Sunday, February 12, 2017

Clouds with a Silver Lining

Thanks for coming to my blog today! We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. You can do that here -
Our theme for this highlight is Get Well soon - What a wonderful way to cheer someone up when they are feeling down.

I think it's time to let all of you know a little bit about how my brain works through designing a card for a challenge.  I see the design guidelines for the challenge and if I don't already have something that fits the parameters, I start thinking.  And, I think and mull it over, and do an inventory of the products I have available.  I would love to have my card created and linked up to the challenge toward the beginning of the challenge time period.  But, it never seems to fail that I am completing the card the last day of the challenge.  Maybe some day, I'll get to post earlier in the week, but not yet.  The exciting thing to me is the card design that I developed this week will work for two challenges.  So, I am entering this card in both the Global Design Project #073 and Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Hop | Get Well.

The colors of the Global Design Project #073instantly inspired me to create a card with a frog. After a few days, I was inspired to use the other colors of the challenge on flowers on the card front.  I used Emerald Envy to make the card base and then used Daffodil Delight and Watermelon Wonder as layers on the card front.   Those colors also seemed to fit well with a Get Well card for the International Blog Highlight.  The bright colors instantly lead to a more cheerful outlook and hopefully feeling better whether dealing with a short-term illness or something more chronic.

I thought the embossed clouds were a perfect reminder of their "silver lining."  The inside is a reminder that whether you are going to Get Well "soon" or be dealing with illness for a longer period of time, I  am sending hope, love, and prayers along with the card.

Here are the
products needed to create this card:
Paper: Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683
            Emerald Envy Cardstock #141415
            Watermelon Wonder Cardstock #138334
            Whisper White Cardstock #100730
Ink: Daffodil Delight Classic Stamp Pad #126944
        Emerald Envy Classic Stamp Pad #141396
        Watermelon Wonder Classic Stamp Pad #138323
        Versamark Ink #102283
        Tuxedo Black Momento Ink #132706
Stamps:  Love You Lots Clear Mount Stamp Set #141801
               Sprinkle of Life Photopolymer Stamp Set #139971
               Sending Thoughts Clear Mount Stamp Set #142965
Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder #109131
White Stampin' Chalk Marker #132133

Thanks for visiting my blog today. You can check out the other projects the Global Design Project #073 here: Global Design Project 073

Make sure you head over to Kylie's blog - to vote for my project. I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop.
The blog will not go LIVE until Wednesday, February 15 8am AEDT.  The links and voting will not be available until then.  Please, come back to the blog and vote for me on February 15.


  1. Great card Angel. The Silver embossed clouds are a great touch!

  2. Kylie Bertucci's International Highlights is now LIVE. Head on over to check out all the entries and vote for your favorite.

  3. Super cute card Angel. Love that frog! xo