Monday, January 27, 2014

Sending Love...just for you - 2 Challenges

Hello!  A second post today.  That hasn't happened lately, has it?  :)

I made a Valentine card for one of my Aunts today.  I'm entering it in 2 challenges that I haven't played in for quite a while.  I feel like I'm finally getting back into my stamping "groove".  There has just been so much going on in my life these past 3 months.  It finally feels like we're getting into some kind of "normal" again.

Well.  Enough about me.  You're here for the card, right???

Here are the challenges:

Seize The Sketch - STS #12
ColourQ - CQC #225
I have to admit...I struggled with these colors for a while.  After a couple of experiments, this is what I created.

I'm sure happy that I kept trying.  I'm kinda liking the end result!

Lots of layers on this card and a bit of texture, too.  AND I used some long-neglected ribbon.  By the way, the little die cut note pulls out of the envelope.  I wrote my Aunt's name on it.  I think she'll like this!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supply list ~
Card stock: chocolate chip, cameo coral, white, always artichoke (SU)
Ink: early espresso, cameo coral, always artichoke, cherry cobbler (SU)
Stamps: handwritten sentiments (SSS), flowers (CSS)
Dies: tiny envelope, tag sale #7, lace impression plate (PTI)
Other: cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon (SU)


  1. LOVE !!! the colors are perfect and i love the way you used the envelope :) Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch!!

  2. How adorable is that little envelop!

  3. Such a sweet card, love your pretty flowers and embossed background, thanks for joining us at ColourQ, hugs, Sarah x

  4. super sweet. love that envelope and pretty ribbon!

  5. What a great take on both challenges! I love the texture on the background and that super fun envelope! Thanks for joining us at colourQ and Seize the Sketch!

  6. Just it! The embossed background, lovely bow and envelope are so pretty! Great take on the challenge with the colors. I think you nailed it!

  7. Just beautiful! I love the textured panel and the pretty little card peeking out from the envelope. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  8. Hi Susie!! Awesome take on both challenges! Glad to hear you're back into your crafting groove :) Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch xoxoxo

  9. Susie, what a pretty card! I love the design!
    thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!


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