Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Using Punch Potpourri

Good Wednesday!  Sorry I've left you hanging ever since last Thursday with nothing to look at except that bragging post... how embarassing!  Life has just gotten in the way- in a good way though, nothing stressful really.  Although my husband's football team lost in the third round of the playoffs last weekend so that was a bummer.  But, it was a great game and really came down to the end.  The bright side is football season is now over.  Phew! 

I'm enjoying this first day of Thanksgiving vacation and have something to be thankful for.  I left my weekly volleyball night early last night (which I NEVER do) because I started feeling really sick.  By the time I made it home I thought for sure it was going to be the flu, but within an hour or so I felt much better and woke up this morning feeling fine.  I don't know about you, but I think avoiding the flu is definitely seomthing to be thankful for!! 

So, on to this card which is the main reason you are here!  The Divas have a color challenge again this week for you.  It is Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink and Early Espresso.  Not a challenge at all in my book- pinks and browns always look lovely together.  I used the Punch Potpourri set for this card and combined it with the French Filigree and Elegant Lines embossing folder.  Can you see the French Filigree background?  It is embossed in clear powder on the white paper for a subtle elegant effect.  I wish my clear powder wasn't dirty though- it has flecks of darker powders in it I'm afraid.

I colored the flowers on the main heart image using my aquapainter and Watercolor Crayons- almost forgot I had those it's been so long.  Did you notice the frilly heart layer?  That is the embosslit called Scalloped Heart of Hearts.  Fits perfectly behind our large heart punch- love that! 

Other details include some tiny pearls, a bit of the scallop trim border and some Early Espresso narrow ribbon- that stuff is so dainty! 

In the end I decided to leave a sentiment off and just add it in the inside.  This could be a wedding card or valentine, love or even a miss you kind of card.  Hope you like it and you decide to play along with the Divas

Ooh, I almost forgot to mention that I used the wonderful sketch from Create with Connie & Mary... and yikes, I only have 12 minutes left to upload!  Gotta run!

Thanks for stopping by, I've got more planned for the next two days. 

SUO Supplies
Stamps: Punch Potpourri, French Filigree background
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso
Accessories: Early Espresso ribbon, Heart of Hearts embosslit, Big Shot, Basic Pearls, Elegant Lines embossing folder, clear embossing powder, scallop trim border punch, large heart punch, watercolor crayons, aquapainter


  1. This is gorgeous! I love how clean and simple it is! Thanks for sharing your card for the Create with Connie and Mary challenge!

  2. Very pretty. I really like the clean design :)

  3. Kristin -- you really put these two challenges together perfectly! I really liked the Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink and Early Espresso challenge too...nice NOT making a Christmas card - LOL!!! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  4. Pretty card! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!

  5. Beautiful card! Love the soft colors! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. oooo! this layout is gorgeous. that thin ribbon looks great with that beautiful heart.


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