Friday, August 31, 2007
Elegant Violet Flourishes
Isn't it pretty? Wouldn't it be perfect for a wedding, anniversary, birthday or even a sympathy card? It took a bit of time to create but was well worth it! I usually make several of the same card to cut down on the amount of time involved. That doesn't make a lot of sense does it? What I really mean is that setting up an assembly line to make many of the same card takes less time over all than creating many different cards. If you have an embossing machine, it will also help cut down on the amount of time to create this beauty. All of the paper is hand stamped with Anna Griffin stamps. Her background stamps and border stamps usually have a repeating pattern so you can stamp an entire 12x12 sheet of paper or create a long border. The embossed square was done with an Anna Griffin brass stencil by Plaid Enterprises. You may need to click on the photo to enlarge it to see this detail. Fiskar scissors were used to make the scallop border. I learned these techniques several years ago in Anna Griffin's video entitled Elegant Card Crafting. It is called a gate fold card and different than the usual card. Here is another card in a different color with different stamps and an Anna Griffin border punch. I think some of the new Stampin' Up! sets might work out well to make a similar card. Do you take that as a challenge? Go ahead and see what you can come up with and leave me a link to your version of this card. If you are wondering, I do not work for or get reimbursed in any way by using Anna Griffin products. I just happen to use her products when I need a fancy card. How can you go wrong with these patterns? Happy stamping!