It's Not All Black and White

Monday, October 1, 2007

friend, joy, love

Those are the words on the sentiment tags for this anniversary card, since you can't see them all in the pic.

This is gonna be a real quickie this morning, because I need to be off to spend the day with my mom. No update there, other than that she actually started chemo last week.

I stamped the fern from Papertrey Ink's Text Boxed set using Mellow Moss on vanilla card stock. Then added the dots in Close to Cocoa. I trimmed it out and used the Cracked Glass Technique. This is the first I've tried it and it really is pretty cool. Be sure you crack it right after you take it from the freezer. Once it warms up again, it won't crack. But you can re-freeze and give it a few extra cracks if you're too slow ... like me.

I mounted that on Mellow Moss, then chocolate chip with the corners punched. And all that is set on dimensionals. The green paper is Basic Grey, layered on paper pierced Close to Cocoa. The dotted brown paper is EK Success.

I cut the word window tabs to different lengths and punched with a 1/16th inch hole punch. Used an O-ring to attach to pewter Hodgepodge Hardware. I thought it would make a nice anniversary card. I'll stamp the actual "Happy Anniversary" inside.

I'm off. {{{HUGS}}} to ya.

What's In It:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Text Boxed
Paper: Stampin Up Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Close To Cocoa, EK Success Mint Espresso, Basic Grey Urban Couture Loselle
Ink: Mellow Moss, Close to cocoa, versamark, chocolate chip
Other: ticket corner punch, pewter hodgepodge hardware, celery grosgrain ribbon, word window punch, paper piercer, o ring, 1/16th hole punch, ultra think embossing powder (glassy glaze)

22 comments:

Tina said...

What a pretty and elegant card.

Well Said Cards said...

beautiful! I love how you added sentiment tags.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is gorgeous, Bethany! LOVE the cracked glass technique with this stamp. . .just awesome!

Flossie's Follies said...

Beautiful card, love the cracked glass look. Hugs to your Mom

Christina Fischer said...

Gorgeous, Bethany! Love the colors, the cracked glass, and the tags! Fabulous card!! I hope your mom is doing well today -- I'll keep her (and you) in my prayers!

Jen del Muro said...

this is perfection!! hugs to you and your mom!

My Paper World said...

Gorgeous! I love the colours and the stamped dots on the fern!

Wife2TJ said...

This card is beautiful!

Lynda said...

OMG, your card is awesome! Great job!

~Lynda

SmilynStef said...

Love the sentiment tags and the cracked glass technique looks great with this image.

sophia landry said...

So elegant, especially with the cracked glass technique. Love the colors and layout.

Allison said...

Beautiful creation Bethany!

Julia Stainton said...

This is gorgeous!

I'm praying for your mom. I know how hard it is to watch a mom battle cancer.

Hugs to you both!

Colleen said...

This is such a simply stunning card. I adore the cracked glass technique. I am sending positive thoughts and wishes for your mom.

Shadowcatcher said...

Beautiful card. Cracked glass is such a gorgeous technique. Love how you used the o-ring to attach the words to the hardware.

Dana said...

Oh this is so unique Bethany! The hanging tags are adorable and the PP is scrumptious. Greay LO too!
Hope your mom is doing ok with Chemo...

Angie Z. said...

How gorgeous! Love, love these colors! Your Mom is in my prayers!
~Angie

Rose Ann said...

This is so beautiful, Bethany!! I really love the colors and cracked glass! Hugs and prayer to you and your Mom!

Jill said...

This is so pretty!

Angel Wilde said...

I love how this turned out... especially the hanging tags! TFS!

Crafty in Calgary said...

What a stunning card!

Leslie Miller said...

This is great! I love the layout for it and the hanging tags. Cracked glass is such a cool look and so fun. I'm thinking positively for your Mom. Take care, Bethany. It's hard, I know.