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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Two Challenges ~ One Card

I am seriously in need of comfort cards and sympathy cards for my bible study ladies, I can barely keep up with the demand!  Sad, isn't it?  Lucky for me there were two challenges that worked for this card.  The first is CAS ology:  Blossoms
The second is CAS(E) this Sketch # 114
I pulled out my favorite blossom stamp from Clearly Besotted:  Happy Everything and I white embossed it and used water with distress inks to paint in the petals and leaves!
I then used Lil' Inkers Stitched rectangles die and cut out the center portion and adhered it flat to the card base.  The frame was attached with dimensional tape to raise it up.
 
Thanks for taking a look...hope you all are having a fantastic St. Patrick's Day...hope y9ou didn't get "pinched" today!!
 


16 comments:

  1. This card is truly lovely. Your water coloring looks great with the white embossing, and I love how you have two levels. I am very sorry that you are needing so many sympathy cards.

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  2. These flowers are gorgeous with their soft colors! Love the layout and I know it will bring comfort to the person that receives it.

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  3. Beautiful painting of those gorgeous blooms & leaves, Colleen! Stunning card!

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  4. Beautiful, beautiful card Colleen! Love how you embossed and water colored it, and also love how you framed it! I have never seen that stamp set before, but am going to check it out right now! :0)

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  5. Sooo beautiful Colleen!! Those stamps anre wonderful end I adore the way you let them flow over the two layers.

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  6. Oh, I love this! It's gorgeous! Wonderful take on the sketch!

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  7. Flippin fabulous painting, Colleen! This looks like a one-of-a-kind custom card from a high-end boutique!! Winner all the way!! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. Col, this is so gorgeous. Wow!!! Love it.

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  9. This is beautiful Colleen, the embossing sets it right off! Thank you so much for sharing with us CASology!

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  10. this is so beautiful Colleen!

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  11. Your watercolouring is absolutely gorgeous, Colleen! This is such a lovely sympathy card. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  12. Good heavens, this is gorgeous! So glad you joined in the fun at CASology this week!

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  13. Oh, my! This is gorgeous! This card stopped me right in my tracks. It's amazing.

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  14. Serious fan of this gorgeous card, Colleen! So sorry it had to be for 'sympathy', but it can only bring joy to whomever gets it! This beauty goes into my files!

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  15. I just saw this on Pinterest and love this card! Most inning watercoloring and and a beautiful sentiment,. I agree - where is the sentiment from? Hugs and blessings!

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