Monday, November 22, 2010

It's a good week to be Thankful

And I'm thankful for good friends.  It's true that I wish I had the time/opportunity/ability to connect more and better.  But when I think of my friends I'm really, really grateful.  This card went to a sweet friend who made it seem easy for her to make me feel better when I could have been totally embarrassed.  But I could write a bunch more notes to friends who deserve them (and yes, I probably should).  That makes me realize I'm really blessed.

This was a fun card.  My sister called it "lush" - that captured what I was going for so it made me feel great to hear that description!  The gratitude sentiment and flower stamps are from the Day of Gratitude set from Stampin' Up.  The little outline was hand cut from the negative after I punched a shape using this awesome punch from Stampin' Up / EK Success.  The flourish was a (big surprise) Big Shot die cut using the QuicKutz Flourish Border

See those two spiral flowers?  I learned how to make them from Miss Fancy Pants and you can too.  The larger white one started as a 2.25" circle, spiral cut with wavy decorative scissors (and to think I was going to get rid of those!).  Once it was glued, I used purple Perfect Pearls to give it some color.  The smaller one started as a silk flower petal.  It was harder to make come together.  I usually like to use a strong liquid glue like Glossy Accents to stick these flowers together, but the (not actual silk) silk just seems to wick it up without adhering.  So a big glue dot (like these Zots) is better for the silk flower. I've always wanted to use a pretty straight pin on a card but those sharp ends sticking out just look to dangerous!  It was a workable solution to land the sharp end into the fat spiral flowers.

I like how fluffy it turned out.  Good thing it didn't need to fit in an envelope!


  1. It's mine all mine! Mwah ha ha! Thanks so much for the gorgeous card Deanna. I think it is the most beautiful decadent card I have ever received!