Before I tell you about this card, I want to give you a bit more news. So, grab your coffee, tea or water and have a seat...this could turn out to be quite lengthy.....
I want to share some news that I think will be a good move for me, though I must say it has not come without MUCH thinking. This will be my last post as a Design Team member. Trust me, I have thought and thought about this and I have put off writing the post for as long as I can. I've been a member of the team for the past few years and I have loved every minute. How could I not? That said, I know it's time for me to step back and let some new people have the wonderful experiences I've had.
Every one of the Design Team members are wonderful women. I've only met them through their blog posts and through emails, but I feel I know them and they are the best! I will miss them, but I will be following each of them through this blog page and through their personal blog pages. Thanks ladies for your inspiration!
I want to thank Jeanne for her guidance and her kind and calm manner. Esp[ecially when I was attempting to learn how to link and post. She proved you can teach an old dog new tricks! I have no idea how she remained sane. She encouraged me through some hard times as I blabbered on and on. I'm sure she doesn't know how much she means to me and for that matter all of us. Thank you Jeanne!
And Dave....the designer of the beautiful Poppystamps and Memory Box dies, stencils and stamps. All I can say is the man is a genius! But then, you all know that...right? What you may not know, he is a most kind and generous man. Yet another reason I thought long and hard about leaving the team. He can be sure I'll be thinking of him whenever I use one of his creations.
And of course everyone I've met in cyberspace. Your comments, emails and likes here and on Facebook and Pinterest have been such a joy to read. I've visited your pages too and have been in awe of your creations. Thank you for bringing inspiration and smiles to my world.
I won't be totally gone from the blog world. I'll be posting on my blog page, and you can bet I'll be playing along with as many challenges as I can. Closing a chapter and looking forward to what the new pages will be....
And now....on to my card.... A friend is getting married next month and though I can't attend, I wanted to make a card for the couple. The inspiration for this card was the new Distressed Benson Corner. I cut it on a 6x6 piece of white linen card stock. The rest just fell into place. I printed the sentiment on vellum and heat embossed it. Yes, you can....but be quick have everything ready because you don't have lots of time when it comes from the printer. I used the Oval frame background and the Woodland Oval to surround the sentiment. The Lorelai Outline and the Lorelai Leaf along with the Berry Sprig helped to finish off the front of my card. I added silk flowers, stamen, a buckle and a bit of ribbon and the outside is complete.
Here's what I did on the inside:
I like to repeat elements from the outside and as you can see I did. I did add the General Store Tag as my signature and to add a bit of dimension, I used an embossing folder. This time I didn't heat emboss the sentiment. I was worried it would dry before I had the chance to get powder on the entire piece.
Now you know how I made this card. It really is an easy one to make, though I think looks pretty elegant.
See you again in "Blogville" Hugs and so much love to each of you,