Something Wonderful

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hi Friends! I hope you had a good week. Got big plans for the Easter weekend? Except for church on Friday night (our church is having multiple Easter services all weekend long to accommodate the large crowds we always get at Easter), we'll be having a quiet one at home this year, so I'm sure I'll have some crafting time in there somewhere. ;)
My card today is a birthday card in beautiful spring colors, based on this week's ColourQ challenge, and the layout is from the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch.

Isn't that dp beautiful? It's from a new 6x6 pad that I believe is exclusive to Joann's, called Journeys, by Kathy Davis. The entire pad is in blue, green, and purple. I was so glad when I saw the ColourQ color palette this week, so I had a reason to use it. And, with this layout, I was able to cut the dp so that the word "beauty" in the upper right corner wasn't covered up by anything.

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The card is simple, with some sewing, a metal embellishment, and Bloomers in the upper corner . On the sentiment die cut, I sponged Memento and Distress Inks inside the die, stamped the sentiment, then, using Distress Ink, I inked up a small flourish stamp, spritzed it with water to try to achieve a watercolor look, then stamped it above and below the sentiment. Not sure if I was successful with that, but I do like how it turned out. ;)

On the inside, I used Lavender Stickles around the circle die cut to add a little more color and pizzazz.

I still need at least two more birthday cards real soon, so you may see me here again tomorrow. In the meantime, thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day.

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:
My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenge #117 (MFTWSC117)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #213: Grab Some Thread (FTTC213)
ColourQ Challenge #182 (CQC182)-- **ColourQ Courtier Winner**
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge: Quotable

Stamps: Pearls of Wisdom (MFT Stamps); In the Word (Taylored Expressions); Signature Greetings II (PTI)
Paper: Journeys (Kathy Davis)
Ink: Distress Ink; Memento
Dies: Circle Border (Simon Says Stamp); Std Circles Lg (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Mystic Embossing Folder (Spellbinders); Bloomers (Webster's Pages); Stickles; metal embellishment; sewing thread
Size: 5" sq.
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Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

STUNNING!!! The stitching is perfect, and the papers are wonderful! Love the sentiment and circle in and out! Thank you for using your words with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Cheryl said...

So pretty Cheryl! What a lovely sentiment, and all of your details really make it stand out! Enjoy your Easter!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Cheryl, love all the different elements here to make this a wonderful design! So happy you joined us this week at the colourQ.

Patrice said...

Beautiful card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

Maria said...

Gorgeous card with beautiful colors! Love the flower and perfect sentiment! Take care and Happy Easter, hugs!

Sarah J Moerman said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! Great colors, design, etc. Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Anonymous said...

This is stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! – Ashli

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, that is a such a pretty background for the sentiment, and pretty paper to go with it!

Arielle H Gordon said...

Cheryl, this card is really gorgeous! All the details are perfect! Thank you so much for playing along with us colourQ!