Friday, April 19, 2013

Loving Hands of Friendship

Today I wanted to play with "Loving Hands," one of the new releases at Clear Dollar Stamps that was just introduced this week.  The sentiments and matching images are all so special. The first one I chose is about friendship, one of the most important aspects of life. God has blessed me with lifelong friends that I don't see often, but when we meet, it's like we've never been apart. I also carry the secure warmth of their friendships in my heart all the time. In the years that I lived in other states I believe those first friendships taught me how to begin friendships no matter where I lived.

Lawnscaping has a challenge this week to share what inspires your creation. I am often inspired by scraps of paper that I see together on my workspace. The MME floral paper was my main inspiration.This card started with three scraps of paper I had sitting out together (accidentally) on my workspace. The brown had been the inside cut-out of another shaped card's frame. The orange was the right size and color for a mat. The flowered piece gave me a color palette and an idea for making flowers. I punched three circles (1 1/4" and 1 1/8") out of Hollyhock and Indian Corn Blue cardstock. Then I cut wedges out, edged each "petal" with a matching Copic marker, topped it with a button tied with white crochet thread, and added some leaf sprigs cut using a Spellbinders die.

The image was colored with Copics and fussy cut. I mounted it on a white panel embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder. That white panel was mounted on a Hollyhock panel, both cut using Cricut Art Philosophy, oval5.

Thank you for visiting! May God bless you as you share the gift of friendship.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew #34 - handmade flowers
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - lots of flowers (Flower Power)
Inky Impressions #105 - punches/dies
Love to Scrap #4- die cuts and/or punches
Paper Shelter #108 - Make it Bloom (at least 2 flowers)
Pause, Dream, Enjoy #8 - Friendship
Penny's Paper Crafty #123 - use a sentiment
Raise the Bar #140 - Friendship
Southern Girls - Buttons (badges or flair)
Stampin' for the Weekend - Friendship
Whimsical Designs - smell the flowers
Whoopsi Daisy - Not a square



Sudha said...

OMG..OMG this is pretty gorgeous. I love this.


Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Such sentiment! Wonderful work! Thanks for joining the “Button It Up or Show Some Flair” Challenge at Southern Girls!

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KraftyKoolKat said...

This is very pretty sweetie. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Creative Card Crew.

Cathy DT

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the 3D look of this. Wonderful use of the buttons. Thank you for entering the Pause Dream Enjoy Friend challenge.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Jenn Bedient said...

Such a pretty card! Love the colors and flowers. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stampin' for the Weekend and Creative Card Crew. Hope you have a fabulous day!

- Jenn DT

Angelique said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colours. The paper combines perfectly with your flowers.
Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap!


Mona Eidhammer said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs...Mona

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "use a sentiment" challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

Cherished said...

Awesome Card! Thanks for joining us at Loves to Scrap.

Lori Aragon said...

Oh I LOVE this!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Paper Shelter this week :) Hope to see you again!!!
Love and blessings, Lori

Joey said...

Vickie this is such a lovely card, I love the sentiment, Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter. Joey x

Cheryl said...

So gorgeous Vickie!!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew!

Laurian said...

Such a gentle card, lovely!
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Craft and I hope we see you again soon!



Valou ALLARD said...

Wonderful card! thanks for playing with "SGC" this week.

Niknak said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenges!!

Cathy van de Bruinhorst said...

What a sweet card!! Thanks for playing with us at Loves To Scrap!!