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Friday, January 6, 2012

Floral card using Anna Griffin and Spellbinders

I wanted to try my new Martha Stewart Punch around the Page, and thought it needed a background that reminded me of my great grandmother's handkerchiefs, so I chose an Anna Griffin paper from my stash. The background I mounted the punched paper on is iridescent blue CS. I used a Spellbinders die to cut and emboss the AG paper, then embossed a piece of green CS and cut around it with scissors to frame it. I wasn't planning on using an ornate die, but this one followed the punches so nicely that I used it anyway.

I wanted to use Spellbinders tags three for a saying, and the only saying that fit well and had the right dimensions was this Anna Griffin one. I used to have tons of Anna Griffin stamps with sayings and things, but lost all of my clear stamps a year ago. I think I had every clear stamp she made, but now I only have the rubber ones, so my selection of sayings is quite small. I have always been a huge fan of Anna Griffin.

Anyway, I stamped the saying with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and stenciled around it with Pebbles Cream Chalks. It really needed a background to show up against the floral paper, and Spellbinders Labels Eighteen fit the shape of the tag quite well, so I cut and Embossed that with green paper and mounted it with dimensional tape.

Now that I've been looking at it on the blog, I think I may try adding a bow to it.

This is the same card after adding an offray ribbon and Queen and Co. pearls. The line above the bow isn't on the card, it's a shadow.

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