Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Glimmer of Hope...


Good Thursday to you all! I must say that I have been on creative rush lately... I truly sat down yesterday and cranked out two cards before lunch. It is amazing what a clean craft room does for you!
Kids are back in full swing at school. Next week I start my Advocare 24 Day Challenge. I have decided that this is MY year spiritually, physically and creatively.

I am really trying to branch out and do more challenges. I find that many push me outside of my own box. Some give me that "AHA!" moment where I know exactly what I am going to do!
Today I am joining in on the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #176. This sketch really inspired me. I know that sketches are all about personal interpretation and I can't wait to show you my take.

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This fabulous card starts with a Lost Lagoon Card Stock base with a lovely matte of Crumb Cake. I cut the Very Vanilla with a stitched die from Gina Steimel they are unfortunately out of stock until February but are a great buy at $10! I then stamped the Definitely Dahlia with Lost Lagoon on the left side. I trimmed the diagonal stripe of the Gold Fancy Vellum 3/4" x 5" to put on the left side of the card. To finish this look I wrapped the Lost Lagoon Satin Stitched ribbon over the vellum with a cute little knot on top. For the bottom right "Embellishments" on the sketched I simply stamped "Hope" from the Watercolor Words set with Versamark ink and heat embossed the Gold Stampin' Emboss powder. What card isn't better with sequins? I found these great sequins in our Hello December 2015 Accessory kit, It added just the right bit of sparkle!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

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12 comments:

  1. Wow this card's a real beauty. love the ribbon and sequins. Nice touch along with the floral image. TFS.

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!

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  2. Andrea, WOW! this is totally fab! I totally agree that if we can't put our own spin on the sketch where would the challenge be! Thanks for joining PCC :) Eva

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    1. Eva!!! Thanks for the kind words and stopping by. This card was made with a lot of emotion...

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  3. Hi Andrea, I really love that large and in charge-dahlia and the colors you have selected for this card are among some of my favorites! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Craft Crew this week! Crystal

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  4. Love the colours and use of that wonderful stamp.

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  5. Andrea, Gorgeous card! I love the colors and the gold. The sequins add the perfect touch. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew and look for your card to be featured as a Top Pick.

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    1. Thank you so much Pam it was fun playing along!

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