Sunday, October 7, 2012

Old friend

Since I've dug out this old, dust covered Gina K stamp set, I've had lots of ideas how to use it.  I remember wanting to get it for months, and then getting it finally, using it a few times, and then shelving it.  I think it was the first non-wood mounted stamp I ever got, and that could have been part of the reason.

My challenge was to use it to create a card that would be encouraging to an older person.  I used purples and deep hunter green, as well as the frilly edges and feminine ribbon, all of which to me seem to be things that would be enjoyed by an older ribbon.  There is lots of texture here - both the image and sentiment are heat embossed and the scalloped frilly edge also gives something for someone to run their fingers over.  The sentiment is one that an older person would be able to appreciate.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
GinaK Stamp TV MIUM - For the elderly
Shopping our Stash - Go Green  -  hard to see in this photo (really got to deal with new camera issues!) but the tree and sentiment are both in embossed hunter green
Cute Card Thursday - Lotsa Ribbon
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps: World Card Making Day


  1. I would never be able to make a card this CAS, work. Mine just would look odd, but yours is fabulous! I just love it.

    Thank you for joining us at SHopping Our Stash!

    Linda :)

  2. Loving the colours. This is my favourite die so far. Great use of that image.

  3. A beautiful card, I love the lone tree and the sentiment. Jean x

  4. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  5. Lovely serene card. Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network.

    Geraldine M
    CBN DT

  6. Very pretty card, love the simplicity of it, thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT
    My Blog: A Crafty Blether