Monday, January 18, 2016

Kindred Spirits

I had this gorgeous piece of DSP on my desk.  I planned to use it on another card but it didn't make the cut.  I wanted to give it another try and I thought the sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary would be perfect.  It is a Stampin' Up only challenge and this DSP is and goodness knows I have plenty of SU product on my shelves.  I played around with a number of flower images but they all competed with the DSP and no one was the winner.  I decided I needed to simplify so I dressed up a sentiment.  I like that it still has floral images and scalloped shape. For the horizontal elements I went with Whisper White baker's twine and seam binding.  I wanted a subtle element in the ribbon so I snipped a bit into the ribbon and pulled the tail through.  I really like how that turned out and expect I will use that again on a card.




Happy Stamping,
Dana

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Dana! I love the little special touch you gave the ribbon!

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    1. Thanks so much Hannelie. The ribbon was a bit of an experiment.

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  2. A lovely card Dana. I also like what you've done with the ribbin. It's very effective. Barbxx

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    1. Thank you so much Barb for your very nice comments :)

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  3. I love the way you've used the DSP here - it really allows the bold florals to shine! The little trick with the ribbon is rather neat too - I'll have to give that a try. Thanks for joining us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit and great comments Joanne!

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  4. I absolutely love your card. The DSP...the medallion stamping on your sentiment layers - it is really beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary. x

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    1. Thank you so much Alison! It was a fun sketch to play with :)

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  5. So smart to keep it simple with this designer paper - this is completely lovely, and that trick with the ribbon adds great interest to that band! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

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    1. Thank you for your visit and super nice comments Chris!

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  6. Love the simple elements you used - really does let the pretty DP be the star of the show! Great idea with the ribbon - adds the right amount of 'something special' without overpowering your CAS design!

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    1. Thank you so much Geri! Always love your visits.

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  7. Your paper is beautiful, it really is the star of your card and your ribbon idea is so creative! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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    1. Thank you Bridgette! I'm so glad you stopped in and I appreciate your great comments.

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  8. Love that greeting popping out on the fun dsp background. COOL ribbon element! Thanks for joining us this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit Mary! So glad you like the sentiment and ribbon.

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  9. Gorgeous DP Dana! LOve your card and we're all intrigued by that little seam-binding trick!
    =]

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    1. Thanks so much Michele! Who knew, I did it on a whim...

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  10. What a cool trick you've come up with for the ribbon border! Excellent interpretation of the sketch this week! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit and nice comments Jenny. I really enjoyed this sketch.

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  11. Great use of DSP and neat ribbon treatment!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie! So glad you like it.

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  12. Gorgeous card! I love the subtle touch of the borders around the sentiment to go with the nice floral pattern in the DSP! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit and very kind words Connie!

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  13. Beautiful card...love your wonderful patterned paper and sweet sentiment.

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    1. Thank you Kim! I always love your visits and nice comments.

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  14. So very pretty, Dana ... that DP is so wonderfully bold and vibrant ... and fabulous with the cool ribbon/twine combo! Hugs, Anita :)

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