Oh my gosh! It has been a huge long break from crafting for me. We bought a house and moved and I wanted to get the rest of the house pretty well done before I came to start my craft room. Over the last few days I have been arranging things and getting somewhat unpacked in here finally. I have a center island work station planned but now have to wait on hubby to help me make that happen. I couldn't wait any longer on crafting though, I have been having major craft withdrawals!!! I have enough unpacked to make a card or two so that it what I spent this morning doing.
I had so much fun with this card, oh how I have missed my creative time! I started out using one of Mary's new card Sketches from over at Cardz TV. I chose to use Sketch #4 for this pretty little card. I used paper scraps from an Authentique stack called Classique: Pretty. The hounds tooth pieces I altered by blending color all over with a pink pigment ink from stampabilities and using a Tim holtz blending foam. the card base is just a plain white cardstock cut to make an A-4 size card. The first(bottom Layer) is a solid light pink recollections cardstock. I love this new Stitched Shapes Bundle I got from Simon says stamp and used the large stitched rectangle for this layer then added a layer of designer paper onto that. then I added a 1" strip of pink with a 3/4" strip of hounds tooth. the beautiful opulent oval it from spellbinders along with the next layer of hounds tooth designer paper. for the flower I used several dies and materials. The bottom flower layer is cut from a scrap of glimmer pink handmade paper I won many years ago... I love that paper! then I used some of the same papers already being used on card, all of those flower layers were cut from spellbinders jewel flowers dies. the top flower layer is from HOTP Bodacious Blooms die and is cut from a pretty patterned white vellum. I inked all the flower petal edges with the same pink ink as I blended with earlier. I added some clear dew drops and colored over them with one on my pink spectrum noir markers. The small sentiment frame is also from Spellbinders from a set called twisted metal. The thank you stamp and the inside sentiment stamp "is there any limit to your awesomeness!" are both from HOTP Thank You stamp Set.
For the inside along with that adorable sentiment stamp I again used that large stitched Mat and I also made some stitched flags playing around with that set. I added the extra pieces to form the opposite twisted metal frame to add on top of the flags. I also cut one more jewel flower with a couple of assorted dies layered on top.
and the cute envelope I added a strip of hounds tooth and some varying cuts of star flowers from a spellbinders set.
I am entering into these fun challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Monday challenge - Spring or Flowers
Jo's Scrap Shack - Fun~day Friday Challenge #133 - Anything Goes
HIMCR - #246 Super Scraps Saturday
Die-Cut Divas - April - Spring Flowers
DL.Art - Thankful Thursday - Water or Thank You
Thanks for stopping by to see me latest project. I hope to add some peeks of my new craft room soon too. Have a wonderful and crafty day!