Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Forever... Wherever... With You SFF 060112/ My Challenge #24

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Hey ya'll. Happy Tuesday! I hope you're having a great day and week. My day started off spectacularly and now it continues with this card I've got for you. I am so excited about this card! I hope you will be too. :)

I got this new set Forever With You on pre-order before the catalog went live last week and I've already posted another card (totally different) from it. I wasn't quite sure how I was going to use the large sentiment in the set, but I loved the message of the set so went ahead and purchased it, on faith that I would fine plenty of uses. I have to say I already love the set and I love how this card turned out using the large sentiment.

Here's today's card-

Z-Fold card with Forever With You stamp set

Can I just say I Love, Love, Love this card! Oh! I hope you do too.

My inspiration/jumping off point was with this sketch from the fine ladies over at Sketch Frenzy Friday-

I took a little liberty with it and added an extra flourish to the left side to balance my card out. Otherwise though I think it's pretty true to the intent of the sketch.

I know some people think I let Tink have her way too often. Personally, I think that's hard to do. I didn't actually plan on the sparkle for this card. I was quite happy with it like this-

But, I really think the sparkle made it extra special. I started with a base of Pool Party for my Z-Fold and stamped the Forever sentiment in Island Indigo on Very Vanilla cardstock and matted it with a piece of Island Indigo. The interior piece is Very Vanilla as well. I inked the flourish in Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade and then stamped off once to get the muted design. Originally I had just the right side like the sketch and it looked ok, but I decided to add the one to the left side so it would "frame" my sentiment. A little Two-Way Glue Pen and some Dazzling Diamonds to just the flowers and they sparkle like dew drops in the moonlight. :)

Here's the inside-

I inked up my stamp with my Island Indigo Stampin Write Marker, stamped off once and then inked up the word "Wherever" again so it would stand out and stamped it. So easy. I also love that without the flowers around this sentiment  inked up, it seems like a totally different stamp. Love it! So versatile.

Here's what the card looks like opened up-

Open Z-Fold Card with Forever with You stamp set.
Well, that's all I have for you today. I hope you like today's card as much as I do. I think it's one of my recent favorites. I hope it inspires you to try something new today, whether it's a challenge, a fold you haven't used in a while or using a stamp in a new way. If you liked it, I'd love to hear from you. If you'd like to +1 or Pin this I've put the buttons on my sidebar for your convenience. Friends and Followers are always welcome too! :)

Thanks for stopping by. Till next time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

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  1. What a wonderful card, and I love that stamp set as well. Thanks for joining us at SFF this week and look forward to seeing your creations again.

  2. That is one great idea to do a Z fold with this sketch.Great Job thanks for playing along with us at SFF.

  3. This is beautiful! I love how you interpreted the sketch! Great job!! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

  4. A nice warm card. I love the z fold and what a welcome sight!
    Thank you for playing along with us @ SFF

  5. What a stunning card! I love the subtle vine on the edges and the pearls add just the right touch. Thanks for playing with us this week at Sketch Frenzy Friday.'

  6. WOW!! What a great idea to make this sketch into a z-fold!!! Brilliant!! and very pretty!

  7. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!!


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