Friday, May 25, 2012

Inventory Reduction Challenge #83 - Printed Sentiment Only on Front

Hello and welcome to our Inventory Reduction Challenge #83 - use only a printed sentiment on the card front.  Hmmm???  Sounds easy enough - NOT! I also want to welcome Danielle back after missing last week.  We missed you girlfriend!

I have a large text stamp that I spent two days looking for.  I don't loan my stamps, so it is here in my Stamp Mansion mess somewhere.  But I couldn't find it. 

I had a card I had made a couple years ago that had the sentiment on it, so I typed it up in a fancy font on my computer.  The original stamp had a lot of swirly letters and was difficult to read.  This is much easier to read.

I printed the sentiment by Helen Keller on vellum. The edge punch is Martha Stewart Doily Lace.  The designer paper is Stampin Up! Le Jardin.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the pearls from my stash.
The inside has more papers from the Le Jardin collection.  The striped ribbon is from my stash.  The colors are perfect with the papers.  The jotting panel was cut with Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles.  The flowers are smaller roses to match the larger ones on the card front.

I am especially pleased with the front as it turned out exactly as I  had pictured it in my mind - a very rare occurrence!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to visit my team mates' blogs to see how they interpreted the challenge.



cathylynn said...

Hello Kathy! WOW this is gorgeous Inside and out! I like the sentiment printed on the vellum. You did a tremendous job!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Danielle said...

Thank you Kathy, I missed you also! staying away from the keyboard is very difficult.
Your card is just so wonderful!I love this background paper the the lovely thought. very pretty bouquet, and the lacy edge is such a sweet detail. beautiful inside out. HUgs.

Rene said...

Well now I have to run out and find MS Doily Lace punch! This is beautiful Kathy! Gorgeous flower arrangement in the corner too!
Rene :D

Peggie said...

Lovely card - inside and out.

Barb Hardeman said...

So very pretty Kathy! The front is gorgeous and very elegant. This inside is delightful with the ribbon and the pocket and pretty papers. What a great job you've done. Hugs...Barb <><

Sandy said...

Kathy your card is wonderful - so simple and elegant. Really nice work!

Christina C. said...

Beautiful job, Kathy! Love the papers and your design work is outstanding! Great sentiment!

Paper Tails said...

Beautiful card! Very elegant......


cabio's craft corner said...

Delightful sentiment and simply gorgeous card :o)

Anonymous said...

Delightful card, simple and sweet
Hugs julie P

Les Trésors de Nadine said...

ta carte est tellement douce et j'adore ton papier vélin, c'est vraiment superbe!!!!!!

syllie said...

Gorgeous card Kathy. Your font is incredible beautiful and is perfect mathing with your card. Also I love the design and DP's.