Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Special Day ...

Happy Tuesday Friends . . .
Today's card focuses on the sentiment 'For Your SPECIAL Day'.
Now that could mean a lot of things ... my card happens to be for a birthday but I can think of many occasions that a card such as this would be fitting for.


It just so happens the challenge over on the 
 
 so that was today's inspiration.  
Plus, I was able to use up a few bits & bobs that were laying around on my crafting table ... i.e. this Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks background panel that I created a few weeks back.

For my sentiment,  I have used the Impression Obsession clear stamp set named 'Special' (MC661) and the coordinating Impression Obsession 'Special' die.

Inside View
For the inside of my card I used a couple more bits & bobs.
The teal background panel was die cut using the Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Rectangles
Tutti Designs - Dies - Nesting Stitched Rectangles
Poppystamps - Dies - Musical Happy Birthday
What a fun and easy card to create since I had most of the work already done!  LOL

This is a SPECIAL day for me because a life long friend is in town for a visit and we are meeting up with her & her sweet husband for dinner and chit chat!  It will be wonderful to spend some time with them before they head back out on the open highway.  Upon retirement they sold EVERYTHING and bought a beautiful (huge) motor home.  And, they are traveling the countryside.  So happy for them!!

Challenges to share in:
Seize the Birthday Challenge - Vibrant Colors
Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge #348 - Super Scraps Saturday
Crop Stop April Challenge - ATG with product they carry (Tim Holtz inks, Scor Pal, Poppystamps)

Thanks for stopping by ...
As always ...

13 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing card, your oxides background is absolutely fabulous and love the inside too!

laurie said...

Beautiful! How did you get such a great photo of alcohol inks? I just can't get the true vibrancy, but you sure have here!

Esther Asbury said...

Love, love, love that gorgeous background you created with oxides! Such a bright and cheery card! Thanks for linking up to Cropstop!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful card your background is stunning, gotta love those oxide inks

Becca Sadler said...

Wow! Love the bold vibrant kaleidoscope front of your card! Thanks for participating in the scraps week theme at HIMCR! Becca~DT

Pink Unicorn said...

What a simple but gorgeous card. The background is so beautiful and such a great way to focus on your sentiment. Thanks for joining us over at STAMPlorations for our April challenge!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic bold and beautiful background. I love those colors you used and this makes for an awesome card.

Conniecrafter said...

very cool background, love the special standing out from the rest of the sentiment.
Hope you had a great visit with your friend!

Donna Phelan said...

OMGoodness! Those colors are fantastic!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my goodness gracious, that background is amazing! Wow! Fantastic way to pop that sentiment! I'm a little in awe! Also in awe of your friends who sold everything. I can't even imagine.

Diane said...

Beautiful background, so bold and perfect for the sentiment!! Glad you got to have such a good time with old friends and have such a 'special' day!!

maria f. said...

Hugs back to Ohio! I love how your cards focus on the sentiment, the one nice and artsy and other so CAS. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month!

Glenda J said...

This is absolutely stunning! The gorgeous sentiment on the vibrant background is perfect. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.