Monday, May 14, 2012


I created this card for a couple in our church who will be celebrating their wedding anniversary on the 21st.  The image I used is called Kisses and is from The Paper Shelter.  The sketch I used is from this month's challenge at CLP Challenges.

I started with a 5 x 5 card base of aqua.  I added a piece of hawaiian orchid card stock just a little smaller than the card base. I added a strip of distressed orchid patterned paper to the bottom.  I cut a square out of aqua and added it to one side of the card.  I cut a strip of distressed aqua dotted patterned paper.  I punched a piece of white card stock using an eyelet lace border punch and added it to the back of the dotted paper.  I colored the image using crayola and prisma colored pencils.  I backed it in hawaiian orchid and then again in the distressed orchid patterned paper.  I cut 3 triangles out of white card stock and backed them in the distressed orchid patterned paper.  I stamped the letters L U V onto them and added them as a banner at the top corner.  I added white pearls to the upper corner and opposite bottom corner.  I also added 2 aqua paper roses to the corner of the image.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly: Cute Cute Cute

The Paper Shelter: Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T Challenge: Celebration

DYSU Challenge: Use A Flower

One Stitch At A Time: Use Your Favorites (pearls, flowers and punches)

Stamp With Fun: Wedding

CES Challenge: Anything Goes

Card Ingredients

The Paper Shelter Kisses Digital Stamp
Inkadinkado Alphabet Stamp Set
White Card Stock
DCWV Linen Closet Card Stock Stack ~ Pearlescent Aqua Card Stock
Coredinations Hawaiian Orchid Card Stock
My Minds Eye Totally Girl Paper Pad ~ Distressed Aqua Green Dot Patterned Paper
My Minds Eye Totally Girl Paper Pad ~ Distressed Orchid Patterned Paper
Queen & Company White Pearls
The Crafting Boutique Aqua Paper Roses
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border Punch
Crayola Color Pencils ~ Tan, Light Brown, Cool Gray
EK Success Color Pencils ~ Maroon
Prisma Color Pencils ~ Copenhagen Blue, Rose, White, Light Peach, Grass Green,
Light Aqua, Lilac, Magenta, Canary Yellow


Mary Jo said...

Oh so sweet! The banner is terrific and I adore that sweet image! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Susan Flynn said...

What an adorable image Mary, Paper Shelter are one of my favourites! Cute banner and love the colours. Thanks so much for joining us at Card Makin' Mamas for our Flowers Challenge hugs Susan x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really cute, love the banner!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Emma's Store for our last challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Josephine said...

Oh, this is so sweet!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Kathleen said...

fab card, sweet image. Thanks for joining us at the Paper shelter
Kat x

Aunty Sue said...

What a fab image and such a cute image. Thanks for sharing at CRAFT this week

Linda said...

Such a beautiful card.. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Shelter this week.. Hugs, Linda

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Don't forget to hop if you have not already, there are lots of prizes to win along the way, and another one if you form the sentence correctly at the end. We do hope you'll join in for our celebrations this week. They will be open till 6 pm GMT on Wednesday the 16th of March 2012 only!

Jo and Tigerlover.

carol said...

fab card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at CRAFT x carol

Deb said...

Super adorable image and such a great layout and colors, thanks so much for sharing with us at One Stitch at a Time this week, hope to see you again soon

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Mary, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Supercute card, such a cute image! Thanks for joining in with our use your favourites challenge over at OSAAT and good luck Julie