Sunday, April 2, 2017

Special Day Card

Sometimes you need a card that will work for many special occasions such as a wedding, anniversary, confirmation, first communion or even a birthday. This card I made using a NBUS stamp set from Gina K. Designs called Sending Love fit right into that category. I am entering this into Darnell's NBUS challenge #11 since this is a first outing for me using this set.


I stamped the images and sentiment onto white card stock with a black Versafine ink pad and then colored them in with Prismacolor Pencils which were blended with Gamsol.  I die cut the design out with a Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Rectangle set. And this was added to a white card base to which I added the purple design cut with a Top Dog Modern Mosaic A2 Mat Die. I believe that company is no longer in business but I am sure there are other dies that would work just as well.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Simon Say Monday-Things With Wings
Word Art Wednesday-Challenge 276-277 Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday-Anything Goes
Dare 2B Artzy Challenge-Anything Goes
Penny Black and More Challenge April-All Things Spring

Thanks always for your visits and wonderful comments. I hope you are having a great Sunday afternoon too.

God bless,
Verna

31 comments:

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Verna. Lovely design and gorgeous colours. xx

Downsouth said...

I love it, Verna, when you do flowers because you color them so well. You are making me very anxious to get out my Prisma colored pencils. I love the colors that you chose for the butterfly. I have been watching videos on You Tube concerning how to use colored pencils, so I think I could be better at it now. I had no idea there were so many different kinds of colored pencils. I have some watercolor pencils, too, that I used to use and love. I got some hints on how to use those better, too. You sure are right when you say that your card could be used for many, many occasions. Great job; I like the saying also.

Ina G said...

Beeeeeeeeeutiful card Verna. Love everything about this one.

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful card. I love how you used the die as a backdrop. Such a pretty stamp and butterfly.

brenda said...

Such a bright and welcoming card and the purples really pop against the white elements, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a sweet and versatile card, Verna. Love the pretty coloring and the sentiment is fabulous.

Karen D. said...

gorgeous mf...love the clean and fresh design, so pretty.
xx Karen

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful all over!

Barbara said...

This card is gorgeous and I love the purple that you used. It is so SPRING and, yes versatile.

Brenda in IN said...

This is a gorgeous card. I love the soft coloring and that purple mat background is so pretty.

Judy Woodland said...

Such a lovely card. That background die cut is beautiful and is a perfect backdrop for the focal. I have that stamp set and always forget about it. Thanks for the inspiration, my friend. I'm pinning this one!!!

Darnell said...

This is a beautiful all-occasion card, Verna! I love the cheery nature of purple on a purple and white card. Excellent coloring on the flowers and butterfly and I do love the idea of that full-panel die cut!! Thank you so much for joining in my NBUS Challenge #11! Hugs, Darnell

Joyce Erb said...

Love your background and gorgeous coloring. Such a happy card

Marlena M. said...

Such a pretty creation! Lovely backdrop and framing/coloring!

Sandra said...

Such a pretty card, love the purple color and the sweet butterfly. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Seleise Barrett said...

gorgeous! beautiful card!

scrappymo! said...

This is a beautiful card. That is such a lovely image and coloured beautifully! Great dies and great design.

MaryH said...

Hi Verna, Thanks for your visit, and I'm enjoying this gorgeous card. Love that GK set, and how splendidly you've used it. The gamsol pencil coloring is beautiful, and I very much like the way you've framed and showcased this pretty image. TFS & hugs

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun set and I like the die cut background too~

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous colours on the lovely stamp.xx ♥[aNNie]

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for stopping by my blog

Macimbalo said...

This is so pretty Verna! Love the colors and the layout is gorgeous!

Greta said...

Beautifully colored--love the mosaic die cut!

Nancy said...

I agree...this card would fit any of those occasions. It is beautiful too! Sorry I have been MIA lately!

Shari M said...

Very pretty Verna. Love floral or nature cards.

Mervi said...

Lovely and gorgeous card; pretty image!
Thank you for sharing over at Penny Black and more;-))m

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Lovely Verna, purple is one of my favourite colours and love this stamp set too which youve used so very well.
Thanks for popping over I've just joined your blog, I hope you might pop back and join mine too. 😉 Then I'll welcome you in a link over on my next post..
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Pam Sparks said...

Very pretty Verna!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Nancy said...

Well you have been on fire Vena! Another fabulous card! So pretty!

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