The Way to Know Life


Ah yes, a much calmer evening.  I stole away to my studio after an early dinner and tinkered around with a couple of new things that I have laying out for inspiration.  The first thing I pulled out for this card was the cardstock and the rest of the elements fell into place.  Once I knew the cardstock, I found the design paper and picked my inks.  I have it say that it almost never happens this way for me, but I’m glad it did.  More often than not, I start out with the stamp.  I’m always curious to hear how people start the design process….if you care to share – leave me a comment telling me how it usually works for you.

The card is a simple one, I started with a dark gold card base topped with a lighter gold panel and design paper.  The sentiment, one of my favorites, is popped up on a dark gold and lighter gold panel which is sponged with SU – Really Rust.   The sentiment is stamped in SU – More Mustard with the edges of the stamped rolled with SU – More Mustard.  Two Nestabilities scalloped circles back a Nestabilities circle embossed with a Cuttlebug plate.  The circles are punched with a word slot and threaded with grosgrain ribbon held by a slide.  Incidentally I could not find the right color ribbon to save my life, so I colored the white grosgrain ribbon with Copic Marker Y26.  The last embellishments were a scallop punch cut to form a photo corner, the round tab added to the top of the sentiment and rhinestone bling.


Stamps: Wordsworth; Paper:  Bazzill, NRN Designs; Inks: SU Really Rust, SU More Mustard; Ribbon:  Michaels White Grosgrain; Accessories: SU Round Tab Punch, SU Scallop Punch, SU Spiral Punch; Nestabilities; Paper Studio Gems; Copic Marker Y26;

  • nancy bMarch 14, 2008 - 7:22 pm

    very nice….I love the colors and that is a great sentiment. See you tomorrow.ReplyCancel

  • PearlMarch 15, 2008 - 2:16 am

    Hi Just discovered your Blog today ! i’M SOOO INSpIRED BY YOUR BEAUTIFUL CARD CREATIONS . makes me want to go make more ! lol just gorgeous !ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 15, 2008 - 8:18 pm

    I have got to try the circle with the cuttlebug emb. dye. I have that one and just love it. hope u dont mind if I use your idea. pretty card.

  • EliMarch 21, 2008 - 4:19 pm


    I take a look in your blog and you give me a lot of inspiration. You have so many nice works here. I`m from Norway, but I like to see another card and scrapbooking. I have been in US for two years since and you have so much more rubberstamp and another things we like to use in US. Here is all of this things werry expensive.

    I like all of your things, you are so greate.


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  • EileenAugust 11, 2010 - 12:47 pm

    I have just subscribed to your blog and WOW….what a fantastic blog….you are definately AMAZING!!! You are soooo clever and very inspirational. Thank you for sharing all your work with us. I can see I am going to be popping in here often for inspiration.ReplyCancel