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Hi there! Thanks for all of your comments on my card yesterday. Today, I am sharing a card inspired by the Loonie Stampers Challenge. I used the design and color palette in the pillow for my inspiration. I did not use to be a fan of a 'tearing tool' thinking you can tear without it. However, I have discovered now that I appreciate the 'perfect' tear and use my tearing tool much more now when I want that effect. It all depends on you. The tool is relatively inexpensive, but not something to run out to purchase.

Last night, I accomplished lots! I was able to get my watermark back! I am so afraid of CS4 that I just stopped using one, as you all may have noticed. Mac helped me create them and gave me great step-by-step tutorial on editing my photos (quickly) and applying a (watermark) brush to the photo. I breezed through lots of photos tonight and now enjoy working in CS4, especially on this huge 24" monitor. I can see every detail in the photo. So, I hope my photos will be enhanced now that I am able to edit them better.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Card Instructions
  1. Trim ripe avocado cardstock to an A2 card.
  2. Trim vintage cream cardstock and stamp design.
  3. Adhere cream cardstock to scarlet jewel cardstock.
  4. Using a tearing tool, tear the right side.
  5. Add ribbon, button, and trinket pins.
  6. Punch scallop circle, stamp sentiment, and adhere under button with a glue dot.
:: My Goodies {thank you} ::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - with sympathy + mega mixed messages
Ink: Papertrey Ink - scarlet jewel + ripe avocado + summer sunrise
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - vintage cream + ripe avocado + scarlet jewel + summer sunrise
Accessories: Papertrey Ink - scarlet jewel button + ripe avocado ribbon + twine; May Road - leaf trinket pins; Marvy Uchida - scallop circle punch; Creative Memories - tearing tool
Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"


Cat said...

Lovely colour combination. The ribbon with the tag sentiment and pins look really pretty. Smiles Catherine

naomi chokr said...

great colors!! so what did you have before cs4? i have cs3 and im slowly mastering it and i dont want to even get into cs4 because by the time i get into that then it will be like cs6 or 7. it goes by so fast. Isnt the watermark brush so easy. makes watermarking so fast.

Francina Hollaway said...

Cute card. I have some of the pins but was not quite sure how or where I would use them. Thanks for the ideas. Fran

Heather P. said...

This is so pretty!! I wasn't a huge fan of Scarlett Jewell when it first came out, but the more I see it, the more I like it! LOL, guess I'll have to break down and get some! ;)

Maile Belles said...

Beautiful card!!! I havn't used my With Sympathy set in a long time, I really need to get it out and play! Love the torn edge, it adds great texture and detail. Your photos are fabuous! Do you use a light box?

Shay said...

I love your use of With Sympathy in this card...very elegant. I have just begun to follow your blog and am really enjoying your beautiful cards and the videos you have made...as a fellow lover of Papertrey Ink (as much as my bank account allows I should say! otherwise I would buy nearly everything they sell), I really enjoyed seeing you open your Papertrey Ink box because I get that same sense of excitement and happiness when I receive a box from them.

claudia shadler said...

Don't you just love MACS? I do all my photo editing on iPhoto on my new Macbook and I love it! Ok, your card is too cute, what really struck me about the card are those leaf pins, I find them so interesting. I've never used them on my cards, so I was wondering if they are easy to work with, I mean, do you run the risk of getting pricked/poked by them? That is my only concern, lol. The tearing effect, looks good on your cards :D

Clouds :D

~kelly marie~ said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors and those little leaf pins!

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