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Sending Love Card

Happy Monday friends. Hope y’all had a great Fourth of July. Things were pretty uneventful for us. We like to stay home because our dogs don’t do too well with the fireworks. They have Thundershirts which help a lot but they are not a cure. They still get rattled by the extremely loud fireworks as do I. I’ll never get used to the sound. It’s like bombs going off right over our roof.

The rest of the weekend we just relaxed as much as possible. Work last week was crazy so any chance I get to just veg out and relax I do. Anywho, enough about my weekend. I’d like to show you the sending love card that I made for a dear friend of mine who is going through a rough time. I wanted to send her a card to let her know that I was thinking of her and sending her love.

As I’m still pretty new to stamping I try to explore different techniques with each card I make. This card originally started as a one layer card but I totally messed up my masking and ink got on parts of the card that it wasn’t supposed to. Instead of trashing the card, after all my hard work coloring it, I decided to cut out the colored image and put in on new base. I chose a craft card stock to go with the earth tones of the flowers.

I was really pleased with how it came out and how I salvaged my mess up. The image was made by stamping the flowers & masking them and then stamping the leaves. I colored the flowers and leaves with copic markers and then masked them so I could color the background with distress ink. I finished the card聽with some clear rhinestones and a little clear Wink of Stella on the flower centers. You totally can’t see the glitter in the picture but it was there.

I still have some other cards I’ve made recently to share. I’m trying to space them out so that I’m not sharing too many card posts back to back. I’m thinking of doing future cards with pics of the process. Is this something y’all would like to see?

Card Supplies:

Neenah Desert Storm Card Stock

Lawn Fawn Our Friendship Grows stamp set

Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Sentiments

Simon Says Stamp Mini Hearts Die

Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers

Tim Holtz Mini Round Ink Blending Tool

Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Clear Brush Tip Marker

Copic Marker Colors: Y19, Y35, YR23, E55, E57, E59, YG25, G07

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  1. What a beautiful card. I am sure your friend loved it! I would have never known you messed up if you would not have pointed it out, the card looks perfect to me
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  2. Mistakes??? Lovely card, thanks for the confessions, makes us feel better about our attempts out here in the blog reader world!!!

    • Thanks Shelly. If only you knew the amount of mistakes I make on projects. I try to keep it real as much as possible. I love aesthetics and try to present my work in a good light but there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes that is a hot mess. LOL! I will point out flaws now and then or at least verbalize them. We’re always our own worst critics.
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  3. I had no idea that you made cards! This card is beautiful! I try my hand at making cards every so often and I just don’t have the skills. 馃檪 I would love to see more of you cards! Great job!!
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  4. Beautiful card. My hats off to you for the great creative process that goes into making these lovely cards. Most of my creativity is spent in the kitchen and garden, but I appreciate others who have the talent. Thank you for stopping by the wonderful Wednesday blog hop and linking up this week with us. I will be sharing your lovely card this week on all social media. Triple the love coming your way!
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  5. Wanted to stop back in to let you know I will be featuring your blog and FB page on FB Thursday at 9:15am. Love your site and wanted to share it with my friends.
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  6. Love love love this card. Sunflowers bring peace to me.

  7. I just love sunflowers, so I loved this card design — very sweet and pretty! 馃檪
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  8. I love your cards. They are so cute.
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  9. Great save, if you hadn’t said there had been a little technical error we would never have known. Very cute little card.
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  10. So pretty! Love the sunflowers!!
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