Happy Monday, my sparkly friends! I hope your week is off to a sunshiny start. :o)
After two weeks without making a card, I was thrilled to get back at it over the weekend. Thank you for your well wishes! I am feeling much better. :o)
Wishes. Isn't she precious? I colored her with Copics, made her a pretty landscape, and added peach and yellow Flower Soft along the vine and the yellow flowers in front of the well. I love the textural element Flower Soft brings to cards. :o) I also added a little cluster of it in her hair.
This card's inspiration is sunshine. Although there's not a sun, I made a summery scene and used yellows in various ways to provide that element. The yellow sweetheart blossoms in the flower cluster make me think of little suns, while the yellow corner details symbolize the scene (and us) being engulfed in God's sunshiny love. The layers are trimmed in sunshine via their light yellow bases and I like to think of the yellow Flower Soft as little sunbursts. :o)
The pretty patterned paper is from the My Mind's Eye Howdy Doody collection and all layers are inked with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The banner, corners, and flowery border in the middle were made with the Art Philosophy cartridge. The banner, border, and Cindy Loo flourishes (nestled within the flower cluster) are all made with the same flowery paper. The "wish" is stamped with a Studio G alphabet set, are "adhered" with tiny rhinestones, and are tried up with lovely sky twine from My Craft Spot. The beautiful flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, consisting of peach and white roses, a peach lily, and yellow and white sweetheart blossoms. All are trimmed in Star Dust because I simply cannot resist. It might be hard to see in the picture, but the two highest flowers are attached to a flourish.
I added two sizes of rhinestones to the flower centers in the border because wishes are sparkly. :o) The coins our little sweetheart is dropping into the well are covered in silver Stickles. I machine-stitched around the card to finish it off.
* Divas by Design~ Stamp Something
* Elphine House Australia~ Rain or Shine
* Simon Says Stamp~ Anything Goes
Thank you for visiting me today! I wish you all a day of sunshine and blessings. :o)
Key Recipe Components:
* Cricut cartridges: Art Philosophy, Cindy Loo
* Papers: Core'dinations, My Mind's Eye, Papertrey Ink
* Stamp: Elisabeth Bell~ Wishes
* Sentiment: Studio G stamps
* Coloring medium: Copics
* Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
* Twine: My Craft Spot
* Miscellaneous: Flower Soft, iRock, Stickles