Thursday, August 28, 2014

PPA Challenge



I want to start out this post by wishing my son, Michael a happy 16th birthday! I know everyone says this, but wow, time does fly. As with any parent/child relationship, we've had our ups and downs, but the downs have been few. Michael is a wonderful young man and I am very proud of him and all he has accomplished to this point.

So, on to the challenge. Well, last week I talked about how the sketches usually challenge me. This one, took one look and as my sister says, there it was, done.

 I made an anniversary card a few weeks ago and pulled out my old Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set (it's the flower thing again, I just can't seem to let them go!). As I finished that card, I thought - hmmm, this stamp is calling for Blendabilities! I heat embossed the image in white onto Whisper White and went to work, coloring one petal at a time with Cherry Cobbler. When I completed all the petals, I went over the entire image, including the white embossing, with the lightest color then promptly set it aside waiting for just the right spot for it. I never thought is would come so soon!



I've not yet added anything to the inside; this card could be used for so many occasions - it may not be the only one like this that I end up making! I hope you enjoy it enough to want to play along with the Pals! Please leave a comment, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Until next time, take gentle care,

Recipe:
Paper: Brushed Gold, Basic Black, Cherry
       Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, lightest shade of Old Olive Blendabilities         
Stamps: En Francois (retired), Fifth Avenue Floral (retired), Stippled Blossoms
Accessories: Embossing Buddy, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

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5 comments:

  1. I can't seem to let my flower ones go, either! Though I did put this one up on eBay because it was so popular and it hasn't sold... that may be a sign I should keep it ;)

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  2. Love your card and that floral stamp set...just sold mine. But probably will never sell my background stamp! Thanks for playing along with the Pals sketch this week!

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  3. Beautiful Sue! You're blending is perfect and soft. Thank you for playing PPA217 with us this week!

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  4. Just beautiful!! Fabulous job!!! Thank you for playing with the Pals Paper Arts this week!!

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  5. Gorgeous card Sue! That background is so pretty with your flower. Thanks for playing with the PPA this week!

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