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8.18.2009

Topiary Get Well


How is it going everyone? I hope all is well. I really do not have that much to share. I have done a little shopping. I was in Raleigh over the weekend and made a pit stop into Archiver's. I only picked up a handful of stuff, so I did not do too much damage. The only 'new' item I got was an American Crafts stamp set. I also purchased a few items for my studio to try to complete the room so I can finally show it. It basically is finished, but I would hate to show it, then add an element here or there that I would like to share, so I am going to hold out on the reveal until I feel it is complete.

Today's card is inspired by PTI's Everyday Button Bits stamp set. Although I really did not use it, I got the idea from it. I used the topiary stamp, but added an abstract flower pot and elongated the stem by placing the pot as far down as possible. I used a large new leaf button for the topiary plant. Nothing fancy, but it is like a plant to give someone under the weather or not doing so great.

Enjoy your day and thanks for visiting!

Card Instructions
  1. Trim kraft cardstock to an A2 card.
  2. Stamp card front background.
  3. Trim raspberry fizz cardstock and mat on cream cardstock.
  4. Stamp topiary stem and add button.
  5. Stamp woodgrain background, then cut abstract pot (this was a scrap piece for me).
  6. Adhere to card front and tie ribbon.
  7. Stamp sentiment on cardstock strip then adhere to card front.
:: My Goodies {topiary get well} ::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - everyday button bits; All Night Media - woodgrain; Cornish Heritage Farm - distressed circles
Ink: Stampin' Up! - white + chocolate chip
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - vintage cream + kraft + raspberry fizz
Accessories: Papertrey Ink - new leaf button + ribbon + twine; foam adhesive
Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

16 comments:

Winter said...

So pretty! I love the colors!

sarahmartina said...

I love that background stamp! And the inked edges are just perfect!Great colors! :)

travelingmama said...

I love this! The polka dots are so cute and i love the woodgrain pot!

Maria L. said...

Great card! Love the pink and green color combo. And that b/g stamp is wonderful. Is that a CHF backgrounder? I've been eyeing that stamp too, if it is... :)

Amy said...

Love the woodgrain flowerpot!

Heather P. said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the way you used the woodgrain stamp to add interest to the pot! :)

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, love the addition of the flower pot!

naomi chokr said...

nothing fancy my B_ _ _! It looks great!!!! I caved and purchased that scrapblock stamp from the cha lady. i found her online and asked for the CHA price. she was cool and gave it to me. talk to you soon. im emailing you now. :) I cant wait to see your room

Katrin said...

Awesome color combination! Love how simple yet elegant your cards are!
Hugs Katrin

Julie said...

the distressed circles in the back really make the card -- love it!

clouds shadler said...

Cute cute! I like it, the dotted background give it a nice look, love that ribbon too! Can't wait to see your studio :D

Hugs
Clouds :D

Charlene Austin said...

Adorable! Love the planter. I have a vase punch which I must try this woodgrain idea on.

Kim J. said...

Beautiful card, Ashley! I'm so into twill right now, and that green is stunning! :)

~kelly marie~ said...

This card is gorgeous! I love those distressed circles and the woodgrain planter is adorable!

Savitri said...

Wow, this is clever! Love everything about this little number!!

Nancy L. said...

this is such a cute card!

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