Sunday, April 3, 2011

Loving Thoughts

Tomorrow is our local stamp meeting and we have a card swap theme of Sympathy.  While I was relaxing at my friend’s house the other day I decided to work on my swap cards.  I had a new JustRite stamp set and matching Spellbinder Die that I wanted to play with.  Since Bonnie has almost all of the JustRite stamp sets, I knew she would have anything else I might need to go with it.  I was right.

I started with a stamped floral image from JustRite’s Greatest Joy Borders & Centers.  I stamped it in black ink and colored it with my Tombow markers.  I cut the image out using a Nestability Oval die.  I used foam tape to pop this up on top of my new stamp from JustRite’s Vintage Oval Labels set.  I stamped and embossed it in white on some lovely purple decorative paper and cut it out with the coordinating Spellbinder die.

I stamped the sentiment “Loving Thoughts”, from JustRite’sHeart to Heart Borders & Centers set, in purple on white and layered this on a Spellbinder label.  This was cut out of purple using a die that is exclusive to JustRite.

My card base is white covered by purple cardstock.  I took some white cardstock and punched around it with a lovely Martha Stewart corner/border punch set and then embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I added both the floral image and then sentiment to the center and then added flowers and jewels.  The flowers are yellow paper flowers with white loopy felt flowers.  They came with a clear crystal in the center but I removed it and added a purple floral jewel.  I decided not to add anything further, which took a lot for me, because I loved the simple elegant look and all the white space.

This card is entered into the following challenges:
The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge – Felt plus Embossing
All Sorts Challenge #97 – Blooming Blossoms
Aifactory Challenges AIF#074 – Bright as Day
Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes


April said...

So very pretty! Can't wait to receive this one in the swap!

Hugs, April

brenda said...

A delightful card Marie and a real feel of elegance.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

B x

There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

Tammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Love how you've framed the image! Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug!
Tammy :)

Melissa S. said...

This is just beautiful. I love everything about it. I so need to look into the Just Right stamps. They are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo this week.

Cec said...

What a gorgeous card and so perfect to express sympathy. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Imke said...

Great Card, i like the embossing. Thanks for joining ust at The Corrosive Challenge !

Judy Rozema said...

Beautiful job! Thanks for joining us at Paper Romance this week!

Lorraine said...

Absolutely lovely. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

sgc said...

Gorgeous card--love all of your details. Sympathy cards are never easy to make--but you did a great job. Thanks for playing along in the Bugaboo Challenge.

Rebekah said...

Thanks for sharing at the Creative cottage last challenge white space hugs Rebekah xx

aqualeiga said...

Very pretty card, love the MS punch! Thanks so much for joining THE CRAFTY PAD flowers challenge this week. Don't forget to check out the awesome prizes up for grabs in our altered CD competition! Hugs, Ali x

scotspanda said...

lovely card, the image is so pretty

thanks for joining in with our bloomin blossoms challenge at Allsorts this week


Amanda xx