Friday, March 4, 2011

Stamping 411 Sketch 193 A Little Bit of Paradise

Hi Everyone,

Time to play with the Operators again.  My Goodness where does time go?

I’ve been so busy this week with meetings and prepping for classes and Birthday Celebration that I was a bit behind in creating this card. I love square cards and thought I would do something entirely different but changed it up last minute as the last one was not what I envisioned. I guess we all have days like that huh?

Now onto some stamping.

Here is the sketch:

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….and my interpretation

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This card was pretty straight forward. I am showcasing the Paradise Stamp set and used Pear Pazzazz Very Vanilla and Basic Black.

The Card base measure 5 1/4 x 10 1/2 folder in half

Black Mat is 4 7/8 square

Vanilla Stamped Mat using the leaf from Paradise in Pear Pazzazz is 4 3/4 square.

The Black mat for the image piece is 3 1/4 square and the Pear Pazzazz is 3 1/8 square. The image piece is 3 x 3 stamped in Black Stazon using the All Holidays Stamp Set. I love this saying .

I cut a strip of black cardstock that goes horizontally across the card and added a Vintage Brad that I colored with a black sharpie.

Then I stamped two more leaves and cut them out and attached one to the front of the card and the other to the inside to finish it off.

Like I said this is a pretty straight forward card…..sometimes less is more!!! I did do some dots around the edges with my black marker too.

Hope you enjoy it and I hope you will play along with us over at Stamping 411 !!!

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12 comments:

Kerin said...
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Kerin said...

Lee this card is fabulous...love the tropical feel! I'm a bit jealous though since I know you've got a tropical feel going on at your house and it's still cold here :( Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Cookie said...

Love the card.Does this fit in a regular size envelope from SU?

Anonymous said...

WOW. It is just wonderful. The repetition of the layers gives a real rhythm to the card. Now I have to buy that stamp. Also, the dots with the sharpie just add more of an emphasis to the saying. I love that saying too. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Butternutsage said...

oh and you know I just LOVE this card for it's green mojo going on and it's fun clean appearance!!!!

Julie Gearinger said...

Gerat card Lee! Love the clean crisp look and all of the green- TFS!

Highdesertstamper said...

Very serene looking...lovely design.

Patti Chesky said...

Ooooohhhh....it is just like paradise. I love what you've done!!!!

Selene Kempton said...

I think this is gorgeous Lee! What a wonderful tropical feeling card! Clean, simple, and the dots add just the right touch!

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is soooo pretty!! Love the softness of this card and this sketch is just too easy to work with don't you think??!!

Jenn said...

Love the addition of the accent leaf...adds just the right touch to your card!

gbarron56 said...

Lee -- I love this Paradise Stamp set and never quite know what to do with it. You have defintely inspired me (again). Thanks, my friend! Blessings, Gretchen