Monday, July 21, 2014

Come Sit By Me on the Garden Bench!

Good morning!  Sherry here today and I have a 5.5 square card to share with you.  When I first got the idea for this card, I was actually thinking about one of my favorite movies . . . Steel Magnolias . . . and all the great one-liners.  One of my favorites is, of course, “if you can’t say anything nice, come sit by me.”  Quietfire has a similar quote in the Garden Bench Collection, “If you can’t say something good about someone, Sit right here by me.”   I also remembered that I had in my Spellbinders’ stash the Shapeabilities Garden Bench.


I’m sure the first thing you’ll notice is that I did not use the entire quote for the card.  I went with the shorter version, Come Sit by Me, thinking to myself that if I did it this way, I could use the inside of the card for a personal note . . . whether it be funny or lending a shoulder to lean on.

I used the Prima Something Blue collection for the card and a cream card stock for the card base and sentiment.  The garden bench was die cut/embossed using a darker piece of the paper collection, and mounted on a coordinating lighter piece of paper.  The same dark paper was used for the Elegant Ovals base.


The sentiment was stamped on cream card stock in Archival Potting Soil, then die cut/embossed with the label die from Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence.   The ribbon was some I had previously dyed that was in my stash jar.  I loved the way it picked up the colors in the flowers and stripes in the paper and decided it was perfect for the card.


That’s all for me today!  Thanks for stopping by and joining me.


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Heather said...

very neat, great colors.

Pam said...

Love that movie, that quote & your fab card! Beautiful.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! I love how the ribbon picks up the colors, as you noted. I also think it was a great idea to just use part of the quote to make this a card for so many occasions. Lovely!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Lovely card, Sherry! Great idea to use only the "sit by me" stamp and leave the inside blank.

Steel Magnolias is a good movie. Will have to take time to watch it again!

Anonymous said...

So pretty. I love the ribbon, and using part of the saying is a great idea. I really love Quietfire's stamps and I think you really did justice to the lovely script, this card is 'fancy' without being too fussy :) Thanks for sharing your creativity.
Mickey Drake

Yogi said...

very 0retty. Have a great day

Janet L. said...

Such a pretty card, Sherry. I like the quote and the use of the partial bit, lending the card a multi-use component. I've still not dyed any seam binding, but I always like seeing yours. I need to get with the picture, it seems!!

Holly said...

Very pretty Sherry! I like that oval too.

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous project!

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