Sending Hugs

It's been awhile!!

I've been keeping busy trying to organize my house... If you're interested, feel free to check out my little projects here.

I managed to squeeze a card in today for a friend who's unwell. Even though I usually keep track of blog challenges that I'd like to participate in, I didn't have anything in mind for this other than using some PTI that I haven't yet used (Papertrey Playhouse challenge here). It turned out amazing! ;)

I based my card on the Half & Half stamps/dies. Loved this idea by Nichole (and still do)! I stamped the pattern with Aqua Mist ink and the flourishes and sentiment in Dark Chocolate. I inked around the die cut and the Vintage White card base with Dark Chocolate ink. I scored between the lines of the sentiment and used it as a guide to place a string of pearls. I also placed a pearl in the center of the flourishes.

The sunflowers were die cut, stamped in Memento Cantaloupe ink and edged with Tea Dye Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I didn't like the amount of white around the petals (since I ended up going with a Vintage White card base) and so trimmed them up. The leaves are Ripe Avocado ink and the center is, once again, Dark Chocolate.

The card accompanied some delicious Pumpkin Loaf! I usually make this type of stuff from scratch, but this was a pre-mix from Costco and SOOO delicious!

Looking at this, I wish that I had remembered to coordinate the envelope... It would've been so much prettier!

Thanks for stopping by!

[Edited to add:] Linking this up to the Bling challenge at Lily Pad Cards!

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Vintage White, Stamper's Select White
  • Stamps: Half & Half, Simple Sunflower
  • Ink: Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado, Memento Cantaloupe (Tsukineko), Tea Dye Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Ranger)
  • Dies: Half & Half, Simple Sunflower
  • Other Tools: pearls, ink blending foam (Inkssentials)


Unknown said...

Dana, this is lovely! so elegant and feminine...the kind of card a friend in need keeps forever. it's perfect!

Lynn said...

You are right...this is fabulous! Love the inked up edges and the soft color tones behind the pretty sunflower...I am sure your friend will love it.

Karen B. said...

So pretty so soft and definitely great for a friend!

Nona said...

This is simply gorgeous, Dana! Love the CAS design and soft colors. Your friend will definitely love it. Hope she's feeling better. Take care!

Shirley said...

In love with the whole card, Dana! That flower is awesome!

Mary said...
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Mary said...

I love this card! Great combo of the die, the flower and the "white" space - really nice! Thank you for sponsoring the last few challenges at Playhouse!