Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Happy Birthday in Lavender and Pink

Hi, Friends......

I am here with another card for the this month's Viva la Verve Sketch challenge, again using the Sketch #1.

Here's what I came up with this time, using my Inspired by Stamping - Graceful Hydrangea stamp set (sadly, it is discontinued). The sentiment is stamped with Versafine Ink in Imperial Purple and the pastel image behind it is stamped with Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet. The square is die cut using My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Square STAX die set.

Do you like the papers I used? One is a scrap of lavender Core'dinations cardstock dry embossed with my Darice - Flowers and Vines Pattern folder. The pink piece is actually a repurposed scrap from a beautiful envelope that once held a store-bought card from a friend. Way too pretty to toss!! I adore the colors and the gleam of the foiling! The flowers are Prima and Petaloo.  The snippet of lace and the sparkly rhinestone are from my stash.

Hope you enjoyed this pretty birthday card. I very much appreciate your visits and your sweet comments!!! Hope you are having a lovely week.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixie's Snippets Playground Week #257 - Use Snippets
2. Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge - November
3. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November Challenge - Anything Goes using Patterned Paper
4. Crafty Friends Challenge #45 - Use Flowers
5. Aud Sentiments Challenge #169 - Anything Goes + Sentiment
6. Mod Squad Challenge - Sparkle it Up
7. Crop Stop Linky Party #22 - Anything Goes use a brand CS carries (I used My Favorite Things dies and Distress Ink)
8. Love to Scrap Challenge #90 - Anything Goes


Alison59 said...

This is lovely and a great use of recycled papers too :-)

Alison59 said...

This is lovely and a great use of recycled papers too :-)

Peggy T. said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at the Mod Squad Challenge.

Peggy T.
DT Member

Di said...

Great upcycling Janis and such a lovely card. Really pretty.


Di xx

Elaine Stark said...

a lovely card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Wonderful CAS card! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Wendy L said...

This looks wonderful, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends, xxxxx

Liz said...

Lovely card, great upcycling! xx

Laura ElleBi said...

Love it!!!
Thanks for joining Crafty Friends
DT Laura

Karenladd said...

What a pretty card Janis! I found myself wondering how you made the background, so I'm glad that you always explain your process...instead of leaving me puzzled! The background reminds me of eyelet lace in lots of gorgeous colors, and the subtle stamping behind your sentiment is just the perfect touch. I'll have to remember this technique when I find that a sentiment alone is just too plain.

Teresa Doyle said...

Very nice Janis, love using pretty things that can be up-cycled too!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This has sort of a vintage feel to it. I love it.

Fiki said...

so nice card
lots of hugs

Stampsnob. said...

The two shade of pink are very interesting Very nice card....Lis

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Another lovely sketch card!

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… your card is lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘Blossoms’ challenge theme… hope you can join us for our next challenge and good luck in the draw.
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

D.Ann C said...

Pink, embossing, lace and flowers... such a delightfully feminine card!!