Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Blessings and a Card

Blessed Good Friday wishes to all who celebrate! There will be no family time for us this Easter weekend as I’m still fighting this virus and sharing it with those I love will not be appreciated.

Last weekend we had snow; this weekend Joe cut the grass. I hope once spring comes, it stays on a more normal course and summer does the same. So far April has been very wet!!! I hope it brings May flowers!

Today’s card meets the requirements for these blog challenges.

This is one of the cards I made as a possible card for my daughter’s birthday; but didn’t choose it for her in the end. As I look at it again, I’m pretty sure she would have liked it. Too late now but she did like the one I sent her so that’s good.


The background started out as a piece of white cardstock and various colours of Distress Inks were sponged on. Then I die cut the flower from it using a Die-Namites die; then die cut just the flower from hot pink cardstock; then the leaves and stems from green cardstock. The flower portion of the die was then used as a embosser using pink cardstock. The textured pink cardstock was glued behind the area where the flower was die cut from the background and then the hot pink flower petals were glued down. Because the light pink was embossed with the die, it fit together just fine. Love this look. Then the greenery was glued down. The largest leaf on the left side has an open cut so it was backed with another piece of green. It looked odd being without something behind it when inlaid. Once everything was inlaid in place water was splashed on to create those lovely textured blooms...they remind me of rain drops. The sentiment is a peel-off.

That’s all for a cool but sunny Good Friday, April 14, 2017. More rain predicted for this weekend so I’ll be grounded again.



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nancy littrell said...

Such a beautiful DI sponged background for your pretty inlaid hydrangea. TFS Violet and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs...

Loll said...

Really beautiful card, Violet. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Borqna said...

Fantastic card, Violet! Lovely design - bravo!
Thank you very much for coming
Good luck!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny DT for
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ike said...

Super backing on there and a very pretty card :-)
Thank you very much for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES :-)

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jinxxxygirl said...

I'm so sorry i've been MIA for a little while... Spring is here and that means yard work along with working on the house and we are stretched a little thin...LOVE your card...all the detail on the flower. I recently played with a background with Gelatos. Lots of fun... I have a couple Distressed Ink pads... a yellow and a blue i think.. haven't played with them much.... Have a happy Easter Violet. We won't be doing anything... cooking out on the grill today but Sunday nothing.. Hugs! deb

Leisanne said...

Great card. I love the colors, they are so bright and uplifting.
I'm in London Ontario and I can relate to the weather. It has been a strange start to Spring, hasn't it?
Happy Easter, and I hope you are feeling better soon.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful, bright pink flower, Violet! I love the different shades of pink! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up! Hope you're feeling well soon. Those viruses are no fun!

Susan said...

Lovely colours on the background piece, and a beautiful vibrant flower! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

Sall said...

WOW that background is awesome, I LOVE it! Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the background!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
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Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

great background and a lovely card, anyone would love to receive this card
thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers
Barb Housner (DT)

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