Friday, July 29, 2011

Dreamin' Card

Well...I think I have finally recovered from my whirlwind week in California. It took me a while to get over the jet lag, and I'm not sure that I'm completely recovered, but I am functioning again. Thanks to all of you who came along on the trip by following this blog. I've gotten so many nice comments from people who were following and I am so happy to hear that people were actually reading my posts :o)

I've gotten back to crafting this week and I have a card I can't wait to share with you! This card uses a lot of new product and I had so much fun making it for my mom to give to her pastor. This weekend will be his last service at their church, after 17 years as their minister. She wanted something special since there aren't many thank you cards for pastors. I'm sure he will be getting many duplicate cards, but I can guarantee this one will be one-of-a-kind!

I started with one of the new Kraft Die-Cut Cards (Z1474) from CTMH. I love the look and feel of these cards and know I will be stocking up on many more! Another new product I used on this card is the new Dreamin' paper pack (X7142B). I just love the new thicker paper, and the cool 'zip-strip' on the top of each page. I used this strip on the side flap and I think it just adds so much to the card. The stamped flowers and the interior sentiment are from the Treasure Life stamp set (#D1306). The "God Bless You" sentiment on the front is from the Card Chatter - Sympathy (D1476) set. I stamped the flowers using clear embossing powder on white daisy cardstock. Then I added color by sponging in honey ink over the flowers. I finished the image by sponging in chocolate around the edge of the flowers. The final touch was a series of Cream Opaques (Z1336) added to the scalloped edge. As always, feel free to click on each picture if you want to take a closer look. I absolutely love the look of this card and am so proud that I could give my mom something special for this wonderful man. Thanks for looking!

Card front

Card interior


Stephanie Marie Brown said...

Beautiful card Jolene! I love the resist technique! :)

Nancy said...

I know you sent this to my email, but I wanted to comment on it here. This card is absolutely GORGEOUS. I'm so proud to have you as my dl and friend. You create beautiful artwork!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jolene! This paper works well with the Kraft cards. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to get creating! Crystal

Sharli said...

Just beautiful - this is excellent work and will be treasured, I'm sure!

Creatique Candy said...

Oh breathtaking. I LOVE how you used this paperpack. I had to do a double take to make sure I wasn't dreaming. Such talent! Thank you for sharing.

Haley D. said...

Your card is gorgeous!