Our Teapot Tuesday recipient this week is a fellow Teapotter's sister-in-law who is battling cancer. In addition, she has macular degeneration which prevents her from doing the knitting and crafting she has enjoyed in the past. We were encouraged to use flowers or a cactus on our cards (if you squint really hard, you might be able to see the flowered outlines on the blue patterned paper), and we were told she would enjoy Scripture. I wanted to use cheerful colors, so I reached for a sunny yellow and sky blue combination. Only after I finished the card did I remember that the inspirational teapot was green and pink (yes, it's been THAT kind of week!). But I did see a tiny bit of yellow on the teapot, so I'm going to call it good!!
I cut panels of two-sided patterned paper, wrapped baker's twine around the smaller panel and attached it to the larger panel. I attached the panel to a heavyweight white card stock base. I stamped the verse on white card stock in Versamark and Memento Tuxedo Black (I find this makes the text a bit darker) then die cut and embossed it. I die cut a scalloped circle from the patterned paper and attached the sentiment using dimensionals. I attached the scalloped circle over the baker's twine with dimensionals, then die cut two flourishes and attached them behind the scalloped circle. Finally, I added Stickles to the flourishes for dimension and texture. And just for good measure (and to cover an ink spot!) I fussy-cut a flower from the patterned paper and attached it to the back of the card, using Stickles on the flower center.
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Wed, Mar 06, 2013 @ 2:02 PM
This is so pretty and cheerful Amy. I love a soft yellow and blue together. And I can see the little flowers in your dp and I didn't have to squint either :) I love your sparkly flourish. It really makes your sentiment, which is wonderful BTW, stand up and take center stage. I know Jean will love it. Thanks for playing along. Hugs~~~
------------------------------ Mary ~~ Proud Fan Club Member ~~ QFTD #152 CC Guest Design Team Member for October 2012 & August 2013 2014 CAS Spring Design Team Member SC Guest Design Team 2015 SU Consultant "Life's greatest adventure is finding your place in the Circle of Life" - Lion King
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Wed, Mar 06, 2013 @ 5:26 PM
Lovely soft colors and love your scripture, Amy!
------------------------------ 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??