Sunday, April 5, 2015

Sending Smiles!

Hi!  I've missed playing along in challenges lately and when I went browsing yesterday, I found several (actually a lot!) that I would love to play along with, if I had the time.  So, I managed to create only one card...but I'm linking to 3 challenges.  Take a look!

Virginia's View #14 - Layers and Dimension

RetroSketches rs#159

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Pastels

This is how I combined the 3 challenges.

My pastel felt and card stock really don't look very "pastel" in these photos.  No matter what photo editing software I used, it I couldn't get the true color in my photos.  The color is actually a light aqua.

I began with a white card base, then layered on some shimmery white card stock cut with a pinking shears die along the bottom.  Next was a layer of patterned paper, then aqua card stock, followed by some vintage crochet trim.  The notched flowers were die cut and topped with a button, tied with white thread.  The final pieces were a sentiment stamped on a tag, then a few enamel dots.

I do LOVE layering, even though I haven't done much of it lately.  Hmmm.  I'll be doing more of that as soon as I get the chance to play again.

Well, gotta go.  I'm baking and it's almost time to get back to the kitchen!

Supplies ~
card stock: white (Recollections), shimmery white (SU), pool party core'dinations (SU)
patterned paper: follow your heart/be amazing (MME)
ink: smokey gray (Versafine)
stamps: up and away (Mama Elephant)
dies: pinking shears border (PTI), notched flowers (PTI)
other: tag punch (SU),  vintage crochet trim (from my stash), white baker's twine (SU), enamel dots (MME), aqua mist and cream felt (PTI), embellishments artisan kit (SU)


  1. Susie, this is totally gorgeous! I love the dimension with the felt flowers and of course, those perfect little enamel dots! Very pretty x

  2. Susie this is a beautiful card, I love your colours. Thank you for sharing with us at RetroSketches!


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