Hello friends, and welcome to my world of stamping.  Yesterday was a good stamping day.  When I say that I mean I made a lot of cards.  In fact, I made 4 cards and a banner.  I showed you Mikie’s card yesterday and today I’m showing you one of the other three that I created.

Above is card #1.  I want to focus on the focal point here.  See the little lace-like detail at the bottom of the focal point.  Can I tell you this thinlit is right up my alley?  OMGosh it is so lovely just as the name of the bundle implies.    And those NEW Rectangle Framelits absolutely a must have.

After cutting out a stitched rectangle I ran the piece through the Big Shot using the subtle folder.  That folder is the folder that I use the most.  It is subtle and gorgeous.  If you put a piece of cardstock next to a piece that has been embossed using this folder you will see a huge difference.  So, I use it all of the time.  It will step up your cards immediately.  Next,  I layered all of my cut out thinlits pieces and the stamped and cut out rose onto the rectangle.

Let’s talk about that rose.  I stamped and cut out three roses.  Then I cut them into three layers. One stayed like it is orginally, the next one I cut down to the smaller inside of the rose and the third one I cut out the center.  Then I crumpled each piece smoothed them out slightly and then layered them together using dimensionals.  Now when I dissected the middles of two of the roses I saved the edges and used them underneath the rose.  Now you have a ruffly 3-D rose.  It’s so pretty.

Back to building the focal point, all I did was lay out the rose and leaves until I liked the way they looked and using glue dots I set them all in place.

The sentiment was stamped using basic gray ink and was stamped on another stitched rectangle.  I didn’t run this rectangle through the folder just to ensure the wording was absolutely clear.  I added a little flower ( this flower is also a thinlit in the set.  And all three pieces cut out at one time) lastly I added the black facet in the middle.

All were mounted on a layering piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The folder I used for the texture on this piece is called Pinewood plank.

Now all that is left to do is to choose a color for my card base, (I know I work backward).  When I look at my card front it tells me what color I should use for the base.  For this card, it said, Basic Gray.

Tomorrow I will share card # 2 so make sure you come back.

Thank you, Liz and Debbie, for your recent comments.  I love hearing from those who visit with me.


NOTE: Seaside folder was not used, I added it to the product list in error.

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