Thursday, August 5, 2010

Faith, Hope, Love



It started with THIS and THIS, which arrived earlier this week in a Stamper's Dream package. I added THIS, which has been in my stash for a while but hasn't gotten nearly enough attention. The result? A complete takeover of my craft room. I can't seem to stop! But I'm going to be mean and show you only one of my cards today.

I love all the vintage images Graphic 45 incorporates into their paper designs - the tiny postage stamp images on today's card, for example. They're from a pattern in the Le Romantique collection. The whole 8"x8" sheet is covered with these little darlings. It would make a gorgeous background layer indeed, but for today, I cut a few strips of them to use as accent layers instead. The "Faith, hope, love" sentiment is from JustRite's Loving Thoughts set.

Along the bottom are three strips of various trims: Webster's Pages Bloomers Fabric Flower Trim in that gorgeous soft peach color, some luscious Maya Road velvet scalloped ricrac, and some rich brown lace from the Sea & Garden Trim Collection by Webster's Pages. Hand stitching, distressed edges, distress inks and buttons round out the shabby, romantic look.



On the inside, I included a Congratulations sentiment from JustRite's All Occasion Nested Centers & Verse set. Anyone getting married? This needs a good home!

Hugs!

25 comments:

  1. OMGOsh. I'm almost speechless. How AWESOME! I mean...this is over-the-top GORGEOUS Amy!

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  2. BEAUTIFUL Amy! I just love the creative way you used the Graphic 45 paper with the stamps.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful Amy! The inside is, as always a treasure and surprise.
    Can't wait to see the others that you will come up with. I just love it when products arrive and they truly inspire us!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Oh, I just got gentele for my word verification...what a fitting word for your card ;)

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  4. Simply stunning card creation, Any!! Love how you've carried the theme to the inside of the card as well. Simply lovely!!

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  5. I love Graphic 45 products, and I love what you made out of those papers. The card is definitely worth lifting! (well, which isn't :-)) I can't wait to see the rest of your G45 cards!

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  6. Perfect! Absolutely picture perfect!

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  7. A gorgeous card! I love the Le Romantique line...need to do some more with it!

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  8. What are the words - gorgeous, creative, beautiful, striking? Its very pretty - those little stamps are perfect for the look.

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  9. This is so pretty! I am a fan of Graphic45 as well.So easy to get addicted to!!LOL.Great card hun!

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  10. I can never seem to do vintage, although just like this card, I love it. Beautiful!

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  11. I adore the second card! i don't understand how you could refrain from adding more embellies :)
    this is pure beauty!!!

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  12. Leaves me breathless Amy! Absolutely incredibly beautiful design!

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  13. WOW Amy...Absolutely AMAZING use of colors and details and LOVE the layout! Absolutely STUNNING! Miss you!

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  14. Gorgeous work of art, Love everything about it!

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  15. Amy- it is just simple breath taking!!!!!

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  16. WOW wow wow wow!!!
    How amazing is this card :)
    I only wonder how youre gonna send it :)
    But its really Amazing

    Greetz

    Vera

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  17. This is one gorgeous card.... love G45!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  18. Amy,my son is getting married Oct. 16th. We're so excited, I'm working on the invitations right now and of course, trying to lose weight before I buy my dress! So this card really meant EXTRA to me...thanks for sharing! It's GORGEOUS!

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  19. Gorgeous card-thanks for the tip on the dp-will check it out.

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  20. Honey I have seen this flower ribbon a hundred times...like can I acually put this on a card? Ok, this is AMAZING!!!! {did I add enough exclaimation points?} !!!

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  21. well! this is stunning. goregeous use of those amazing products.

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