Wednesday, June 25, 2008

8 down, 4 to go!

I mentioned earlier that I was asked to make 12 New Home cards by my real estate agent. After today's card, I only have 4 more to go!! I know I said all had to have a house on each of them, but I thought I would try a warm welcoming latte on one!! I figure at least ONE of his clients drinks Starbucks!?! I used today's sketch 182 for the inspiration.

This card measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" square. Each DP square measures just over 1" square and is from my one and only square punch. I designed the measurements of the card around it!! I busted out my much loved and horded Tres Jolie DP. My LSS was having a sale on all their Tres Jolie line as they are no longer going to carry it! Sob! I bought just about all the patterns I could get my hands on (and the matching jars of buttons). This particular card uses a combination of the Oui Oui and Bonjour lines. I just LOVE Tres Jolie by MME, for those of you who haven't seen it IRL, it is thick, double sided and has a texture to it.
I used my Like it a Latte set and some liquid applique for the foam. I then sponged it lightly with cocoa and popped it up. The sentiment is a combination of Warm Words (for the welcome) and Happy Thoughts from Verve Visual (for the home). I wasn't planning on putting a dew drop on the image panel there, but I had a brown ink smudge and had to cover it up! LOL! Thank heavens I bought some of the PTI cardstock colors, because the spring moss and light aqua are a PERFECT match for this DP.
I get asked frequently where I get my liquid applique. I find it at Joann's in the adhesive section. I haven't had much luck at Michael's. Here is a picture, I put a penny by it for a size comparison.

Card Deets:
Stamps - Like it a Latte, Warm Words, Happy Thoughts by Verve Visual
Paper - close to cocoa, vanilla, spring moss, light aqua
Accessories - dew drops (the Cowboy bottle), liquid applique, small flower punches


  1. Love this, those papers are yummy!

  2. wow- what a great find on that dp! another terrific card Michelle

  3. I like this a lot! Love the colors and the different pattern papers. Great card!