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.


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


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

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

  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.

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

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

  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

  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:)

  6. They all are so pretty! Your work makes me really want to get the WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals!