Wednesday 18 June 2014

Bloom with Hope ( Sneak Peek)

Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday! Today's card is for a special friend who is travelling to say good bye to a family member. Such a sad time but so nice to be able to make a card especially for her and the family :-)
And I used this week's sketch at The Paper Craft Crew. I do hope you have time to check out all the wonderful samples the Design Team have made to inspire you this week. Here is the sketch :-)

And here is my card featuring a Sneak Peak of one of the new Hostess stamp sets in the new Annual Catalogue:

Ok… so there is more than just the stamp set that is new and up coming :-)

The beautiful DSP is from the Lullaby pack and the stamp is stamped in Tuxedo Memento black ink and then coloured with the new Blendibilities markers - and they are such fun to use! I am not a colourist usually so if I can make this look ok, anyone can :-) Oh and the stamp set is called Bloom with Hope and comes with several images and greetings so is really worthwhile and I can see I am going to get a lot of use out of it. 
For this card, I coloured and then cut out the largest flower and added to some Whisper white card. I did use the Banner framelits for the largest banner and then cut the smaller one by hand to blend in with the other layers.
The greeting is from the same stamp set and is punched with the 13/8 punch and then the 11/4 punch for the Coastal cabana layer.
Because I wanted the flower to be the focus for the card, I decided to scatter the "3 circles" part of the sketch and used some blue sequins that go so well with this pretty DSP.

Card stock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Designer Series Paper: Lullaby
Inks: Memento Black Tuxedo, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight  Blendabilities markers
Stamps: Bloom With Hope ( Hostess)
Accessories: Big Shot, Banner Framelits, 13/8 and 11/4" circle punches, Blue sequins (Non-SU)

So I hope you have time to check out the wonderful cards by the Design Team this week at the Paper Craft Crew and look forward to seeing what you create for this challenge too!

Now for anyone wondering how our Sally is doing….she will be having surgery on both her knees tomorrow- whilst she initially was limping on the Right leg, her Left cruciate ligament has also torn so in order for her to get back to playing with her best mate she will need an involved procedure on that as well as a small procedure on the Right. So I expect late and rather sleepless nights ahead for a little while but am so grateful to all our friends for their kind thoughts and support. And soon our fun loving girl should be back ready to play with her best friend again!

Happy stamping until next time,


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