Thanks For Being You

Hey y’all!  I’m going to a stamp club meeting today but wanted to get a card posted before I go.  The inspiration was a piece of digital paper that I "had to have" and it matched perfectly with a new stamp that I have from Impression-Obsession called Arbor that I got from Stamper’s Dream.   To me the arbor is simply gorgeous and I envisioned it with roses and colored them so with my Tombow Markers.  And . . . you know how I gush about the artist Gary Robertson – well he did it again – all the hard work that is.  I think this took me about 35 minutes to color and I am soooooo slow – it was easy because the coloring is in little spots with hardly any shading – then of course the house is white so I pretty much left that as it was. 

Earlier in the week I was playing around with more crepe paper and I ruffled a long length and glued it around a Spellbinders Oval.  The picture takes up most of the card but I added Spellbinders Fancy Tags on either side of the picture just to give it some ummph.  Across the card I tied a pink gingham bow and added two Spellbinders Double Ended Tags and some pearls.   My sentiment is a Lasting Impressions Rub on and it says Thanks for Being You.  You can never go wrong having a thank you card ready and at hand ;-)

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Impression-Obsession from Stamper’s Dream – Arbor
Paper:  Bazzill, Design paper is digital by Digital Anemone
Ink:  Versafine Black Onyx  and clear embossing powder
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Petite Ovals LG, Spellbinders™ Fancy Tags, Spellbinders™ Double Ended Tags, crepe paper (Hobby Lobby), pearls, gingham ribbon, Tombow Markers.

Have a great day – I’m planning on blog candy for tomorrow or Monday, so put on your thinking caps – I’m gonna make you dig back in your memory ;-)

  • kraftychicApril 24, 2010 - 11:41 am

    Becca, Your card is stunning! I love the arbor. What a great job you did of coloring it! The paper is gorgeous too! Can’t even tell you which part I like best cause I love it all! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • LouiseApril 24, 2010 - 11:43 am

    How do you tie your bows? It is so pretty on your card but then the card is fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • annekeApril 24, 2010 - 11:52 am

    what a very pretty card!!!

  • SuziApril 24, 2010 - 12:29 pm

    Beautiful! Thanks for all your inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • ShawnaApril 24, 2010 - 12:52 pm

    I love what you did with the crepe paper!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle RApril 24, 2010 - 1:13 pm

    Simply gorgeous, Becca! You did a wonderful job with that beautiful stamp, and I LOVE the ruffled crepe paper design around the oval. Every detail of this card is just awesome! Thanks, my friend!ReplyCancel

  • Sabine EdelmannApril 24, 2010 - 1:16 pm

    Can’t wait for the blog candy! Beautiful card !I love the idea with the crepe paper.ReplyCancel

  • Judy McMullenApril 24, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    So lovely and romantic! Love the crepe paper ruffle around the oval!!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkApril 24, 2010 - 2:01 pm

    Becca, you put so much work in all of your cards! You must have a lot of patience and it is obvious that you have a ton of talent. Love your work and am continually blown away by all of your cards. God bless and enjoy your weekend.ReplyCancel

  • christiApril 24, 2010 - 2:24 pm

    wow, stop spending so much time thinking outside the box. i have so little space left inside the box, just joking. i love how you get me thinking about other things to use on my cards.ReplyCancel

  • SallyApril 24, 2010 - 2:32 pm

    Love it love it love it….you never cease to amaze and inspire me….there are so many wonderful ideas used on that card, I’m speechless!
    Thanks for the inspiration as always, FABULOUS!ReplyCancel

  • patriciacc123April 24, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Very nice. I would have to frame a thank you card like that. Love the pink.
    Thanks for taking the time to post before you go, have fun, PattyC.ReplyCancel

  • Bev J.April 24, 2010 - 3:46 pm

    Great card and great dp. Your coloring is really pretty on the arbor image. tfsReplyCancel

  • Traci S.April 24, 2010 - 4:14 pm

    Hi Becca~

    I adore this card! THe background paper reminded me of possible wallpaper in the house, and the gingham reminded me of possible curtains used in the house. (Bringing the color of ourside into the house.)

    You did a fantastic job coloring it all in, even if you did think it was easier than most. Great job. I am imagining this card with lots of flower soft used. Wouldn’t that give it another layer of softness, using your exact colors! Wonderful!

    Did you get the ruffle of paper to stay put by sewing it?
    Glueing it?

    Your card would be a blessing to anyone! Just like your blog candy is!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

    p.s. Would you please email me a way I may contact you.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisApril 24, 2010 - 4:41 pm

    Becca, I like it when you play because we benefit. It’s a beautiful card you made. I agree it’s a beautiful image. I guess I’ll have an extra cup of coffee the next couple of days, that always helps me with my thinking cap. LOL!! As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleApril 24, 2010 - 4:42 pm

    I DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO like you card Becca…great embellishments too!

  • HeatherApril 24, 2010 - 4:51 pm

    Oh, how sweet is this card! I love that crepe paper detail and have already made a note to myself regarding just that. It really adds the oomph factor and let’s face it, sometimes we need that-lol!
    Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • DianeApril 24, 2010 - 5:22 pm

    Well another stunner.

    Enjoy your weekend,

  • ChinnuApril 24, 2010 - 5:30 pm

    Gorgeous card,Becca. What a great idea with the crepe paper… I’m going to try it but KNOW it won’t look nearly as pretty and neat as yours! Thanks for sharing your endless creativity with us.ReplyCancel

  • CindyApril 24, 2010 - 5:34 pm

    absolutely beautiful. Wish I could even come close to your ruffling technique. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Diane LApril 24, 2010 - 6:26 pm

    Oh so gorgeous Becca!!!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaApril 24, 2010 - 7:46 pm

    This is gorgeous Becca, I love how you did this ruffle around this oval, and love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • emilyApril 24, 2010 - 7:57 pm

    What a sweet card. The little ruffle and the gingham bow are so dainty and fresh and I love the stamp and the colouring you did.
    Thanks for sharing! :o)ReplyCancel

  • HeatherApril 25, 2010 - 2:50 am

    Becca – I can understand why you ‘had to have’ that digi scene – it’s so gorgeously nostalgic. The crepe paper frame sets it off beautifully. tfs

  • Marge R.April 25, 2010 - 5:22 am

    Hi Becca,
    I was at a class yesterday taught by Terre (from Spellbinders) and if your ears were burning, it was my fault! ;-) I was sharing with the group some of your stunning, amazing, gorgeous uses of Spellbinders’ dies and we discussed your basket and mine. What a lovely lady Terre was and she shared that you are too (of course, I already knew that)! We learned a few new tricks and had a wonderful time!
    This card is so gorgeous and you’ve inspired me to dig out an old stamp I’ve had for years, which is reminescent of this one! May just have to pick up some of that yummy digi paper to use too — thanks once again for all you share!!!ReplyCancel

  • CandiApril 25, 2010 - 5:39 am

    Absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterApril 25, 2010 - 8:14 am

    the paper is perfect with the image and so love the ruffles!ReplyCancel

  • MargApril 25, 2010 - 9:01 am

    What a lovely summery looking card. What a treat as I am looking out the window to SNOW! I love the crepe paper embellishment.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleApril 25, 2010 - 10:41 am

    What a pretty card. I love the stamp and coloring, and that crepe paper ideas is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • SandraApril 25, 2010 - 11:37 am

    very pretty~

  • MarcieApril 25, 2010 - 7:20 pm

    Gorgeous as always!ReplyCancel

  • LindaApril 25, 2010 - 9:35 pm

    Absolutely stunning Becca…love the image. Must give some ruffled crepe paper a go under my nesties…looks so sweet. Cheers!ReplyCancel

  • RoseApril 26, 2010 - 12:24 pm

    What a beautiful card! I love the scene and the colors you chose! Reminds me of summerdays.ReplyCancel

  • DebbyApril 27, 2010 - 12:36 am

    beautiful card!ReplyCancel