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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  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

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

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

  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

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

  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.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous sweetie x x x

  8. wow this is so gorgeous. Hugs Annette x

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

  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.

  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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