Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Simply Fabulous Flower

I just received my new SU stamps! Here is the first card I made with my Fabulous Flower set.....I'm typically not a "blue" kinda gal (blue as in color, not blue as in mood), but since we're on a seriously strict budget at my house, it was time for me to start using up the paper I've got in my stash. This flower paper is from Paper Loft that I've had for months but was never inspired to use. Like I said, I'm not much of a blue gal. But, when your living in circumstances like we are, frugal is the name of the game!

I stamped the flower with Night of Navy onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Then I sprinkled Heat and Set on it, heated it from below, and then sprinkled glitter on it. I heated it one last time to get the glitter to "set". It's so spahhhhhkly! The sentiment is from Sincere Salutations, which if you can believe, I just bought! I can't believe I didn't buy this basic set sooner! I stamped it with Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Dark Brown, and distressed the whole image with Ranger Distress Ink in Tea Stain. An olive green wide satin ribbon completed the card.

I hope you can see in the pictures how spahhhhhkly this card really is! Even though I'm not a fan of blue, I really like how this turned out!

Well, this morning I've got my BSF leadership meeting. Tonight is our high school football team's first playoff game. It will be COLD!!!! This morning its only 39 degrees. At least it's sunny! Be sure and head over to {Caardvarks} and participate in the new challenge "To Die For"......you have to use a die cut on the front of your card! If your card wins, YOU win a $20 gift certificate from "For The Love of Scrap". While your at {Caardvarks}, check out the beautiful cards made by our guest DT member, SJ Dowsett, wow, can she create beautiful stuff!!! You're going to love her!

Gotta run!

Hugs,
Amy

16 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! I love that stamp set and what it represents! The phrase "Dare to be Fabulous" challenges and calls out to me and all my imperfections! Be blessed and Have a great day!
    Joy!

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  2. Michelle9:36 AM

    Love it, it's gorgeous Amy! I love blue!

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  3. it's hard to tell the true color of the flower, due to all the sparkle i'm being blinded by! :-) way to use what you have to make something that's beautiful!

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  4. Jolene11:12 AM

    That is pretty! I love the patterned paper!

    I'm typically not a blue girl either so I can feel your pain but it's all about using up the stash and thinking outside the box, right?

    Keep on keeping on! :o)

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  5. So so pretty! I love the sparkle!

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  6. This card is super pretty! Thanks so much for your sweet and encouraging comment on my blog. I know that this is God bringing something better into our lives. Your words were very much appreciated. Hugs!

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  7. Love that sparkle, sparkle! You're simply fabulous, girl!

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  8. Love the card. Can't wait for your distressing tutorial. I am dying to try it on my cards!
    Robbie

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  9. I love blue, and this card is just gorgous!!! The glittery bling is just the right touch for that pretty flower.

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  10. love that floral stamp. great card!

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  11. Just beautiful, Amy! TFS!

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  12. I love blue! This is really beautiful!

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  13. Your card is gorgeous! But then, blue is my favorite color!

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  14. Well....I am a big fan of blue, and I LOVE your big blue sparkly flower!! Lovely patterned paper you've paired it with as well!!

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  15. I didn't get a chance to leave this comment yesterday but wanted to say I continue to check your blog daily and still LOVE all of your creations. What I especially like about this card are the colours. Wow girl!!!!

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  16. Sorry I haven't been keeping up commenting too well, but I just had to come back to this card. Cause it's gorgeous.

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