Sunday, August 14, 2016

Have Faith in God; Card

Howdy.  I'm still struggling with this new updated photo program.  I'm not too big on change.  Well, that's not completely true.  I'm not too big on change I don't understand.  I really can't embrace change that I don't understand, or can't rally behind the application.
Anyways, I made a card for a few challenges.  
I stopped by Mojo Monday to get a sketch.  That way I have a starting point.  I needed to look at the 'elements' in the sketch to start my brain storming.

The half circle is perfect for a doily or a large blossom.  The rectangle piece is perfect for a sentiment.
Now, I need a color combo and possibly a little more inspiration.  So, I stopped by {Cupcake Inspirations} challenge to see both the colors and inspiration.  Love their new challenge.

I love this pale minty green color they used for the gems.  And the creamy vanilla color of the frosting is perfect to pair with all things vintage.  {smile}
I also stopped by Word Art Wednesday to see what they had for a sentiment.  And super happy I did.

and here is what I created:

Recipe:  I used kraft card stock from Paper Trey Ink.  Love their heavy weight card stock; very sturdy, and easy to use in die cuts.  I used a light weight card stock from CTMH (not sure of the color, I only had a scrap left).  I layered two different, but beautiful pattern papers.  The minty floral pattern paper is from Cosmo Cricket.  It's probably 5/+ years retired.  But I just love the minty pale vintage color.  And the off white floral pattern reminds me of vintage wall paper.  The blue and white text paper is from LemonCraft, their Forget Me Not collection.  (LemonCraft, is an eastern European paper company.)  
I simply adhered these two pattern papers together, and added a single border stitch with my sewing machine.  I think it helps add a vintage, home spun look to the card.
I had a 4" burlap doily from Maya Road, left over from a project last year, so I cut it in half and adhered it to the front of the card.  I used hot glue to adhere the mint lace blossom from Prima, their Coffee Break collection, to the center of thee burlap doily.  
I used some minty blue-green seam binding (Aquarelle) to make a double bow.  I added a 'gem' brad to the center.  The gem brad is from Paper Studio Spare Parts line.  
I printed the sentiment onto whisper white card stock by Stampin' Up! and matted it to a scrap piece of CTMH card stock.  Viola!  I'm super happy with how it came out.  Just wish I could add some text to the photo.  :/
Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have been inspired the play along with any/all of these challenges.  {smile}


Birgit said...

What a pretty card and your can't go wrong with a sentiment like that! Thanks for joining the Cupcake Inspirations challenge this week

Anonymous said...

the card seems unbalanced to me - it has to many ribbons'/bow. It would of looked better with just one!

Unknown said...

Beautiful and elegant card! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
Kamila DT

Jen Carter said...

What a great reminder to us all! Have faith! Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

cm said...

Your card is gorgeous; your message, one to take to heart! Thank you for sharing your artistry in the Cupcake Inspirations "Shine Bright" challenge!

EK Gorman said...

This is such a beautiful card. Seriously, the whole design is just stunning and inspiring. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations.

Indy's Designs said...

This is so beautiful and inspiring! So glad you were inspired to join Cupcake Inspirations Shine Bright challenge!
Debbie, DT Sweetie