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!


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.

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.



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!!! :)