"When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul or brings joy,
care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life."
Jean Shinoda Bolen

November 27, 2013

It's in the Mail #2

I really liked the original of this card.  Many times, I see a card but there aren't any dimensions or instructions, so I just wing it and usually come very close.  Sometimes I don't like the result and sometimes I like my card even better than the original.  The original of this card was created by Joan Robertson.  I am sure she used all Stampin' Up ink.  I used all distress ink because I liked the colors.

My card is made with the elegant butterfly and bitty butterfly punches, together with the Papillon Potpourri stamp set (all SU); and Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord and Broken China distress inks (Tim Holtz/Ranger).  I also used Very Vanilla cardstock (SU), En Francais background stamp (SU) in Going Gray ink (SU), and black cardstock (Michael's).  The twine is linen thread from CTMH.  The sentiment is from "Thinking of You" stamp set (Hero Arts).

1 comment:

Angela said...

I found your video on the Christmas mini album and since I am really new I thought I would give this a try. I bought a bind it all several years ago and have seldom used it. I got the front and back covers finished and was pleased they turned out just like yours. I went to punch my holes but put them on the 5 3/4 inch side I tried again but made the same mistake LOL I hope I can make the pages so I can still use the covers. Thanks