It's Okay!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Like most everyone, I like weekends. But, I'm really excited that this coming weekend is almost here because I'm going to visit some stamping friends whom I haven't seen in several months! We always have SO much fun together!

When I go away overnight, I often leave a card for my DD. I'm doing that this time, but this card serves a dual purpose. She has been working on a craft project for about a week, and yesterday, just as she was finishing it up, disaster struck, and now she may have to start all over again. She was heartbroken! So I hope this card helps cheer her up. :-)
I used the Mojo318 sketch for my layout, creating a background using Dylusions Ink Sprays, stencils, and Distress Inks, and machine stitched around the edges. Then, I stamped a Verve sentiment onto a tag cut out of a cork sheet, added some splatters of ink as a "mistake,"cut and embossed a fishtail banner, and added a few cute little die cut hearts, which I covered in Stickles. Finally, I die cut large filigree hearts out of a dark burgundy cs. Then, putting the die cut back in the die, I backed it with a piece of scrap dp and ran it back through my GC with an embossing mat so it would cut the dp, causing the dp to be pressed through the filigree of the cs. 
After die cutting the sentiment layer and sponging Worn Lipstick Distress Ink around the inside of the die, to continue the "mistake" theme, I pressed the sentiment panel into a Toffee Crunch Memento Ink Pad, and stamped another Verve sentiment over it. I had a couple of die cut hearts left, so I added some Stickles dots and glued them in the corner. The two thin strips were an afterthought. They are scraps from trimming the bg that I used on the front of the card. I found them under my paper cutter when I was cleaning up later, and they looked so cool, I just had to find a way to use them. :)

I appreciate you stopping by today, and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
MojoMonday 318 Sketch Challenge
Catch the Bug Challenge: November-Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #32: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #44: Anything Goes/No Optional Twist


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KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so lovely. Hope you have a good time with your friends. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

Cathy DT Member

Susan said...

What a lovely card….working through mistakes is a hard lesson for all of us…this is a wonderful way to help your daughter get through it!

~ginny said...

I like what you did with those filigree hearts kiddo! Neat technique! And your ink spray background turned out great. Thank you for playing “Anything Goes” at our house!
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave. C
Personal blog: RubberMAD at

Conniecrafter said...

Oh I sure feel for your daughter, it is so hard when you put so much work into something and then a mistake happens. It was so sweet of you to give her an uplifting card, with some sparkle and "mistakes".
Enjoy your weekend!!

Maria said... sweet of you to make this darling card for your daughter! It will sure lift her spirits! Love all the pink and pretty hearts! Have a great time away with your friends...have fun!

Jenn Zeeb said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes challenge” with Bugaboo Stamps! Just loved your card, and hope to see more of your work in future challenges!

Bugaboo Stamps DT
Jenn Zeeb

Min said...

What a Fabulous creation!
Thanks so much for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our next challenge that begins tomorrow! We hope you’ll play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
Kaymin Kreations

stitch-and-greet said...

Hi, Cheryl! Wow-wow-wow! That´s a fantastic piece of artwork! You know how to put together an amazing creation! I am really thrilled!
Thanks so much for sharing your fab project with us at 613 Avenue Create and please come back soon!
Have a great weekend with your friends - and Happy Crafting :)).
Regards and "Hugs",
Renata (DT)

Carol Ric said...

Super cute. Thanks for joining us at 613 Ave Create challenge.

Angelica Schmidt said...

Such a beautiful card that you made for your sweet daughter ! I'm sure she will love it!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the sprays! LOVE the colors! LOVE the hearts! LOVE the glitz! FAB card, Cheryl!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a lovely card!

Edie said...

I love the design and all the different elements on your card. Your attention to detail makes this a stunning card. We at 613 Avenue create are pleased you chose to share it with us.

Leslie Miller said...

Awww, my heart goes out to your daughter. Isn't that sentiment the truest words, though? I hope she'll learn to see it that way. Happens to me all the time. It's a very pretty and sweet card and it's good that your daughter is growing up never doubtful of how much you love and care for her.