Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Blues & Vanilla Thanks Card

I came across this fab card on Pinterest and knew it was a card I wanted to CASE.  I loved the layout, colour combo and the layered stamping on the circle.  I decided to use the flowers from the Vintage Vogue set rather than a butterfly on my card.  That's always a tough choice for me - flowers or butterflies?  I suppose my ideal card would feature both LOL!

The card measures 13 cms (a tad over 5") square and was made with Night of Navy CS.  I stamped the French Script stamp in Marina Mist ink, die cut a circle and stamped the flourishes and sentiment.  I inked the flowers with Marina Mist ink, rock 'n rolled in Night of Navy ink, cut out the flowers, added some shaping and added blue iridescent gems to the flower centres.  I mounted the Very Vanilla plain circle onto a Marina Mist scalloped circle. I embossed a square vanilla panel with the Vintage Wallpaper folder and matted that onto Bashful Blue and vanilla layers.  I then wrapped some Night of Navy ribbon around and attached the panel to the card base.  I adhered the circle, made a bow and attached that to the card with a glue dot.  The large flower is popped up.

Here's the inside and envelope with some simple stamping and punching.  We've just come back from a few days away in the New Forest and Kath, our lovely neighbour, fed and looked after our two cats while we were gone.  This card will go to Kath along with some goodies we got for her.

Stamps: SU! French Script background stamp, SU! Vintage Vogue, Thank You Kindly & Best Blossoms sets
CS: SU! Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue & Very Vanilla
Ink: SU! Marina Mist & Night of Navy
Tools: Plain & scalloped circle Nestabilities dies, SU! Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, SU! Decorative Label punch
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon, blue iridescent gems,  Dimensionals, glue dot



Creative M said...

What a Lovely card!!My sister would so appreciate this card because her favorite color is Blue..TFS

Narelle Farrugia said...

Wow this is gorgeous Ruth. Thanks for CASEing me - what an honour!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Just love those blues. May case yours too!

kelly said...

OOOHH looks at this fab card, I love everything, the colours, stamps and the texture!! wow wow wow!
Kelly xx

Mynnette said...

This is just GORGEOUS!!! LOVE all the blues you've used, and I LOVE all the different stamps you've put together! I need to get those out! ;)