dear FRIEND

Hello again! I just can’t stay away, lol! I’m still playing in The Outlawz Challenges… not sure how long this will last but I’m sure taking advantage of the spare minutes here and there that I have to play in my studio, lol! I created this card for the Monday Greetings Challenge where our sponsor is Jan’s Digi Stamps and we were challenged to use a button, lace and blue ribbon. I created a birthday card using a rubber stamp set called Rustic Flowers that Jan designed for Sparkle N Sprinkle a while back. Sparkle N Sprinkle is no longer in business so I linked to the digital set currently on Jan’s website which is very similar but does have a few more sentiments than the rubber stamp set I have.

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I cut the blue patterned background piece from one of my favorite 12×12 paper pads and then added the crocheted lace and blue/white gingham ribbon horizontally about two-thirds down. I stamped the image in black ink, colored it with Bic Mark-It markers, and cut it with a stitched mini scallop die. I adhered the image to the card front and added a small blue button tied with metallic silver thread. I stamped the image in blue archival ink and punched it with a 1″ punch. I layered it onto two more punched circles for a little dimension and nestled it into the bouquet.

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I stamped the inside sentiment in blue archival ink and layered the panel on the blue patterned paper used on the front.

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And one more look… such a beautiful image – and I love the button, lace and blue ribbon!

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Sharing in these additional challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #233 – Anything Goes w/ optional Diamonds and Lace (I played half the twist with the lace, lol)
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: May Challenge – Fabulously Feminine
Let’s Craft and Create: #159 – Anything Goes w/ optional Ribbon, Lace, Twine (ribbon and lace)
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenge: #2020 – Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge: #128 – Use A Real Stamp (No Digis)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, K & Co. Essentials Dark Designer Paper Pad
Stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle Rustic Flowers stamp set, Stampin’ Up Birthday Blooms stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bic Mark-It markers- Oceanview Blue, Blue Skies Blue, Misty Blue, Cloud Nine Grey, Key Lime and Forest Green; Ranger faded jeans archival ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1″ circle punch
Accessories:  Tombo Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Wild Orchid Crafts white crocheted lace, American Crafts blue and white gingham ribbon, blue button from stash, Coats metallic silver thread

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

6 thoughts on “dear FRIEND

  1. Wow Leslie, your card is just stunning! I love the coloring on your image as well as the pretty and elegant details with the lace and ribbon! Nicely done!! :) P.S. thanks for visiting!!

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  2. Cheryl Winget

    I love your card, Leslie. That dainty lace with the gingham ribbon is the perfect embellishment. Whichever friend you send this too will surely love it. thanks so much for entering it into our latest challenge at Let’s Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

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  3. jimlynn01

    Beautiful card and I love the crochet lace and gingham ribbon you added! Sensational card. Thanks for joining us at Pammie’s Inky Pinkies!
    Lynn

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  4. Rachelle Oltean

    This is such a wonderful card! I love the vintage feel to the image and your additions of the lace trim and button are the perfect embellishments! Very nice job! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge!
    Rachelle – DT : )

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