This card is for another one of the challenges issued to me from my SU demo (Donna W) for her Featured Stamper challenges for January for her blog. This challenge was: Choose a card from the mini to case........one that is featured for a different stamp set, use it to inspire you.....adapting it to the set you are using! I chose one of the cards on page 14 of the mini to CASE and used the Thanks for Caring stamp set.
This card is also for this week's Tea Party - I was so very warmly welcomed by the tea party crowd at last week's gathering in the 100 Acre Woods that it was without question that I would try and make it to the party again this week. Well, after listening to Owl (aka WOL) prattle on with 42,000 bits of information - not all of it was accurate either - I finally asked him for directions home from the woods. Well, somehow I wound up in a pretty garden full of flowers that were all a glitter with tiny little sparkles of gold. Not where I expected to be - but very pretty indeed. Before I knew it, there were teapotters everywhere, each of them stopping and sniffing every flower they saw. Quite a sight it was. And as everything in my 'real world' is under a deep blanket of snow and enveloped in positively icy temperatures, I decided to stop and smell the roses for a while myself. And that's all I have to say about that. :)
To get the flowers on my card to shimmer like the ones in the garden, I have spritzed them liberally with my trusty ~ but not dusty ~ bottle of Champagne Mist Glimmer Paint. I love the sparkle it adds!!! I once again printed my dsp using My Digital Studio and the Springtime Vintage download in the new SU mini.
PT: Yup, still using those punches!!
I've made two copies of this card - one for my demo to display, the other will go to Katie.
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 GMT Views: 1898
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 75380
Wed, Jan 12, 2011 @ 1:22 AM
LOL, I would never quite trust Wol's directions either. But you ended up in a fabulous flower meadow - I can only imagine how sweet it must have smelled. And with that extra-special flower inside too :D.
Your card is very pretty. I find myself now pining for the sympathy set used in this example.
Inquiring minds want to know: How did you create the "Inside of card", arrow, box, and insert? You are very computer saavy! The color you selected even matches your card!
Registered: April 23, 2006 Location: Looking For Teapots! Posts: 59993
Wed, Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:07 AM
Hey there! You are back! Whoot! I thought I might see you in the garden this week! Ooh....did you smell that big ole pink flower over there? Follow me....I will show you which one!
This is an amazing beautiful card! I love it! It is so soft and feminine......and the inside is as wonderful as the outside. Your picture also just rules! How cool to combine challenges as well.....I am tickled you are back! I bet your card is so sparkley in real life and punches rule!
Splish Splash Nash is getting our cookies all wet!!
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 16128
Wed, Jan 12, 2011 @ 6:41 AM
A lovely, lovely card with pretty papers!! Great job!!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??