Hello... finally got a chance to make a card today that was just for fun and for a few challenges. I have been busy making things the last few days, but nothing that I can share... at least not yet.
Anyway, I recently got a JustRite Stamps cling set called Vintage Oval Labels and had been wanting to find the right set of challenges to come along so I could make something with the set. The title of my post comes from one of the sentiments in the set "best friends forever". Those challenges arrived when I saw the current JustRite Friday challenge
and the current color challenge from CR84FN
. Because the JustRite challenge is a sketch and I had an idea as to what to do I thought everything would just fall into place, but it didn't. I struggled all afternoon and into the evening (taking a break to make dinner and watch my little guy do some "scootering" as he calls it) before I finally got a card I was reasonably happy with and here it is:
Because I was struggling so much I just kept things as simple as I could. I flipped the sketch on it's side because it just worked better for me. A rolled rose was made with some grey felt and the medium rolled rose die from My Favorite Things. Those dies are the neatest things. I just saw that they have a new one that makes rolled daisies which looks pretty cool. To add some interest to the grey paper I ran it through the Big Shot in the Swiss Dot embossing folder. And, of course, I had to put some ribbon on the card. I fiddled (as usual) with the bow for the longest time to get it just right because if the bow ain't right then momma ain't happy... I'm also going to put this card into the current Flourishes
challenge of anything goes.
Thanks for taking a peek...
Is this a little bit of Shabby that I see Rosie? I think you struggled because it is out of your comfort zone, it is a great card, the frame stamp is gorgeous and you have made the bow so well.
I am going CAS and you are trying Shabby, what a laugh, but we will benefit from this BIG time as we progress.
Very pretty card Rosemary.
LOVE your new stamps and the bow is PERFECT! PRETTY card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!
Love your card - so much texture and I love the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!
This is such a lovely card Rosemary. Love how you used the colors.
stunning! Good luck with the challenge and can't wait to see what ya been making........
Beautiful card, Rosemary! I love the way you have used the challenge colours! The distressed sentiment panel is gorgeous and your bow and flower are just perfect!
So pretty, Rosie! You always make such perfect bows! Beautiful card!
This is really pretty! I like the colour combo, and you did a good job with the distressing on the edges. HOpe you are doing well :-)
Very nice! I combined those challenges too...love the colors!
Very pretty!! And, I know what you mean about the bow. I usually work with bows longer than anything...got to be just right.
Aww this is stunning Rosemary, I love the vintage look and you've used the colours brilliantly, worth spending a lot of time on it, paid off didn't it? I think so! :0) xxx
Gorgeous card Rosemary! Great way to showcase that beautiful JR stamp and love the crocheted flower! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN and JustRite :)
Beautiful design! Thanks for joining us for Timeless Tuesday!
Pretty card, I love the color scheme.
There is nothing wrong with this card at all Rosemary! I love that vintage oval label! And is that cardstock Rustic cream, it's such a beautiful shade! Stunning!
Beautiful vintage card - I love the label, the embossing, the ribbons, everything - so much details and the card still looks simple. Very elegant.
Great card and lovely colours!
Greets from Christine
What if I just wrote:
'Cause darlin, this CARD has left me speechless! I LOVE IT! You captured SUCH an almost HISTORICAL vintage look, and I FEEL the magic! It's AMAZING! BRAVO, sweet one!
Rosemary, this is beautiful! Love that frame design and image! Lovely card and detailing! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC Challenge!
Beautiful card! I love this color combo!
LOVE that frame! Pretty embossing and bow! I don't see any signs of a 'struggle' here! :)
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