Friday, May 31, 2013

Kraft/JustRite Miss You card





Happy Weekend!

I finished a Miss You card to send to my mom.  The card will be sent to her after I visit her on vacation.  I figured it would cheer her up after I have left.

The card was made using Kraft paper as the base and also the center vertical strip.  The layout is as per the Cardabilities Sketch #76 with a bit of artistic independence.  :)  


The center was embossed using the Sizzix Tim Holtz swirl folder and then the swirls were distressed using Tim Holtz's Bundled Sage distress ink.  The flower stamped image is Hero Arts' Floral Scallop.  It was stamped in Rich Cocoa by Memento dye ink onto watercolor paper.  I used Distress Stain Bundled Sage and Victorian Velvet on the flowers.  After drying I applied Antique Linen over the entire image and Walnut Stain along the edges.  The image was cut out using Spellbinders Labels Seventeen.  The die cut piece was spritzed with gold mist.  Lace edging was applied onto the Kraft embossed paper and the die cut stamped image was foam taped on top.  


The maroon paper is a paper that I have had for well over 4 years.  This paper was part of a special pack of maroon paper and I have been unable to find the same pack anywhere else.  I have not used the paper in the pack...until now.  (Wow-the challenges out there calling for us to use our stash is a good thing!  Got it..might as well use it!)

The Miss You stamped sentiment is from JustRite's Fancy Frames and was stamped onto a die cut banner from JR Vintage Labels & Banners Dies.  Spellbinders' Twisted Metal Tags and Accents provided the flourish near the flowers.  

After the card was assembled, I added the double pearls in each corner since the corners seemed to be missing some flair.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you all have a fun weekend!

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Kraft Journal, Use a Sketch: http://thekraftjournal.blogspot.ca/2013/05/make-it-monday-with-kraft-outlet-use.html
Cardabilities Sketch #76: http://cardabilities.blogspot.ca/2013/05/sketch-76-design-team-reveal.html
Through the Craftroom Door, AG: http://www.craftdoormagazine.com/2013/05/throught-craft-room-door-challenge-may.html
Use It Tuesday, AG: http://useittuesday.blogspot.ca/
Word Art Wednesday, AG: http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.ca/2013/05/challenge-82-anything-goes-sponsored-by.html

18 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous!!! Great papers and colors, love the matching flowers. Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!

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  2. Lovely ! The rows of lace are so pretty and that stamp and those flowers are lovely.

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  3. A super sweet card. A really super kind idea. I like the pearls, embossed Kraft paper , the borders, flowers and bow, that sounds like the whole card.
    Thank you so much for taking time out your day to post your beautiful art with us again this week, at Word Art Wednesday,
    Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

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  4. Gorgeous work Kathy. Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities this week.

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  5. What a beautiful card and what a lovely thought to leave it for your Mum to find when you are away. well done Sweetie
    Hugs Elaine
    PS thank you for visiting me today .

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  6. The flowers on your card are gorgeous and I love how you've colored the prima looking ones. I'm sure your Mom will love it!

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  7. Poor Ella, she must hate this heat. My friend's Saints have migrated to her basement and our club had to cancel lure coursing this Sunday, because it will be too darn hot! Can't wait untill I can take River swimming, hopefully it will help her shoulder recover.
    Hope you have/had a great visit with your Mom!

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  8. Such a great use of kraft, and a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing this with us in both of the challenges where I design. I am VERY grateful to have you share your time and talents, and very much enjoy your fellowship and seeing your sweet art!
    Blessings to you,
    Karen
    The Kraft Journal
    Word Art Wednesday

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  9. This is just gorgeous!! I love the layers and texture!! The flowers are so pretty!! Your mom will love it!! Have a great weekend my friend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. Your lace border is so lovely! A fantastic take on the sketch. Thank you for joining us at Cardabiltites.

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  11. Beautiful card, thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

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  12. Such a pretty card and such a sweet idea to send it to your mom after your visit.
    I am sure she will miss you and I am sure this will put a smile on her face.

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  13. What a wonderful idea! My mom is visiting now & a little something in the mail after she goes home...thanks for the idea :)

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  14. so beautiful ,thanks for playing along at Cardabilities :)

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  15. Such a pretty and elegant card!!

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  16. How pretty and elegant. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. The stamp set you was inquiring about on my blog is Wise Owl from PaperTreyInk. He is a cute little feller, isn't he!

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  17. What a pretty card. Love the embossed Kraft strip. Love my Kraft!

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  18. Cute, cute card and love the embossing in the center! Thanks for sharing it on the Cardabilities blog this time and have a really nice day....

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