Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thank You

I love to make cards when my heart inspires them.  Yes, you guessed it, I did make this card to send to my friend Jan at Papercraft Pleasures.  I used some of the Crafty Secrets items she sent me.  I used the lay out from Just Us Girls on the outside and I was inspired by the Accucut shadow boxes  to make this into my own  fancy shadow box.  I was also inspired by Jerri Jiminez at  A touch of Grace who has demonstrated  Parchment Craft on her site.  This is not Parchment Craft, I used vellum paper and embossed it by hand.  Card stock is Bazzill and Paper and More  Blush Pink Vellum.  Inside of card is Graphics 45, brides to babies.   I used Crafty Secrets French Labels on the front and Fond Recollections inside the card. I used Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Pendant Shapeabilities to make my cut out.  I used Ranger's Tim Holtz Distress Ink worn lipstick and over that I applied Distress Ink Tea Dye. And I embossed with Stampin Up Big Shot Texturz Plate Perfect Details. The antique lace is from my garage sale stash. 
This is the Just Us Girls Saturday Challenge sketch I used, they are a fun group and offer  a different challenge every week.  Thanks for looking, ~Diane


  1. This is simply amazing, Diane. I do so love the flourish cut out - it is amazingly beautiful! The Crafty Secrets are so gorgeous with this paper. Very nice, indeed! ;D

  2. Oh my, talk about perfection, Diane! This is absolutely AMAZING! I thought the front was so gorgeous and then I saw the inside! WOW, you've blown me away!!!

  3. Gorgeous card Diane! Love the vintage vibe & all its elegance :) Thanks for showing us the inside as well as the outside! Thank you for playing along with Just Us Girls sketch challenge! Hope you come join the fun on Saturday :)

  4. OMGosh! Your card has so many unique and beautiful details! The outside is so pretty but the inside is FABULOUS! WOW!

  5. Oh Diane, this is awesome! Love your sweet color palette and the shadow box is over the top! AWESOME.

    Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls' sketch challenge :O) Hope to see you again on Saturday!

  6. How Adorable!?!! :)

    I am now following

  7. what a gorgeous card this one is, so unusual and so beautiful
    hugs June xx

  8. THIS is GORGEOUS! I love it. What a neat surprise upon opening this excellent card!


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