Friday, January 22, 2016

Thinking of You

My 89-yr old aunt was involved in a serious car crash as a passenger two days ago. She has undergone surgery for both a broken arm and a broken leg. Aunt Millie lives on the eastern seaboard so I will be unable to visit her from Arizona. Because she is going to have a lengthy recovery, I will be sending cards to cheer her.

I was inspired by two challenges:

1. Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge #118:
2. Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #229:

A panel of cardstock was decorated with three pieces of die cut cardstock. The alternating pieces were popped up with foam tape. The bird was stamped in the MISTI with Elegant Eggplant but was not purple enough to my liking so was stamped over with Amethyst ink. The bird was fussy cut, edge-sponged and adhered to the raised cardstock.

An envelope image was stamped in the MISTI, fussy cut and popped up, then adhered to the card. A heart was punched and stamped with Amethyst ink. Three candy dots were added to the bottom right corner. The panel was then adhered to a card base of Always Artichoke cardstock. The inside of the card was lined with a panel of Sahara Sand, stamped in the MISTI with a
verse in Always Artichoke and adhered. A leftover piece of die cut cardstock was used to decorate the inside.

Visit the blogs for SSC118 and HSSCC229.

Techniques: Stamping, sponging, fussy cutting, die cutting, punch cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:

Stamps: SU! Lovely Amazing You; Inkadinkadoo Birds & Bugs; Lil' Inker Greetings & Salutations (inside)
Inks: Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant; Ancient Page Amethyst
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke
Dies: Reverse Confetti "Doin' the Wave"
Punch: Itty Bitty Accents (Heart)
Misc.: Craft foam, Candy Dots


  1. What a beautiful card Melanie! I love the colors that you used and your little bird with the envelope is just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

  2. saying prayers for your aunt...beautiful card....she will surely enjoy it! so glad you played along with us at sunday stamps challenge!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  3. Sending love to your Aunt. This card is bound to sheer her up. She's lucky to have such a thoughtful niece. Love that you've decorated inside as well, really makes a card special. Thanks for playing along at HSS.

  4. My goodness, this is sure to brighten your aunts day! Here's hoping for a quick recovery for her! Thanks for sharing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  5. What a great card to cheer her up. I hope she has a speedy recovery. I am sure she will enjoy getting your cards. Thanks for playing with us at HSS!

  6. What a lovely card to send your aunt. I love the little bird carrying a message! Prayers to her for a speedy recovery! Thanks for playing the color combo at HSS! ~Erika

  7. What a fun card! I love the wavy layers and the pretty bird! Thanks for playing along at HSS!

  8. lovely birdie bring that letter
    and I love your color combo
    great using our sketch too
    beautifully made
    many thanks for joining with us at Sunday Stamps this time
    Monika (DT Member)

  9. Beautiful card Mel, love the colors and that bird has quite a flight for special delivery...this card will certainly cheer your Aunt up a little...hoping for a speedy recovery.