Well, March happened. Seems like it was in like a lion, roared all month, and out like a lion. And that doesn't even take into account some of the weather we've had! Thought I'd sneak in a card before the month is officially over.
This is for a couple of challenges - the Featured Stamper this month is Cindy H. Looks like Cindy and I joined SCS within about 2 weeks of each other way back in 2007. So over the years I've seen many of her creations in the gallery - wonderful work! Looking back at some of her early cards and the comments on them reminded me of so many SCS members that have been a big part of this site over the years. I came across these two cards: Wildflowers by Cindy H. at Splitcoaststampers Wild Flowers for your Birthday by Cindy H. at Splitcoaststampers
I loosely used the colours from one and the layout from the other to create a card to give a pat on the back to Cindy during her week in the limelight. I had to put a ribbon across the image as I was so disappointed in the way my 'shadow' under the vase looked that I needed to hide it. No mistakes in stamping, just embellishment opportunities.
I have also included this card for the Alpha Challenge for the letter N - Nostalgic. Between the journey through Cindy's gallery and using this particular stamp, I found myself feeling quite nostalgic for my early days on SCS. I bought this stamp in a little shop in Florida in 2010 while on an outing with two SCS gals that I'd only ever met online. Cherylquilts and BeckyTE - such lovely people - I smile at the memories of that day whenever I lay eyes on this stamp. I had actually pulled it out a week or so ago to make some spring cards so I was delighted that Cindy had used it on cards in her gallery.
As far as the USEIT2022 challenge, well, in addition to the stamp, the dies, DSP and ribbon have been in my stash for years. Time to use it up!
Hopefully life settles down a wee bit in April! Of course as the snow disappears I'll be itching to be out tending to my lily beds!
FS790 = Cindy H
USEIT2022 = Use up that stash!
ABC16N14 = Nostalgic
(I got way behind and was holding off posting any Alpha Challenge cards until I could add the ones I've missed to my gallery in order. Gave up on that and will try and catch up as I can.)
Thanks so much for stopping by. Off to take care of the grands for the next three days. Will check out the gallery as I am able....
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022 GMT Views: 360
Heather, your card is really beautiful! You did a lovely job of designing and coloring this beautiful card and the ribbon looks great! I love that little jar of flowers, too. Thank you for CASEing one of my cards, I really feel so honored!
Registered: October 12, 2007 Location: Arizona Posts: 63341
Wed, Mar 30, 2022 @ 8:38 AM
Terrific case. Love the flower bouquet. Fabulous framing. Your story of feeling nostalgic was something I could relate to. I have many stamps and tools that were once well used and favorites. Using them again makes me feel nostalgic, too. Beautiful card. I like how you used the ribbon and sentiment strip. Well done!
Registered: February 19, 2011 Location: Fullerton, CA Posts: 9385
Wed, Mar 30, 2022 @ 9:53 AM
Love how you have combined the two inspiration cards into this beauty. Your vase and the die cut frame layers are really lovely. Your shading may have been fortuitous because your embellishment opportunity looks like it was meant to be. Great save there. I find green such a soothing color and I find your card feels very soothing to me as well. Wonderful card.