And the Dots Ran Away With the Spoon

Hey everyone! I'm back today with a dotty little number. The dots definitely got away from me on this one - once I started there was no turning back! LOL! I used this week's SCS sketch challenge {SC169}, which called for a long panel only 1.5" wide. I spent a while trying to figure out what to stamp on that panel. I don't have many long stamps like that, and the ones I did were all long-stemmed flowers and I just wasn't "in the mood" for long stems. Eventually I decided to pull out the Build a Bouquet set by My Favorite Things and create my own design. I started randomly stamping in Soft Sky and then went back through and stamped flower centers and a few more accents with Taken with Teal Ink. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set and everything is matted with Taken with Teal cardstock. for the larger panel, I used a piece of Soft Sky Prints dp and embossed it with the Birds & Swirls cuttlebug folder. For a little embellishment I used some glass baubles from Michael's, a stamped flower which I cut out, some Soft Sky double Stitched ribbon. I added liquid pearls all over the place and a little Stardust Stickles here and there for some sparkle. The card base is Soft Sky and embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.

When I was done things just seemed a little off balance, so I took a 1/2 circle punch of Taken with Teal cardstock and glued it to the card base. I used my rectangle hand punch to punch a hole for the ribbon to slide through, and then used a craft knife to slice a hole in the crease of the card (where the fold is) just large enough to feed the ribbon through and tie on the side. I think in the end I would have preferred to have a stronger focal image, but it still turned out all right.

21 comments

  1. CUTE! That's a WHOLE LOTTA DOTS! LOL!

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  2. It turned out very beautiful. My first thought was Wow!

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  3. I absolutely love this! Great job!!!

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  4. Awesome! I don't know if I would have take time for all those dots....well....ya....I would have. Sometimes it doesn't matter how loooong it takes to make a card as long as it turns out how we want it. :) I LOVE all your stuff and ideas!

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  5. This turned out pretty. I like all the little dots :)

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  6. I am loving this one!! So super cute!!!

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  7. Super duper cute!!Love the colors and the sentiment and all those dots!!!

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  8. This is beautiful. I love the color combination.

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  9. Beautiful Card!!
    I love All the dots!
    and I love the color mix.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Great colors and I like those dots. Do you have any tips on using liquid pearls? I've read somewhere how to flatten the little pointed tips that you get when you apply the pearls, and now can't find it again. Mine tend to look like mini white chocolate chips.

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  11. Laura (scrapnextras)March 29, 2008 at 10:05 AM

    Love it! Great colours and your dots are fabulous! Love the little half circle...it does add balance!

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  12. Oooh, I love all the dots, I think this is gorgeous!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  13. This is soooo nice! I love it!!!!

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  14. Love the half circle punch at the top! Great idea for any a card - going to have to tuck that one away for future use.

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  15. The embossed DP is amazing! Some of them do need a little more oomph!

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  16. I'm dotty about this one! Oh dear, can hear the groans already! ~x~

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  17. Adorable card!! Love that new cuttlebug folder!

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  18. Julee thank you so much for sharing this card with us all on your blog it is so cool.

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