Friday, May 15, 2015

Better Things Ahead - Friends with Flair 5-15

Well, I have 20+ cats right now....so what does that tell you?  lol.   BTW... Hubby and I are very happily married, so you know that's not the particular "bad relationship" I am talking abt!!  Ugh...



 
Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a springy card for this week's Unity - Friends with Flair.  I used a lovely sentiment from the Unity - Far Better Things Ahead that Crystal Rodner sent me.  (THANKS, Crystal!!!) 

I had a watercolor background in my stash.  I stamped a swirly Unity grab bag stamp all over this watercolor paper using Simon Says Stamp - Sea Glass ink.  (THANKS, SSS!!!)  This ink is subtle and really pretty, but doesn't show up too well in my photo.


This sentiment is really meaningful to me as our family is going through some very difficult times right now.  I post this card as a hopeful statement of faith.  I stamped the sentiment with Smoky Gray Tsukineko - Versafine Ink.  I didn't intend to have the sentiment bleed along the swirly background stamping, but I kind of like the imperfect effect.  I also spattered around a bit of Lime Green - Dylusions Ink Spray which did the same bleeding trick along the SSS ink swirls!  (shrug...)


Then I layered some pretty Prima flowers and put them in a cluster in the corner.  Sweet!


I had this yellow embossed vellum butterfly leftover from a previous project and combined it with a gorgeous Zva swirl.  Love it!! 

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Thank you, everyone, for stopping by today.  I hope your weekend is lovely.

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Unity Friends with Flair 5-15
2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use a Simon Product
3. Tombow May Flowers Challenge
4. Design Memory Craft May 2015 Challenge - Spring
5. Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday - April 2015
6. Craft Stamper Take It Make It May Challenge - Take a Stamp






18 comments:

Mandi said...

What a great card Janis! I LOVE your embossed butterfly. Thanks for joining us at the TIMI Craft Stamper challenge :)

Ruby said...

Very pretty card. Great embossing.

Karenladd said...

Whoa...that embossed butterfly is so pretty...did you stamp and fussy cut it? I think I need to get busy with my vellum and embossing powders and get snipping!! A wonderful sentiment indeed...and a much needed boost during difficult times. I love the slightly blurry look of the sentiment stamping and may have to get that Smokey Gray Versafine ink pad for myself. I have the Onyx Versafine, which I love, but the gray is a great subtle version. Hope that things improve for you...and that you are able to manage without adding another 10 cats, oh my...

Bananastamper said...

Pretty card! I love the pearls. :)

Davi said...

What a beautiful card! Love the butterfly and swirls with the perfect sentiment! Im going to write it out and post it on my mirror to read every day!! Thanks for sharing it :)

Linda said...

Fabulous card ..... the butterfly looks beautiful embossed on the vellum. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ... good luck! Linda xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The trail of pearls, and the pretty butterfly, frame the sentiment beautifully!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Janis, your card is lovely! And I love the perfect imperfections ... it just adds to the beauty. Sending prayers your way for "better things ahead". Hugs, Becca

Sue D said...

Beautiful card and sentiment! Hope better days are ahead for you.

Laura Turcotte said...

What a beautiful card!!

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE the beautiful stamping ! Thanks for joining in the TIMI challenge at the Craft Stamper!
xxx Ellie xxx

Gaylynn said...

What a great sentiment and card. Very pretty.

Sandra said...

Darling card! Love the vellum butterfly! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

D- said...

I saw your project at Unity's FWF and came over for a closer look...
Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. Love the butterfly.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Scrapper Myra said...

Nicely done. Very pretty.

Cynthia said...

This is very sweet, Janis.

Stampsnob. said...

Gorgeous card that butterfly WOW terrific embellishments .......................Lis

Teresa Doyle said...

This card is a stunner! Great work!