Sunday, June 24, 2012

Your are such a joy - 2 challenges

Hi again.  This is my 3rd (and final) post for today :o)

This card has a very summer-y feel.  Lots of flower blooms and summer colors.  It's too hot and humid to work in my flower gardens today.  So I might as well spend time at my craft table right?

My card is going into 2 challenges.  This first one is a sketch challenge from RetroSketches #17.  They have such fun sketches.  Take a look...
The second challenge is one that I've not played along with before.  Young Crafters Unite Challenge #11 - Many Layers

Yes.  I know it says *young* crafters.  But the rules say your actual age doesn't matter...we're celebrating how young at heart we feel when we're creating.  :o)

My card ~

I had fun with this card!  I used a linen impression plate for that popped up main panel.  Then ran the coral card stock through my Big Kick with a text impression plate.  The focal panel is a piece of patterned paper, that already has a sentiment in it, so no need for stamping on this card.  That's a rarity for stamping?
Anyway, I added a bit of white lace trim just under the edge of the panel.  Then finished my card with a shiny, floral brad.  Oh, and a strip of patterned paper on the inside of the card.
I actually planned to add more layers to this card.  But I think it would have taken away from the floral print.
I like it just the way it is.
What do you think?

Thanks for taking a look.  I hope you'll leave a comment!

This card is for sale in my Etsy shop.

What's in it?
card stock: cameo coral (SU), white (PTI)
patterned paper: 6 x 6 be happy paper pad (My Minds Eye)
other: brad (follow your heart, be happy - My Minds Eye), lace trim (from my stash), linen impression plate, book print impression plate (PTI), scor-tape, foam tape, tombow mono tape


  1. Yep, before you even mentioned it, I was thinking, "any more would be too much." It is just perfect! Sometimes I think my cards look like I'm trying too hard.

  2. Such a pretty flower image =) Thanks for joining our YCU challenge!

  3. Stunning Susie! Love the pretty panel and the added lace is perfect!

  4. Lovely flower image, beautiful card.

  5. Susie, I love this! The colors and that brad are FAB! Thanks so much for joining us this week at RetroSketches!


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