I recently purchased some Grand Nestabilities...not my smartest purchase BUT I wanted to try to use them to create a "shaped" card.  The papers were ones I had on my desk so I began putting it together and I really like how it turned out!

I used 3 of the small flowers from MFT Stamps, 2 brown and 1 pink.  The pink was spritzed with a chocolate glimmer mist and the 2 brown were spritzed with a white glimmer mist, which really didn't show up well.  I added blush pearls and a chocolate pearl accordingly.

I died the ribbon using several different inks; it was a tan base, so it gave it a unique color - I like it!  I scrunched it up using Scor-Pal tape.  The notebook paper and quote are from Verve Visuals Blue Skies; I stamped the notebook paper twice in Pumice Distress Ink and cut out each image.  I added Chamomile Tea Dye ink around the edges for a vintage feel.  For the quote, I inked it in Tattered Rose and then stamped over it with Barn Door; not quite as bright of a red that way.

The quote says "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow". Such a beautiful quote!

Thanks for popping in; hope you are having a great week!

...courage and strength... ~M.

Stamps: Verve Visuals Blue Skies
Papers:  PTI Dark Chocolate, Sweet Blush, DP by SU!
Ink:  Distress Inks - Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose and Barn Door, PTI Chamomile Tea Dye Ink
Accessories: distressing, hand-dyed ribbon, GB pearls, MFT rolled flowers


  1. Beautiful quote! Love this shaped card... Why do you say the Grand Nestabilities were not your smartest purchase? Do you have troubles with them?

  2. Absolutely stunning Michele, what a brilliant sentiment. I love your ribbon and flowers and definitely love the shape. Haven't ventured down that die road yet but so impressed by them.

  3. oh i love this shape and the papers .. so pretty along with the ruffled ribbon and flowers its just gorgeous
    Lisa x

  4. Beautiful card Michele. Your colors are so pretty and I love how you scrunched the ribbon. I've been eyeing the Grands but haven't bought any yet.

  5. Love it Michele, the colors are lovely and I like the ribbon scrunching technique.


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