Saturday, July 16, 2011


Greetings!  I can't believe it is the middle of July already.  Time is flying by too quickly.  Today is a gorgeous sunny day, of which we have not had an over abundance, so we must enjoy it while we have it.
The card I am going to show you today was made for the Teapotter Challenge on Splitcoast.  This challenge is my absolute favorite.  Sending out cards to those that need encouragement, a lift, some love, prayer, a word of cheer is so satisfying.  This one went to a lady in Ontario who recently was diagnosed with lung cancer.

This is a Rubbernecker stamp I love.  I stamped the image twice so I could cut out the largest blue and yellow flower.  The base is white cardstock that has been embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  The image was colored with Copics markers and then cut out and put on dimensionals.  The two extra flowers were colored and then I used a stylus and foam mat to gently mold the petals, then added a dimensional and positioned them on top of the matching flowers.  This adds wonderful dimension and depth.  I also stamped a bumblebee from Penny Black's set A Wonderful Day and the small hummingbird from Flourishes Humming Along.  Colored, cut out, molded, added dimensional and positioned them on the card.  Flower Soft was added to the flower centers for added texture.  Diamond Stickles were added to the bumblebee wings and finally  I used a variegated sheer ribbon along the bottom edge.  I was quite happy how this turned out and I hope it brought some cheer and encouragement to the recipient.

Stamps:  Rubbernecker Daisies, Penny Black Wonderful Day, Flourishes Humming Along
Paper:  white cardstock
Ink:  Copics markers, black momento
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, embossing folder, scissors, dimensionals, Diamond Stickles, variegated sheer ribbon, Flower Soft

Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting.