Tuesday, September 20

Love is the flower of life (Post #4, Project #2, Card #1)

Wow, when one door closes, another door opens!!!  That is the feeling I have all over my being today as I just completed a second project for a few challenges.  I feel like I am on a roll and don't want to stop for fear that another door will close...LOL!  I am typically an optimistic person, but I struggle with the logical part of my brain more so than not.  And the logical side of my brain is screaming at me now...DON'T STOP.  You might not get another chance to craft away for the rest of the week if some odd problem comes whizzing by....LOL.

So with all of that being said, here is my 2nd project today.  I started with a sketch by Jennifer Shults at Deconstructing Jen and the rest of the elements for the other challenges were pulled in one by one.

I started with white card stock folded in half to measure 5 1/2" by 5 1/2".  Then I inked around the edges with my gray Studio G ink pad.  I picked my paper choices (pink stripes, black, and a gray/white damask print).  Because I wanted to flow of the entire card to be smooth, I decided to emboss the base and the black strip with a damask embossing folder in my Big Shot.  I then distressed the edges of my striped paper with sandpaper and inked all the others with the same gray ink as before.  I adhered a strip of white with black zigzag ribbon in the center of two strips of pink satin ribbon.  Then I used pop dots to give the card dimension on each layer.  I finished it off with a fussy cut digital sentiment which I acquired at Sentimental Sundays, a few white carnations, some bling and one single button (all from my stash).

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Anything Goes - #50 Anything Goes entry #2
Bearly Mine - #19 Button it Up entry #2
Deconstructing Jen - Sketch #19
Whimsical Wednesdays - #23 Just Because entry #2
C.R.A.F.T - #120 Recipe (2 ribbons, 1 circle, 3 squares)
Dutch Dare - #130 Monochromatic
Sentimental Sundays - #73 Monochromatic + sentiment
Creative Craft Challenge - Buttons and Bling entry #3

Back to the crafting table........toodles to all of you, my lovely friends!!!


  1. This is very pretty! I love the embossing you did and that sentiment is wonderful! Thanks for joining this week's Deconstructed Sketch!

  2. Very pretty.

    Carson's Creations

  3. pretty card jessica the papers are pretty i like the embossed background :) thanks for sharing over at whimsicalwednesdays :)

  4. Love the colors on this Jessica
    .The black button complements the card so well

  5. Beautiful card!

  6. Gorgeous card! I love the beautiful embossing :)

  7. Such a pretty card! I'm sure this picture doesn't do it justice! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

    Lisa SSDT

  8. Beautiful card! I love the embossing and flower! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  9. This is lovely.Thanks for joining us at CRAFT.
    Kelly GDT

  10. what a lovely card. Perfect for the challenge over at CCC, thanks for joining us and good luck.

    Elke XX

  11. Really lovely card, design is great. Thanks for joining us at Anything goes

  12. Your card is soo PRETTY with the great flowers and details,AMAZING!Thank you so much for playing aloug with us at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)

  13. Very pretty card, those carnations are lush! Great sentiment too. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes
    Hugs Kat

  14. Beautiful card. Nice flowers, sentiment, & design. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge.

  15. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine for our challenge and good luck. luv gina xx

  16. Gorgeous card, love those flowers. Thank you for sharing with us at Bearly Mine Challenges this time, good luck, hugs Jackie x

  17. This is gorgeous! :o) I opened it up and smiled! The embossing is gorgeous and I love all the layers you used! I love the ribbon, too.. and the sparkle and sentiment. Okay, all of it. :o) Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  18. Beautiful work!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sentimental Sunday's:-)

  19. lovley layout to your make

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

  20. Jess this card is stunning!!! OMG, the colors are perfect together, I love the flower, the embossed strip across the middle, and the pretty ribbon. Just perfect. Thank you for joining us over at Whimsical Wednesday. And thank you for picking up the blog hop badge:) Hugs!


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