Friday, August 30, 2013

Heartfelt Wishes...

Wow...Friday already, and almost the last day of August!  Here in the U.S., we're getting ready for a 3-day holiday weekend...the last of the summer.  We have a big block party scheduled this weekend in our neighborhood to celebrate the end of summer (although the crowd does seem smaller these days as so many of the young people who grew up here are now away at college, or moved on with young families of their own).

Today's card is an A2 size (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") but the sentiment block extends over the edge on the right side, so it will need to be mailed in an envelope normally meant for a 5" x 7" card.  But that's not unusual. I often have to mail my cards in envelopes that are one size larger, since there's so much dimension on them.  Yes, all that dimension costs a little more in postage, but I reason if the person is special enough for me to make a handmade card for them, they're special enough for the few extra cents it costs to mail it to them. :)

So here's a shabby and sassy little number to end the week on...

The cheesecloth under the floral cluster is colored a very pale pink using a spritzer filled with Spun Sugar Distress Ink. I almost didn't purchase the bundle of the pink and plum stamens...wondered if I'd get enough use out of them. I'm sure happy I hit that "buy" button now, LOL.  They were the perfect fit for this card...

The Maya Road chipboard heart was painted white, distressed with a few swipes of Gingerbread VersaMagic ink, then coated with clear German glass glitter for just a subtle hint of sparkle...

I love using pearl sprays (you can usually find them in the wedding section of large craft stores).  They're just the ticket when you want a light touch of gems to cover a large area, and when adhesive-backed pearl flourishes seem too "heavy" looking...

Patterned papers:   Prima Botanical collection (pink text);   My Minds Eye Miss Caroline/Fiddlesticks collection (gold stripe);   
Authentique Cherish collection (tan rose print)
Chipboard heart:   Maya Road          Sentiment stamp:   Hero Arts          Die:   Sizzix Flowers Branches & Leaves
Roses:   Wild Orchid Crafts          Stamens:   ChocolateLetters on Etsy          Pearl spray and lace:   local craft store
Pearls:   Recollections          Miscellaneous:   cheesecloth (dyed)

Thanks so much for visiting today...have a great weekend!


  1. A very beautiful card Kathy, your design and colours are lovely as are your embellishments.
    Have a great holiday weekend, Kate X

  2. Beautiful creation as always Kathy x

  3. Another wonderful card, love the pops of pink!

  4. What a gorgeous card. You allways make the prettiest and most beautiful creations and I find a lot of inspiration here. Thank you so much!

  5. Beautiful card Kathy! I could spend hours here just looking at your stunning work:)..
    Hope you are enjoying your holiday week-end:)
    Marjorie xx

  6. Your card is so beautiful! As is each and every post I have looked at on your beautiful blog! I so enjoy my visits here!
    :) Jill


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