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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

13 comments:

Brenda said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing :)

Ilse Vargas said...

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

mudmaven said...

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

Barbara said...

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

Stacy said...

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

Juanita said...

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

dpkennedy said...

Very elegant and pretty colors!

Pattie Sykes (psychspa) said...

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.
/p

Shabbychick Junk said...

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

Stampin' Up! Gal said...

very nice!!! I love all things that sparkle

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Oooohh how gorgeous! Love it!

Tammy Hershberger said...

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

Stamp and Smile said...

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