Monday, June 6, 2011

Thinking of You

Hey y'all! As I type up my blog post, I'm listening to the raindrops falling and the thunder rolling in the background. That's awesome because we have really been needing some rain here! I got so excited that I put my hanging baskets and potted plants out in the yard so they could soak it all up! :)

Today's card is a simple one for a young soldier who was wounded overseas. It's always hard for me to make masculine know I'm just aching to stick a big bow on here!  I used Stitched Swirls Heart - a recent release from Meljen's Designs. These papers, some of my favorites, are from the Old Glory collection by We R Memory Keepers.

I set out to follow this week's Sweet Stop Sketch - SSS111, but I wound up flipping the layout around. I kept all of the elements the same....just put them in different places! Do you ever do that? I cut out my image with Classic Circle Nestabilities and colored it with Copic markers. I actually printed my image three times so that I could do some layering. I should've taken a sideview photo so you could see all the dimension this card has! I cut out the ribbon and popped it up with foam tape and then did the same thing with the star. This is something I've started doing lately, and I really love that extra "pop" that it gives to a card.

I embossed the red strip with the Polka Dots embossing folder. For the cream strip, I just typed "thinking of you" on the computer and printed that out. Then, I punched it with my Fiskars Apron Lace border punch. I added a blue ribbon and some red Twinkles to finish it off.

Well, that's it for me today! I have a to-do list a foot long of things that I need to get done, so I better get to it. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Cardstock: Kraft (Papertrey Ink), Prism, Choice Buttercream (Taylored Expressions)
Patterned Paper: Old Glory by We R Memory Keepers
Stamps: Stitched Swirls Heart by Meljen's Designs, sentiment (computer-generated)
Ink: Copic markers
Embellishments: Twinkles, Yellow Stickles, ribbon, foam tape
Tools: Fiskars Apron Lace border punch, Cuttlebug, Polka Dots embossing folder, Classic Circle Nestabilities, Scalloped Circles Nestabilities


  1. It's perfect Candace! Love that patterned paper. Thanks for playing the sweet stop sketch.

  2. I love this Candance! It is a wonderful get well/thinking of you card. I love the patriotic theme.


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