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Friday, February 24, 2017

Trials Make Us Stronger

I love making cards but am not super creative by nature, so I love to look at Pinterest to get ideas on how to use the stamps I really like and own to come up with ideas.  I came across this Pinterest post at https://stampercamper.com/2017/01/01/special-reason/.  I loved the design & technique she used so I recreated it with a flower stamp of my own.  It is actually a layered stamp set from Altenew called Majestic Blooms but I only used the outline stamp to make my flower.   I'm not sure I actually did the exact same technique, but did what I thought was similar and liked the outcome!  I stamped & heat embossed the flower outline with Versamark & white embossing powder.  Then I turned it over & "colored" it with Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry distress ink & cut it out with the coordinating die.  I used the same die & cut the flower out of white card stock & glued the colored vellum over top of the card stock die.  I then popped the entire flower up on some white card stock with foam tape & stamped the sentiment with Versafine Black Pigment Ink.  OF COURSE...in all my creative frenzy...I cannot find the sentiment stamp set but I believe it is from the Unity Stamp Co.  I added some silver sequins in the flower center & around the sentiment, added the entire panel to some pink card stock I had on hand that matched the pink of the flower, then adhered that to a white card base.  I repeated the whole process to make more of the same card using the colors yellow, orange, purple & pistachio ink for the flower.   I will mail the pink version you see here to my coworker battling cancer.  The others ( with different sentiments) will be donated to a children's hospital!  I'm sorry that the only picture of my card that I captured is blurry!! Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!!


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17 comments:

Ardyth said...

So pretty in pink! This would also work at musecardclub this week! Thanks so much for joining us at SugarPea Designs!

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty pop off pink~ TFS it with Brown Sugar Challenge~

Michelle N. said...

Really pretty! Love that sentiment, and I do think it's Unity. Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs!

Birdie said...

Love the effect you achieved with your flower and that sentiment is wonderful. Your friend will love this. Thanks for joining in on the PIP challenge this week. Hope to see more and I love how you explain your thoughts/process in creating.

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

The soft colors are lovely on this CAS card! Very nice! Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges!
Hugs

Snowflakes and Lilies said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing at Crafting With An Attitude and hope to see you again. Good luck.

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brenda said...

A delightful floral creation and such pretty soft colours, many thanks for joining us with your favourite stamp at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Kelly Szafron said...

Very pretty, I love the pink flower and the sequins on it. Thank you for sharing your card at A Blog Named Hero.

Basslady said...

a fabulous card with a great sentiment!

thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Terri Winske said...

What a beautiful card and so thoughtful of you to send it to your friend.....best wishes to her! I like how you made your flower....such a pretty outline on your pink paper! We appreciate you joining us this week at PIP Challenges!

Linby said...

Beautiful stamping and choice of colour. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
Lynn x
DT

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love how that pink flower really pops off the card - so pretty. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

rachel taylor said...

lovely card and imae thanks for sharing with CLC Rachel DT

carol said...

super card, thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Teresa Kline said...

hello! very pretty card, such a gorgoeus bloom!
I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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ig-2klines

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful!

Lori said...

Such a pretty card - love that beautiful pink flower!