Friday, 4 January 2008

Further Happy Thoughts!

My cup is clearly overfloweth with happy thoughts at the moment, which makes a pleasant change from my usual grumpy demeanour!

This card was made using half a sheet of Pumpkin Pie cardstock folded and creased. The patterned paper on the lower portion is part of a sheet taken from the Certainly Celery "Designer Series" paper pack (page 73 of the UK catalogue), with a strip of Old Olive cardstock adhered on top. I chose this particular sheet of patterned paper because the white flowers appeared to dovetail well with the little flower in the centre of the stamped piece (albeit part of it is now hidden by a brad!).

The scalloped circle was punched from a sheet of So Saffron cardstock and the two circles adhered to the scallop were punched from Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock respectively. The floral stamp was stamped on the white cardstock (before it was punched - this makes it easier to centre the piece in the circle punch by turning the punch upside down before punching) using Pumpkin Pie ink and a metal brad was added to the centre of the piece once all of the pieces had been adhered together. Thereafter, two short pieces of Pumpkin Pie ribbon were taped to the rear of the scallop to give a "medallion" feel and it was mounted on the card with Stampin' Dimensionals foam pads - I've used this effect on quite a few cards and it's quick and easy. As with the previous card, glitter has been applied in dot formation to the edges of the scalloped piece. The "sending happy thoughts" sentiment is stamped in Old Olive ink.

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