Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Grateful - Cardabilities #124

Hello, again! I was feeling in the mood to make a layered, softly-colored, shabby-chic card, and when I ran across the current sketch at Cardabilities, I knew it was a perfect inspiration that would be so much fun to play with.

Here's the finished card...

(and here's the inspiration sketch...)

This time, for a floral cluster, I used a couple mini gardenias, next to a small lily, and just a couple mini roses, all sitting inside a twine wreath (inspired by all those threads inside the circle on the sketch)...

and atop a chipboard heart and heart circle frame that are inked and coated with clear German glass glitter for a slightly sparkly, sugared look...

The sentiment, perfect for either a thank you card or friendship card, (because I like to leave my options open when I'm not making a card for a specific use at the time) is a Tim Holtz "Big Chat" sticker backed with chipboard for stability...

Patterned papers:   My Minds Eye Lost & Found "Heirloom"
Chipboard heart and frame:   Maya Road            Dies:   Sizzix "Flowers Branches & Leaves"
Flowers:   Wild Orchid Crafts              Pearls:   Recollections              Sentiment:   Tim Holtz "Big Chat"
Lace and pearl stem:   local craft store
Miscellaneous:   clear medium German glass glitter,  twine,  Liquitex Ink! acrylic inks - Carbon Black & Titanium White

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Oh this is simply gorgeous Kathy! Such lovely colours and just beautifully put together. x

  2. Oh this is so pretty, I love the soft colors, the flowers are lovely and the distressed edges look amazing.. and thanks for joining in with Cardabilities!

  3. WOW this is stunning! LOVE your choice of colors and theme! The distressing & layers are just perfect for this sketch! Well done! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Cardabilities! We hope you’ll join us again real soon! Good Luck!

  4. Очень красиво! Завораживает ;)

  5. amazing card! Thanks for joining in at Cardabilities! Good luck!

  6. This is such a gorgeous card... i love the papers, flowers and all the other little bits that you put on it :) And thank you so much for sharing it with all of us on the Cardabilties challenge this month too..

  7. My eye was immediately drawn to the sugar coated cookie-looking heart, yum! It looks real enough to eat. This is a great card with everything right going on. So glad you shared it with us at Cardabilities.


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