Thursday, November 27, 2008

Just Because I Care

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a beautiful day filled with family, friends, love and laughter. Today's card features a retired SU! set called "Gentler Times". I have used it quite a bit since I started my blog, so I hope I am not boring you by using it again. I also have a tendency to pair it with purple, too. I bought quite a bit of ribbon the other day at the craft store because it was all half off and this purple satin was among them. Now...I have quite a few spools of purple satin ribbon, but this one was just the perfect shade. It matches perfectly with Lavendar Lace which is an often neglected color at my house. I was thrilled to be able to use it. I used my textile cuttlebug embossing folder for the main panel which has been neglected, too. I colored the images with blender pens and ink refills. I added diamond stickles to the main panel and finished the corners off with the ticket punch and SU!'s Ice brads in the corners. I love the hostess set "Best yet" from SU! and it worked perfectly for my card and fit nicely into the oval punch. Of course all of the edges are sponged. I had fun making this and I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for fluttering by!
P.S. The week really got away from me, so I will be posting Blog Candy next week~
Gentler Times stamp set, Best Yet stamp set
Paper: PTI Vanilla, Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst, Mellow Moss, antique linen by Ranger
Ink: Paletter Noir, Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst, Mellow Moss, So Saffon
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Textile embossing folder, Diamond Stickles, corner rounder, ticket punch, oval punch, sponge, Ice Brads, Satin Ribbon


Deborah Saaranen said...

So beautiful! The narrow horizontal floral panel behind the image is such a wonderful design element! I certainly am not tired of this set-- you do marvelous things with it!
Happy Thanksgiving!

LeAnne said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful card.

Sandy Kay said...

Please don't stop using "Gentler Times" I have that set and need inspiration! This card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! I'm also interested in the directions for the rag quilt.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Sandy Kay

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is stunning...and I LOVE purple, so I REALLY love this!!

Melissa said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous!

harrahx2 said...

That is so lovely, soft and just oozes warmth. Is that the right word?

Anonymous said...

A really beautiful card. I have and love this set, wish it hadn't retired! I , too, tend to b=neglect purple, this inspired me! thanks a bunch~ Kerney

Cynthia said...

This is one of my most favorite sets ever and you always make me glad I have it! Just when I thought you'd done the most gorgeous cards with this set! This is just jaw-droppingly stunningly gorgeous!!