17 May 2008

Stars and Swirls and Dots....

and ripping apart and putting together!

Why would this card cause me such grief, you ask?

I don't know I answered....just one of those things.....

I ripped and tore and finally got it to where it is not so bad!!

All the ink used is Tim Holtz Distress Ink, that I got at Cornish Heritage Farms. The Old Paper is what I used for the stars and is the closest to the Kraft paper!! Almost an exact match!!

These stars and sentiment are from Verve Visual's set Polka Stars-Clear and I have had them for ages! I just have never inked them up - how AWFUL is that???

Just one of those things, ya know - no not today, no it doesn't go with what I am doing.....craziness....

The kraft paper is from Stampin' UP! and I got it from Kim Reid when she placed a big order and included mine!! Thanks Kimmie!!

I stamped the Large Polka Dots backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms in Old Paper distress Ink and then the Hero Arts Design Block Flouish background in Broken China distress ink.

The swirly background was a free stamp from the Paper Pickle because I am such a great customer and I spend kazillions of $$$$ at the store everytime I got in I think they feel sorry for me and throw in a fabulous stamp for free!! Hubby says " and well they should"!! - but he says that about anywhere I get stamps.... aren't hubbies grand!!

The base of my card, I think, is Ballet blue from Stamping UP! but I can't remember the name -how awful is that! ETA: I think it is Blue Bayou- I saw it over on A Necessary Creativy (check her out - gorgeous creations!!)

Well, I have to run, hubby has me on a marathon gardening session today ----3 loads of mulch and now he has gone to get 4 more loads-ugh I'll be glad tomorrow because it will look so beautiful!!

But my back won't thank him!!


  1. This is a beautiful card. I just love the colors. Good luck with the gardening.

  2. This is beautiful, I just love that swirl & the color is divine.

  3. A lot of people are have "issues" with their creations lately...myself included. Must be something in the atmosphere. LOL.....And, whenever someone says they had trouble...I think their end result is is yours!!! I love the swirl and the white brads.
    I came in from my own 4 hour clean up in the garden.....hope you have fun too. Joan

  4. Well I am so glad you kept on trying! This card is super! Love the background! Great sentiment! Take care, Deb

  5. So beautiful. I love the colour combo. I have to break down and finally get some alcohol inks. They look so vibrant on here! I'll bet your garden is looking great now. Hope your back is okay. :0) mel

  6. Well, aren't I lucky that you commented on my blog because now I have found your awesome blog. Your work is fabulous. Every card is precisely made and beautiful!!!!


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