Thursday, July 4, 2019

Thinking of You Friend

Hello there.  Happy 4th of July to our neighbours to the south.  I'm dropping in quickly to share a floral card I created for a friend who is facing some health challenges.


Stamped the Gina K Designs Peaceful Roses image in the botttom left corner of an A2 sized stitched rectangle panel die cut from X-press It cardstock.  Coloured the image with Copics then masked it before applying Scattered Straw distress ink with a blending brush for the background.  Placed a sun ray stencil over top and added more ink through the stencil, but kept it subtle.  I must admit, yellow is a tough colour to work with.


Big Friend Shadow from Simon Says Stamp was die cut from black cardstock and its shadow from vellum.  Heat embossed the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Jumbo Stripes with white embossing powder on a black strip.  Assembled the card on a white top folding card base. Added clear shimmer to the flowers, Crystal Glaze to the friend die-cut and a few clear sequins to finish.


Hope this surprise happy mail will brighten her day.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.





Challenges:
The Paper Players - #448 A Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge from Joanne   (floral, yellow, die-cut)
Cupcake Inspirations - #473 Shades of Yellow
Watercooler Wednesday - #228 Marsha's Feminine Anything Goes
The Flower Challenge - #34 Pretty Pastels

14 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty Trina, beautifully coloured and love the soft glow off the flowers :)

SD pooja said...

Lovely card with bright colors to perk your friend up !

Brenda in IN said...

This is lovely and it's bound to bring a smile to her face. Your coloring is beautiful and the shading really brings the flower to life.

Ann Schach said...

So clean and beautiful, Trina! Your coloring on the roses is perfect. I LOVE the shine on the flowers, and the subtle background behind the flowers. Your friend will love it! Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players!

Karen Brown said...

What a beautiful floral card! Your Copic coloring is lovely and the distress ink halo is quite complimentary. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty stamped image and one very beautiful card and love the yellow tones x

Susan said...

Lovely card to brighten your friend's day! Beautifully coloured roses and great blended background.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

A sweet card for your friend, best wishes for his health. Love your water colouring, so delicate and effective, and the big diecut sentiment!!
Have a lovely weekend!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Trina your roses with the sunburst behind are gorgeous - love the bold diecut sentiment detail too! Thanks for joining in with our tic-tac-toe challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

Bonnie said...

This is bound to brighten your friend's day, Trina! The yellow flowers and soft bit of color in the background are soothing as well as uplifting!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Lovely card to brighten your friend's day, Trina! Love the beautiful copic coloring and the subtle sunburst stenciling. The shine from the sequins, the shimmer spray, and the crystal glaze must be more gorgeous in real life.
Congrats on the recognition at The Paper Players!
Hideko xx

Loll said...

Gorgeous card that is sure to brighten your friend's day. I agree with you about yellow ... it is tough. I don't think I've ever used Scattered Straw DI before. It just sits getting dusty. I love the colour and how it works on your roses. So pretty. And the blending brush really adds a very soft background glow. I am having lots of fun playing with mine! :) xx

Indy's Designs said...

What a lovely card! Beautiful use of the color yellow! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us at Cupcake Inspirations!
Hugs,
Debbie

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card Trina, thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx