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Thursday, February 28, 2013

ENCOURAGEMENT OR SYMPATHY

Hello, family!  Can you believe this week is almost over?!!!

I have a card to share today.  Having had to be so busy the last few months I guess I'm feeling behind and ackward with my crafting because I just haven't been completely satisfied with the last few projects.  I do like this card but it really was a challenge for me because I'd never made a card with the stand-up bottom or one where the die cut was cut into the actual base of the card; it took me about 5 tries to get the die cut aligned correctly on the fold of the base and I don't think I made the stand quite wide enough... BUT IT SURE WAS FUN playing and doing it!!!  Lol!!!

I've always said I'm not much of a cardmaker so I'm going to take you around the block with views on this card and other than it probably needing more color, I'm open to any suggestions on improvements you may see for when I attempt this one again (which I will).  This is the front of the card:

 
The color alternating hearts were actually a mistake; I'd accidently tore off one of the hearts, so I just cut off every other one and used the cut offs on the ribbon and on the back of rhe card.
 
Here's a close-up:
 
Okay, now the back of the card:
 
 
And here's a side view:
 
Okay guys, be honest!  Let me know what you think -- or don't!!!  Lol!
 
Love you, hugs and...
 
I'll be seeing you!
 
 
 








24 comments:

Beebeebabs said...

Audrey absolutely beautiful tfs!!!

Angi said...

Looks fabulous to me!!! I love the color too. So perfect for spring.

jessica said...

I think this is gorgeous!!!!
:)

Karon said...

Well I think its fabulous. Love all the layers and the colour. Beautiful die cuts. TFS

Lisa said...

I don't know why you say you aren't much of a cardmaker...this is stunning, Audrey!! I absolutely love everything about this!! The colors are beautiful and the design is gorgeous!! I love the praying hands and the flowers!! It's fabulous my friend!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Audrey! The hearts frame surrounding the praying hands is stunning. I know that card making is not necessarily your preferred craft but you really do have an incredible talent and your work is always AMAZING!!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Beautiful card! I love the design. Your cards are always so stunning and EVERYTHING else you make! I'm always inspired when I visit you!

Have a great day!!

Susie

Snowmanlover said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by to see me! I have not been on my own blog lately, let alone others!! hugs, b

Snowmanlover said...

Beautiful card by the way!

Marita said...

Beautiful♥. Love the colour combo♥. Thanks for nice comments in my blog♥.

Have a nice day♥.

Hugs, Marita

Treva said...

Audrey, another gorgeous project, love the hearts and color.

Sandy Ang said...

absolutely stunning your card

Love That Bug said...

Audrey,
You have been missed sweetie! Great card as always, so elegant
Hugs, Stacy

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Another beautiful card! Love the color, the sentiment and the way you alternated the colored hearts, even if it was an oooppss. It turned out great!

Besthobbyeva said...

Wow and Wow! I wouldn't change a thing!! Absolutely gorgeous!! I love everything about it!!

Laurie

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful and elegant!

lovemypaper said...

Very beautiful card love the color!

Reflections from Granny said...

Breath taking gorgeous, I love the sentiment and the hands stamp, just so pretty everything is.

Hugs, Lori m

Jani Lewis said...

So lovely. I think the alternating colors turned out to be a wonderful "mistake". Actually some of my favorite projects came from my mistakes. :)Oh, love the hearts on the back too.

DIANA L. said...

THe colors on this are so soothing I really like this idea for a sympathy card
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

That card turned out so pretty-I love the standing style and those alternating color hearts look great!

Mary Montecalvo said...

This is so amazing Audrey. I love everything about it. It is so great to make this a standing card. One of my favorite cards is the easel card but I will have to try one of these. It looks like you have your mojo back! TFS, hugs always, Mary

Scrappin Sista said...

nice!!

The Archiving Angel said...

Oh my...another hit on your hands or should I say created by your hands.
Love the color scheme, the shape, the flowers...everything came together perfectly.
You are a master card maker whether you believe it or not. I'm positive there is no craft out there that you would not be able to tackle. Face it...you have the gift. God bless you my dear!