Saturday, November 6, 2010

Bella Bleu

Today I had a sympathy card to make and I chose to CASE this card of Kathy Jones'. She always does beautiful work and thank you Kathy for the inspiration.

Lots of layers here which I love doing and I used the Stampin' Up! Bella Bleu DSP which is now retired [sob]! To match the paper, I didn't want to use Not Quite Navy as I thought it too dark for this card so went with SU Bordering Blue which is also retired. Guess using these is a way to use them up!

There is a band of black silk ribbon across the middle, the little flowers have a black pearl in the centres and I have punched the leaves with a Martha Stewart punch out of the Bella Bleu paper.

I think I am still coming down to earth after the great few days I had away last weekend at Kim's retreat! The girls at my table were the best company, I learnt a lot and also I managed to finish off quite a few cards! In the raffle I won the Birthday Bakery SU set - very happy! I even managed to finish the make and takes and do one of the challenges. That is GOOD for me!

6 comments:

Leigh said...

Love this card Jean. Didn't we have THE BEST time???? Roll on next year.

Debbie Pamment said...

A hard card to make but this is just beautiful.
xXx

Janet said...

Love this card Jean - it is beautiful and I love this paper. Glad you had a great time at the retreat and congratulations on winning the raffle - can't wait to see how you use the set.

~~hugs~~

Janet

Squirrel x said...

These have got to be the hardest cards to make - but you have done it beautifully hun, the words are lovely and it's a gorgeous vintage look. Hugs, Sxx

Butternutsage said...

this is so beautiful Jean

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

I did a double take when I saw this Jean!! LOL!!! You've done a beautiful job with it - every detail is perfect!!! :)