Hello, sweet friends! Big, giant (((HUGS))) and thanks to you all for your cards, encouragement, love, and most of all prayers. It sure has been a LONG time, hasn't it?! I've missed you all!
This is a card I made in early-2019 before Walt and I had our health problems. It has been on my table in my craft room as an encouragement to me, so I thought it would be a good start to upload a card after more than a year. I really haven't made anything serious for a long time, so I am slowly regaining my strength, energy, and motivation. As to where my mojo is," well, I hope to find it someday! Surely it will return!
Earlier last year, I found this digital image in my UFO box that I had printed and decided to finish coloring it and then fussy cut it to put it on a card with a sentiment. I remembered the beautiful decorative die from my dear friend Tracy, and I thought it would be perfect for this card. Doesn't it remind you of Battenberg lace? I cut the die in white and then traced the die on Rose Red and "loosely" fussy cut it. I traced the inside of the decorative die onto Rose Red and used it as a mat for the white layer. I used my Mini MISTI to add the sentiment, leaving room for the rose. I shaped the rose with my Empressor to give it dimension and popped it up with thin adhesive squares. I cut a card base that hides behind this card front. Using the clear set, I stamped the single rose in Rose Red inside at the bottom left, adhered it to the card front...and it was done. This card has encouraged me this past year and will be sent to someone who needs encouragement now herself.
I've shared this card on my blog along with details about our long, hard journey this past year. God has been so gracious, and we are so blessed to have been encouraged along the way by such dear friends here on SCS!
Thanks for taking a closer look, and I hope that you are staying safe and healthy! It's so good to be back, and we'll see when I can share a new card soon! Hugs and love! xoxo
Date: Friday, June 12, 2020 GMT Views: 1297
Registered: January 20, 2010 Location: Brampton, Ontario Posts: 24358
Fri, Jun 12, 2020 @ 12:02 PM
So lovely to see you in the gallery today Cheryl! I have missed both your beautiful cards and your beautiful personality. It always shines through in your posts! Your lovely card will bring encouragement to the recipient I am sure.
Registered: February 19, 2011 Location: Fullerton, CA Posts: 10454
Fri, Jun 12, 2020 @ 1:15 PM
This is a beautiful card Cheryl in every way. Your "loose" cutting of the red mat doesn't look loose to me. And iIt really adds a elegant touch to this card. That die definitely looks like battenberg lace. It's gorgeou and the sentiment is beautifully inspiring. I am glad to read you are regaining your strength and working on cards again. That in itself can be a great source of joy and comfort. The mojo is there is just raring to burst out. Welcome back to the gallery and I, too, look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work.
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 46557
Fri, Jun 12, 2020 @ 3:31 PM
Delighted to see you in the gallery Cheryl!! Thanks for updating us. I am confident that your mojo will return. This card is stunning...beautifully colored and framed with that gorgeous lace edged die. Hugs...xo
Registered: November 24, 2013 Location: NYC Posts: 16923
Fri, Jun 12, 2020 @ 5:14 PM
Whoot! SO great to see you back!
Your eye for fine details like the thin layer borders and the color matching and everything..I would never have realized you fussy cut the red BG for the lace!
Of course you know I consider you master color person esp for flowers!
Someone will be lucky to get this! It is a keeper!
Registered: November 20, 2007 Location: Northumberland, UK Posts: 13260
Sat, Jun 13, 2020 @ 3:32 AM
How delightful to see you in the gallery again Cheryl! The card is just lovely with the beautifully coloured and shaped rose with the striking lace border and fabulous matting details. I hope you’ll soon be feeling like making new cards too - hugs!
Registered: April 16, 2008 Location: Meridian, Idaho Posts: 8505
Sat, Jun 13, 2020 @ 9:28 AM
Cheryl, it's so wonderful to see your post in the gallery and to read about your and Walt's health improvements! It's been such a rough road for you.
Your beautiful creations and kind words have been missed! Your card is simply stunning with exquisite coloring and beautiful lace border. I look forward to when your mojo returns and we are treated to more of your lovely work!
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