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Feb 18, 2016

Sunny Wishes on a Cloudy Day

No sunshine here for several days, perfect timing for a spring themed flower-y card here on my blog :-)

This card almost didn't happen, not sure where the time went, but this month seems to be flying by, and I almost didn't get a card done for our Midway reminder at Penny Black and More. Although we aren't required to make a "reminder" card, I definitely wanted to create something. I have several brand new  Penny Black stamps here, and this one was one of my must haves!

It wasn't easy to photograph the card due to the size, so I tried using copic markers as a prop. The lighting wasn't ideal either. It was dark when I took the photos and only used my daylight lamp which shined too much light onto the top of the card... I need a bigger daylight lamp :-)

Below is a smaller version of the card, in case some of you have trouble viewing the large photo.

This is a large stamp, perfect for tall cards. My finished card measures around 7.25 x 4.5 inches.

Image was colored with copic markers and I applied stickles glitter to the flower centers and butterflies. Card is kept CAS, I just added a couple strips of designer paper and some machine sewing along the edges. Our challenge theme is "Anything Goes with a Stamp and a Die" so I added my sentiment on a die cut tag ( using Whimsy Stamps Stitched Tag Dies set) and also added a die cut to the top corner (also from Whimsy Stamps - Corner Dies Set) to cover up a  crooked stitch in the corner :-)

I thought the card needed something else next to the vase, so I stamped the sentiment "Sunny Wishes" and a butterfly, which are both part of this beautiful set.

This is what the complete set looks like. 
I currently have one more left HERE in my Etsy shop for US shipping.

I am also playing along in these challenges:
 Be sure to stop by the Penny Black and More challenge blog to see what the rest of the Design Team created and to link your card there. As usual you may use any stamp manufacturer, just no digi stamps. We have several wonderful prizes to give away again. 
Have a  great day!!


kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful card Ellie - love the way you have coloured the flowers, and the stitched accents are stunning

brenda said...

Love what you have done with this stamp Ellie, such a pretty card with the soft lilacs.

I ordered my new release stamps but missed this one, but I have noticed recently that some of the newer stamps are quite large.

B x

Mervi said...

Totally gorgeous card with a beautiful flower stamp! We had two lovely sunny days and it's quite beautiful day today too;-))m

Whisper said...

Simply stunning and i love the CAS layout too, Luv Sam x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwww! This is simply stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah said...

This is amazing, perfect stitching xx

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous and I love the colors!!

Céline said...

gorgeous card
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful image and a lovely card design. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Davi said...

My favorite things, flowers and purple! A beautiful card :) said...

I love this elegant card, the colouring is so subtle and the stitching enhances the vase and flowers. Thank you for joining my challenge at Our Creative Corner. Jan x

Amy Johnson said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love the flower images!

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Beautiful card, lovely image and great colors. Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.

Sue - 2 Creative Chicks DT

Nana said...

Beautiful. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
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linby said...

I'm glad it did happen - I can't begin to tell you how much I love this card and all the fab original detailing.
Lynn x

Anonymous said...

such a beautiful floral card ellie! i don't think i'd notice one crooked stitch, but the photo corner is very pretty!

Karen said...

This is so very beautiful!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs and good luck!


handcrafthobby said...

Oh my... it's beautifully colored.. amazing!
Thank you for joing us at Craftin Desert Divas' Linky Party.
Have a Wonderful Day!
DT Jan

Anke said...

Wonderful card, I love the flowers and the little tag.

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Great card with amazing colouring. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at ABC Challenges.
Hugs, Iwona (DT)