Welcome to my addiction!

Thank you for stopping in and looking around. I am an admitted paperholic and try to participate in all things stamped. In the past I have taught classes on unique techniques at our LSS and have loved every minute of it. My mind continues to want to create and share. I garner my inspiration from fellow bloggers, our LSS, and some of the horticulture magazines that come in the mail. Simple pleasures in life make me smile and that includes a simple yet elegant card or piece of paper that I see potential. Please feel free to share your work with me as I share my work with you. Enjoy your visit!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Renew, Refresh, Rejuvenate, Revive

     Well, I promised to finish the card I started yesterday late afternoon, and I did.  It is a very basic simple card, and I am telling you right now, the colors you see are not the true colors of the card.  I took lots of pictures trying to get the colors to turn out right, but you are just going to have to take my word for it. 

I wanted something simple and soft, so I went searching for a simple sketch and found this one (sorry, I don't remember where, I just saw it, closed up shop here, and ran to the craft room.)  The stamps used are PTI's Harvest Berries, and Clubscraps Refresh and swirls.  I stamped the original white cardstock with Versamark ink and the used Stamping Up's clear embossing powder. placing swirls all around where the Refresh sentiment was going to be, the Refresh sentiment was stamped and then embossed with Lindy's Stamping embossing powder Reindeer Moss Green.  Then I moved on to making the top panel.  I cut a 2" by 7" piece of true black cs and punched with MS double loop punch, attached it to the back of a 3" wide piece of plain white paper, then coming off the edges trying to mimic the way the Ginko tree grows I stamped the limb/leaves in Distress Peeled Paint and then used Lindy's stamping powder Weeping Willow Green on the top two stamps.  The bottom stamp, I custom blended the two EP powders, 2 parts light to 1 part med. and embossed the lower leave to mimic the lower younger, more fresh green leaf color.  Then I grabbed a multi-colored vellum paper from club scrap and punched out MS large butterfly, bent at the body and popped up on a pop dot.

   Then adheared the front panel to the front of the card.  Next I went to my sentiments and found last year's Verve For the Cure collection and pulled out three of the encouragement stamps (This morning I woke knowing who this card was going to go to) and stamped them with Versamark and then the custom blended EP from earlier, and heated with heat tool.  After stamping, I matted on a PTI's New Leaf cardstock that matched the EP, then matted again on MS punched on black.  Then mounted this on the inside.

There are also two verses stamped inside and on the back that are very encouraging.  This is going to a person who is my age, and is suffering from a rare liver disease.  She has two sons, both grown, but still living at home, and is married.  This family can use all the prayers that can be offered up for them.  They also need lots of encouragement as they go through this very rough road in their lives. 
     Now for me, back to the craftroom to make yet another card.  Since cleaning up my CS with the organization class I have been taking, I have all kinds of creative energy and just want to put lots of cards together, and know lots of people who are needing them.  So hopefully I'll be back again tomorrow with another card I have made.  Until then, Enjoy your Sunday giving glory to the Creator of this beautiful Universe that we living in.  Blessings!

Thanks for reading :)  Cindy Lou


Francie G. said...

Beautiful elegance!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful Cindy!! I just love the subtle stamped background and your gorgeous butterfly!!