August 08, 2013

My Favorite Things Stamps...Cottage Birthday!

Hey Stampin' friends! I've been enjoying a bit of a stampin' and bloggin' break, soaking up the beautiful summer sun! We've been camping and have another camping trip planned this month and we are looking forward to our trip to Chicago at the end of the month too.  We were SO lucky to get an invite to spend the civic long weekend at my brother's girlfriend's (Kate) family cottage on Lake Rosseau in Muskoka. WOW! What a fabulous time we had! It was Kate's mother's birthday so I made this card for Martha before we hit the road. 
I thought this pretty BasicGrey Mint Julep paper had a summery, cottage feel. I made the card 6X6 from Kraft heavyweight Card Stock and matted with MFT Heavyweight Card Stock in Red Hot.
I used this sketch as a jumping-off point for this card.  
 
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I used the MFT Inspired By the Front Porch - Spring Stamp set...the image looks exactly like the cottage porch and was perfect for my card. I stamped the porch image in MFT Kraft Premium Dye Ink on Primitive White Heavyweight Card Stock and cut it out with the Circle STAX. I  layered it over a Pierced Circle cut from Red Hot Heavyweight Card Stock with the new Pierced Circle STAX. I also added some pretty MFT Replenishments Kraft Grosgrain ribbon and added a blue button tied with Hemp cord. I cut the tag from Primitive White Heavyweight Card Stock with the tag die from the Blueprints 2 and stamped the sentiment from the Lisa Johnson Designs Birthday Greetings Stamp set. The flowers are from the new Blueprints 5 set and are cut from Banana Heavyweight Card Stock I used a Copic Toner Grey marker to enhance the embossed line in the flower.
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Here is the inside... I stamped another sentiment from the Lisa Johnson Birthday Greetings in Red Hot Premium Dye Ink and a few more pretty Banana and Red Hot flowers from Blueprints 5.

 Thanks for stopping by and havin' a wee peek at my card!



4 comments:

Lisa H. said...

ahhhh! such beautiful eye candy, Tara! love those papers and the pretty yellow flowers! great work with this sketch, too.

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty, Tara! Glad to see you back to stamping and had a great summer. You will only be 4 hours away from me when you come to Chicago and if I am correct, that is where Lisa lives. :)

nmnastali said...

Hi Tara!!! Your card is AMAZING with so many goodies and embellies!!! Love your style and the gorg flowers!! :) :) :) I am from Chicago (but now live in Charlotte!) ~~ hope you have a GREAT fun time!! :) :) :)
I'm so happy to see you back to crafting... See you soon, I hope!! :) :)

xo ~Nicole~

nmnastali said...

Hi Tara!!! Your card is AMAZING with so many goodies and embellies!!! Love your style and the gorg flowers!! :) :) :) I am from Chicago (but now live in Charlotte!) ~~ hope you have a GREAT fun time!! :) :) :)
I'm so happy to see you back to crafting... See you soon, I hope!! :) :)

xo ~Nicole~

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