Sunday, January 31, 2010

In the clouds

Before I talk about this card, I'd like to thank all those who have expressed get well wishes to me. I tell ya, stampers have the kindest souls!! I'm slowly getting my energy back. I don't know what Michelle put in my coffee at CHA, but it sure knocked me out!! LOL My DH says I just work myself into a frenzy and when it's all said and done, my body says "enough"!! He's probably right. *grin*...anyway...I'm doing much better. Thanks for your kindness.

Now, for the real reason you're here. I'm so excited about this card. There are 3 firsts for me on this small palette. One, a new image by Flourishes. Michelle gave this gorgeous Clouds image while at CHA. Isn't it fabulous????? I know it will come in handy often. I just inked it up with Aegean Blue VersaMagic Chalk Ink and stamped it onto Kraft cs. EASY and beautiful. I framed it with the Labels 6 Nestabilities Die (Spellbinders) because the shape looked a bit like a cloud to me.

The second new thing for me, is pleating. I've never tried it before. I can be quite intimidated with new techniques because I'm a perfectionist. If I can't get it right in one or two tries, the frustration sends me into a tail spin...LOL It was actually quite fun and easy. I'm really happy with the results. And it was on the first try...WHEW!!

Third, I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist on the Labels 6 Nestabilities Frame. I tried to pick up the shimmer, but was quite unsuccessful. At least you can see a slight color variation. I got to play with some new spray inks at CHA and loved them. Michelle will be carrying some soon in her Stamper's Dream store too!! Fun Stuff!!

The darling bird is from Maya Road's Bird's with Cages mini chipboard set. What a charming variety of birds. Love 'em!! This little guy is covered with My Mind's Eye dp from both Life Stories Collections. In fact, all the paper is from those two collections, and the base is Kraft.

Finally, I used a Marvy punch in the corner, an EK Success border punch, the ribbon is Making Memories, the buttons are PTI, and I used Ivory Burlap String on the buttons. The sentiment is also Flourishes and comes in the Gerber Daisies set. It was stamped with Brilliance Coffee Bean.

That's it for today ya'll!! I hope you're having a fabulous weekend!!
Happy Stamping Everyone!!

14 comments:

Cindy Lawrence said...

Gorgeous card, Tosh! I'm so glad you're feeling better, my friend! I had such a blast with you at CHA! :)

Michelle said...

It wasn't me...but Amy had a suspicious look. It had to be her! :) All joking aside, this is an awesome card! Those clouds are beautiful, and I LOVE the little Maya Road bird! Fabulous card, my friend! Fabulous!!!

Gabriela said...

I'm so glad to hear you're finally starting to feel better and regain your energy. Your clouds and pleating are sensational as is that darling bird. I love the way your gentle distressing bring it all together in that yummy vintage motif. Stay well my sweet friend.

StampOwl said...

another gorgeous card.

Joanne (jojot) said...

ah ha...the Queen of Warmth, Earthiness, Richness, and Beauty is alive and kicking once again....we missed ya cutie...

by the way, my passport is ready, my bag packed...juse gotta know WHEN???....lol

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Tosh, what a lovely surprise this morning to get your message and a real encouragement for me. I have been watching and loving your blog for some time. Your creations are wonderful and inspire me so much. Thanks. B x

Charlene said...

Another darling card. I love the way Joanne (jojot) expressed her thoughts about you because that is how I look at your style of cards. You never dissapoint.

Diane Jaquay said...

Fantastic! Love the design of this card (must buy Label 6!), and the cloud stamp, WOW, love it! Your pleating looks great, the bird is adorable, love EVERYTHING about it!

Conniecrafter said...

Love the patterns on the bird, so pretty, love your pleating of that wonderful ribbon, and love your buttons with it!

Anneke klerks said...

beautyful card tosh

anneke

Our Little Inspirations said...

Gorgeous card and the pleating is amazing! Hope ya feel better real soon :)

ChristineCreations said...

Wow girl! What a fantastic use of this clouds set. I'm so going to have to try it on Kraft. This is yummy!

Rose Ann said...

I haven't been here in a while, and I'm sorry to hear you were ill. So glad you're feeling better, Tosh!

This is so beautiful!! I love your pretty chipboard bird, and your clouds look fantastic for the background! Your pleating looks amazing as well, and I can only imagine how lovely the shimmer is IRL!

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful Tosh! love your pleating!!! Great job and glad you are starting to feel better.

 
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