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Someone asked why I supply recipe information when publishing my creations to the web, so here’s why:

  • Primarily, to credit the source(s) of copyrighted images/materials used in my creation, just as would be expected in print media.

That’s pretty much it.  LOL!

What inspired this?  Seeing a bouquet of flowers wrapped in paper.  The "cone" portion of this image is large enough to try this effect, without getting all fancy, so it works. (Stamp the image onto your card, then stamp it again onto patterned paper, cutting out the portion you want to use)

I wanted to keep the embellishments minimal, so rather than wrapping the whole card with a length of ribbon and tying it into a knot (I rarely bother with tying an actual bow), I chose to highlight both sides of it by just using a snippet, and securing it with a mini brad.

I could have hand-lettered the sentiment, but, on this design, I felt it needed more "visual weight" to counter-balance the focal image.

The hand-drawn border lines just gave the whole piece a more finished effect, and draws the eye inward towards the focal.

I wanted to test watercoloring quickly on these gorgeous Arturo note cards, which are hand-milled in Italy, and feature a deckled edge.   Mmmm mmmmmm.  *Plush*

I wonder if it’s easier to have the sources info directly beneath the photo, or down here near the bottom of this article . . .   I have decided to experiment today, to see which I prefer, and if it really matters to me one way or the other!  LOL!

Floral image by Stamping Bella; Pre-fab Celadon Note Card by Arturo (available from  Ellen Hutson, LLC); Palette Hybrid Ink in Noir by Stewart Superior; Derwent Watercolor Pencils; AquaPainter by SU!; Ribbon by American Crafts; Mini Brad by SU!; Dymo "Label Buddy" Label Maker for sentiment; Pigma Micron .05 for bordering; Stickles Glitter Glue by Ranger Ink.

  1. What a darling card! Love the simple and clean look! You are so fabulous at that style! I tend to stuggle very hard with it! :)

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