Thursday, October 27, 2016

Peace Hope Love

Welcome back by my blog, everyone.  And thanks so much for stopping by again.  It's always such a blessing to have you visit, and I'm always beyond grateful to have you leave me a comment.  I had the opportunity to create another card "just for fun" today, and I really wanted to be able to play along in a couple of challenges I saw out there in blog land.
I used some silver, glittery specialty papers by Recollections (from Michael's) for my background (silver dots), for the fancy background die and inner oval (music paper), and for one of the rolled roses (polka dot).  I used spray adhesive to attach the fancy background die to the polka dot paper.
Then, I added the inner oval which has vellum in its center.  I used a Kaiser Crafts stamp for my sentiment, embossed it with silver embossing powder, and centered it as the focal point.  I used my My Favorite Things/Die-Namics Heirloom Rolled Rose Die-Cut to cut the flowers from black felt and specialty paper.  I placed some Green & White 2-Toned Mulberry Leaves, pearl gems and sequins in the flowers and on the card.
I just loved the sketch at My Favorite Things this week, and really wanted to create a card to enter in their challenge.  Then, I found a couple other challenges where I knew I could also link my card.....and there you go.  I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this one.  I don't normally have good luck when I heat emboss, but this image embossed so nicely.  Of course, I feel that the card is so much prettier in real life.  I wish I was one of those gals whose pictures of her cards actually represent how pretty they are; but unfortunately, my photography skills aren't anywhere near expert status.
My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge - Sketch #304 - I used the Heriloom Miniature Rolled Rose Die-Cut

Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - Simon Says "Anything Goes"

Little Scrap Pieces - Saturday Linky Party

Thanks for visiting, and have a blessed day!
Karen

7 comments:

  1. Hi Karen! This is a gorgeous card, love all the silver and sparkle! The vellum inside the oval is just beautiful and I love that you heat set that sweet sentiment in silver. I also wanted to say thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me such a beautiful message! I appreciate your kind words and it meant a lot to me that you stopped by. I hope to see you again soon in bloggyland or in my challenges.
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  2. P.S.
    Is there any way you can add a "Subscribe by email" option to your sidebar? I would love to visit every time you post but unfortunately, I am very forgetful as I take a lot of medication and unless I receive a blog into my email inbox, I will not remember to visit someone's blog, or remember the blog addy for that matter. I would love to keep up with you and would love it if you could add that option.
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  3. Oh Karen this is really gorgeous - love the silver embossed sentiment and the wonderful layers and rolled roses.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  4. Oh, I LOVE those pretty flowers....they are soooooo gorgeous! Can't wait to get my stuff for the Crop Stop guest designer posts.....already thinking about some fun designs to incorporate!!

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  5. So elegant! I just love the silver....very striking. All the details on your card are amazing! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. We just LOVE the Duluth area!

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  6. whoa! i love all that glitz!! :) Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

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