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Papertrey Princesses Challenge #2

For this challenge, hosted by Michele, we are supposed to use a set that we have neglected.  Don't we all have those?  I bought Men of Life right when it came out, because I just loved everything about it.  Unfortunately, it has sat, so forlorn, on the shelf--and I really don't know why.  It's a great set.  For this card, I used one of the stems from Green Thumb to make the mast.  The one included in the set is too little for some reason.  I also matted the image on vellum, because I didn't want to introduce too much brown.

Here is another set which I actually love, but I haven't used for a long time--Piece of Cake.  The card is monochromatic, just for you, Michele :).  I didn't include any sentiment on the front, but this could be used for a birthday or wedding card.  I need to remember to leave sentiments off the fronts more often.  I stamped the background in Versamark, then I went back over the big flowers with my Essential Glue Pad and some superfine-love-it-and-hate-it-at-the-same-time-glitter.  The berry flowers on the cake are glitterfied with my red Stardust pen again, and the centers have stickles.  Click to enlarge for fabulous glitter effect.

Card #1:
Paper: PTI Pure Poppy, Vellum, SU Whisper White, Not Quite Navy
Ink: SU Real Red, Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, PTI Fresh Snow
Stamps: PTI Men of Life
Other: Dimensional tape

Card #2
Paper: PTI Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, SU Whisper White
Ink: PTI Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Versamark
Stamps: PTI Piece of Cake
Other: Sakura Stardust pen-red, Essential Glue Pad, PTI Sweet Blush satin ribbon, glitter, SU scallop punch

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  1. Wow, you're quick! Can't believe you already have the challenge done and not to mention made 2 cards for the challenge... sigh... I'm a bum!

    Anyways, love the fun border you created with the link stamp for the Men of Life card and great idea using the stem for the mast! :-D

    And love love love the elegance of the Piece of Cake card and yaaay for glitter!

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  2. Both of them look great. I bet now that you've taken them out, you'll be ready to use them over and over again.

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  3. These are both fabulous! Good job on using these sets. We hope we get to see more of them in the near future.

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  4. Really love your Men of Life card. That glitter is very effective on thePiece of cake card.

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  5. Love both of these cards. The Men of Life card is so clean and simple in design - but powerful in color. And the cake card is so sweet in that color scheme - and especially with all the sparkle. Great job!

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  6. Great cards! I love the sail boat card!

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  7. Cheryl, I absolutely LOVE the pur poppy with the not quite navy on the first card!! Also really like that you matted it on vellum and great tip for your mast....I like it So much more! You really caught the bling on your second card. Those cake flowers are just so pretty! :>

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  8. Cheryl, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these cards. Especially the sailboat card. The cake one is beautiful. Awesome job on the challenge.

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  9. BEAUTIFUL Cheryl!! Great job on the challenge! Both cards are FANTASTIC!!

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  10. Wonderful job on both! Love how they are each so different.

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  11. Great job with both cards Cheryl! I love the little sail boat, the colors are perfect and your piece of cake color is gorgeous with all that sparkle and shine!

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  12. That cake card is just lovely. I'm always looking for wedding cards that have just the right light touch of sentimentality without going overboard, and that is just the kind I would look for.

    I've only recently begun looking around the internet to see what people are making with ink stamps, and I am truly amazed!

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