Saturday, May 31, 2014

Miss You

Woo Hoo - Happy Weekend!
It's amazing how excited I get (I am retired, after all) when a weekend 
rolls around - just habit I guess!

Here's another card for the Guest Designer Challenge at Stamp TV. There's still time for YOU to enter!
The mask was a strip of masking paper, laid on the diagonal of the card.  Stamping was done, both above and below the masked strip.  After removing the strip, 2 lines were drawn with my Zig pen, and colored between the lines with the color of the flower centers.
It was a perfectly flat, one-layered beauty, until.....(to be continued).

A couple of years ago, Melanie Muenchinger created 'Stately Flowers 2' for Gina K. Designs.
This beautiful set features flowers of Alabama, Nebraska, Kentucky, and Missouri.

I am a Missourian, and a HUGE fan of Melanie's flower and basket sets.  I was thrilled
beyond words, when Melanie asked me to guest design this set for her!
This is still one of my favorite 'go-to' sets when I need a pretty card.
Thanks again to Melanie!

The sentiment is from another fun set that I love - 'Stamp it Big! 2' by my friend Carolyn King.
Cammie (Carolyn) is a talented designer for Gina, and I love her happy creations!

Now....continuing on!  If you look really close, you will see that my one-layer creation is a one layer card with three popped up 'buds'.  Why?  Ha green markers had minds of their own, and before I knew what was happening, they had colored three flower buds green!  Imagine....
In case you still haven't spotted the popped up buds, here's a close up with some hints!

Tee hee...  When I was a brand new stamper, I went to a class taught by a lady named Shirley, who is now one of my dearest friends.  At my first class, she said 'there are no mistakes in stamping - only creative opportunities'.  So, Shirley - how do you like this creative opportunity???

We have a memorial to attend tomorrow for a very special and dear aunt of mine.
Heaven certainly gained a wonderful new angel, but we will miss her so much.
Aunt Barb, this card is how I feel today...

Have a nice weekend, everyone - I'll be back on Tuesday with a really great
Die-Versions card!

Happy stamping,
Patti J.


Lisa said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your aunt, Patti. Your card is absolutely stunning!! The flowers look amazing!! I love how you masked off the area for the sentiment!! Fabulous!! Have a great day :)

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Diane said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Patti! I love the design and the coloring!! I also love that there are no mistakes in stamping and cardmaking.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Such a great card, Patti. I just adore this diagonal design with your happy flowers...even the popped up "creative opportunities"...LOL You crack me us.

Glittered Paws said...

Aren't creative opportunities fun??? and what a beautiful card you have created - love this masking technique.

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your aunt, Patti. Your card is stunning. This is so beautiful and your colouring is fabulous. hugs, Helena

Shirley said...

Shirley agrees with Shirley totally!! and your card is gorgeous and a really great job of masking too!

richardbreaks said...

So sorry about your dear aunt, Patti. You have made a lovely tribute to her here.

Cheryl W said...

Lovely card, Patti. So glad you found a way to move forward with your "creative opportunity." My sympathies for the sad loss of your aunt. It's hard to think those precious loved ones won't be with us physically any more.

Donna said...

Congrats on guest designing! Beautiful card. My sympathies on your loss.

Dawnll said...

I have been thrilled to see so many different cards with this challenge. You my friend are so talented.You know how much I LOVE floral cards.

Pam Sparks said...

Gorgeous card Patti! haha, blaming the markers! hehe I've done this before with Tilda's face! Love how you detailed around the sentiment too. Sorry to hear about your aunt but thankful you have precious memories. Take care.

Gail said...

Beautiful card!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

OMGosh, this totally rocks my world. What an awesome card Patti.

Lena said...

Beautiful card Patti. Great masking technique. I love it and I just learnt something new. I'm going to have to give it a try. I hope mine turns out a little bit as nice as yours and I will already be happy:-)
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Pam said...

So sorry for the loss of you Aunt.
The card you created her is just beautiful!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Patti. Love the way you added the greeting in the middle. The flowers are so pretty!