Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Give Thanks

Well, things sure have been crazy around here.  The biggest news is that my oldest daughter was in a bad accident.  A lady ran a red light and totaled the car.  Thank goodness that she is ok.  Sure scared the daylights out of all of us.  She is experiencing some back pain and banged up her knee but no other injuries (as far as we know).  I just have to praise the Lord for keeping her safe and give thanks!!  Guess you know what inspired my card today.

I re-made this card three times, but kept feeling the need to add to it and finally came up with what you see.  I missed most of the challenges I was making it for, but decided I would rather have a card that made me happy.  The card actually started with the Dainty Dutch Deco doily die from Cheery Lynn Designs,   The die includes the lacy looking center die cut also.  I sponged the edges with the new limited edition Fall Distress Ink, Seedless Preserves, and layered these on some decorative cardstock, that I also sponged with this ink.  I love this ink color and it really helped tie this whole card together. 

The flower image and sentiment are both from JustRite.  I stamped the flower image with the Seedless Preserves and then used distress inks and a water color brush to paint it.  I cut it out and popped it up on a green oval and layered this in the center of the card.  I stamped the JustRite fall border and sentiment, layered it on purple cardstock, and popped it up on the bottom of the card.

For embellishments I used a jeweled flourish, cut it in half, and layered across the top.  I used a few of the jewels from it to add to the bottom corners.  I added a few leaf buttons, a bow, purple pearls, and a lovely large flower with a pearl center.  The ribbon for the bow is seam binding ribbon that I stained with distress inks and the large flower was also colored with distress inks. 

Thanksgiving is just around the corner so let’s remember to thank God for all the wonderful things in our life.

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Thanksgiving/Thank you
Corrosive Challenge #137 – Give Thanks
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 49 --Be Thankful and Feature a Sentiment!
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #93 – Thanksgiving
Ooh La La Challenge #93 – BINGO (Pearls, Ribbon, Buttons)
Phindy's Place Challenge 81 – Thankful
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #81 – Thanksgiving/Thank You
Totally Papercrafts Week 92 – Victorian

21 comments:

Kianel said...

Great card!
Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
Love from France, Kianel.

Joy said...

Gorgeous elements to your card... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a stunning card Marie, Love the way you tied everything in! Glad your daughter wasn't seriously hurt.

Karin said...

So lovely! So glad you daughter is ok after the accident...Thankful indeed :)

Becky said...

What a lovely and colorful card. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful E Marie!! I just love the colors and the details!! Thanks for joining SSIC this week!!

Winnie said...

Stunning card love all the details in your card. thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week

Hugs Winnie

Craftyanny said...

Beautiful detailing on this card. Great use of colour and a great layout too
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts and good luck
Anne x

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, your Vintage/Victorian card is perfect for the season! Love the coloring you chose on the doily die cut, and the assorted elements which seem to blend together - earth tones or jewel tones - all of them come together beautifully. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful card!

Sandra said...

Hi Marie, this is just so beautiful:) Sandra H

Rebekah said...

Gosh what a gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at CCC and for using my sketch at SFTW hugs Rebekah xx

Traci M said...

Such warm and lovely colors...way to persevere with a card!! Beautiful!! I'm so glad your daughter is doing okay following her accident! Thanks so much for sharing your gratitude and joining us this week at SSIC!!

DelightfullyCrazy said...

Thanks for joining in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge, your card is beautiful - love the colours. So pleased your daughter is okay... Best Wishes, Sandie i

Catherine said...

This is simply stunning! Love everything about it! Thanks for joining us at Phindys Place this week...

julieprice3 said...

Beautiful card! Love the colours and that beautiful ribbon!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week
Hugs Julie P

Gerlinde said...

Beautiful card, Marie! And so glad your daughter came away from the accident with nothing serious. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Amanda R said...

Lovely card Marie and so thankful your daughter is okay.

Gunn (Merete) said...

Great take on the sketch. Beautiful papers and colors.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Beautiful card, I just adore the flowers on it.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

Hugs,

Jo x

Sandy Hulsart said...

Beautiful card, E Marie, I love the soft color added around the frame and medallion. Very classy. So glad your daughter is ok, that must have been really scary. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

This Art That Heals said...

Oooo this is gorgeous, the inking around the edge of the yellow frame really brings out the burgundy of the flowers and gems. The ribbon is very nice too. Did you distress it?

Have a great day!
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