Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Enjoy Life by Penny Black

This card was one of those that took me forever to finish, but I was pleased when it was completed.
I started with a 5.5x5.5 card stock, cut the DP at 5.25 and then the Simple Scallop Border punch was used. I didn't want anything fancy on the bottom, just something "simple" and this punch fit that qualification.

The striped paper was a small strip that was in my scrap drawer and it accented the DP very nicely. Then it was time to stamp. I love the new Enjoy Life Stamp set by Penny Black and I wanted to add some depth to it, so Flower Soft was a perfect addition. After the image was completely dry, I ran it through the Wizard using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder.
What a difference that made! Texture adds so much interest, don't you think? Petite Scallop Nestie was used under the oval image, tying the colors all together.

Be sure to check out Selma's blog to see the gorgeous cards (keep scrolling down) she has made with the Enjoy Life Penny Black Stamp. I love how she curls the flowers as it give so much dimension to them. She also loves the Cuttlebug Embossing folders.

JustRite Tiny works stamp was stamped and then cut out with the Small Circle Nestie. I cut a flourish out with my Cricut and added one under the sentiment. Three orange brads were added for interested and then I colored a white Satin ribbon with a Copic marker to match the DP and used my wonderful Bow Easy that I got from Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Store.

Joan's Gardens Store - click the link on the Left Side to visit each catagory.
Stamps----------------------Penny Black Enjoy Life Stamp, JustRite Tiny Words Stamp
Spellbinder-----------------Petite Oval and Scalloped, Small Round Nestie
Ink--------------------------Versa Fine and SU
Paper-----------------------Neenah white cardstock, DP from my stash and Foil
Ribbon----------------------May Arts Satin
Brads-----------------------We are Memories
Flower Soft-----------------Delphinim Blue, Spring Time, Soft Green, glue
Cuttlebug-------------------Swiss Dots


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Very nice, Joan -- love it!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Pretty, pretty! What a gorgeous bow!

Jerri Kay said...

A very pretty card Joan, love your bow!

Selma said...

Joan this is a beautiful card. Yes, I agree, I love texture on my cards. I love that Penny Black stamp set. This image works so well with Flower Soft.

Curt in Indy said...

Joan, this is so beautiful! I love the cards that you create! Watch your email, I'm placing an order. . .Best, Curt

Rose Ann said...

This is so pretty, Joan!! I love your Flower Soft, and pretty bow!!