Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Unscripted Sketch #172 for Joy

Tomorrow I'm having lunch with a "girl" that I've been friends with since 7th grade. She just moved into a new apartment after losing her husband this past year. Here is a fun card that I made for her housewarming. She's always been one of the most cheerful people I've ever known. I know her heart gets heavy with the loss of her husband and father this year, but she has that deep abiding love and joy that comes from knowing Christ.

I used the sketch and color suggestions from Unscripted Sketches Challenge 172. I flipped the sketch upside down so that I could try out a card pattern from Cricut Art Philosophy that had a row of four daisies on the bottom. However, I decided to cut the front off of that card and mount it with pop dots over a white card base so that the flowers would show through as white. I tried something new with the baker's twine. I wrapped it around the spaces between the flowers and taped it on back. Next time I think I'll wrap it maybe three times for an even different look.

The joyful verse from Word Art Wednesday this week was perfect for this card. I also stamped a Close To My Heart sentiment inside that is more of a prayer and blessing:

May joy fill your heart and home.

Challenges for this card:
No Matter Which Challenge #1 (since they started their new blog): I used both digital and acrylic stamping - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge 67 - Bump it up = embossing
Unscripted Sketches#172 - sketch and color challenge
Word Art Wednesday #42 - Joy (with a great link to explain this kind of joy)

5" x 6.25" Encouragement Card Recipe:
Paper - Close To My Heart Pear, White Daisy, Chocolate cardstock, Bazzill green cardstock
Stamps - CTMH one of the 2011 stamps of the month
Ink - CTMH Chocolate
Accents - CTMH retired buttons, Mocha pearls, butterfly; My Mind's Eye baker's twine
Tools - CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy, Sizzix Floral Flourishes embossing folder



marion said...

Great take on the sketch and such a lovely summerly looking card. Thanks for joining us at NMWC and good luck. HUgs, Marion

SmilynStef said...

Awesome job with those colors ... and gorgeous sketch design ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted.

Stampsnob said...

Great card Love the flower detail..Lis

Karen said...

Beautiful card!

Karen Letchworth said...

Very pretty, Vickie. It's so creative flipping to sketch upside down to give it a completely different look. Great job, and thanks so much for sharing this with is in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I love stopping by to see your pretty creations!
Have a blessed week,
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Geri said...

Your friend is going to love this card. Not only is it truly beautiful, but it was made by your hands with love from your heart! You did a fabulous job incorporating the piggyback colors into the card. Weaving the baker's twine through the punched flowers is sheer creative genius! Thanks for sharing your card with us this week at Unscripted Sketches :)

Shoregirl said...

I love the music butterfly -- so pretty!
(Shoregirl - Guest Designer at Word Art Wednesday for the month of August)

Karen Conner said...

I love how your flowers are cut out & the butterfly made with the music paper. Great card!

Thanks for playing with us @ Word Art Wednesday!

SuzanneK said...

Love the design and colour choice. Thanks for joining us at NMW Challenges, I do hope you will join us again for our next challenge. Good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Stephanie said...

what a delightful the flower punch! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches♥

Wendy Swenne said...

Great card. Love how you put buttons on the punched flowers. Great idea.

Thanks so much for sharing your art with us on WAW.

Have a blessed day!


Laurel said...

I just love what you have done! Love the embossing and the negative die cut flowers. Thanks for playing at RCC.