Monday, August 10, 2015

Stronger Than You Think Card


Good day! My mojo has been running a little low lately so this afternoon I embraced the sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary. I also took inspiration from their Saturday Blog Hop featuring the color Mint Macaron.

Here is the sketch:



All supplies used to create this Stronger Than You Think Card are by Stampin' Up! Here is the list:
  • Paper: Mint Macaron, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock. Patterned paper from the Stacked with Love paper stack.
  • Stamps: Birthday Blossoms, Heartfelt Sympathy and Papillon Potpourri.
  • Inks: Mint Macaron, Memento Black and VersaMark.
  • Other Stuff: Clear emboss powder, heat gun, bitty butterfly punch, silver glimmer paper, circle punches, basic rhinestones and silver sequins. 
I pretty much followed the sketch using the above supplies. The one detail that may need explanation is the Whisper White background panel. It was stamped using the Birthday Blossoms stamp set and heat embossed with clear emboss powder. Then I used a Q-Tip to delicately add Mint Macaroon ink into the flowers. I debated about leaving the flowers white but they really didn't show up that much, so I took a chance on this approach. What do you think?  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

9 comments:

  1. What a pretty and uplifting card of encouragement! The black elements add a nice contrast to the cool mint color, soft images, and flowery greeting. Great card! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  2. So lovely! I love the smudgy flower background with the greeting panel and black DSP. The glimmer around the butterfly circle is so pretty, too! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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  3. This is a very pretty card with a sweet sentiment. Your color choice is wonderful too! Great idea using the Q-tip for the coloring. Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  4. Well Andrea I think your mojo is well and truly back - this card is gorgeous! Such an uplifting sentiment and the mint looks so delicate with the black and white. I just love that background paper pattern you created too - just so very pretty! Thanks for joining us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week.

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  5. This card would be perfect for a co-worker of mine -- I really like the sentiment and the design is so soothing it goes great with the sentiment. Very pretty total effect!

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  6. What a beautiful card! I really like how you embossed and sponged the background...really pretty!
    Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week. :)

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  7. Oh how beautiful! I love the hint of mint and that little bit of glimmer in there! Just a wonderful card! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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  8. Wow, I love your card! The soft background and the black dsp really make the design and card just pop!! This color scheme and the sentiment are beautiful together! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  9. Oh my! That patterned background paper is gorgeous! The butterfly and the sentiment compliment each other beautifully as well! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

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