Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sending Happy Thoughts

Last weekend I made a trip to my friend, Cheryl’s, and we did a lot of shopping.  I purchased a new piece of Basic Grey cardstock called Euphoria.  It was a mix of beautiful flowers and reminded me of a garden of wild flowers.  This was perfect to make my card to introduce one of the new sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle called Thoughtful Frames.  This set is a combination of decorative frames and some wonderful sentiments.  What is really great is they coordinate with Spellbinders’ square and oval nestabilities.

For the front of my card I used a new doily die and cut it out of my beautiful “garden” paper.  I layered it on a raspberry card base, cut out with a Spellbinders’ circle die. 

The sentiment, Single Flower, is embossed, using Amethyst Spray embossing powder from SNS, and layered on raspberry cardstock.  Both were cut out with Spellbinder Dies.  I added SNSBubble Gum glitter around the edge of the sentiment with a glue pen and added a single sticker flower for embellishment.

Inside the card I used one of the new frames from the set, called Flourish Oval Frame.  It is stamped with Rasberry ink and heat embossed with Sparkle embossing powder and the sentiment, Thoughts Set, is embossed with Amethyst Spray.  I layered it on a light blue punched border  and added ribbon and a bow that was already dyed light pink and I added some of the raspberry ink to it.  This is a great way to have your ribbon coordinate with your card.

Here is the complete card open.  The new stamps are available on the website and can be purchased individually or as a set here.

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Basic Grey Challenge #48 – Doilies and Ribbons
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #90 – Punch or Die 
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge – Sparkle and Shine
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #43 - Shaped Cards (Tip: Add coordination ink to ribbon so it matches your card)
Stamp Something Challenge – Favorite Embellishments
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC163 – Use Embossing
Paper Cutz Challenge #101 - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #76 – Embossing
Crafts and Me Challenge #44 – Add a Flower
All Sorts Challenge Week #113 – Free and Easy July
Aifactory Challenges #087 - Layers    
The Pink Elephant TPE108 – Inspiration Challenge


Sandra said...

Wow an amazing card and your Doily die did a fabulous job, love the colours they are fabulous and sentiment really stunning!:) Sandra H

chilli pip said...

What a fabulous card .The colours are stunning .Beautiful choice of papers and that doilis dye is a must have.x

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Wow!! Fabulous and amazing shaped card. Love everything the technique the die and the colors! Great work on your card!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

“Let’s Get Scrappy!”

HandmadebyTLC said...

Wow, I loved this before I saw the inspirational photo, now I see it's terrificly matched! This is a terrific Sentimental Sundays shape challenge entry, I can tell you enjoyed creating it! Thanks for joining us and good luck. Be sure to come back next time, I can't wait!
Tammy Louise
P.S. Really sweet candy available if you collect! 3 winners in all!

Hazel said...

This is delightful (one of my fav BG papers - well, I love so many of them really) Thanks for joining in this week's challenge at AiFactory (Hazel, Guest Designer) x

Sassy Scrapper said...

I totally love this gorgeous doily die and your use of it. Thank you for the inspiration!
Hugs Bonnie

Caroljenks said...

What a gorgeous card - I love the sentiment and the doily die is fab!

Thanks for sharing your tip about the ribbon too :)

Thanks so much for joining in this week with Top Tip Tuesday's 'Shaped Card' Challenge :)

Carol x

Rleen said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors and the design.
Thank you for sharing with us at the Whoopsi Daisy challenge this week!
Hugs, Rleen

crafty amy said...

What a pretty card I love the sentiment :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.


Amy xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

How gorgeous is this? I love the way you cut the Euphoria (a fav of mine) DP with the doily die - what a fabulous look that is! Great job on the embossing challenge! So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful easel card!! Love the doily and your take on this weeks inspiration photo. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

Donna said...

Marie, you never do anything less than amaze me! Always the unexpected - always the spectacular! Thanks so much for intriguing ideas and beautiful cards!

scotspanda said...

gorgeous card, the paper is fab and the doily cut is stunning

thanks for being free and easy with us this week at Allsorts and good luck in the prize draw


Amanda xx

Jill said...

Beautiful card in gorgeous caolours. The sentiment is really beautiful
Thanks for sharing at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Lori said...

Such a pretty easel card - so glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

bettand said...

Wow this is gorgeous. Love the idea of making a card like that;) Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and Kaboodle Doodles this week. Good luck and hope to see you again for another challenge;) Bettina