Friday, August 26, 2011



Thank goodness it’s Friday! My card today is for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge 108, which is to soften the edges, CAS style!


We were to round some corners or soften the edges of something on our cards!  I used the Top Note die to make some round-edge embellishments for my really CAS card:


as well as rounding the edges of a Beau Chateau Side Note:


The note itself actually says “Family” but I wanted this for a birthday card, so I stamped a sentiment from Bring on the Cake on watercolor paper and attached it right over the existing sentiment.  I also stamped the French script from French Foliage right on top of the Beau Chateau designer paper.  Finally, I added some lace, ribbon and button trim. 

On the inside, I used the remaining Top Note panel with a birthday sentiment:


and I added some more French script to cover up a “booboo”—can you see it?  A little shadow from the edge of my rubber---grrrr, I hate that!  I got my Craft scissors out and trimmed that baby off after I saw that!  Hopefully the recipient will be so thrilled with her card that she will not notice the smudge!

I hope everyone on the East coast is bracing for Hurricane Irene.  My father lives along the coast in Delaware and I believe he will have to evacuate, so I am preparing for that, if only for a few days.  Plus the baby has developed thrush in her mouth, so we are dealing with that as well as teething!  I am praying we can have a good day and I can find lots of things to distract her from her discomfort!  Have a blessed day!

Wee Details:

  • Stamps:  Bring on the Cake, French Foliage
  • Paper:  Watercolor, Crumb Cake, Beau Chateau Designer Paper
  • Ink:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
  • Acc:  Top Note Die, Beau Chateau Side Notes, Daubers, Victoria Lace, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Neutrals Button, Linen Thread


Linda said...

Beautiful card and wonderful sentiment. We need to tell ourselves that everyday. Do something just for you everyday. I love it!

Gerry said...

Beautiful!! I really like how you used the cut off edge of the Top Note on the inside....very clever.

Carol L said...

Your card is just lovely with those soft colors and soft touches! Thrush can be very uncomfortable. Did an anti-biotic cause that? Poor little thing. Stay safe in this storm. We don't know if we'll ride it out or head out of town for a couple days. My c/a quit on us this morning, so it might be a good idea to get away from it all :)


Those darn boo-boos is why I never, EVER stamp directly on my card. Now...DON'T DO IT AGAIN!

over and out.

Denise Willerton said...

This is wonderful LeAnne ~ great recovery ~ Cassidy, hope you're feeling better soon, poor dear, not too much fun ~ have a wonderful weekend my dear! Hope all is well with your dad in Delaware!

Jodi said...

Your card beautifully reflect the feeling of the inspiration pic. What a fabulous relaxing bedroom with lots of comfy pillows to read & relax. Love the clean & simple look of your card. Thanks for the tip about stamping the French script directly on top of the dsp. Would not have thought of that, but it adds such a nice look. Don't you HATE it when you get a smooch from the edge of the stamp when you're just finishing the card. Arghhhh. Hope all goes well with your Dad evacuating. Maybe it will quiet down before Delaware. Hope the baby feels better also. Poor little thing, thrush on top of teething.

Linda Callahan said...

This is so soft and pretty! And you are so clever to sneak that top note piece inside!

dpkennedy said...

This is so pretty! The finished inside is so sweet too!

kelly said...

wow allyour cards are just gorgeous, have just added you to my favourites so I can pop back more often, actually I'm going to be a follower!
Kelly xx

Linda said...

I love love love this card! So soft, so pretty, so very elegant.

Bonnie said...

Hi LeAnne, Thank you for your kind comment on my PP entry. You gave us a fantastic sketch to play with. Love the softness of this card and how you split the topnote to use outside and inside. Have a good weekend.

Lisa Foster said...

I love this Leanne! Very Lovely!

Haven't you heard? There are NO Boo Boos in stamping..those are called creative accents (or accidents,as I like to say)..LOL

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful! I love the ribbon treatment!

Pam~ said...

I am lovin' the look of your top notch on the side of your card! Gorgeous colors! Don't you just love how we can change up a card so quickly? Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

Christy Q said...

This is gorgeous, LeAnne - I love the colors and the inside of the card is a great way to carry through your design.

Butternutsage said...

HI Leanne it has been a while since we were doing challenges together and I was struck by the french country feel of your card. Just lovely!