Monday, March 7, 2016

Just a Quickie



Just a quickie post not a quickie card! LOL This card seemed to take me forever!! I like how it finally turned out but the several others that are now in the trash can had me feeling like I'd completely lost my Mojo!



I really wanted to join the ColourQ challenge this week using my new Guidelines Two Stamp Set.  Funny thing about wish lists.  I have had a PTI wishlist since I placed my first order with them in 2010.  That stamp set has almost always been on my wishlist.  When they announced it was going to the Vault I knew I better grab it!! Now I have it.... gulp! LOL I have wrestled with it until I gave up!  Instead I used Background Basics: Morocco Stamp Set and it was just a little better - It MUST be me!  What I think saved me with this card was the addition to the velum sheet over the entire card. : ) It is a Vellum sheet from the SaleABration catty from Stampin Up. I love that it makes my vase look like it is textured.

I stamped my Morocco image to imitate the inspiration photo in shades of Island indigo and Tempting Turquoise from SU on a separate strip.  I added two thin layers of Gray paper and glued it to my card base.  I stamped my floral sprig right on to the card base and then sprayed some Tempting Turquoise ink using my stamp pad and a toothbrush : )  I also added some "flowers" from the Pedal Pusher Stamp Set.  Next I cut a vase from Mega Gracious Vases Die and attached it to my card. Then I placed my Vellum over the entire face adhering it snugly to the inside of my card.  I covered the vellum "salvages" with a panel on the inside of the card to keep everything tidy and snug.  At last I stamped the sentiment on the top of the Vellum using Island Indigo Ink. Whew! I lied I guess this isn't a quickie post either! LOL



I'm kind of in a rush because we are gearing up for a big neckStyles™ sale on my Etsy shop!!  There will be some very low prices on some amazingly pretty scarves for spring! Please stop by my shop and have a look.  If something tempts you be sure to use this code for an ADDITIONAL 20% discount : )

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Last but not least!! I will enter my card in Darnell's NBUS challenge because everything except the ink and my sentiment! is NBUS!!



I am just a little behind visiting all of you in blogland so please be patient with me!! I will see you soon : ) Thanks a bunch for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.

Patti

19 comments:

Nora N. said...

What a pretty card!! I think you nailed this challenge. I can totally see how you mimicked what was on the pillows with your stamping on the bottom. I know what you mean about that PTI stamp set. I did NOT buy it because I know it would have been an epic fail on my part to use it.

Lisa said...

I think this turned out beautifully Patti, so glad you stuck with it!! I've done that too though, wanted a stamp set in the worst way, then let like a failure once I got it!! I think we psych ourselves out LOL!! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

Colleen said...

Hi Patti!! Linda told me she ran across you again...and THANK you for my birthday card and the wishes you left as a comment on my card. That is so sweet! I am going to check out your etsy shop...I have a daughter who loves scarves!! I will visit more often. I love your sympathy card, I need to make a couple and I love your design! Have a beautiful day!!

Birgit said...

Beautiful, beautiful card! All your hard work was worth the effort and your card is flawless. I love the print on the vase and background and the colors from the challenge work perfectly for this.
Your scarf's are all so lovely too!!

Jeanne said...

So worth the effort it took to create this card! It's very pretty!

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!! I think you've nailed the challenge here!! :)

Theresa Krout said...

Very pretty card. Love the vellum over the top. Makes me want to come for another visit and paper play this time!

Julie B said...

Well done persevering, it looks fab.
The ewes are numbered as they lamb from 1-99 then a change of colour and on until they have all lambed. The lambs have a matching number/s so we can tell if a lamb and ewe are split up. Twins have a marker on too just so the twin can be reunited. :)

Marybeth said...

What a gorgeous sympathy card Patti! LOL on simple is right ,but worth every minuted you spent on it!
Ok now Im off to see the scarves!

honeybeelane said...

Very pretty, Patti! Is that patterned paper on the bottom third? Thanks for visiting my blog. I updated my post and included a recipe for the embossing paste for you. :) https://honeybeelane.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/the-mixed-media-card-challenge-21-march-trees-reminder/

Jen Mitchell said...

This is so beautiful. I love how the vellum layers softens those images.

Beth F. said...

What a beautiful card! I love the soft colors you used. A perfect match for that inspiration photo!

Leigh Penner said...

This is beautiful, Patti!

Alanna said...

WOW, this is stunning. I love the soft feel to it. Great job!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I like this colour combo a lot! This is a gorgeous sympathy card! Good for you for using your NBUS - Darnell has all of us using our NBUS!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card...just so beautiful and elegant. I too am off to peek at those scarves, they look amazing!

Jane Knudsen said...

Uff da (channeling my Norwegian heritage) this card is a beauty. That is twice now that I have seen you use vellum that leaves me scratching my head and saying - why didn't I do that!? Beautiful my friend. I have missed seeing your amazing creations!

Asha said...

Beautiful! A simple and elegant card for a sad occasion. I too find that the "easy" cards take longest to make! :)
x Asha

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, this is such a pretty card ... I did wonder how it was a quickie ;)
That's always so disappointing when you've really fancied a stamp set, and then when it comes you can't think what to do with it. I have several that I take out, look at, and then put back!