Saturday, November 4, 2017

Purple Flowers with Banner - Blog Hop for Dawn!

My flowery card is for the We Love You Dawn! blog hop, posted today on Nichole Heady's Capture the Moment blog.  A week ago, Dawn received a small intestine transplant.  Throughout her years of medical challenges, she's been a great inspiration with her positive spirit, her faith, and her courage.  Dawn, you are in my prayers!  The blog hop will continue all week, and some of Dawn's many supporters and admirers will be posting cards made with her stamp and die designs created for Papertrey Ink.

The sentiment "thank you so much" is perfect to express my appreciation for Dawn's beautiful designs, tutorials, and examples.  I'll write a note of encouragement inside my card and mail it to her today.  I used two of her stamp sets, listed in the card details below, and I love how her ornate sentiment banner flows so nicely with the flower arrangement. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) ripe avocado (dark green) and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is the bitty dots print from PTI spring moss (light green) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • I cut a paper mask for the sentiment banner and sponged it inside with PTI lilac grace ink cube, using a round Ranger ink blending tool to apply the ink.
  • The leaves and flowers are from PTI floral sketches, stamped with PTI royal velvet (dark purple), amethyst allure (medium purple), lilac grace (light purple), simply chartreuse (medium green - leaves), and limeade ice (light yellow green - flower centers) ink cubes.
  • The swirly-framed "thank you so much" banner is from PTI thank you kindly, stamped with PTI royal velvet ink cube.
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23 comments:

Colleen said...

Awesome card! Beautiful colors and love the banner!!

Vicki Finger said...

Just Beautiful, Cindy! I'm so glad you got a chance to join in the fun! Thank goodness the forum is working again this morning! It wasn't when I got up at 5:30 though.

artful-notions said...

Lovely, and cheerful, Cindy! She will love that you are grateful to her. What a lovely way to express your graditude for all she's been to us!

Marybeth said...

Such a beautiful card, Cindy and the colors are so pretty and happy! Beautiful post for Dawn!

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely card Cindy!! I love the colors you used...purples and greens are my favorite! This is definitely going to lift Dawn's spirits...I'm sure she'll love it!

Barb Kirkwood said...

Thanks for the nice comments Cindy. Your card is lovely and sure to make Dawn smile. Love your colors.

marilyn said...

Nice to see some lovely stamping! Superb card....

Kathryn A said...

Lovely card! The colours are terrific and I love how you’ve masked and stamped the sentiment.

Kelly said...

love your colour choices. such a pretty card!

Darnell said...

This is so sweet and beautifully made, Cindy! It really evokes Dawn's spirited personality!! Hugs, Darnell

Peggysue Turner said...

Simply lovely creation and it has such a graceful mood.

Diana K said...

Love that this is a one-layer card, Cindy, and gorgeous! Love the colours and all the extra little things you did.

Sandy Kay said...

Love your card, Cindy! I like the color combo you used! Beautiful tribute to Dawn!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Beautiful card and design, Cindy! The sets you used are perfect for Dawn and need to go on my wishlist. My favorite teenage bedroom used these same colors so it brings back fun memories.

Angela Walters said...

This is so pretty, Cindy! I'm sure Dawn will love it!

Corinna said...

So very pretty and I am so sure Dawn is going to LOVE it!

Greta said...

Beautifully stamped card! Dawn will love it!

lainey said...

This is so pretty - I love the colors on it!

Kathy Mc said...

Gorgeous color scheme and beautiful design, Cindy! Now I “need” Thank You Kindly for that banner. Thanks for your kind comment, and I think I fixed my blog post. It worked fine last night when I posted to Nichole’s blog, but not this morning for me either.

TLady said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I had to look again to see if this were the same set I used, & sure enough! You arranged the flowers SO BEAUTIFULLY & UNIQUE to your own talents! BEAUTIFULLY DONE!! Dawn will LOOOOVE THIS! I too mailed my card off today. I think Dawn is going to be blown away with all of the love! ;) Thank you also for coming over to visit & leaving some love for me! ;)

Cindy H. said...

This is just so pretty!

Helen F. said...

Oh what a pretty and cheerful card, Cindy. Dawn will love this and your expression of gratitude will touch her.

Betty Wright said...

I just love how you used this set! Beautifully done!