Monday, August 13, 2018
Floral Greetings- Sending Prayers
I apologize for not posting any cards in over a month (although this was my first real "break" since I started my blog in August 2010 :-)). I have been creating and will be sharing several cards in the next week or so.
We have been so busy this past late spring/summer with doctors appointments, hubby's bladder cancer treatments and re-organization of my craft room!
I wanted to share that we received some great news recently and are praising the Lord! He answered our prayers and my hubby, Dave's bladder cancer biopsy showed that, at this present time, there are no remaining cancer cells!
Dave will have to receive another cysto procedure in a few months to make sure that the bladder cancer chemo treatments remain successful, but for now, he is not undergoing any chemo or other treatments- yea!! Also, we will know more about his WM status (non-Hodgkins lymphoma) in September.
In between all of the craziness, as I mentioned, I have been doing a massive re-organization of my craft room. It still needs a lot of work- for me, this is a never ending process! I had fun exploring and finding some "unloved" items- Dave mentioned that it must be like Christmas, finding things that I had forgotten about- lol! He was right :-)
This card was designed using the Floral Greetings stamp set from
be participating in the Dragonfly Journeys #124 Flower Power Challenge and the Word Art Wednesday #346-#347“Anything Goes” Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or the / yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the large floral image twice from Floral Greetings with arch
2). Die cut a piece of white cardstock with a stitched oval die and a piece of designer paper (not sure of the manufacturer) with a stitched rectangle die.
3). Add a piece of white crochet lace horizontally to the die cut designer paper. Add a piece of retired 5/8” Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon over the top edge of the lace and two pieces of ¼” Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon for the vertical panels of the sketch.
4). Mount the layered ribbon/lace panel to the white card base. Add the oval die cut with dimensional foam and layer the flowers over the die cut.
5). De-static a piece of black cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from Floral Greetings with Versamark™ ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. Trim the panel and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.
6). To finish off the card, add a few pearls to the corners and use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the flowers.
Stamp Sets: Floral Greetings
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™, Stampin’ Write Markers- Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Garden Green; Zig® Clean Color Markers- Green; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen
Cardstock/Designer Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, misc. designer paper- not sure of manufacturer
Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT Dies- Stitched A2 Rectangle Set 1, Stitched Oval; Embossing Buddy®, Clear and White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 5/8” Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon, ¼” Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon, White Crochet Lace
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I hope you all of you are having a fabulous summer and will visit again soon!