Thursday, June 13, 2013

Inspirational Card

This week I've been working on a Father's Day chipboard album to give to my husband from the kids, so it's been busy in the craft room as I've been trying to juggle that and a few other card projects to complete tomorrow.  I'll be posting today's card on 2 challenge blogs, and I will be sending it to Maddy Justice - her story can be found here.

I was very saddened by Maddy's story, of course.  My boys' school is very involved with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and every year we do Math-a-Thon to help raise money for the hospital.  Maddy's story reminded me of the many we hear about throughout Math-a-Thon, so I felt the need to send her a small hello just to let her know she is in our prayers as well.  Here is the card:

For this card, I started out by using Papertrey Ink's rustic white cardstock to make the base.  Have I ever told you how much I love this textured white cardstock?  Not only is the weight *awesome*, but the non-whiteness of it, to me, is the new white.  I will often stay away from stark white card bases because it seems too bland, so this textured white is such a great substitute!  The flowers are classic Hero Arts stamps that I fussy-cut.  Actually, the left and right blooms are a single image (Jewel Daisy), but the middle bloom is just the center of an even bigger flower (Many Petals).  I stamped both images onto Authentique's 'Renew' paper (Rejuvenate), then used glossy accents to accentuate the middle section of the blooms.  The paper that the flowers are glued to is also a patterned paper from Authentique's 'Renew' collection, and the banner and sentiment come from Papertrey Ink's Bountiful Banners stamp set.

I'll be posting this card at CAS-ual Fridays, since they're cue words this week are Banners & Flags.  I'll also be posting it over at CASology's website as they're cue word is "yellow." 

Hope you like the card...enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oooh I love love love this banner! Great fussy cutting too! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  2. so cute! love the paper pieced flowers. sweet card! thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

  3. Fabulous job on this card! Beautiful! So glad you joined in on the fun at CASology this week!

  4. What lovely yellow blooms, I love the pretty yellow patterned paper and fussy cutting you did! I'm sure Maddy will love card went to her, too! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

  5. I love the scale of these blooms - the word 'abundant' comes to mind! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!