a creative mind at work in the deep dark basement

Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Cheerful Friend...


As soon as I saw this weeks color combination over at CR84FN, I wanted to sit right down and stamp.  I had a bunch of cards that needed to be done and this was one on my list for a dear friend who is going through a lot right now.  

I love this beaded circle die, it's so very cool-it would actually make a great "sun".  I started off with inspiration from the Viva La Verve Sketch for week 3 of July but kind of tweaked a little along the way.


I wanted to really stress in my card how I remember being with my friend, we live on opposite coasts and I don't see her often.  Since she is going through so much, she hasn't even been stamping at all either.  I love the Text Objects set from Verve Stamps for this reason, it's such a versatile set.  I picked the background border stamp and stamped it over my circle and then used the stitch stamp to border it and really make it the focal point on the circle.


I used my sewing machine to sew all my panels on and then added some mini rhinestones around all the beaded circle edges.  I stamped my sentiment directly on my patterned paper.

Hope my friend will like her card when she receives it.

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Card details:
Stamps: Text Objects from Verve Stamps
Cardstock: Lavendar Moon, Certainly Celery, Going Gray, Blanc Check and Basic Grey Cappella
Inks: Such a Gray-cious Host
Embellishments: mini rhinestones, Janome Sewing, Circle and Beaded Circle Spellbinders Nestabilities

9 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Lovely card Kim! Your stitching looks fabulous and I love the shimmery rhinestones! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

fatmonica said...

It's lovely!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE all of the stitching and the bling! She will really appreciate this card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Kaz said...

This is such a beautiful card Kim, I'm sure it's been very well received x

*Vicki* said...

Really gorgeous Kim!! Love the stitching details here!! ;)

Andrea M said...

Beautiful card Kim!!! Love the patterned papers stitched together!!! So gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!!

Lisa said...

Pretty card ~ what a fun die cut and your stitching is wonderful!

MTNestor said...

Kim,
I love the way you did your stitching on your card. Very pretty card.

Penny N.

Debgem said...

This is brilliant - I adore the stitched detail and a wonderful verse too. Your friend will love it. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

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