Thursday, March 31, 2011

Trusting God

This has been a rough week.  I have previously shared about my sister, Eileen, who had colon cancer.  She discovered this just over a year ago, right after she had moved to Israel.  It has been very hard because she was so far away.  We received the news on Tuesday that she had passed away and was now with the Lord.  Her whole life, including the time she struggled with this awful disease, she was determined to share how wonderful her God was and wanting others to know Him, too.  Her faith was so strong and unfailing.  One of the best things we ever did for our parents was to purchase a web cam that allowed them to Skype with my sister the last four months.  Her last words to my father last week was to quote a scripture to remind him that he would see her again and they would sit together at the Lord’s table.
 


Tonight I felt the need to do something to keep my mind busy so I headed to my craft room.  I had recently found this really cute new frame idea that I wanted to use.  I also had some wonderful scripture and saying stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I realized that this would be perfect for one of their challenges and went to work on this card.  This saying by Corrie Ten Boom just seemed to jump out at me and touch my heart.  We never know what our future holds but we do know that we can trust God with it and not fear what is to come.  I spent too much time making it look just like I wanted and, once again, missed the challenge but I did not really care.  The time I spent gave me a real peace and met the challenge of my need.

This card started with a cream base.  I had some lovely, embossed, bright green cardstock that was new and I have been wanting to use, so I used that for the next layer which was the perfect accent for the following layer of light pink.  I sponged maroon ink around the edges of the pink cardstock and then used the same ink to create the butterfly background using the stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs’ Faith set.

The center section started with the new frame made from a cream 5” square.  I folded each corner to the center, slightly overlapping.  Then I folded them back, leaving about 1/4” border.  This raises the corners up.  Then I punched all around the square with a butterfly corner/ border punch set from Martha Stewart and sponged the butterflies with the maroon ink.  I placed a green square in the center and then layered a smaller pink square on top of it, stamped with the wonderful sentiment.  This sentiment is part of the As You Graduate set.  I have used the other stamps from this set many times but had never used this saying.  I took a square of decorative pink cardstock and cut out the center using a Spellbinder die.  I sponged ink around the edges and placed each corner on top of the frame corners.  I finished it off with a bow and flower at the bottom and pearls in the various corners.

This card is inspired by you, Eileen.  I love you.

This card is entered in the following challenge:
All Sorts Challenge Week #96 – For a Special Lady
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week #55 – Flower Palette (inspiration picture) plus flowers
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 73 – Spring is Sprung
CES Challenge #29 - Die Cut
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC111) - Use some of the other stamps in your stamp sets (ones you do not usually use)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sweet Birthday


This card is a center step card that I made using Sweet Stamps Dresden Rose Circle.  This card is for a very dear friend of mine.  We have both shared some tough times that were similar and have been able to come to each other for support and prayer.  She has been there for me when I was at my worst, especially when recovering from surgery.  Her birthday is coming up this week and I want her to know how much I appreciate her.

I used a cream base and layers of pink, green, and blue cardstock.  On each side I used a Martha Stewart Corner/Border punch on the green layer to create the birds and branches.  Then I punched out the corner in blue, trimmed the bird and layered it on top of the green bird.  Next I used a butterfly border punch from Martha Stewart to create the second layer of pink.
For the center I did a layer of the green.  Then I stamped and embossed the image in gold on blue cardstock.  I cut it out and layered it on the front.  I used a Cuttlebug Cut/Emboss folder to create the decorative pink frame and added it to the center with foam dots to pop it up.  Then I stamped and embossed the same image in gold on another piece of blue cardstock and then on pink and green.  I cut out the center flowers and leaves in the green and popped it up over the blue center.  Then I cut out the blue flowers and the pink rose and popped these up on top of the green.

At the bottom of the card I added a cream label cut out with a Spellbinder die.  I stamped the sentiment in maroon and sponged blue ink around the edges.  I added pearls on each end of the bottom section and a sheer pink polkadot bow at the top of the card.  Then I used my Sakura Glue Pen to add Waterfall (G1071) and Bubble Gum (G1088) semi-transparent glitter, from Sparkle N Sprinkle, to various sections of the image.

This is entered in the following challenge:
Sweet Stamps Challenge - Center Step Card
Allsorts Challenge Week #96 - For a Special Lady
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge #10 - Birthday with pearls
CraftyCardmakers Challenge #42 - Special Birthday
Delightful Challenges - Pastels and Ribbon
Little Claire's Designs Challenge #3 - Pink and Green
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #55 - Photo Inspiration/Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Mother's Day/Girlie (cards for a special girl in your life)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Flying Into Spring

I found this adorable House Mouse stamp and just had to play with it.  The temperature dropped and it rained all weekend so I really wanted to make a card to remind myself that it really is Spring.  My sister in Omaha, NE was actually getting snow so I try not to complain.  Hopefully when you see this card it will “warm” your heart like it did mine.


The card base is white and then I added a layer of green.  On top of this I used some beautiful floral cardstock from K&Co.  A dear friend of mine had just posted on her blog how she has such a hard time using certain papers because she loves them so much, but the whole reason you buy it is to use it.  This was one of those papers for me.  I ran it through a Cuttlebug folder and sponged a little pink around the edges and over the butterfly images.

In the center I started with my House Mouse design stamped in dark brown on white cardstock.  I colored it with my Tombow markers.  I rounded the corners and layered it on a pink layer, then a green layer.  Both were cut out using Spellbinder label dies.  I layered this onto the front of the card, tucking a lovely pink flowers behind it at the top and added a jeweled flower in the center. 

The sketch I was using showed that I needed something from side to side across the center image.  I did not want to cover up my cute little mice so I added a pink jeweled swirl to add to the look of their flying up through the air.  At the end of the swirl I added another jeweled flower.  I needed something in both of the top corners but did not want just two little dots, nor did I want it to be too noticeable and take away from the center of my card.  I decided to add a small green button in each corner and then added some small pink pearls on each side of the buttons.  My last touch was, of course, glitter.  I used my Sakura Glue Pen on the embossed swirls, edges of the silk flowers, and the wings in my image.  Then I added Bubble Gum Semi Transparent glitter [G1088] from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  It was the perfect final touch.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
CES Challenge #29 – Die Cuts
Crazy Catz Weekly Challenge #75 – Pearls and Swirls
The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge – Buttons plus Embossing
DYSU Challenge #12 – Sparkle and Bling
Flutter By Wednesday’s Challenge #147 – Anything Goes plus Butterfly
House Mouse Challenge #91 – Welcome Spring
Phindy’s Friday Challenge #49 – All about Animals
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #62 – Sketch and Sparkle












The Shabby Tea Room Week #53 – Bingo (Buttons, Flowers, Glitter and Punches, Flowers, Gems)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Stained Glass

I had some fun tonight.  I had worked on a card for a certain challenge last night but it was getting late so I decided I should get to bed and I could post it when I came home from work.  Guess there was some confusion because the link closed two hours early.  Well, you know what they say about life giving you lemons – make lemonade.  At first I was disappointed but then went back in my craft room and started to play with my card some more.  I played, and played, and … well you get the idea.  Ok, maybe I played too much but this card certainly has lots of layers and plenty of color.


This card started with a white base and I made it into an easel card.  I layered dark purple on the white card front, then added a layer of decorative floral cardstock.

The next section started with the image Butterfly Corner from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I stamped it in black on two diagonal corners on white glossy cardstock.  The butterflies actually cross over in the middle but I knew this would be covered so I didn’t worry about masking.  I colored the flowers with pink and purple Tombow markers, the leaves with green, and the butterflies with yellow.  I created my own mosaic stamp by cutting small pieces of left over rubber with cling backing and placing them all over a large clear block, leaving a small space between each one.  I stamped this over my painted image using Versamark clear ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Then I took a dark purple stamp pad (dye base) and rubbed it all over the image.  When you wipe off the excess with a soft tissue, it leaves the dark ink in the “cracks” and wipes off where you embossed.  It gives it the look of a mosaic or stained glass.  I layered this on bright pink and then aqua cardstock.  I punched a dark purple layer with a Martha Stewart corner and border punch and then cut off the four corners and layered them under each corner of my layered image.  All of this was place on the main card front.  I had some really cute pink ribbon with little white butterflies so I ran a strip across the front and added a bow.  I stamped the word “Faith” in purple on a white oval.  This stamp is from the Faith Set, also from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I layered it on a pink oval and then an aqua beaded scallop, all from Spellbinder Dies.  I popped this up on top of the ribbon and some white decorative dies.

For the inside of the card I stamped a verse, also from Our Daily Bread’s Faith set.  This is placed in the center on top of a variety of colored cardstocks cut with various dies or punched with Martha Stewart punches.  I added pink and yellow pearls to both the front and inside of the card. 


 My final touch was a butterfly button on the bow.  It started out gold but I used some aqua Stazon ink and sponged this all over it.  Then I used dark blue Stazon to just touch the edges of the wings and body.



This card is entered in the following challenges:
Aifactory Challenge AIF#072 – Things with Wings
The Cuttlebug Spot – Button/Embossing
Flutter By Wednesday’s Challenge #147 – Anything Goes w/ Butterfly
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #58 – Add Buttons
Paper Cutz Challenge #83 - Your Choice
Wild Orchid Challenges #19 - Dieing to "Punch" it Out
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge - Easter Time (Springtime Colors)
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #103 - Are You Talking To Me? (focus on sentiment)
Stamp and Create Challenge #9 - Spring Break
Simon Says Stamp and Show - A Word
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week #53 - Bingo (Buttons, Flowers, and Glitter/Glimmer) (Punch/Die Cuts, Embossing, and Ribbon)
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #46 - Let's get Sentimental (focus on sentiment)
Paper Pretties Challenge #146 - Spring
Stamping Vacation:  You Name the Challenge Challenge (More than three layers)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sweet Spring

In a previous challenge we were asked to use vellum.  I had borrowed a stamp from a friend to use for this.  It is from Sweet Stamps and is perfect for the vellum look.  I stamped and embossed it different ways so I had a few samples left over.  I had one that I embossed in white and then colored it with my tombows from the back.  I really loved the way it looked.  I wanted to do a card in pinks and greens with a beautiful spring look and this image was perfect for this card.


The card has a green base.  I added a layer of pink  and used a lovely corner punch on it.  On top of this I used a green, sparkly, floral cardstock from K&Co.  They have some of the most delicate and feminine looking papers and cardstocks.  I sponged ink around all the edges of all these layers.  Though it is very subtle, it amazes me what a difference this can make in the look of your card.

I took the lovely floral image and layered it on a pink label I cut out using a Spellbinder die.  Using foam squares I popped this up in the middle of the card.  I added a deep maroon bow to the top of the label and then layered two pink flowers that I sponged the edges with darker pink ink to help them blend with the card better.  I put a light green pearl in the center.  Then I used another Spellbinder die to cut a smaller label in green and sponged it with darker green ink.  Then I used the dark pink to ink to stamp the word “Mom” on it.  I added more pearls to the label and to each corner, then a few more to the actual stamped image.  I really think this card is perfect for Spring but it was so feminine it will be perfect to send to my mother later this spring.

This card was entered into the following challenges:

Dancing In The Rain


Guess I was inspired by the lovely light spring rains we had this weekend.  I was trying to decide which House Mouse stamp I wanted to use and spotted the perfect one for the “Spring” challenge.  I stamped it in black and colored it with colored pencil.  I cut it out with a circle nestie and layered it on a green circle.  This is layered onto a yellow scalloped floral die, cut out with a Nellie Snellen die. 

I layered this on some great spring cardstock I found at Tuesday Morning.  It is so cute and with the little raindrops, it goes great with the House Mouse image.  This is layered on the same green cardstock as the circle and then onto a white card base.  I added a vellum butterfly sticker and two small white flowers with button centers.  I added some green jewels in two of the corners to add some bling and used a clear glaze pen on the raindrops in the image.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #109 – Butterflies
House Mouse Challenge #91 - Welcome Spring
Aifactory Challenges AIF#072 - Things with Wings
CES Challenge #27 - Inspired By A Song (Dancing in The Rain)
Charisma Cardz Challenge #11 - To Die For (use die cuts)
The Creative Cottage Challenge #35 - Spring Has Sprung
Delightful Sketches Challenges - Show Some Green
Paper Cutz Challenge #83 - Your Choice
Stamp and Create Challenge #9 - Spring Break
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #72 - Button It
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #58 - Add Buttons
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge - Easter Time Cards (Does not have to have an Easter theme, lots of Spring colors)
Wild Orchid Challenges #19 - Dieing to Punch It Out (die cuts)
Stamping Vacation:  Pick 3 Challenge for the Month of March (Yellow Cardstock, Buttons, Green)
Stamping Vacation:  Clear as Mud Challenge - Toothbrush
Stamping Vacation:  Animal Applause Challenge - Any Creature that Appears to Have Arms

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Birthday Bee

What a great weekend.  Friday was a gorgeous day and Saturday started out pretty good until the rain moved in.  Even then it was pretty nice and cooled off a bit.  Today was a bit cooler but still lovely.  Saturday night I went with my husband to a company dinner at his boss’ house.  They live right off the lake and it was so pretty.  They have two cherry trees in their front yard and it almost looked like it was snowing as we walked to the front door.  Of course my hubby wasn’t too thrilled when we were ready to leave and he saw that his car was totally buried under little white petals.  I thought it was funny.  The evening was lots of fun and the food was great.  The best was the little individual white chocolate chip cheese cakes she had purchased from someone in Hilton Head, South Carolina.  They were lighter in consistency than usual and absolutely awesome.


Well, speaking of goodies, make sure you check out the fantastic blog candy being offered at Angel Wood Crafts.  She is offer not just one, but three!!  One of the things you need to do to get a chance at the blog candy is to leave a comment at her daughter’s blog.  She is amazing.  Check out her cards – her mother has some real competition there.  It really brought home some memories of when my girls were younger.  They loved to play with me and our school projects always had to be a big production.  I will never forget getting up during the night and realizing my daughter was still up working on a math project.  She had to put together a booklet with different math themes using all 26 letters of the alphabet.  It wouldn’t have been so bad except she was making each page an amazing creation.  We ended up working together,  with her telling me what to cut for her and she put it all together.  I still have that project.  Now that the girls are older I don’t get to spend that kind of time with them.  However, when my oldest daughter was home from college this last Christmas, she would come over to me and say, “Let’s go play” and we would go bury ourselves in the back room and create.  It was so nice.


Well, I did do some creating this weekend.  This card is a fun little birthday card.  I guess I was in the mood for some bright colors.  The image is a digital stamp from Bugaboo Stamps.  I colored it with Tombow markers and layered it on bright pink and teal cardstock.  I added a yellow rectangle behind it, embossed with a birthday themed Cuttlebug embossing folder and sponged with some light orange ink.  I ran two strips of polkadot ribbon and a bright yellow border of stars behind the image.  The star border was created using a Martha Stewart border punch and I took the punched out little stars and glued them around the digital image.  All of this is layered onto some decorative purple cardstock and then onto a teal card base.  The sentiment is created by embossing the words “Happy Birthday” into a small rectangle of teal cardstock, using another Cuttlebug folder, and then rubbing over with purple ink.  As a last touch, I added some small pink pearls in the middle of the decorative circles on the purple cardstock layer and also on the party hat and gift bow of the digital party bee.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Happy Birthday


Delightful Sketches Challenge  - Show some Green
Paper Cutz Challenge #83 – Your Choice
Stamp Challenges – Something Sweet (sweet image)
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge #8 - Gettin' Punchy (use punches)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Impression Obsession Gift Basket

It's if Friday!!  Yeah.  But before I head to bed early I wanted to post this little gift basket I made for a challenge at Impression Obsession's Blog.


This basket is made using a 8 1/2 " x 8 1/2" square piece of cardstock.  You can find the instructions and a template at StampTV.  I used my scor-pal to score all the sides and then added a layer of purple on each section.  Then I added a layer of yellow floral Basic Grey cardstock that I stamped over in deep pink using my CC061 Cover-a-Card Butterflies background stamp from Impression Obsession.  I used Spellbinder scalloped ovals cut out of pink and purple on the side and added two silk flowers layered in the center.  Then I added a purple floral jewel.

The handle was made out of a strip of pink punched on both sides with a border punch from Martha Stewart.  I layer this with a purple and on top is a strip of the same yellow floral cardstock from Basic Grey, overstamped with the same Butterflies background.  I added jeweled butterflies and flowers to the handle.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Impression Obsession Challenge - Anything but a card
Basic Grey Challenge - Wings
Aifactory Challenges AIF#72 - Things with Wings
Catch The Bug Challenge - Scallops
Lexis Creations Challenge #35 - Easter
The Pink Elephant Challenge #95 - Spring Time
Stamp and Create Challenge #9 - Spring
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge - Pile on the Flowers
Wild Orchid Challenges #19 - Dieing to Punch It Out (die cuts and punches)
Charisma Cardz Challenge #11 - To "Die" for
Creative Cottage Challenge #35 - Spring has Sprung
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #109 - Butterflies
Stamping Vacation:  You Name the Challenge Challenge (container)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Leather

What a day!!  The children were quite energetic today with all the St. Patrick’s Day activities.  On top of that, I am having a very hard time adjusting to the time change.  I keep falling asleep when I get home from school and then I can’t get to sleep until really late so the next day I am exhausted and fall asleep when I get home.  Good grief.  Well that is what happened again today so I did not make one of my challenge deadlines today.  Oh well, I thought I would still share the card. 


The theme at Our Daily Bread Designs Blog for their challenge was Leather or Pearls.  I decided I wanted to try to do something with the leather.  I remembered a technique I had heard of a long time ago where you cover a piece of cardstock with small pieces of masking tape and paint over it with dark acrylic paint.  You let it sit for a while and then your wipe off the excess.  It settles in all of the lines and edges to create the look of leather.  I decided to try this with my ink pads.  It came out pretty good but then I decided to add some embossing and that did not show up very well.  I think part of the problem was that I needed a more permanent ink in the color I wanted to use.  The ink I was using had a tendency to rub off of the tape too much.

I used the “leather” for a layer on top of my dark brown card base and added photo corners.  I actually embossed the leather with a Cuttlebug folder but I do not think you can see it very well in the picture. I cut a small  “leather” frame using a Spellbinder die, added some darker ink and layered it onto a cream rectangle that I rounded the corner and sponged the edges with brown ink.  I used square brads in each corner and a Martha Stewart border punch to create a small dark brown border edge on the right side of the frame and also horizontally across the card behind the frame and rectangle layer.  The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread and was stamped in dark brown on cream.  Again I rounded the corners and sponged the edges with brown ink.  The cute fish hook is a actually a sticker that I placed inside the “leather” frame.

This card was entered in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Happy Birthday
CES Challenge #27 – Men Only
Charisma Cardz Challenge #11 – To Die For (use die cuts)
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge – Make your own designer papers
The Cut Above the Rest Challenge – Use a cut edge (die cute, border punch, corner punch)










Ooh La La Creations Challenge #75 – It’s a Man Thing
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #52 – Birthday or Celebration Theme
Wild Orchid Challenge #19 - Dying to Punch It out

Monday, March 14, 2011

Orange and Blue for Spring

When we went to the stamp convention last month, one of my favorite booths was Sweet Stamps.  Not only do they carry the most awesome embossing folders and dies, but their stamps are absolutely gorgeous.  Since I spent too much on their dies, I did not get any of their stamps.  Something I truly regret.  Thank goodness my friend, April, had purchased a gorgeous one the last time we saw them at convention and let me borrow it for the weekend.


The theme for the Sweet Stamps challenge was to use vellum.  I used to do a lot with vellum but then kind of forgot about it.  Just lately I have been pulling it out and playing with it again, so I enjoyed this challenge.  The image was stamped and embossed in gold on vellum and colored using a blender pen and Tombow markers.  I colored on the front of the vellum so the coloring and shading would be more intense, though the use of the blender pen helped keep the colors from being over powering.  This stamp is so lovely and feminine and the subtle look of vellum was perfect.  After coloring it, I layered it onto a blue Spellbinder die.  This is layered on some beautiful orange floral paper I purchase when I was at Scrapbook Creations and sponged the edges with distress ink.  It was so nice to just walk around and find the exact paper I wanted to compliment my image and card.  This is layered on blue and then a white card base.


I added some lace in each corner that was white but I sponged lightly with orange distress ink.  Peaking out from each lace strip is a Spellbinder border.  The sentiment is stamped in blue on an orange circle that I layered onto another Spellbinder die.  All the pieces were sponged around the edges with either blue or orange distress ink.  I added flowers and pearls to complete this delicate look.  These are not my first choice for colors, but I was pleased with how it came out.  It reminded me of bright spring flowers that peak out as the weather warms up..

This card was entered in the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #71 – Pearls and Lace











Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Anything Goes
Joan’s Gardens Weekly Challenge #9 – Orange and Blue, Spring Theme, Die Cut, and Circle

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tri-Fold Birthday

I have had the most wonderful day playing with my friends.  We spent another day at Scrapbook Creations stamping and scrapping.  My friend, Bonnie, and 4 others came from North Carolina and 7 of us came from Greenville area (Kim, Bev, Sondra, Susan, Karen, Linda, and myself).  Believe it or not, I was “not” the last to arrive.  I, of course, brought half of my craft room in my trunk with my mind set to get certain cards finished.  This was one of them.


This was a fun card to make.  I had seen this tri-fold card but had not made one.  You can see instructions for it on Split Coast Stampers Resources.  I used some lovely yellow cardstock for the base and used some cute decorative cardstock for the two corners on the front.  The image is, of course, House Mouse” Poppin Good Birthday” (HMGR1010).  This is one of my favorites and I had to have it the minute I saw it.  I stamped it in black on white cardstock and colored it with my Tombow markers.  I sponged a little denim Adirondak ink around the edges and layered it on the same yellow cardstock, then on blue.  I attached it to the left side of the card.  The flower on the front is a jeweled one I picked up somewhere (sorry, can’t remember where) and the little butterfly is a vellum sticker (sorry again, the camera just had to pick up the shiny edges even without a flash).

For the inside of the card I stamped  the House Mouse sentiment “Word of Mouse” (1465E) in the denim blue on white cardstock.  I sponged the edges with yellow distress ink and layered it on blue and green cardstock.  The flower and butterfly are also vellum stickers.

This card is entered into the following challenges:
House Mouse Challenge #90 – Multi-Fold Cards
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts Challenge #9 – Spring…Flowers Everywhere
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Anything Goes
Ellephantastic Challenges – Cute with a Butterfly
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #103 – Photo Inspiration

Thursday, March 10, 2011

JustRite Happy Birthday

Ok, here is one more card for Joan’s Gardens’ JustRite challenge.  Can you tell I want that prize?  Monday night our stamp club met and did our favorite thing – Shoeboxes.  Each person creates a card and then puts everything needed for 12 people to reproduce the card in a box.  We pass these around all evening, making each other’s cards.  I loved the look of the one card and decided to use the same style but make it into a birthday card.


I used a deep maroon cardstock and used my Scor-Pal to score at 2 1/8” from each side.  I then decorated each side flap with light green cardstock, pink striped cardstock, and homemade dewdrops.  I also added some score lines around the edges and sponged ink around the edges of each layer.  I used two stamps from the set Birthday Centers Round from JustRite for the top and bottom circle sentiments and adhered these to the right side flap.  The birthday cake in the center is from JustRite’s Friendship Borders & Centers set.  I stamped it in black on a white circle and colored it with Tombow markers.  I layered it on a pink circle and then a maroon Spellbinder Floral Doily Motif.  I sponged ink on all the pieces.

Inside the card I used stamps from JustRite’s Baroque Nested Frames set, using maroon and green ink, and layered using white, pink, and light green cardstock.

I made the envelope using my Scor-Pal and the instructions “Customizing envelope for any size of card”.  I used light pink cardstock and the same striped cardstock from the card.  I sponged the edges with maroon ink.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Joan's Garden's 8th Challenge - Create a card/project using ONLY JustRite stamps
JustRite Friday Challenge 050 - A Spring or birthday card with coordinating envelope that you make yourself
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Anything goes
Catch The Bug Challenge – Anything goes
Wild Orchid Challenges #18 – Anything Goes
AllSorts Challenge #93 – For a teenager