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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Zen Garden papers


Hi All, today I am sharing another card I made with Gecko Galz Beautiful Bookmarks and Gecko Galz Zen Garden Papers, love the beautiful deep colors in these papers!   I used my Perfect Layers Rulers to get the precise layers on my card, see my sidebar for a coupon or click on my link above.  See how just that little bit of black card stock makes the image really pop?  Don't forget Gecko Galz has the buy 1 get one sale for the month of May, great time to stock up on some beautiful paper and collage sets.  Not sure if you can see it, I added one of the tiniest flower gems to the flower in her hair, looks great IRL.  I layered 2 ribbons together, you can see just a hint of gold peeking through.  I use the Xyron 1.5 Create a Sticker to attach most of my ribbons, it does a perfect job of it without staining them.  I don't know why they marketed it and called it "create a sticker" I rarely use it for stickers, they should have called it the "attach a ribbon" machine, in my humble opinion.
Well, that's it, hope you all are warming up a bit by now.  Thanks for looking.  ~Diane
I am entering this into the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge Clean it out, everything used here has been in my stash for quite some time.  The ribbons have to be 2 years old at least and the gems are at least 2 years old also.  The paper is about a year old and the bookmark is the newest at about 6 months old, I printed them out when I bought them and then did not use them.  Great idea to use what we have!
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23 comments:

  1. Good luck with the challenge, your card is gorgeous. Love the sunny colours, they warm my heart!And the envie liner is always the perfect finishing touch! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. I love the Yellow!! Beautiful card and envelope Diane!!
    Hugs!!

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  3. Zen yet bright and sunny. I adore how you always line the envelope to match the cards. Great detail...

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  4. Hi Diane,
    I love the cheerful yellow you gave this card and all the details.
    Your signature lined envelope gives it the perfect finishing touch. I also have items in my stash for years before I finally find a use for them. I guess we all do this. It's just the process of creating!
    Best wishes in the challenge. I vote for your card!!!!
    Have a great evening.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  5. Just so elegant Diane. Thanks I will also dig out my Xyron now and use it for ribbon applications.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  6. I love that bookmark - she looks so charming and the dreamy bamboo leaves add to her charm. The ribbon looks lovely as does the bling. Your envelope is always like a card - so much beauty inside it.
    Love,
    M

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous sweetie x x x

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  8. wow this is so gorgeous. Hugs Annette x

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  9. 'another beauty, Diane. 'the papers you choose always amaze me. xodonna

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  10. Beautifully vibrant and a fabulous design. Love it Diane.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  11. Lovely card, great colors and image! Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

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  12. beautiful card diane! I agree, use what we have!

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  13. Diane, Love this card and envelope to match. That yellow is so warming and yes, black panels really add a pop! Enjoy the week! Hugs!

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  14. gorgeous paper and oh what you have done with it, wow, hugs

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  15. this is gorgeous--I love that yellow!

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  16. I love the rich colors on this lovely card.
    Hugs
    Carole

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  17. Hello my sweet Diane!
    how are you... so glad tobe back and visiting you again.
    pretty card with warm colors.
    thanks so much for your message and tought.
    have a great week
    hugs to you

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  18. I love those colors!! Beautiful work!!
    xxDaniella

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  19. So pretty Diane! Lovin' the fancy trimming!

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  20. How stunning and a great use of your stash. I love the lined envelope. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  21. What an amazing project! The image is stunning an the colors striking. I love the envelope liner - a very clever touch! Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.
    Hugz
    Moz

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous work sweetie and I love the idea of using things you already have. You will do wonderfully in that challenge. How could you not? Hugs, Mina

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