Friday, November 7, 2014

Cardabilities #110...Happy Everything...

TGIF! Don't you just love knowing the weekend is only one day away?

Today's card is an autumn-bright, shabby little number to end your week with a smile...

The larger pieces of background paper were accented this time using Dreamweavers's Studio 490 embossing paste and a damask stencil. This embossing paste used on its own leaves an almost transparent, shiny pattern once dry - as if you had used clear embossing powder over the design. Initially, I was going to leave it just the way it went on, but after applying the Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays on some of the areas of the front, I decided to run a very light coat of Vintage Photo Distress Ink over other parts of the design to emphasize it a bit more...

I found a beautiful and bright little flower stem in my stash, added a couple more individual striped flowers to it, a few light yellow and light brown roses, and finally a couple yellow stamen clusters...

The sentiment came from a couple different sentiment stamp phrases...a little mixing and matching makes for a perfect fit sometimes...

Patterned papers:   Prima Sunrise Sunset collection
Stencil:   The Crafters Workshop Mini Damask
Color sprays:   Lindy's Stamp Gang - Merry Go Round Green,  Bonjour Butter, and Bayou Boogie Gold
Flower stem and striped flowers:   Prima            Stamen clusters:   ChocolateLetters on Etsy
Roses:   Wild Orchid Crafts          Pearls:   Recollections            Lace:   local craft store
Sentiment stamps:   Fiskars ("happy");   Altenew ("everything")
Miscellaneous:   Studio 490 embossing paste,   cheesecloth,   Vintage Photo Distress Ink

My design is inspired by the current Cardabilities sketch, #110 ...

Thank you for popping in for a visit today...have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Beautiful card ! Thanks for joining in at Cardabilities:)

  2. Beautiful as always! It certainly made me smile! :-) x

  3. So pretty with all those flowers!

  4. Gorgeous card Kathy! Love all the layers, distressing and beautiful blossoms!

  5. Wow, Kathy!! Your design is absolute layer after layer of shabby beauty!! I love the way you incorporated mixed media elements with your signature style. It is perfectly composed and the floral spray is the icing on the cake! I love visiting your blog. I like to make a cup of tea and get in my coziest chair so I can relax and take my time soaking in the inspiration. I want to scrap-lift. There....I've admitted it:-))

  6. HI Kathy! OooH this is once again so GORGEOUS! I love these colors and all those beautiful flowers .. it's absolutely STUNNING like always!!!!!!!!!!

    I hope all is well .. and hope you are having a beautiful weekend! :)

    Sending my biggest hugs,

  7. Beautiful card - love all that layering. Thank you for playing along with us at Cardabilities.

  8. Fabulous card :) I love mixed media background and this gazue! I love the colors! :)))
    Thank you for joining us at Cardabilities :)

  9. OMG, your card is fabulous! Wonderful colours, so pretty flowers! Love it!


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