Tuesday, July 14, 2015

MCV10 + ATSM153 & CTS131 + Virginia's View #16

I have a couple of cards to share today.  The family was driving somewhere on Sunday, talking about plans for the week, and my son said he'd been invited to the zoo with his friend and the friend's grandmother. That prompted me to ask about the grandfather, who I knew was in poor health. There was a moment of silence before my son said "he died". Ack, do not rely on a 16 year old boy to keep you informed. The poor kid had to listen to his dad & I for 10 miles let him know that is the kind of information he needs to pass on to us. I phoned to offer our condolences, but still wanted to send a card.

I was already planning to pair the PTI Graceful Greetings with my Hero Arts butterfly stamps to make a card based on the CAS(E) this Sketch #131, so this card came together very quickly. It is also being entered in Virginia's View Challenge #16 100% Stamped.

My second card is inspired by Chriss Blagrave's card for Muse: Christmas Visions #10 and the Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #153 Holiday.


I love the colors and textures in Chriss's card and used an embossing folder to create a knit striped panel. The sentiment is made by combining a SSS die with a PTI stamp and a few sequins add a bit of shine.

A white and red die cut are layered for more stability and the white is trimmed off where the die cut is adhered to the green part of the panel.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. I love the flow of your composition! The colors are absolutely gorgeous, Jacquie! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “100% Stamped” Challenge! Your "Thinking of you " card is going to be much appreciated!

  2. Hmmm... just love 'em both!
    Thanks for using our sketch in such a beautiful way Jacquie!

  3. Lovely with that cool texture - fits the Muse card perfectly! And thank you for playing with us at ATSM!

  4. Oh I LOve all that texture from your awesome E.F, Jacquie! Awesome! Thanks for sharing those beautiful flutter-bys with us at CTS terrific interpretation of our sketch this week!
    =] Michele

  5. Lovely striped card, Jacquie! I love the combination of colors, the sequins, the die cut word and the stamped sentiment. Really very beautiful. Thanks for joining in at ATSM #153. Melissa-DT

  6. Love your stunning butterfly card, Jacquie!!!! The dry embossing on the second card is lovely and the colours are beautiful - love how you've done the sentiment and the sequins!!!!!

  7. I think I pinned this....it is beyond amazing. The sweater embossing with that fantastic die/stamp combo....I want to borrow this idea!!!! Wondrous!


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