I discovered these shimmery center jewels from K and Company on sale for 87 cents. I used those on the smaller flowers and medium eyelets set with a Cropidile on the two larger flowers and attached with mini pop dots.

Simple and sweet and used up more scraps. I will have another card tomorrow using the blue style of this card stock-and now I wish I had more of it as I really liked using it . Rule #27--If you really like card stock or a patterned paper, buy two or more sheets, not just one. You will never see it again in the stores. And you will want more when its gone.

Make sure you visit Rubber Stamping Fun and the previous card for other ideas and be back soon for more fast and easy cards using RSF stamps.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:21 AM

    Yet another AWESOME card Jan. Love the pink colors all mixed together - has to be SEI paper. I think Lincoln is perfect - and how about Stinkin (Think'n of you...and realize life is stinkin without you around!). Kind of Corny I know......but you asked. Keep those awesome card creations coming - love looking! Kadie from Madison


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