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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Happy Happy Joy Joy...

... is what this weeks Tuesday Trigger is all about over at the Moxie Fab World blog! Cath is so great at finding awesome "triggers" to inspire her blog readers and this week was no exception.
Here is this weeks TT:
I fell in love with these tin boxes. I love the images, colors and patterns on the images.
After seeing the trigger this stamp set that I have immediately came to mind:
 This is a Martha Stewart Flower and Hearts stamp set that I have had for years and never busted it out till now. The pattern design is similar to the pattern on the TT and the flowers are similar too.
Here is the card I came up with:
I used sketch #258 from CPS Card Sketches: http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2012/03/cps-258-part-1.html I love this sketch! It is sooo easy to design a card using this sketch. Try it and you will see what I mean.
I started first with the flower embellishment:
I stamped the flower on white glossy paper with Versa Mark ink; let it dry completely then I inked the it with Wild Honey distress ink and punched it with a circle punch. Next I stamped the plaid circle with brown Staz On Ink onto green cardstock and cut it out using Creative Memories Custom Cutting System. I love their circle CCS. I tried cutting it out by hand and didn't like how it looked and stamped a second one. This time I used the CM CCS circle and it came out perfect! I then used a scallop circle punch as a mat in a lighter green. I inked the inside and outside of the plaid circle and the scalloped circle with Walnut Stain Distress ink.
Here's a tip: To ink tight places like the inside of the circle take the pad off of the inking tool and just hold it in your hand to ink tight places.
Next I stamped my sentiment with brown Staz On ink onto white cardstock trimmed the ends to make a banner and inked the edges with Walnut Stain ink.
I thought the sentiment was a little plain so I added the green pearls in random places.
Now it was time to add the background:
I decided to go with orange to match the flower's background. Even though the paper is textured I thought it was a bit too plain so after rummaging through my embossing folders I came across this butterfly one from Cuttlebug. I have never used it and thought this would be a good time to try it out. It turned out nice.
For the border at the top I decided to use a dark brown and used a scalloped border punch and again I thought it too looked to plain so I reached for my favorite embossing folder Swiss Dots and ran it through my Cuttlebug. I tied green and white twine around the border and adhered it to the top of the card and was done.

Not only was I done with the card but I now have all of my Easter cards made and ready to go in Monday mornings mail.


3 comments:

  1. Those stamps are a great choice for that Trigger and what a great use of that CPS sketch too.

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  2. WONDERFUL take on the TT pic! LOVE it!
    Have a wonderful week, hugs, Karin

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  3. Hey Teresa! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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