Friday, September 30, 2011

Red, Red Rose

This is a set that I LOVE! And it has been oh-so-neglected for oh-so LONG!! Y'know how it is when a new stamp set comes out? Ya use it and use it and use it ... then put it away for "later" ... and it gathers dust ... and MORE dust ... and MORE DUST???

I figured it was time to dust this baby off!! "Fifth Avenue Floral" ... remember how we all went GA-GA when this thing came out??? Sooo many beautiful ways to use it, too!! This popped-up version takes a little time, as you hafta cut it out several times and pretty much cut it all apart to create the layers.

I've been trying to decide what my "style" or "look" is ... y'know how some people create stuff and you can spot it in a "lineup" right away? Looking at my stuff I have decided a few things:

I LOVE to add a three-dimensional image

I LOVE to put a piece of ribbon on there ... almost ALWAYS it ends up horizontal ... (which, oddly, I DIDN'T do on this card ... but I put a strip of horizontal cardstock, which is essentially the same "feel" right??)

I LOVE to put sentiments in an oval or circle ...

This card pretty much says it ... and I have a LOT of cards that do the same. GOTTA try to change it up, I guess!!

Weekend starts TONIGHT!! YAY!! Smiley from

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Short & Sweet
Paper: Real Red, Barely Banana, Cherry Cobbler, Patterns DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Scallop Trim Corner and Border Punches, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Itty Bitty Buttons, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon, Large Oval Punch


Linda said...

Wendy - This card is absolutely beautiful. Love the color and other elements of the card. I have always loved this stamp set. Thanks for sharing.


Pam said...

I love your "style" just the way it is....which isn't really a style. In my opinion, I see tons of cards that have so much stuff on them, that I don't know where to look. But with yours I see THE CARD...then am able to see all the touches you've done; which are NOT over-done! Stay true to yourself. If you look back through your blog, you'll see your style has evolved...into something utterly beautiful! Keep it up!!!

vdoyle8 said...

Why mess with success? Your cards are GORGEOUS! thanks for reminding me about this set, it's been neglected at my house...

Lynne said...

Wonderful card. I love the way you used just the corner punch. And of course the rose is BEAUTIFUL

Carol Carriveau said...

wow - wow - wow!!! I need to get my folder out and start cutting up...thank you for sharing this fabulous card!

Traci S. said...

Hey GF!

This card is beautiful. I don't think I was around stamping when it came out!

I think your style is anything you love to make...and you have added so many new tools over the years...of course your "style" would a caterpillar turns into a butterfly!

He IS Able!
Traci S.