Monday, April 4, 2016

Keep Shining

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all had a good weekend. Mine was good and relaxing, and I even survived driving lessons with my teenage daughter and except for a near run in with a mailbox, she did ok! A few more lessons in empty parking lots may be in order before we get her out of the road with traffic! Still, it's a milestone I've been both dreading and looking forward to as a parent.

Anyhow, I digress. Let's get to today's card, shall we?

I noticed that lately I've been doing a lot of inking and coloring; but haven't really delved into my pattern papers in a really long time. So, I decided to break out my box of 6x6 paper pads and see what I could use. Now, full disclaimer here, my patterned paper box is a whole hodge lodge of whole
sheets, scraps big and small, so I'm not going to tell you from where these specific pieces I used on the front of the card came because honestly...I really don't know! I just rifled through and found things that I thought looked pretty decent together.

I was also able to use my new Rise Above stamp set from Verve Stamp. I think this "Keep Shining" sentiment is such a great and versatile sentiment. It can be used for encouragement or congratulations or just a general "you're awesome" sentiment. In keeping with the sentiment, I added some stickles around the circle. Here's an up close picture of the center of the card so you can see the sparkles and that I wanted to add some dimension to the center and to kind of curl up the edges of the center die cut.

That's all for me today. I'll be back on Wednesday with another card to share. Thanks for visiting with me and have a GREAT day!


1. Glitter N Sparkle: Use a punch/Die Cut. I used the coordinating die for the center circle 
2. Crafty Calendar Challenge: Anything Goes
3.Crafty Friends Challenge: Anything Goes
4. Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
5. Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
6. Our Crafty Corner: Anything Goes

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110lb, various pattern papers
Stamps: "Rise Above" Verve with coordinating Die Cuts
Ink: Wild Honey Distress ink, Audrey Blue (Simon Says Stamp) 


Unknown said...

Hi - what a great card. Love the patterned papers you've used. Glad you survived the driving!
Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
Bev (DT) x

Leslie said...

Fabulous project with so many wonderful details! Thanks so much for sharing your project with us in the Crafty Friends "Anything Goes" challenge!
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