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

  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

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

  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

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

  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.