Thursday, April 15, 2010

Floral Frenzy Meets Martha

First of all, I want to thank everyone who's linking to one-layer Wednesday challenge cards. Y'all are blowing me out of the water with your ink-and-paper cards. *gleeful giggle*

Now, for today's card:



The Martha Stewart grass border punch is all JulieHRR's fault. Dang, she rocks that punch. So I used it with my color combo for this week. The gemstones are actually green, though I'm not sure the picture shows that.

I'm so undecided about the leaves from Floral Frenzy. Ordinarily, I attach the narrow end to the stem, but then I saw several other stampers use it the other way. Now, neither way looks right to me. Sigh. Sometimes a person should not over-think things.

Am I the only one who over-thinks? Please tell me I am not alone.

Still, this card is fun and happy and what girl wouldn't want to receive it for her birthday? Speaking of which, have you seen the sneak peeks at PTI this week? MASCULINE stuff, people. I'm so glad I had a gift certificate left over from Christmas 'cause I'm all over this release. Nichole used the wood-grain stamp to simulate water on a card on her blog yesterday, and OMG, how completely perfect!

Supplies
Stamps: PTI (Floral Frenzy, Green Thumb, Mega Mixed Messages
ink: cool caribbean, green galore, Palette noir
paper: PTI white, SU gable green
accessories: rhinestones, grass border punch

20 comments:

  1. What a bright, pretty card! I really love that grass punch, which means I'll have to collect Michael's coupon again next Sunday! The blue and green go together so well! --- like I've said before, I love the Bold Brights! The leaves? They look just fine to me, and I'd never have noticed if you didn't mention it. It's a beautiful card.

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  2. 1. You are not alone.

    2. Beautiful card!

    3. I need that grass punch.

    4. I was a bad, bad girl last night - that was the most I've ever spent on a PTI release.

    5. Final note to self - I need to start asking people for PTI gift certificates.

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  3. those flowers are so perfect looking in their lovely caribbean!! I did see the PTI stuff and drooled all night ... you are so lucky you have a gift certificate. All the stuff is just getting added to my 'I must have list'!!!

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  4. More green galore ... and I like it. I am challenging myself to use it on my next card. BTW, this is card is fab-o.

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  5. Such a pretty card! I used that same set on my blog card for today:) I did the leaves the way you did on this card. I really didn't give it much thought, but now I am! LOL!

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  6. fun and fabulous card!
    love the colors and the grass and the leaves. they look perfect!!
    marty ferraro

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  7. Susan, this is a beautiful card!! And, no, you are not alone - it's probably what takes me so long to make a card. The leaves can go either way. They exist both ways in nature. I generally use them just like you have done here.

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  8. Ok, Susan, you have me drooling all over my keyboard! LOVE this card!

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  9. Great card! And yes I usually over think my cards - and many never get posted! I was actually pretty good about buying PTI stuff last night - but I did have some things going in and out of my cart!!

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  10. Such happy flowers bending in the breeze! Love it! I was also happy to see all masculine goodies over at PTI!

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  11. Oh that card is so CUTE! Just the kind of card I need to dilute my penchant to make cards way too formal. I LOVE "cute" but can't seem to get there from here. Maybe that punch does it? Hmmm, I guess I need that next, just when I've been busy shopping for 3 snowflake punches.

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  12. You are so not alone. Sometimes when I think about making cards I never get to the cards; just have to lie down and have a nap. You at least get to the cards! And lovely they are too.

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  13. If I totalled the minutes physically spent on a card, it's probably about a tenth of the time I spend "deciding" things. I like to think of it as making sure the ink is dry. :P Your card looks happy and effortless -- those are always the cards that need the most thinking, aren't they?

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  14. Cool carribean and green galore are such a refreshing color combo. I like that grass punch too. I thought about getting it last time I was at Michael's (over two months ago) but I only had one coupon and I had something else I had to get instead. I have seen the punch used more and more and I can see myself having lots of fun with it.

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  15. SWEET. I have ALMOST bought this grass border punch several times. Next time I will!

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  16. Terri (blindstamper)April 16, 2010 at 11:01 AM

    I noticed you used SU ink on PTI stamps...this worked well for you? I've been reluctant to purchase PTI stmaps for that reason (LOVE their white cardstock). Have always heard that dye inks don't do well on acrylic stamps. BTW, have loved your cool and cheery cards this week!

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  17. You had to go and post this card...sigh...I really want this set...this might be the card that pushes me to get it. It's beautiful! I think the leaves looks just right! And the colors are just striking against the white background!

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  18. LOVE this, Susan! Great colors!

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