Thursday, April 29, 2010

Maile inspired

Maile Belles is one of my stamping idols.  I love the way she can make something CAS so striking.  This card was inspired by one of hers from a couple weeks back.

The text background (from BB: Hearts) is inked in dark chocolate and stamped off before stamping on the craft.  It just gives a more subtle look.

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstocks:  Craft, Spring Moss, Sweet Blush, White (HP)
Stamps:  Polka Dot Basics II, Background Basics Hearts, Delightful Dahlia
Ink:  Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate, Black (staz-on), Tea Dye Duo
Other:  Beautiful Blooms II flower dies, Delightful Dahlia leaf dies, Sweet Blush button, Embroidery thread, Corner Punch (Martha Stewart)


  1. Gosh, kraft is everywhere! I love this card. I especially like the flower you made with the dies. Very cute!

  2. Oh Jackie this is such a pretty card! Love it and love Maile too, you did her proud:)

  3. This is really quite striking Jackie. SO soft and pretty. Love the lighter text too. What setting do you use on your camera? I just love how the NG is out of focus here!

  4. Dana - My camera is a DSLR so I just use a low aperture, I think 3.2 or so? and I keep my card 2-3 feet from the background. If you can't change the aperture manually with your camera you should get similar results with the macro setting.

  5. This is so lovely!! I also love Maile; I don't think I've ever seen anyone do "simple" as beautifully as she does.

  6. I'm a HUGE Maile fan and your card is PERFECT! So beautiful!!

  7. Great CAS card. I really like the size and shape of the Kraft panel and the white space at the top. Lovely.

  8. OMGosh! This is just gorgeous! So CAS!! Love the colors you chose!


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