Sunday, April 25, 2010

Penny Black: Love Tail - Flowers for my sweet friend

Hello and thanks for visiting my Blog :-)

I've had a tough week with the sudden and unexpected passing of our dog, so I needed to make a bright and happy card to soothe my soul. The CAS Challenge #54 on Splitcoaststampers from a little while ago was "Wishing for Spring" - see this link for the deets - and as I love Spring flowers and this cute little PB stamp the Postie brought me a few weeks ago HADN'T seen any ink yet, I thought it seemed a good way of taking my mind off things.

It's a very simple one layer card which took very little time. The dry embossing border is a Sizzix Textured Impressions embossing folder which is my fav all-time folder - and it fits in the Cuttlebug with the same sandwich as the Cuttlebug folder.  I lightly chalked the embossing with my Kaisercolour chalks.  The image was stamped with Memento ink and coloured with Gamsol and Prismacolor pencils. I chalked around the image with those same chalks, then added some very fine .008 red glitter to the six hearts around the image. The camera didn't really capture the sparkle, but it looks so pretty IRL.

The sentiment was stamped with Stazon ink and I added a tiny heart next to it which is the leftover punchie from my EK Success Arrows border punch ('cos the punchies look like tiny hearts to me). I added red glitter to this tiny heart as well. The gingham ribbon bow was made with my Bow Easy then I sewed a button on top and attached it to the card with a glue dot.

I'm also entering this card in the PaperPlay Challenges Blog - Week 16 - No patterned paper.  See this link for all the deets.

I'm giving this card to my best friend who has been there for me this week.  Thank you sweetie :-)  I feel so much better now.

Thanks again for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Penny Black: Love-tail 3608J, Sentiment: from Crafter's Companion 'Someone Special' set 

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, Stazon Jet black 

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Sizzix 'Hello Kitty' Spring Set #2 embossing folder set, .008 fine red glitter, 3/8" - 10mm wide red gingham ribbon, red sewing thread, red button, glue dot, Kaisercolour chalks, EK Success Arrows border punch, Gamsol, Prismacolor pencils, paper stumps, Bow Easy, cardstock: white, red 


Brenda said...

Your card is adorable!!! So sorry about your lost...I know it's very hard. Hope you feel better soon. I came over from splitcoast. I am now a follower and when you feel like come over for a visit!

Allison said...

This is so cute. Love the embossed edges here!

PepPop said...

I've just recently became a follower and didn't know about your poor doggy. Aww so sorry. glad you're feeling a bit better. Jaqui x

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Aww, I am so sorry. That can be so hard!

Deirdre said...

Your friend will love it.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

Julie M said...

Oh what a cute card, Jocelyn. I love the little pops of red, the button, the ribbon and the coloured flowers, against the embossed white. Lovely.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Merry said...

Such a beautiful card.

So sorry to hear about your dog.

diane (cookiestamper) said...

aww, SO CUTE!!!

Sarah said...

This is so sweet Jocelyn, love how you've created the embossed card with frame. Great colouring of the mice.
xx :0)

Paula Gale said...

lovely card Jocelyn - cute image

paula x x x

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