Wednesday, July 17, 2013

love always, always love

It's been a very emotional past couple of days for me, and I think these cards reflect that -- a mix of deep sadness and small flashes of hope that someday I hope will become brighter lights.  Until then, I continue to believe that we are all connected to each other and that everybody matters.

It's Week 2 of Summer Card Camp 2 , and for this card I used the clear embossing and distress ink technique that Jennifer McGuire shared. I flipped around a sentiment by doing a little masking, so I could say what I really wanted to say. 


For the next card, I used the paper piecing technique presented by Jean Manis.  The shiny spots are from sun shining in through window blinds.  I think it would actually be pretty cool if I could figure out a way to achieve the same effect in ink.


And lastly, I made this card for the WPlus9 Monday Mood Board challenge.  I just love using their Fresh Cut Florals set.  With all the layering options, I was able to find the right combo of flowers to reflect the mood of this card.


Supplies:

Love Always, Always Love
Stamps: WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals; Verve Small Phrases
Inks: Stampin' Up (chocolate chip, pool party, baja breeze, certainly celery, pistachio pudding); Versamark
Other: clear embossing powder

Sending Love Your Way
Stamps: Craft Lounge Sending Love; Lawn Fawn You've Got Mail
Ink: Memento (tuxedo black)
Other: patterned paper, heart pin

Thinking of You
Stamps/Dies: WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals
Inks: Stampin' Up (perfect plum, wisteria wonder, so saffron); Memento (tuxedo black)
Other: enamel accents

8 comments :

  1. Oh , wow all three card are gorgeous! Love the one you made for the mood board. And the mail one is too cute!

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    1. Thank you so much, Marybeth. Your feedback is greatly appreciated:)

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  2. These are beautiful cards. I really love the design placement of each of them, and I adore the cute little scene you have created in the second one.

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    1. Thank you so much. Paper piecing takes such a long time, but its worth it!

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  3. I want to place an order for the "Sending love your way" with the cute bird! love it, lo-lo!

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  4. Love your cards. The Fresh Cut Florals with clear embossing is my favorite. Did you stamp on the die cut flowers and then use Versamark? I can't tell if it is die cut or stamped directly on card. Thanks for sharing

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  5. Hi there! I stamped directly on the card (with die ink) and then stamped over it again with versamark. It was a technique I learned in Summer Card Camp:)

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