Saturday, February 21, 2009

Damask Surprise

I had been hankering to make a card with the flourish from Friends 24-7 ever since I saw Dawn McVey's new Damask Designs set from PTI. You can see some of the creations she made here. Her style is very bright & colorful, which isn't the norm for me, but I could see lots of possibilities with her set! (I would love to have it, but I will stick to my SU one for now!) I started by scoring some lines at the bottom of my Confetti White cardstock, then used my Stamp-a-ma-Jig (better than the last time) and began stamping my flourishes in Sahara Sand. I added a "formal" bow in SU's wide Regal Rose ribbon. I finalized it by adding "thinking of you" from Trendy Trees. It was nice, but a little bland.
I was thinking it needed a chipboard swirl, when I remembered my new little diecut, Swirsl Scribbles! I cut one from Pretty in Pink cardstock, coated it in glue and added some MS glitter. A glittery little surprise swirl peeking out from a "formal" design!

  • Stamps: Trendy Trees, Friends 24-7
  • Paper: Confetti White, Pretty in Pink
  • Ink: Sahara Sand
  • Acc: Scorer, SAMJ, Glue Pen, MS glitter, Swirls Scribbles DieCut, Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain ribbon


  1. Very pretty!! Dawn will have a tough competitor ;) Greetings

  2. Very, very nice! Love the soft elegance of it. ~chris

  3. LeAnne!! It's gorjus (Southern for gorgeous, LOL!). I saw that set and resisted--until now. Thanks a lot ;-)

  4. Fantastic! I love that little swirl on the card. It adds just the right element of fun and bling.

  5. What a great card you have here. It is a real great take on Dawn's cards and you kept it SUO. Great work.

  6. Pattie Sykes (psychspa)February 21, 2009 at 11:33 AM

    You may want the PTI Damask set, but you don't need it! You have created a beautiful card with the 24-7 set. It has been on the back-burner of my wish list, but every time I see it used, it gets closer to being a #1 need! Beautiful card.

  7. OH WOW, this card is just BEAUTIFUL! Wanted to pop in and say THANK YOU for commenting on my blog last week when I was sick! You made my week!

    Lisa Zappa

  8. very nice!!! I love all things that sparkle

  9. How BEAUTIFUL! Love the elegance, and that flourish puts it over the top!

  10. LeAnne, your card is AWESOME!! I love Dawn's stamping style too... :) The ribbon is just so YUM-O! :)


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