I made this card for the Featured Stamper and the Free For All Challenges. Ardyth chose Lisa's (MaryLisaK) gallery for this week's featured stamper challenge. I loved going through Lisa's galler, and I zero'd in on this card right away, https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/g...&ppuser=188627. I love the trees, the embossing, the deer and how clean and simple her card is too. Then Robin (stamperrobin) asked us to choose A Wonderful Moment from 2017 for the Free For All Challenge. I really had to think about this, but after I made this card I realized what it is. I have been so busy caring for my parents since February 2017 that some days I feel like I cannot even breathe. Then I will look outside and see a majestic buck emerging from the trees and somehow, everything is all right again. This card involved a lot of masking, rock and roll stamping on the trees and a lot of glitter too. I add the glitter with a zig 2-way glue pen. There is a lot of glitter on the trees, but the camera did not capture it. I also used a clear wink of stella pen on the raised embossed holly and that is really shimmery too, but does not show up. I am so thrilled with this week's FS challenge because I never would have made this card otherwise, and I love how it fits the Free For All Challenge for me too. Thanks for looking. ~Karen.
Date: Monday, January 15, 2018 GMT Views: 508
Registered: March 13, 2011 Location: Langley, B.C. Canada Posts: 9548
Mon, Jan 15, 2018 @ 11:33 AM
Oh, I was coming to your gallery to look for another card to see what diecut you used on it, and I see you have posted this lovely card. I was drawn to that card of Lisa's too, but did not making anything. I so love this card and your background story on how it came to be!
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Registered: October 5, 2006 Location: Maryland Posts: 13716
Mon, Jan 15, 2018 @ 6:35 PM
Karen, this card is gorgeous! Love your scene and I can imagine how peaceful that must make you feel amidst the stressfulness of being a caregiver for your parents. I am sure your parents are so thankful for your assistance and may the memory of your time together be a precious one- hugs and thanks for sharing!
Registered: February 22, 2007 Location: Lat43.65degN Lon94.11degW Posts: 1729
Mon, Jan 15, 2018 @ 7:45 PM
Karen, what a fantastic card! Your trees are gorgeous! Love that holly EF, too! Great case of the original card! Isn't it great that we have our card-making art to help lift us out of our everyday problems? Hugs to you, my friend!
Registered: April 16, 2008 Location: Sherwood, Oregon Posts: 4868
Tue, Jan 16, 2018 @ 12:50 PM
I love how this turned out Karen, the scene you created is so gorgeous, definitely worth all your efforts! Hang onto those blissful moments, my friend - they can be the sustenance of the heart when times turn stressful.
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Registered: October 12, 2007 Location: Arizona Posts: 45904
Wed, Jan 17, 2018 @ 12:22 PM
Marvelous! What a beautiful scene inspired by Lisa's card. Love all the sparkle. The embossed background is awesome. The scalloped oval is the perfect frame. How wonderful that your card caused you to recall a favorite memory from last year. Love that! Very nicely done, my friend. TFS
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