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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

RNBC9 Happy Memories

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I am so delighted in how this turned out because it is for a very special stamping friend Vicky Gould.

Vicky lost her dear Bill suddenly a few weeks ago and she has been in my thoughts and prayers.  Today

was no exception and as this card took shape, I knew it was perfect for her.  Broni is hosting the Rubbernecker

Blogger Challenge today with an inspiration piece and that is where this card came from.  Dee Ott's Summer Fern:

Dee Ott Summer Fern Dee Ott's Summer Fern

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My finished card measures 4 1/8" x 7 3/8" I started with a large shipping tag, Adirondack Paint Dabber/Stream

and some foliage from some Yarrow in my yard.  After dabbing paint on the foliage, I placed them paint side down

on the tag and brayered over them to apply the paint to the tag.  I removed the foliage and let the paint dry.

Then, pearlized distress mists were sprayed on the tag in various colors in yellow, orange, green, blue & reds.  Some

had perfect pearls added to them and gave the tag some shimmer.  The tag was ironed to dry it and then it was over stamped with

a Fern Background by Rubbernecker Stamp Co. in Adirondack pigment juniper.  The sentiment is also by Rubbernecker in the Stamp

Oasis section called Happy Memories.  It was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and the edges of the tag were sponged in Distress

Pine Needles.  The card base is Bordering Blue CS that was stamped with the same fern background using the pigment juniper. 

I used Rangers applicator tool/blending foam to add some chalk to the image in sage green to make it pop a little.  The edges of the card

are sponged in Distress Weathered Wood.  The tag was finished with fibers, blue pearl brad and a filigree brad buddy by Making Memories.

Stop on by the Rubbernecker Blog and play along in the challenge!



  1. Beautiful and inkspiring! I'm sure she will treasure your thoughts.

  2. Girl can you work the colors!! Love this colorful tag and all the sparkle!!

  3. This is so gorgeous!! Amazing and I'm sure Vicky will love it!! So sorry to hear about that!

  4. This is so gorgeous, Shelly!!! I'm sure Vicky will cherish it.

  5. Wow Shelly, this is beautiful! The colors are spectacular, and the sentiment is so wonderful. I'm sure Vicky will treasure it!

  6. OMG, Shelly, this is sooooo gorgeous!!! I love all the colors you used and what AWESOME details!!! Vicky will love it, too!!!

  7. Shelly .. I am so inspired! You painted foliage and stamped with it! I'm shaking my head at your process ... and wearing a huge smile too!


  8. This is gorgeous, Shelly. (I had no idea that Vicky had lost Bill. Thanks for mentioning it.) She will treasure this.

  9. Shelly this is amazingly beautiful! I am sure that Vicky will treasure it.

  10. Awesome creation! Love the colors and the fern image! That brad at the top rocks!

    I love the colors you used!!
    Beautiful card for a lovely person!

  12. Your tags are just glorious, Shelly. I haven't seen one yet I didn't like.

  13. Shelly, this is beautiful. Love the use of your own fern, and WOW all those shimmery colors look FANTASTIC! I am sure Vicky will really cherish it! So thoughtful of you, too. Hugs, Kel

  14. Oh - how beautiful and perfect for Vicky!

  15. This is so perfect! You've got a beautiful blog!!!


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