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Anyway, each month, the Design Team picks a FAVORITE card, and this month I picked this card of mine that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!! I made it using the Gina K. set, A Year of Flowers. It was designed by my friend Melanie, and it is truly one of the most GORGEOUS sets I have ever stamped with. I seriously let the flowers do all the work for me. They were stamped with Black Stazon on Gina K's Pure Luxury CS. I used a blender pen and my Riding Hood Red reinker as well as my Ruby Red marker to color my flower....not to sound like a broken record, cause I know people are RAVING about this paper but SERIOUSLY it is AMAZING!! It takes color so well, even with my SU markers. Sometimes when I color, the paper starts to pill up from getting too wet with ink...I am not saying that Gina's won't, but it hasn't for me yet and that in my book gives it an A+!! The DP is from the Ski Slope DSP and the bottom panel was run through my Cuttlebug with the Argyle folder. I stamped my sentiment from the Gina K set Thinking of You(by Rupa Shevde), and then cut it out using my Cuttlebug and tag nesties. I ran a piece of white organdy through it and tied a bow. The sketch for this card is one of Jen del Muro's old Sketch For You to Try's...LOVE IT!! For a little extra ummph, I added some punched branches from my Martha Stewart punch.
Before I leave you with a peek at my card, I wanted to give a shout out to the two newest additions to the dirtpile, mother and daughter duo Dawn Lusk(DawnL) and Amber Hillman(Bambi64)!! It has been a hoot getting to know them and I can't wait to see what they can do!!
Thanks for stopping by!!