Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Happy Thoughts Inside

I'm back but will be hit or miss the next few weeks--have some home remodeling in the works.  Dust in my hair, ink on my fingers--it's all good.

With this card I:
  • Offset the frame dies for interest
  • Free-formed the flower--just gathered and stitched as I went along with the sewing machine-- then coiled some copper beaded wire from my jewelry-making stash for the center
  • Heated some of the stray embossing powder before noticing  then added more because I loved the effect
  • Originally used a decorative stitch on the scalloped border--too busy--then put another piece over it and straight-stitched.
The Details:  PTI kraft cardstock and sentiment, Brilliance Graphite Black, Stampendous black embossing powder, mystery designer papers, MME Hello Brad, Spellbinders border and frame dies, Robin's Nest Dewdrops, BoBunny doily, Glossy Accents

I'm entering this in:  Totally Papercrafts #208 Make it ShineSimply Create Too #56 Shop in Your Stash, Daring Cardmakers Sentimental, Let's Craft & Create #89 Embossing, Card Makin' Mamas CMM81 Stack It Up, As You Like It Favorite 3D Texture & Why, Papertake Weekly Anything Goes, Shopping Our Stash #141 3-2-1 (3 dewdrops, 2 Spellbinder frame dies, doily), Sentimental Sundays #196 Sketch  and Dream Valley #76 Vintage


  1. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us over at Let's Craft and Create.

  2. Great card, I love the offset die! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the 3-2-1 challenge!!

  3. Wonderful collection of empheria!

    Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays...
    Sandy S
    (Sentimental Sundays DT)

  4. This is a great card. Thanks for joining us at CMM.

  5. Toni: Your card is very pretty!! love your sentiment. Glad you joined our "Use Your Stash Challenge #56". Hope you enter in all our Simply Create Too upcoming challenges also.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  6. super cute card, thanks for playing along with the 3 2 1 challenge at Shopping our Stash.

  7. A lovely card - loads of fab details :-) Thank you for joining our Vintage challenge at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx


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