Saturday, 8 February 2014

Cheery Hello

I have a good friend who is currently battling cancer and recently started chemotherapy.  From personal experience, I know how challenging this can be.  I wanted to let her know that I'm thinking of her and also to send her a cheery hello to brighten her day.  After seeing a "Card in a box" tutorial online, I decided to give one a try.  Here is the finished result:

I was really pleased with the way this card turned out and my friend seemed to like it too.  I used a variety of Stampin' Up floral stamps to create the bouquet of flowers that I embossed with white embossing powder on several different colours of cardstock and small print patterned papers.  I also stamped a leafy shadow stamp on some blue-green coloured cardstock (Bazzill "Rain") and embossed it with clear embossing powder to add some depth to the colour and some shine to the bouquet.  The tiny hearts that I scattered throughout the bouquet were cut using the "Hearts Delight" die by Memory Box in white, coral and pink.  I used my Wink of Stella clear glitter brush to add some sparkle to some of the hearts and coated others with Glossy Accents.  Because of the scattered hearts on this card, I'm entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,  "Have a Heart"

Here is a close up of the card details:

One of the really cool things about this card is that it folds down flat in order to place it in an envelope.  The finished dimensions were slightly wider than a regular A2 only because I allowed some of the flowers to extend out to the sides.  I had no trouble fitting it into an A7 envelope.
 Until next time,

P.S. - I sure wish the groundhog hadn't seen his shadow - I'm ready to see some signs of spring!

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Congratulations Paper Smooches

Paper Smooches is celebrating their 3rd anniversary.  If you aren't familiar with Kim Hughes and her fabulous store, you really should check it out here:     All Paper Smooches' products are super high quality and super fun.  They're sure to put a smile on your face!


Come back to visit soon!