A Round of Thankful

Monday, February 25, 2013

Hi there! Another Love Fest card here. This one is for LOVEFEST2013F, a TCP Inspiration Challenge.

Every time I look at that photo, even with all that pretty yellow everywhere, my eye is drawn to that plate with the wavy black lines. So I decided to use that for my inspiration.

I used the Peony Spellbinders die to cut the wavy black and white circles.

The sentiment is heat embossed with superfine black embossing powder. The stamp I used is rectangular, so I masked an area off with a negative die cut before stamping. I ended up having to do it a second time, because the first time I removed the mask before pouring the ep and it made an awful mess of the border that should have remained white. I highlighted the word "thankful" with my DD's Crayola marker (my Copics smear embossing). I sewed the thin squiggly lines around the sentiment. I wanted to use a marker for that, but turns out I'm way better at sewing than at drawing something freehand. The yellow pearls are from a pearl pen.

The flower on the inside is stamped with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.

That's it. Easy Peasy, right? Only 4 more cards to go to finish up the Love Fest Challenge. I am determined to get all of them made in time!

I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
Splitcoaststampers Love Fest Challenge: LOVEFEST2013F: (TCP Inspiration Challenge)

Thanks for stopping by today!


Stamps: Dictionary Greeting (Hero Arts); Blooming with Kindness (Stampin Up)
Paper: Black cs, White cs
Ink: Versamark; Distress; Crayola marker :)
Dies: Std Circles Lg & Sm; Peony (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Superfine embossing powder (Ranger); Pearl Pen; sewing thread
Size: 3.75" dia.
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Sue Lelli said...

This is FAB, Cheryl! LOVE the highlighted Thankful on the outside and the yellow bloom on the inside! WOW!

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty love the stitching and highlighting, great inside idea too!

Jessi Fogan said...

I just love yellow/white/black together :) And how perfect is that peony die? You can TOTALLY see the inspiration pic and yet you made it your own. Gotta love that!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card!! I love the shape and that fun stitching!!

Leslie Miller said...

Wonderful creativity! This is what stamping is all about. You could never buy a card like this. Fabulous!

MariLynn said...

I like how you highlighted part of the words. I also really like your stitching.