Saturday, March 11, 2017

For a Friend

This card I made today is going to a friend who cut some stencils for me with her Silhouette and gave them to me as a gift. I just could not wait any longer and had to create a card using some of them and some Hero Arts stamps. I had the most fun making this card for her too. I hope she will realize that I am very pleased with them and that I appreciate the gift she gave me.

On white card stock I first added the brick wall with the stencil design using a Hero Arts Ombre Autumn ink. Then over that I applied Gina K. Design Sweet Corn ink to create the sunshine beaming onto the panel. This was the background for the rest of the card. I die cut the panel with a double stitch border die. With my MISTI I stamped the solid leaves and stems with Gina K. Designs inks. The little flowers were stamped onto a separate white card stock with black ink and then I colored them in with my Tombows. After fussy cutting them I added them to the leafy stems and some I popped up and others I did not. This gave a more dimensional look. In the center of the flowers I added some yellow pearls. This panel was layered onto a thin black border of card stock before placing it on the dark pink card stock.

Supplies used:
Hero Arts CL751 Dauber Bunch Stamp set
Hero Arts AF366 Ombre Autumn stamp pad
Cottage Cutz CCB-021 Double Stitched Rectangle Set
Card Stock-Gina K. Designs
Gina K. Designs Inks Black Onyx, Grass Green, Christmas Pine and Sweet Corn
Tombow Markers
Scor Pal
Scor Tape
Gina Marie Designs Yellow Pearls

This will be entered in the following challenges:
a2zScrapbooking March Monthly Challenge-"Playing With Stencils"
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: For a Special Lady
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Make Your Own Background
Crop Stop March Linky Party #26 (Scor Pal, Scor Tape)

Well, here it is Saturday evening and the weekend is whooshing by so fast. And, remember to turn your clocks ahead. I can hardly believe that it is the time to do that already. I am not a fan of this at all. I know that hour of sleep I will be missing for several days to come.

Thanks for visiting and for your awesome comments too. I look forward to reading them.

God bless,


Esther Asbury said...

I love how you combined the sunshine and brick wall for the background! That's a neat idea! Thanks for linking your lovely card up to the Cropstop Challenge!

Downsouth said...

Well, I didn't get a notice from them again; I can't figure it out, but I always tune into your cards anyway. I love the card; I'm wondering if the background in the card is done with two of the dies she cut for you. What a wonderful friend you have. I love the way you did the background, what a genius you are to think of that idea. The pearls on the flowers sure give it a dimensional look. NEAT!!

Barbara said...

What a very nice thing to do, cut and share some stencils. You really put them to great use. Love how the sun rays shine, and the flowers grow by the brick wall. A really, pick me up, card.

Unknown said...

What a pretty Spring like card! Your blossoms are so happy, they look like they are jumping for JOY! And such a kind act, the cuttings and the card. Card Makers are the BEST!

Darnell said...

If she had any doubts about how much you appreciated the gifts, Verna, your brilliant card will let her know!! It's a stunning design with the sun and the bricks and the flowers!! Hugs, Darnell

Judy Woodland said...

What a great friend to cut those stencils for you. They are awesome and you have used them perfectly!!! This is just a great design, I know your friend will love it.

Catherine said...

I love the background you created for your card! It's fabulous. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cathie ♥

Bonnie said...

Cats out of the bag before the mail man. Love your double stamping.

Donna Ellis said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous INCREDIBLY gorgeous! I love this, Verna, and the life-imbuing colors and design stencils are just amazing. Love it! hugs, de

Cindy C. said...

Very pretty and a great design! Love the sun ray! Thanks for playing with us at a2z.

Unknown said...

You are amazing. This turned out beautiful

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! Love that fabulous background!! So pretty!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Dawn T said...

Another fabulous card Verna. Thanks for joining us at A2Z this month

Macimbalo said...

This is so pretty! Your stenciling and layout are magnificent! Such an inspiration - thanks for joining us at a2z!

Arlene said...

What a fun bright card. Your friend will love it. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

foleysfriend said...

This is beautiful; I love how some flowers are popped up; your background is stunning - very clever use of two different stencils; thanks for joining us at a2z.

sue n.

creative lady said...

Nice card, love the background. Thanks for joining a2z scrapbooking!

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