Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Stippled Blossom Thanks

Greetings, Stampers! Just a quick bit of news from New York... Things are improving a little, but in some ways getting worse. About 200,000 are still without power and heat, and the temperatures are dropping into the low 30s at night making for some chilly mornings. The gasoline crisis has actually become worse, not sure how that happened, and the anxiety is not bringing out the best in people. Red Cross has come to distribute some help, and we have the National Guard keeping some order, particularly at the gas stations. Please pray that we don't give hit with another bad storm tonight.

On a happier note... I have a project to share with you today that I made for two challenges. The color challenge is from Dynamic Duos, my favorite color challenge blog. Greens and pinks always make me think of flowers, which led me to chose the Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set for my card. 

The Paper Players challenge is a theme, "Give Thanks". How can I even begin to express my gratitude for the blessings in my life? I can't, but I can make a simple thank you card. I'm not sure who the recipient will be yet, there are so many deserving souls.

The Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set is a two step set, which I love. I 'stamped off' the ink for the first layer of each flower and leaf to create a lighter shade of the same color. The second layer was stamped with the same ink pad, full strength. Not sure what I mean about "layers"? Take a look at the images below and it should make more sense. 

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms, Sincere Salutations
Card Stock: Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple
Ink Pads: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green
Tools: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits
Accessories: Pearls, Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today!



Anonymous said...

Your card is beautiful. A really lovely interpretation for both challenges. Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos.

My prayers and thoughts are with everyone affected by hurricane Sandy!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Sandy! I love the texture. This is such a classy card. I will be keeping you in my thoughts...I'm glad you were able to find some creative time to play with the Players.

Annette P. said...

This card is simply gorgeous!!

Unknown said...

What an elegant card. Those flowers are beautiful and the addition of the texture is perfect. So glad you were able to join us at Dynamic Duos.

Unknown said...

Wow Sandy, such a beautiful, elegant card, those roses are just divine. Thanks for sharing your work at such a difficult time, and for joining us at Dynamic Duos.

D'Ann said...

This is such a beautiful card! I just got the stamp set today and now I know what I'm going to try first! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and fellow New Yorkers who were affected by the storm.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Very pretty, Sandy! Those flowers really pop with the color combo. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

Anne Marie Hile said...

Also, a big thank you for joining us at the Paper Players this week, as well! :)