5.01.2013

CCNS & The Perfect Sentiment: Feminine Grace

Hello Everyone! It's been a long while since I've posted anything on my blog. I was on a creative roll and getting quite a few cards made but then my 78 year old Mom fell and broke her leg which required surgery and a week's stay in the hospital. I do have her back home with me now and she is slowly recovering with the aid of in-home physical therapists and lots of rest. She can't put any pressure on that leg for two months so, bare with me as I care for my Mom and try to create when time allows.

It's Wednesday and time for a new challenge at The Perfect Sentiment. This week our theme is "Make it Feminine".

I created my card using several products from the Classy Cards N Such Online Store.

I really love the different patterns and color combinations in the Laced with Grace Designer Paper Collection by Glitz Designs. Each pattern already has a pre-distressed look to it and since I love distressing anyway, that just makes me love the collection even more. Today I decided to work with the pale teals in the collection. One pattern in particular was jumping out at me (the zebra stripes) and that's how I came up with my teal and black color combination for the basis of this card.

My card base measures 5.5 square. For my first layer I distressed the edges of the solid teal pattern with the sheet music on it and then inked the distressed edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. Using the largest circle from Spellbinders Lacey Circles I cut out a lacey circle from the teal zebra print pattern and adhered that in the center. Next, I cut out a 2.5 x 4.5 rectangle from the teal ledger pattern and matted it on black cardstock; placing it on top of the circle.


With the basics of my card done, it's time to get fancy! Using the Spellbinders Fantastic Flourish One and black cardstock I cut out a flourish and placed it off-center to the left. I added a couple drops of Mint Green Liquid Pearls to the flower centers to make them stand out. Using Very Vanilla cardstock and Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight, I cut out a label and stamped my sentiment. To finish things off, I added one Prima Calcutta Mini in Willow. 


My card design was inspired by the April Week 1 Viva la Verve Sketch...


Thanks for stopping by!

19 comments:

  1. This is stunning! Beautiful design.

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  2. lovely. love the choice of the black and white paper in the background!

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  3. Beautiful card! I love the teal color. I hope your mom makes a quick and thorough recovery.

    Hugs,

    Terry

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  4. Stunning card hun, just love the colours & the layout!
    Sending you & your mom huge hugs xx

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  5. This is so beautiful....love the pop of black and white with the gorgeous teal....and that sentiment is amazing....gorgeous and truly feminine creation. Prayers are still ongoing for a full recovery for your mom, and peace of mind and good health for you, Jennipher. x

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  6. Lovely cards. Love the layouts and paper colors. God bless you as you care for your Mom.

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  7. This is so beautiful!! I love the color combo and all your delicate dies make it very feminine! I really love that sentiment!!

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  8. Oops! Hit publish before adding that I'm sorry to hear of your mother's fall!! I will pray for her and for you as you help care for her!!

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  9. Your card is just gorgeous as well as that flourish. I love the color choices and the sentiment is very lovely. Hope your mom is progressing with her therapy.

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  10. Your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the elegant swirls!

    So sorry to hear about your Mom's fall! Hope her recovery is a smooth one and sending prayers for both of you! Make sure that you take a little time each day to take care of yourself too! Caregivers get worn out quickly if they don't recharge their batteries!

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  11. So glad you are helping your mom.....cherish every memory with her!!! Your black and aqua color scheme is so elegant especially with the flourish die cut! I love the way you used the VLV sketch too!! :)

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  12. This is gorgoeus Jennipher! I hope you're doing well & your Mom continues to heal! Take care Hun!!!

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  13. Jennipher, this is a stunning card and I love the colors you chose. They are so rich looking.

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  14. Very pretty card. I love they layering of the different elements.

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  15. So sorry to hear that your Mother is laid up. That must be frustrating for both of you. Gorgeous card. Love the colors and the delicate die cut.

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  16. Love this card and the color combination. I like flourishes and I hope that die is still available. Gotta go shopping now. Continue to keep us updated on your Mom.

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  17. jennipher this is just gorgeous. that color combo is beautiful! glad to see you back and glad to hear that your mom is getting better!!

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  18. Beautiful colours and the sentiment is perfect.

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