Saturday, December 13, 2008

Thinking of You--A collection of cards!

Hi All,, it's Jan Marie back with you today. I am sharing a collection of cards that I recently created for our release.

I am posting this a little early as Mike and I are traveling tomorrow to pick up James (Jocko). It will be a quick trip there and back tomorrow. The Tuesday we are heading down to Orlando to spend some time with Mike's middle daughter, Jennifer is a LtCol in the Army and is stationed in Germany. She has been in Orlando for a few days now and we will travel to spend next Tuesday-Friday with her before she returns to Germany. So the other two flourishes, Nancy Sharon or Juile will do the posting until I return. I make even take a picture or two to share with you. I hope you enjoy these cards for the new Thinking og You set. I just love it!


Today I am focusing on the second set in our release days. This set is called Thinking of You and is the newest addition to our Simply Sophisticated Series . We all need that special card that we can make, that is appropriate for the situation, easy, and just Simply Sophisticated !! I love to make collections of cards that have a unified look as a set, but individually beautiful on their own. This set is an absolute must have in a stampers collection; it is so easily adaptable, allowing for easy one color application as I have done here. This set has endless applications and can easily be incorporated with other set images.

*the ink color,

*scoring to add the effect of another layer,

* the use of pearls (liquid and flat back) and

*chocolate brown ribbon.
I kept the card colors soft.

Here is the card done in green, You are in Our Thoughts & Prayers, the graceful elegance of the card and sentiment says it all. I scored with my Scor Pal making two vertical lines down the front of the card. The images are the right and left images of a floral spray that I staggered. Then I added a row of tiny white liquid pearls to accentuate the scoring, and more liquid pearls to the flowers. This card is probably my favorite of the collection!


This Pink Happy Birthday card uses the largest floral image from the set. For this card I used a sentiment from our Flourished Words set. A rectangle Nestabilities frames the image. For this card the sentiment the delicate script of Flourishes Words was the perfect choice. Three flat backKaiser pearls add the final touch.


The blue card, With Our Love is easily done with the floral frame and small basket of flowers. The sentiment again is from our Flourished Words set. Here the “Nestie” of choice to frame the image was the new large labels. This time I placed four small liquid pearls.


The last card in the series is a Lavender, Thinking of you Card. An Oval “Nestie” outlined with tiny liquid pearls make the delicate and vintage look to this card. The Oval floral frame and the sentiment inside give this card an especially feminine look. The small brown bow embellished with a flat backed Kaiser pearl are the exclamation points on this card.

And as I always say…Viola!


Card Elements:

Papers: SU cardstock- Blush Blossom ,Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery,

Almost Amethyst

Inks: SU Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Brown Velvet May Arts from Flourishes,

Liquid Pearls-White Opal, Nestabilities, Scor- Pal

Techniques: Dry Embossing-Simple Stamping

Here is a look at this wonderful and versatile set…..Thinking Of You

Thinking Of You

Thanks for peeking today in my little corner of the Atelier…my very own “Creative License” spot!



retiredheather said...

Have a wonderful trip and enjoy your family time. Lovely cards. I just ordered from Flourishes and I must commend you on the fastest of all stores. Wonderful service and wonderful products.
Happy Holidays

StampinCathy said...

Have a wonderful and safe trip. Enjoy your family time. Wow these cards are just stunning.

Etha said...

oh those are all gorgeous! the stamps and the samples!!

Yvonne said...

They are so beautiful! Love all of them.

Kimberly said...

Beautiful cards! Just stunning! Love the photos, it is truly nice to see your face!! :)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Classy and elegant! I love all the pearls too!

lenoriakelly said...

These are gorgeous! They are all so elegant and just beautifully done.