Tuesday, January 29, 2013

"Blessings to You" - Just Us Girls #173

Hello Crafting Friends,
I am here tonight with a card for the Just Us Girls challenge #173.  Here is the gorgeous inspiration photo:

 And here is the card that I came up with:
The idea for this card came from the lovely Chocolate Frosting ribbons on the wedding cake.  I wanted to try making one of my own so I hand-cut this curvy banner shape and then embossed it with the picnic plaid impression plate (PTI).  Then I decided to layer it onto a piece of book paper which I then trimmed out with my trusty scalloped scissors which I haven't used in a very long time but keep on hand for just this type of situation! It needed that little something extra to make it pop!

 I love this flower die from PTI and don't use it near enough!  I colored the Prima gems with a copic marker to get them to match the green shade of the two Sissix decorative corners that I added to either end of the card.  I wanted to bring the green color into a third area on the card. I also edged some of the petals though it is hard to tell from the photo. 
 The leaves (PTI) are also diecut out of book paper from a vintage Sears catalog book I found at the thrift store.  Love, love, love book paper! In the corner of the picture you can also see that I scored the card-base with my scoring board to add more texture.
And the sweet sentiment "blessings to you" is one that I got at a store right up the street from my home here in Seattle - Amuse Art Stamps.  If you are ever in the Seattle area you should check this sweet store out in person verses in web land!  Such a fun place to shop and you can meet the very kind and sweet owner Linda if she is there when you visit.  Linda helped me pick out my very first COPIC markers a few years back (though she may not remember me) when I was overwhelmed with what colors to choose to get started.  I was lucky that when her store front moved a few years ago it stayed on the same street.  It just moved a few blocks south and I can still walk to it - it just takes a little bit longer now.  Great exercise though!

Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for all the sweet comments you leave for me!  They make my days and sometimes my 3:00AM middle of the night blog haunts when I wake and am missing my husband so bad my heart hurts. I am sure he gazes down from Heaven and is thinking...go back to sleep silly girl!  The many friendships I have made through card-making warm my heart so much!!!  What a blessing you all are!

That is it for me tonight. I hope you have time to join in the challenge.  I can't wait to go and see what everyone has made!

P.S. I would like to dedicate this card to Jennifer Scull and wish her many blessings!

Take care - and Happy Tuesday! 
:) Jill


  1. Jill: What a great card! I love all the texture on this. That flower is just awesome too.

  2. Jill, stunning card and those flowers, amazing!

  3. Love your interepation of the photo, and the banner you made. The flowers are beautiful ( I need to use mine too) I like the way you used small and large ones. The store sounds wonderful and how fun to be able to walk to it. My sister Marylou lives just outside Seattle .
    I am so sorry you wake up with a heavey heart. I think God puts people in our lives as we need them .
    Big hugs to you Jill!

  4. Absolutely LOVE your orange flower!! That die is on my wish list and I may have to move it up the pecking order LOL! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week.

  5. Awesome flowers!! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  6. Ooooooowwwwwwwww! THIS is pretty! Me LIKEY! Love your interpretation of the Just Us Girls challenge! Great job!

  7. Ohhhh how fun is this?!! LOVE the swirl in the middle and those flowers look fabulous :) Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls! Hope to see you again soon :)


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: ) Jill