This was not a card that came easily for me for some reason or another. This is my second attempt – I threw the other one away as I felt like I was trying to force it! Believe it or not, I actually recycled the patterned paper. It was too old, and I was trying to force the colors from this week’s Color Challenge. I did take a little liberty with the “green” from the color challenge and used this blue/green color, Bermuda Bay from Stampin' Up! The patterned paper was from a prize package I won in a contest over at the Papercraft Magazine website. What was funny about that prize package is that I’d already gotten the 6x6 pad from the same collection – must have been destiny that I won! LOL
I am working on a card for my card ministry for my church and needed a “get well” card. This lovely lady has had both strains of the flu this year. She deserved a special card! I think that I succeeded with this one!
· Stamp set(s): Verve Stamps – Plain Jane Zephaniah 3:17 & Flourish (Thank you for Verve Purchase
· Ink(s): Stampin’ Up! – Bermuda Bay, Primrose Petals & Smoky Slate (edge of pattern paper); Memento – Rich Cocoa; Ranger – Antique Linen Distress Ink (doily)
· Paper: Stampin’ Up! – Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate & Bermuda Bay CS; Crate Paper – Elizabeth Kate
· Dies & Embossing folders: Spellbinders – Classic Scalloped Circles Large & Blossom 2
· Embellishments/Other things of note: Tree House Studio – Sequins; American Craft – ribbons; Stampin’ Up! – White Tea Lace Paper Doilies & Antique Brads
I took the white paper doily and distressed it with the Antique Linen ink using a dauber to get the color mellowed. One of the hardest things I did – and still isn’t where I’d like it to be was the stamping of the sentiment. I experimented with several inks and inked up some pristine cardstock trying to get the sentiment stamped. The combination of paper and juicy ink pads just wasn’t doing it for me. The best images were achieved using the Memento Rich Cocoa so that is what you are seeing here. I chose to use ribbon for a more feminine touch for the angled feature in the top 1/3 of the sketch and bottom feature. After assembling the card, I randomly placed some silver and gold sequins around the card front to add some interest and sparkle!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Let me know what you think of this creation if you’d like. I love hearing from you! Your kind and generous comments are so encouraging and deeply appreciated.