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Now onto today's card. The layout was inspired by Taylored Expressions (TECC61-Below), with a twist to use any shade of blue with a neutral. The card was beginning to get a bit busy, so I decided to omit the flower/embellishment.
Believe it or not, no Designer Series paper was cut in the making of this card :). The background was created by using the the damask stamp from Friends 24-7 and Bordering Blue card stock. It was inked in Versamark and embossed with clear powder. This was repeated over the entire piece of cardstock using a Stamp-a-majig. TIP: I always find it much more pleasing to the eye to carry patterns off of the card stock, rather than keeping with in the borders.
The second pattern was created using my Big Shot and the Swirls and Scribbles Sizzlet. I ran Bordering Blue through several times using the die. Next I used my mini Xyron to transform all the pieces into stickers and randomly placed them on 1" pieces of Very Vanilla card stock. The edges were trimmed off, and the pieces were matted onto Chocolate Chip.
The focal point consists of the flower grouping from Friends 24-7. It was inked in Bordering Blue and stamped onto Very Vanilla. To make the image fit more within the lines of the layout, I trimmed off the bottom. Three small filigree brads were added as the flowers.
Even though this card took a bit of time, I love that it doesn't use a ton of supplies- just one stamp set!
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Stamp Set: Friends 24-7 (113218)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Bordering Blue (102630), Chocolate Chip (102128)
Ink: Bordering Blue (102265), Versamark (102283)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Swirls and Scribbles Sizzlet (113441), Filigree Brads (112577), Clear Embossing powder (109130), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)