Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thinking of You in Blue

  I made this card last weekend to send to a lady from church who had fallen and broken her arm.  I am on a church committee with her and she is just the sweetest lady.  I wanted to let her know I was thinking of her and to ask if I could help her out with anything while she was in a cast.  I've broken both of my arms (not at the same time but about a year and half apart) so I know how difficult it can be to do some things that you just take for granted when you have 2 arms!

  The inspiration for the colors for this card came from this apron from Pomegranate Inc.  This website was the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers last weekend.  I don't have a sunflower stamp (though there is that big background sized one in the catalog that's pretty cool!) so I went with Field Flowers again.  I hope you aren't tired of seeing this stamp set yet!  I don't think you could make an ugly card with this set even if you tried!

  The base of the card is Marina Mist which I don't think I've used in a while.  I stamped the stems twice in Lucky Limeade so I could have 3 flowers.  The flower and buds are stamped in Marina Mist.  To get the light and dark color I simply stamped off once onto my scrap paper before stamping onto my cardstock.  For the second layer I didn't stamp off so it is darker.  I stamped the large flower again and cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals.  That whole panel is mounted on a piece of Lucky Limeade.

  Across the image panel I adhered a length of Marina Mist satin ribbon.  For the sentiment I used the stem stamp again and stamped it off once on my scrap paper and then again onto the cardstock.  That gave me a nice subtle leaf to stamp the sentiment on top of.  The "Thinking of You" is from the hostess set Silhouette Sentiments and is stamped in black.  I punched it out with the 1 1/4" circle punch and then mounted it on a Marina Mist circle punched with the 1 3/8" circle punch.  I added a few little adhesive pearls underneath the sentiment to finish this card off.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Field Flowers

Ink: Marina Mist, Lucky Limeade, Black

Paper: Marina Mist, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White

Accessories: dimensionals, adhesive pearls, Marina Mist satin ribbon, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches


  1. What a beautiful card! I love the colors and the treatment of the sentiment if fabulous. I rarely think to use circles to highlight them, this looks great.

  2. I don't think I could ever get tired of seeing this stamp! What a beautiful card. And how sweet of you to think of the lady at church. I know she will appreciate it. Very beautifully done, Amanda!

  3. Wow! This is very pretty! Love it in Marina Mist paired with Lucky Limeade!


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