Sunday, February 8, 2009

FS105 K Dunbrook

This week's featured stamper is Karen(K Dunbrook) and I can honestly say that I have never been to Karen's gallery, but I LOVE her style!! All her work is fabulous, so it was hard to pick just one. I settled on this card here. When SU had the Love You Much bundle on sale, I of course, was unable to resist, and I bought it. Ya, what was I thinking??? I don't know if you have ever noticed, but there is a DISTINCT LACK of Very Vanilla on my blog...it appears occasionally, on other peoples cards they send me, for a color challenge, sometimes out of necessity, but RARELY out of choice...why is that you ask, well...I really hate it. There you have it, I said it. Well, anyway, I HAD to use the stuff, cause I bought it, so I FORCED myself to use it on my card today....grrrr. I have been fighting this stinking thing since 11am....and I finally am sorta satisfied. I stamped the birds on Very Vanilla with Basic Black ink, and then paper pieced them with some Candy Lane DSP. I used the Heart to Heart punch for the heart between the birds. I had to use my Cuttlebug and Circle Nesties to cut and emboss the image. I added a shadow with my Copic Cool Grey No.3 marker. The button is from SU, and since Jody says I can't leave the holes empty, I put a piece of vanilla taffeta through the holes. For the base, I used Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, and some more Candy Lane DSP. The DSP was run through my Cuttlebug with the Textile folder. I then added another piece of Candy Lane DSP that was run through my dusty crusty crimper....seriously, how long has THAT been collecting dust. For the corners, I used the ticket corner punch and I added the sentiment that I punched out with my word window punch. The DSP under the image was cut out with my Label One dies and my Cuttlebug. I then cut off one side, used the spiral edge punch, and added some Riding Hood Red taffeta. Hopefully, you like it!! Thanks for stopping by!!

25 comments:

  1. USE VV more often...you did an amazing job with it1 Stunning!
    TFS
    Sue

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  2. Jessie, I'm glad you spent so much time fighting it, because it's SPECTACULAR!!! LOVE it!

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  3. Beautiful, Jessie! I love the color combo!

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  4. This is beautiful, Jessie! I'm not one for using VV much either but your card today looks fabulous with it! :) Love your layout & all the different ribbons on this! Just perfect! :)

    Happy Sunday!
    Wendy

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  5. So sweet & fresh, Jessie -- love that color combo. And yes, Jody's right!!! No nakey button holes, please!!! (Jody's ALWAYS right, btw! If she says it, I do it! She & Carter are definitely the bosses of me... ;) )

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  6. Whatchu got against Vanilla?? Hehe, just kidding. Seriously, not sure why you don't like the card, I think it's GORGEOUS!

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  7. LOL...I giggled when you said you really hate VV...so do I ;) Seriously if it isn't in a DP I don't use it either...lol

    Love what you did here....fantastic girl!

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  8. Absolutely fabulous Jessie!!! Aren't you glad you faced your VV fear? :) LOL! I have to agree that it is not one of my favorites either!

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  9. So beautiful! Love the color combo!

    Hugs~Becky

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  10. It's a beautiful card! You should be proud.

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  11. This is so beautiful...and classy! I love the look of white or vanilla cuttlebugged cardstock and that red really pops! Just beautiful Jesse! :)

    I just posted some birthday blog candy that you might really enjoy--wanna take a peek?

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  12. Super cute card...I LOVE IT! :D

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  13. so many beautiful details. the birds are dear. as a contrast, the simplicity of just the red and vanilla is perfect.

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  14. what's wrong with very vanilla? i ain't skeeered! and i ain't skeeered of jody either...i'm a rule breaker and don't always run something through my buttons!! living dangerously, sus

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  15. Wow this red on cream is really pretty! beautiful card and love all the elements. You rock girlie!

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  16. I LOVE the VV - this card turned out beautiful!!! Love all the layers, and the colors are just yummy!! Fabulous card, my friend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  17. Oh wow, jessie! This is darling! I am glad you fought with it, because the end result is stunning! I love it!

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  18. Gorgeous case - Jessie - well done!!!

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  19. I saw your card on a quick skim through the FS gallery yesterday, and it jumped right out of my computer scraming "Jessie"! You rock, sweetie!!

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  20. I'm thinking that to not like VV you sure did ROCK THIS CARD... I LOVE it, and I LOVE the candy lane paper, so fun and funky... LOL

    I will be CASE'ing YOUR card! :)

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  21. I don't know what you're talking about, Jessica! I think this card is adorable. I love it!

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  22. I LOVE your un-naked button. It looks awesome. The card is FAB! Love it! Susan... you rule breaker! No nakie buttons. LOL It's a movement. :)

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  23. Oh and BTW... I think I need THIS stamp set now. You are killing me!

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  24. Stampin Granny @ SCSFebruary 11, 2009 at 5:47 PM

    I love this card. The vanilla and red look very classy. Great job!

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