Monday, November 11, 2019

Thinking of You

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm interrupting my month of holiday cards to share some "thinking of you" cards that I made for my mom.  She usually requests either sympathy or thinking of you as those are the two she seems to use the most.

I made a number of cards, but I'll share just five here today.  I like to make them all different so I played around with techniques that aren't my usual style; it's a great way to just have fun!

Card 1
For the first one, I used an older wood-mounted stamp.  I heat-embossed the rose (The Artful Stamper) in silver on patterned vellum and coloured the reverse side with markers.  I stamped the sentiment in black and added a few black gems.

With Card 1, I would like to support the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Thinking of You 1/5
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Thinking of You 1/5
Stempelgarden Favourite Stamp (for "thinking of you" it is a flower) 1E
The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC N619 ~ Frame It 1/3

Card 2
For card 2, I created an inky background with my Distress Oxides and used some dies from Simon Says Stamp (Stitched Rectangle and Sweet Tulip). I stamped the sentiment in black and added some pink sequins.

With Card 2, I would like to support the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Thinking of You 2/5
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Thinking of You 2/5

Card 3
For my third card, I tried some collage.  This is really not my style, but I love trying new things.  For the background, I tore strips of patterned paper, book paper, music paper, etc.  The bird and mushrooms are vellum stickers.  I used a framed label for the stamped sentiment.  The label was part of a free download from a member of the Printables for your Junk Journaling with TLC facebook group (Mary Walden, thank you).

With Card 3, I would like to support the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Thinking of You 3/5
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Thinking of You 3/5

Card 4
For card 4, I used stamps and a butterfly sticker.  The flower is Stampendous Agapanthus cluster (mine is an older wood-mounted rubber stamp).  I stamped the sentiment in red and added a butterfly sticker (Dollarama), and three black gems.

With Card 4, I would like to support the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Thinking of You 4/5
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Thinking of You 4/5
The Crafter's Cafe Insects/Butterflies 2/5 C11

Card 5
For my fifth card, I used a die-cut sentiment (Altenew) and the eclipse technique.  The background was made with my Distress Oxides. To embellish, I added some white butterfly stickers (Dollarama) and some purple sequins.

With Card 5, I would like to support the following challenges:
Butterfly Challenge Spin the Butterfly Wheel with O (I went with orchid) 2/3
Simon Says Stamp Monday Thinking of You 5/5
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Thinking of You 5/5
The Crafter's Cafe Insects/Butterflies 3/5 C11

Thank you for looking at my cards! Wishing you a joyful day!


Scrapper69 said...

They are ALL stunning!!!! I love how they are all so different! Beautiful work as always!


Suzanne Harkinson said...

I agree with Scrapper69 - all your work is beautiful. I love how you know how to mix and match patterns.

Mrs A. said...

Kitty these are all so pretty and perfect for the Two themes your Mum wanted. I love the last one you have used to come and spin the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

New Creations said...

So many arrays of beautiful cards Kitty!
I love the soft-touch BG vellum with a beautiful rose and all are just amazing, so much to see your creativity always!
Sending love

Lisa Lynn said...

WOW these are all beautiful thinking of you cards for your Mom. Great designs. You have such a wonderful variety of styles and colors.

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful thinking of you cards, U have that rose stamp for the first card and you did a gorgeous job with the vellum. All the cards are beautiful I keep trying to do a collage but I'm as challenge at collages as I am sequins. Your mom will be happy with them.

Fikreta said...

these cards are so pretty!

cass said...

All the cards are beautiful. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Travel or Insects" challenge.

Mia said...

What a fabulous collection of cards, my friend!!!
And with my DT hat on:
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at The Crafter’s Cafe. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Mia {My Blog}

terrie said...

Very nice cards for your Mom and you did a great job with so many layout..
Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards.

Becca Sadler said...

The FAB five!!! Terrific cards!! And thanks for linking 2 of them to TCCC blog this past fortnight!! Becca/DT

Aimeslee Winans said...

All your cards are lovely, but my faves are #3 and #5. Love what you did with that vintage collage, and then the raised inlaid die cut sentiment. xoxo

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow!! You have been so busy!! Five cards, and all so beautiful and different one by the others!! LOVE them all and especially your collage one, it has a gorgeous vintage feel! Your work outside your comfort zone has had a fabulous result!
Congrats for your cards picked at Butterfly challenge! :D I can see that one is the last of the show! Fabulous eclipse technique and background!!

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge

Terri Winske said...

All your cards are very pretty. I love the white die cut on the soft orange and pink background - it really pops! Thank you for sharing these at PIP Challenges!

Claudia said...

Oh, yes, a rose can be really a favourite stamps, as you can use it for so many occasions. You made such a wonderful card with it.

Thank you very much for joining us at the Stempelgarten Challenge.

Hugs and good luck
DT Stempelgarten challenge

Heather said...

Oooo . . . these are all so pretty!! Sometimes it's fun to play with new techniques and come out with something you like and would do again! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built. (Sorry you had trouble with the linky.)