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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

To Have and To Hold

This is the final card in what I called my "girl series" when I went on that stamping frenzy. It's funny, because I chose the last set of cards to showcase first - LOL! I actually started off making "boy" cards because I had a bunch of Manchester (also retired) scraps in my "scrap bag" (where I toss leftover bits after making a card). No worries though, I'll be posting those too over the next few days.

This card, again, features one of my favourite papers from the Bella Rose, the toile paper.
I stamped the sentiment in Rose Red on Whisper White Cardstock and matted on a piece of DSP from the Bella Rose Collection. The card base is Pink Pirouette with a layer of Whisper White and then a layer of the Rose Toile from the Bella Rose Collection. The finishing touch is a perfectly tied Whisper White Taffeta Bow.

Do you know the secret to a perfect bow? Come closer...closer...you have to tie it with your non dominant hand! I kid you not...one day last week, I had to tie a bow on a card and the way I had the ribbon set up, it necessitated tying a left handed bow (I'm right handed). It worked! So...I tried it again! And it worked again!!! So, if you normally make the loop with your left hand and send the rabbit round the tree with your right hand, try it the other way around and let me know your results!

What do you think?

STAMPS: Everything Nice
INK: Rose Red
PAPERS: Whisper White and Pink Pirouette Cardstock; Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
ACCESSORIES: Ribbon

Happy Stampin'!

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Christyne! Love the colors and design. Your bow is beautiful :o)

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  2. Very pretty! Love the pop of red!

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  3. LOVE that card and shhhhh, you are supposed to tell the secret "here"... just in our blogging group forum!! :-) hehe

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  4. Beautiful card! Now I'll have to try your ribbon tying tip very soon or I'll forget!

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  5. Your ribbons are always perfect. Great card.

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  6. wonderful card. Now I'll have to see if your bow tying secret works for me.

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