Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sometimes Life is a Pain in the Neck...


Today I have an encouragement card based on the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge #365. The elements are there, but when I placed the focal panel a little off-center as the sketch shows, it just had no balance, so I centered it instead. The background began with lots of 1" punched squares of a retired SU! dsp, all glued down in a patchwork pattern, then cut with a top note die. I embossed it afterward with a Cuttlebug decorative tiles ef. The sentiment panel was done with a SU! framelit die and Here for You" sentiment, and I edged it with a matching Copic to give it a bit more definition before adding some candi dots. The inside sentiment is "Hang in there." All the flowers were done with SU! punches in hello honey and coastal cabana cardstock, and I dotted the centers with a black glitter pen. The ribbon is from my stash, and the card base was die cut with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die.


                                          

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day whatever you do!

Carol

19 comments:

Wendy said...

Oh Carol, I am SO taken by your card today! I just love the colors and of course, the patchwork pattern of the Top Note die. I'm also loving all those gorgeous flowers! Wowzers! And yes, life can sometimes be a pain in the neck or other places too! LOL TFS this pretty card and I wish you a great day! :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Yes life is! Great color combo and the way the flowers just flow is wonderful. Very cool depiction of this sketch!

Melissa Craig said...

This is really pretty! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Donna Hanley said...

Very pretty card, Carol. Love the nice colors. Have a wonderful day.

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Carol, this is just gorgeous and I love the mustard and tal. This will also be perfect for one entry as an anything goes creation for our challenge below.
Hugs
Desíre
{ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Carol, a lovely colour combination.
Pauline
x

Stampsnob. said...

I love stitching on a card so this is a keeper for me Lis

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the colors and the feel to this card. It's been awhile since I finished off a quilted look card with embossing. I need to do that again soon since I'm on a kitty kick and kitties love quilts.

Liz said...

Super card, Carol. I love the patchwork die cut. xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

This very pretty card will bring someone much comfort, Carol! Great take on the sketch!! Hugs, Darnell

Patti said...

WOW Carol, you did an amazing job on this card! I love your embossed paper patchwork, that really makes it look quilted. Your colors and flowers are so pretty too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

A very beautiful and unique design :)

I wish you a pleasant weekend!!

scrAPpamondo said...

I always love your embossed patchwork patterns, and this isn't an excelption!! It looks fabulous. The top note die is just perfect to layer the other frame and make the sentiment pop out. Sweet flowers and lace! Another very pretty card from you!

*Vicki* said...

LOL!! That sentiment is too cute! :) I love your gorgeous quilt design along with the added texture of embossing it!! Really beautiful with the addition of the flowers too!! Nicely done! HUGS

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation here, love the stunning images and colours you use...xx {aNNie}

Debbie said...

Wow! Beautiful card! I love the patchwork!!!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie
Tuesday Morning Ssketches
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Wanda said...

Love this paper pack. I think I still have scraps in my stash. Fantastic usage of the 1" squares making patchwork. Great card, thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Gorgeous colors

Linda said...

Pretty card. Love the color combo.