Thursday, 21 August 2008

Thank You card for Gunhild..

Regular visitors will recall the fuss I made when I won this blog candy from Gunhild of Stempelglede in Norway. I am just awe-struck by the beauty of these stamps, and THRILLED with my first card made using them!
This is on its way to Norway, but I don't think Gunhild frequents my blog, so I'm OK posting this now. (I hope!) I couldn't wait, anyway! I'm so happy with it! :o)


The only thing I'm not sure about is the diagonal blue ribbon. It's too severe. I'm thinking I might make a bow in the same ribbon, and tuck it behind one of the flowers, so it's peeking out. What do you think? Or maybe three tiny diamant├ęs leading up the ribbon where it crosses the lace, starting near the flowers?

This is the recipe:

  • 'Thanks' definitions text panel is computer-generated and printed directly onto the card.
  • Leaf spray stamp is Hero Arts
  • The frame was hand-drawn and cut out, then inked and glittered with Stardust Stickles.
  • The white lace was daubed lightly with the same ink.
  • The flowers and the scroll were all stamped with the Stempelglede "Grunge Collection" stamps that I won.
  • The 'Thank You' stamp is an old foam-backed one that I had in my old stash
  • The heart charm is one of those brass 'Hand Made With Love' hearts, but I wanted a plain silver one, so I used silver embossing powder.
  • I don't have any hat pins, so I used a head pin instead with some Swarovski beads.
I hope you like it.

20 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous card.The colours are stunning.Love the little pin too.

    Cass xxx

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  2. Blimey, this is beautiful! Love the colours, and the pin, and the flowers, and the frame, too, and the printed text.... I could go on, you know =)

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  3. Hi Chris,

    Thank you so so much for your lovely comments about my cards and about my Pink Petticoat card.

    I love your latest card (and I love those stamps too!). I think the composition of the card is lovely and the blue ribbon is perfectly incorporated into the card design. It is lovely as it is, but if you are asking for a choice I think I would probably choose diamante`s! (I just love a bit of glitz!). It is a gorgeous card though, and I LOVE your hand drawn frame and the beaded pin xxx

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  4. The stamps are gorgeous and I love what you have done with them, very elegant.
    Bryony

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  5. That is absolutely lovely! I can't see the whole picture for some reason though...weird!

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  6. Hiyaaaa!!
    This is stunning - Gunhild will love it...
    A little bow or gems sounds good!

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  7. wow - well and this is the truth my jaw has just hit the floor..this is absolutely stunning - just love everything about it..I know what you mean about the ribbon...everything else is so soft and floaty....but I know you will come up with a compromise
    Hugs
    Kath
    xxxx

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  8. Christine this is lovely, your work is always stunning.
    The cascade of flowers is so pretty. As you say the ribbon is not quite right, but not sure why maybe like you say put a bow of the same colour near the bottom flowers to balance it. It dos'nt seem as suttle as the rest of the card maybe. Hope you don't mind my comment. Su x

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  9. no wonder you are so chuffed with it it is beautiful
    AllisonX

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  10. no wonder you are so chuffed with it it is beautiful
    AllisonX

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  11. Wow Chris, this card is absolutely gorgeous !!! Wow...

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  12. Thanks for your comments, girls! :o) I have fixed the problem with the ribbon.. looks heaps better now! Will take another pic of it in daylight tomorrow before I take it to the Post Office.

    Chris xx

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  13. Another perfectly gorgeous work of art, Christine. TFS

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  14. totally GORGEOUS! Thanks A LOT! You're gonna make me spend some $$$$$ on some new stamps! Happy Friday! :)
    ~Angie

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  15. Stunning card, and I love the pin with the beads, I can see what you mean about the ribbon, perhaps the colour is a bit heavy, but longing to see the new picture... I think those flowers are just gorgeous.
    Jose xx

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  16. Hm-hm hmmmmmmmm!! I do like the pin! I've had a little go at creating some too!!

    Lovely colours!

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  17. The tumble of blue flowers is just stunning, love the blue you have chosen too. Yep, a gorgeous stamp set indeed!

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  18. Hi Chris

    This is absolutely beautiful. I love the colour, and those stamps you won.....I'M SO JEALOUS, AARRGGHH....

    Love Debbie xx

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  19. Such a gorgeous card, those stamps are lovely. x

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  20. WOW!!!! That's a jaw dropper you've made right there! Stunning is the word. xxx

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