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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Verve's Get Your Diva On!

Good morning everyone,
Today's card is one of the many Thank You cards that I need to make.  It seems I never have enough on hand.  I saw that Verve is having a little challenge for guest diva and I am submitting this.  The "Get Your Diva On" link is here.  It's not too late for you to try too!
This Verve flower from the Great Friend set was just screaming to me to take out some silk ribbon and make some French knots in the center.  I have a stash of hand dyed silk ribbon in bitty lengths and used various colours for this flower.  I stamped the flower on two different patterned papers from the Graphic 45  Once Upon a Springtime 8X8 paper pad, cut out and then did the French knot sewing and layered the two flower sizes with dimensional foam.  Love stamping directly onto patterned papers, instant visual texture!  The center panel has distressed edges and I stitched two rectangular panels together.
  I layered the Verve Thank You from the Dream Big stamp set onto another Graphic 45 sheet from the same pack.  The lace is some that I have in my growing stash and I just ran a length of the tape runner over the card front, pleated the lace as I was positioning it and then ran the sewing machine over it.

6 comments:

  1. One of my absolute favorite flowers Chris, and you've made it stunning!! Love the papers, love the colors, and I love your silk ribbon centers!! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for participating in the GYDO challenge!!

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  2. Wow, this is very pretty! I love all the gorgeous detail work that you have done here!

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  3. Silk ribbon centers in French knots.... How wonderful!!! One of my fav Verve flowers, too!!

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  4. This card is stunning! The French knots made with ribbon...awesome!!!!

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  5. Beautiful ... Anyone would be delighted to receive this

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