Friday, July 10, 2015

Uplifting a friend . . .

Happy Friday Everyone!
Today I have a card to share that is going in my mailbox today to a friend who is feeling a bit alone at the moment ...
Sometimes a little surprise like a homemade card is all that is necessary to lift the spirits of someone who is not feeling quite up to par ... or has maybe lost a loved one and just needs to feel loved!

Dies R Us has a wide range of dies to help you create those uplifting cards ... pop over and get your order in today.  If you're not signed up for the newsletter yet, you'll want to do that while you are there because they are always having fabulous pop-up sales and you need to see the newsletter to be aware they are out there!!  HURRY ...

I fell in love with these two  Spellbinder sets as soon as I saw them.  

You can do SO MUCH with this adorable 'Asters & Poppies' set!  
Today I utilized them in a couple of different ways.

First I die cut them using white card stock ... then before removing them from the die, I used a small sponge finger dauber and inked some color on the exposed portions.  

Secondly, I die cut a second set using a very deep purple (looks black and almost is! lol) which I then positioned behind my colored set to give the illusion of a shadow.  I love how they look ... how about you?

I knew the flowers were going to be the accent to my sentiment panel so I really wanted my 'Inspired by Stamping' sentiment to POP!  I was able to achieve this by using TWO of the SIX dies in the Spellbinder 'Majestic Labels Eight' set.

A few challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - K is for Kind Thoughts
Cut It Up Challenge - Word/Phrase as your focus + die cut
Simply Papercraft Challenge #8 - Anything Goes

I hope you've found inspiration in today's card and also find a few minutes in your busy day to create a card that you can mail to someone and help lift their spirits!
Remember their current challenge is still open until Monday, July 13th. Pop on over and join in the fun ... the theme is Stars & Stripes.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!
As always . . .


Stef H said...

this is gorgeous (no surprise there) and i absolutely love that sentiment.
rain finally stopped and now hot and humid (another no surprise there LOL)

feel free ANYTIME to case ANYTHING i create... and thank you for the compliment!

have a great weekend.

hugs :)

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Love the sentiment! Gorgeous card!

Thanks for joining us for our Word challenge at Cut it Up!


Peggie Sue @ Maxx and Boo said...

Love your card! The sentiment is both powerful and true! Thanks for playing along with us at Cut It UP!

Gerda said...

What a gorgeous card!! Love the pretty flowers and the sentiment!!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!

Diane said...

I love, love this the colors you have used...another card well done my friend!!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and sentiment-love the dies -Thank you for joining our challenge at Simply papercrafts
Carol DT x

Sheena Fitzpatrick said...

I love that sentiment, and it is so true! I love your card, the colours and layout are gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog, I hope you will join us again!


Helen said...

A beautiful sentiment and a gorgeous card.

Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

Helen N x