"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do." ~Mother Teresa

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

True Friends are Hard to Find!

Hello there friends!  Hope you are all doing well!
It's been a while since I've last posted, but I'm back to share some creations that I've been working on and there will be something exciting coming your way next week...see below for details!

Today I have tried a "new to me" technique for my card today:
I have used the Whimsy Stamps March release set called Hand Lettered Encouragement on my card today along with the Pierced Border Trio dies to make the wavy cut out in the center of my card front.

So what I've done is stamp the botanical image with dark brown ink and then I stamped over it with a slightly off-centered position with VersaMark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder.  I then took some light brown ink to rub over top of it to make it pop out even more.

The sentiments from the set were curved before stamping to make it fit with the curves from the border cuts.  I also embossed the sentiments with white embossing powder.  I then attached the white pieces over top of the dark brown card base and then added some craft foam to make it pop up over a white A2 sized card base.  I also added some brown colored sequins.

For the exciting up-coming news.....
Here's a special "sneak peek" of what is coming up next week on my blog:
I hope you will be joining me here next week when I will be sharing several brand new clear stamp sets and dies that will be apart of the Whimsy Stamps April Release!!
I just KNOW you will love it!!  :)

Have a great day & thanks for dropping in!

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HUGS & SMILES
*Vicki*

Challenges:
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes

40 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Firstly welcome back! Such a beautiful technique, it adds depth and texture to the card. Gorgeous colours, just like chocolate, love it! And chocolate xx

Bad Kitty said...

I was just thinking about you and how I didn't see your posts some time.
I'm so happy you are back.
your card is very nice.
Love it!
can wait to see this sneak peek .
have a nice day!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

LeAnne said...

I was just thinking yesterday that I hadn't seen you around blogland lately! Hope all was well and glad to see you back with this stunning creation! Missed you!

Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely gorgeous my friend!!!

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Vicki, welcome back did wonder where you were hiding. Fab creation and awesome colours...xx

cm said...

Smiling brightly at seeing your post appear in my Feedly; we've missed you! You've come back with quite the gem for us: brown is such a lovely, rich colour and you've showcased it beautifully with the elements you've chosen. Your sneak peek little giraffe has sure caught my attention! Looking forward to your next week's delights!
Hugs~c

Lori Kobular said...

Hooray! You are back! I have missed your wonderful projects! Love the sentiment on this adorable card! Love the warm brown colors!

Donna Ellis said...

How super sweet, Vicki! I love this pretty card with the die cuts and inking around the vine! It's quite eye-catching and wonderful for either man or woman! I've pinned your pretty creation.

BTW, did you have any extra steps to go through when leaving a comment on my blog this morning? Thanks... hugs, de

Regina said...

hi Vicki
what a great technique! Your card looks so lovely!
sending big hugs
Regina

Patti said...

Hi you! welcome back!! : )

I see you are off to an amazing start : ) I love this new technique (new to me too) it looks really pretty! can't wait to try it. I will be back tomorrow for your news. Check out my blog tomorrow too - I have something exciting to share as well.

Have a great day Vicki!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Thanks for stopping by have been thinking about you and wondering if I missed some of of your posts (you know how I am) but glad I did not. Love the way you made the botanical image look it turned out amazing. Wonderful effect.
Hugs Pat

Margreet said...

So glad you're back, Vicki...really missed you (both your creations and your kind comments).
Your card is stunning and I'm curious about the sneak peek!
xxx Margreet

Chrissy said...

Like most others I was thinking about you too Vicki..Hope all is well..love your new technique makes a very effective card and your next week news image look very cute..cant wait for that..take care.

luv CHRISSYxx

Tammy said...

Hi Vicki, welcome back my friend! Gorgeous card, I love the colors and that fab technique, the shadows look awesome!
Big hugs, Tammy

Donna said...

Such a stunning monochromatic card Vicki, like the sequins you added. Nice to have you back and looking forward to next weeks card!

laurie said...

Awesome card! Looking forward to next weeks cards!

Lynn McAuley said...

Fabulous work with the shadowed vines, Vicki! Looks amazing!!

crafty-stamper said...

Great to see you back Vicki and fabulous card love the new technique
Carol x

Jerrie said...

OOH, I like your new technique! Looking forward to your posts next week...the sneak peak is super cute!

Shelly said...

Super sweet card, Vicki! Love the technique you used!
And look at that sneak peek!...Can't wait to see! :)

NanaConnie said...

It's really good to see you back crafting and blogging again, my friend. :-D Love, love, LOVE this card design, especially what you did with the leaves. Superb!

Patti J said...

Yay! So happy to see you, my friend! Hope you are well. Your card is lovely, as always, and I'm so eager to see next weeks projects! Thanks for sharing, and always inspiring! Hugs...

Carol L said...

That's really a cool technique with fantastic results! I like the gentle slopes, stitches and swirls! Pretty card!

Jennifer said...

I hope you're having a lovely day! This card is very cool! Love the technique!

Rahmat said...

Lovely sneak peeks Vicki, I was thinking to message you on FB to check if all is well, as I didn't see you on the blog for a long time. Glad to see you back on the blog, miss seeing your lovely work!

Desire Fourie said...

A beautiful card for a friend. Love the earthy tones.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Asha said...

Oh my goodness! You're back!!! yay! and off to a flying start... super lovely card, my friend. And I cannot wait to see what you have in store for us next week! EEEEK!
hugs Asha

Monika Reeck said...

Brown
and that leafs
oh so adorable Vicki
and I am happy you are back
that middle brown is stunning with white embossing sentiment
and I miss your smile Vicki
I and Lilian make new challenge it is Creative with Stamps
hope you can join with us
see you later sweet friend
hugs
Monika

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Vicki this looks absolutely gorgeous I love the waves also how you have inked around the branches it looks so effective, yummy colours as well. It is lovely to have you back with us again
hugs
lorraine x

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the depth the technique gives- very nice! I will have to give it a go! Wonderful card.

Becca Cruger said...

You always know how to work a die cut in an interesting way! Definitely no exception here.

Pia S said...

I love how you created this, Vicky, loving the movement created with the curvy lines and your inking and stamping look amazing!

Tracey said...

Hello Vicki :o) I hope you're having a great weekend.
I love your card & that sentiment is so true.
Can't wait to see what you make with the cute lil giraffe.
Hugs
Tracey
xx

jimlynn said...

So creative and pretty. Love the design on this Vicki! Unique and gorgeous!
Lynn

MiamiKel said...

How exciting and fun! I spy with my little eye some great sponge work and fabulous color palette! The sneakie peakie looks absolutely darling! Hugs!!

Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt said...

Hi Vicki... your card is amazing and it´s true what your card mean...
I look at the sweet giraffe and you make me curios about the sneakie peakie
Wish you a nice sunday
Hugs Anja

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A warm welcome back my friend! The card is amazing Vicki, with great stamping technique. The darker imprint gives a nice dimensional effect. I'm looking forward seeing the new release next week. Take care!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is beautiful! Love the shadow stamping! And your sneak - looks enticing!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is wonderful. I love the colors and the shadows.

Deb said...

Lovely to see you back, hope you enjoyed your break! This is absolutely stunning, what a great technique and I love the brown behind the embossing, it really makes the botanical image pop!

hugs Debxx

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