Hi all you wonderful crafters/readers out there!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. It is 107 in LA area today and a good day to stay inside with the air conditioner. I hope you are all staying cool this summer with all these record breaking temperatures!!
CTMH has just started their yearly Convention in Dallas, TX and I just got my first look at the new Idea Book. Awesome new products!! The new Autumn/Winter Idea Books will be available here online to view August 1, 2012. I can't wait for you to see all the new products and the great specials we will be having. We have a new Cricut Artiste Cartridge coming out; which I can't wait to buy!! It has 700 images just like our Art Philosophy Cartridge. They have a line of new markers and new papers, new stamp sets and so much more!! Can't wait to share them with you!! Pre-order from me now and get free shipping!! Comes out August 1, 2012!
Our team - The Damask Diva's are going to have a blog hop on the 1st of each month to show the new products and our beautiful creations; so stay tuned. Our first blog hop is scheduled for Wednesday, August 1st; so be sure to check back here to follow our creations with the new products.
I created this card using a Bugaboo Digi Stamp and CTMH Florentine Paper Packet following Mojo Monday 249 sketch. I am using this card as a Sympathy card; but it could be used for any kind of encouragement card. I stamped two sentiments inside using CTMH "Card Chatter - Sympathy" and CTMH "4 My Friend" stamp set as well. I like combining the stamp sets to give you several sentiments in one card. I love all the digi stamps with our wonderful CTMH paper packets and combining them with our CTMH stamp sets as well. They make a great combination.
Inside of Card - Using both CTMH "Card Chatter - Sympathy" and CTMH "4 My Friend" stamp sets
I used the Florentine Paper Packet and one of the strips found in the packet as well to create the inside of this card. The paper is actually darker in spots where there is writing on it. I used CTMH Olive ink for the sentiments.
I really enjoy following sketches and I love Mojo Monday. I try to use their sketches as often as I can. Drop over to their website and check out the beautiful creations by other crafters. Make It Monday is another great challenge blog; which has a huge number of entries for you to view each week, as well. All the challenge blogs are a great place to see awesome creations every week; so stop in and check them out. See the list below and just click on the links.
Don't forget to check out my Virtual Card Club where everything is sent to your home to create beautiful cards. Tell your friends or give it as a gift for someone you love. They will be thrilled. Check out the details under the Virtual Card Club tab at the top of the page. Here is a picture of the first 4 cards created for my card club. Email me at: email@example.com to join today!!
Supplies used for this card:
Card Base - 5 x 6 1/2 card
Paper (Same weight as card stock)- Florentine Paper Packet with border from same packet
Card Stock for sentiment square - CTMH Brown Bag from same paper packet
Digital Stamp - Bugaboo Stamps - Faith Block
Ink for inside card - CTMH Olive
Bling - CTMH 3-D foam tape
Bling - Want2scrap.com
Adhesive - Tombow Adhesive
I used Prang Colored pencils to color the flowers and butterflies. I combined several different colors to get a color as close to the main paper color as I could.
Green leaves and vines:
Blues - not sure which shades I used on the butterflies. It was several together. I forgot and put them away before I wrote them down. Sorry.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday - Sketch # 249
Make It Monday - MIM # 97 - Bugaboo Stamps
Crafty Bloggers Network - Challenge No 1 - Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge - Challenge # 4 - Winged Things
Incy Wincy Designs - Summertime
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Challenge # 18 - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - Summer Blooms
Southern Girls Challenge - Challenge # 48 - Pearls
Jackson's Digital Expression - Anything Goes Challenge # 12 - with Color option
Loves Rubber Stamps - Challenge # 8 - Sweet Summer Days
Colour Q - Challenge # 145 ( I think mine are pretty close to same colors.)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Challenge # 29 - "Sea of Love"
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Challenge # 168 - Inside Out
Flourishes - Timeless Tuesday # 177 - Use A Sentiment As The Main Focus
Paper Time Tuesday - PTT # 76 - Let's Get Punchy
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge # 106 - Hot Colors
Twisted Tuesday - 2TC14 - A Holiday Pick Two - Yellow (golden yellow) and Diecut
365 Cards - Day 131 - 3 - 2 - 1; 3 embellishments, 2 patterned papers, 1 stamp
Crafty Boots Challenges - Bingo - Green, Pearls and yellow
Heart 2 Heart - A Geometric Challenge - Line, Line, Circle, Square
Lexi's Creations - Challenge # 69 - For A Friend
Catch The Bug - July's Anything Goes Challenge
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge - Challenge # 16 - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Friday's - # 66 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Layered
Stampin Sisters In Christ - Challenge #147
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge # 36
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