Friday, February 1, 2008

Measure of Life

Still working on release stuff....but here is a card I recently made with Papertrey's newest set "Out on a Limb."

The limb and leaves are stamped on vanilla cardstock. Then I stamped the sentiment on vellum holding the vellum in place over the stamped image so I could line it up where I wanted it. The vellum gives this a really soft and neat look in real life.

I added the "Life" part of the sentiment (so it appears to be hanging on the tree limb) using my Cropadile to punch a little hole behind the tag. After I had everything as I wanted on the main panel, I added the scalloped edge, embossed the background and added the hemp around that layer. The final detail was adding some stamped leaves across the top and bottom.

The full sentiment reads: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. (Love that!)

Materials used: Stamps- Take a Bough (Papertrey Ink); cardstock- celery, vanilla, choc chip, olive; ink- choc chip, celery, olive; hemp; brads (SU!); vellum (SU!); Cuttlebug, textile folder, tag die, nestabilities; dimensionals (SU!); corner rounder punch (Creative Memories); Cropadile.


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20 comments:

Rita said...

Nice card, I luv the colors you picked for this card, very soft!

Jackie said...

Very pretty and what a unique layout, I really like it!

Bee said...

Beautiful card, and such a fresh relaxing feel! Love all that green and the vellum... :-)

Maren said...

So pretty! I love those colors!

Alli Miles said...

Very pretty!!! Great colour combo and layout too. Umm sooo you famous girl have you seen your blog count lately? Umm ya...and I can say I am your friend *smiles* Hugs to you!!!

Rae said...

Beautiful card Carolyn ~ love the 'softness' that the vellum lends to the overall look, and how you 'hung' the sentiment from the branch... awesome work girl!

Amy said...

this is stunning Cammie!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

WOW, this is gorgeous! Love it!

Molly B said...

This card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it. -Molly B

Michelle said...

Great card! I love the soft green colors you used, and that sentiment is one of my favorites!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my, Carolyn, it's gorgeous! Love the softness the vellum gives. So pretty!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Cammie! I love it!

Geny C.

melanie said...

ditto!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Cam, this is soooo soft and gorgeous!! Love the vellum over the branch!! And the attached tag...so clever girl!! I love this!!!!

leenda said...

Beautifully done! Love your creativity!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

gorgeous card!! Ilove how you put the cording across the top and bottom

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

This is just beautiful! I sure love the color combo and texture! :D

Dawn K. said...

this is a beautiful card. I also love that sentiment.

Carol said...

You just keep knocking me out with your creations! Beautiful card, lovely colors, great use of the hemp! TFS

Jennifer Buck said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing! :)