Monday, March 19, 2018

A Card of Encouragement...

Sometimes we all need a word of encouragement. I made this card recently for a dear friend, as he was going through a period of doubt. I hope that it lifts his spirits, as he treks along. 





This particular card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in size, a size I am quite fond of. 

The card has several layers, with a layer of black cardstock under each layer of patterned paper, for the technique I call "Blacked Out". 



I used Canary cardstock, and two of the patterned prints from the Stargazer Patterned Paper Packet by Close to my Heart. I love the colors of this paper, and it really does have such a versatile style. The darker blue paper, has several planets to include Saturn on it. The lighter colored paper has telescopes of various colors on it, along with mini Saturns.



The sentiment "The World Is Yours To Explore" is from the "A New Adventure" stamp set also by Close to my Heart. The sentiment is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, with Pacifica Ink used to distress the edges. The layered circle also contains two Bitty Sparkles.  

I also entered this card into a few challenges:

Pile It On! Challenge Blog - #140 Circles with optional bonus of Squares
Classic Design Team Blog- #23 Anything Goes 
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges - #11 Anything Goes 

18 comments:

  1. Great work! So glad you shared with us at Pause Dream Enjoy. Good luck hun, Jackie DT xx

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  2. Great card! Thanks for sharing at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.

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  3. Great card. Love the Design paper and your sentiment! Thank you for sharing it with us at Through the Craft Room Door.
    (Crafty hugs) Cara
    Through the Craft Room Door {Owner}
    TTCRD Challenge Blog
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

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  4. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jodie DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

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  5. Love this card would make a great male card Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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  6. This is just so beautiful. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "World Wide Open Design Team Challenge" and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT

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  7. Fab card, love the paper. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

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  8. Such a great card and I really like that sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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  9. What a la very thoughtful card you have made here which fits perfectly the Lemon Shortbread Monthly Challenge this fortnight. It is important to make and send these cards at times to keep people going through difficult times.
    Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Lemon Shortbread Design Team Member).

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