April 29, 2011


Seeing this week’s Waltzingmouse Stamps Challenge sketch, I knew that I wanted to play along. I had recently purchased the labels 14 stamp set on the PTI forum, and believed it would work well with the sketch along with some of the absolutely gorgeous Watercolor Bouquet patterned paper.

This thank you card is for my parents. They are always so supportive of me, even as my dad battles an increasingly aggressive cancer, that I wanted to send a note expressing my appreciation and love. I think this card is a lovely vehicle for those thoughts.

The patterned paper was embossed with a flourish.

It usually takes me so long to make a card that I will often make a second one. In this case, the second is a birthday card to put into my stash, which is currently low on birthday cards, this being the only one. Creative Buzz, my blogging group, is having our first theme party and this month’s theme is (surprise) birthdays. Please visit Anna’s blog for the post and share your birthday cards.


paper:  rustic white c/s (PTI); Watercolor Bouquet pp (K&Company)
stamps:  Rescue Remedies Additions and Holiday Label No 14 (WMS); Happy Greetings (Hero Arts)
ink:  sweet plum dye (Memento); rouge and pink pastel chalk (Colorsnap)
dies:  Labels Fourteen (Spellbinders)
extras:  Flourish Impressabilities (Spellbinders); lace (LSS); ribbon (Michael’s)


{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Oh this is so beautiful. Such lovely spring papers and those ribbons...gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge this week.

Kelly in Canada said...

Nancy, your card is gorgeous. The colours (just like spring lilacs) are just perfect and I love that you added lace and ribbons. I also think it is brilliant that you make two at a time...I think I am going to adopt that idea.

Jessie said...

What a great card Nancy! The ribbon is great! I love the colors! I hope to work on my cards this weekend! Thanks for all the nice comments! Have a wonderful weekend!

Tricia said...

OH both of your cards are so pretty and all the pretty layers. I like your idea os making two cards with the same design, I think I will have to use that tip.

Janelle said...

Such a beautiful card, Nancy. I'm sure your parents will enjoy it and, even more, will treasure the thoughts and love behind it. My prayers are with your dad in his fight and the rest of the family as they go through it with him.

Linda (LSN on SCS) said...

What beautiful cards (and way to already get a birthday card made for this months challenge)! Love the soft springy colors and the vintage feel each card has. Truly lovely!


Marybeth said...

Nancy this is so beautiful .I love the lace the ribbon ,the paper everything.