November 05, 2015

Friends ...

Hi Everybody,

This little A2 sized card has been stamped with the Vintage Flowers stamp set from Altenew and I got mine from Make the Day Special 

It has a  matching die set  for you to cut the flowers, leaves and branch out perfectly for you each time.

But for this card I stamped directly to card.

Once I had the flowers in place I stamped my sentiment, in black ink,  over the top of them,  and then heat embossed it in clear powder.

The stamped words are  Grand Sentiments by My Favorite Things also from MTDS

I inked around the edges of the card with Salty Ocean Distress Inks fading it in towards the centre for a Vignette look

The white satin ribbon is from Mei Flower  ribbon and a little acrylic flower from Wild Orchid Crafts to the bow are all I have added.

I know this is not my usual style but it does you good every so often to play with other ideas and keep your mind active and fresh.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, this is a smashing little card and I imagine quite a quick one a great last minute one if you have forgotten someone's birthday.
    Nancyd xx

  2. A lovely fresh and happy card, which would please anyone
    Cheers Kaye

  3. Hi Christina
    Such a pretty card, it has a touch of oriental about it ,loving the bold friends stamp.
    Elaine H X

  4. A beautiful job stamping and a lovely card is the result. It's always nice to see something different done well.

  5. Morning Christina,
    A very pretty card.

  6. This is lovely- may not be your usual style but is still your usual high standard.xx

  7. Hi Christina
    What a lovely card. I think it's gorgeous and the colours are so pretty
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xcx

  8. Good Morning Christina :) This is a Beautiful, Cheery, Fresh Card and I Love it! I like to make all different kinds of cards, as do you. Your signature style will always be my personal favorite. But, I also love to see the different things you come up with. It helps to expand my creative mojo and think outside the box. Thank you for all you do for us! Have a Fabulous Day! Big Hugs.

  9. It's a really lovely card and perfect to send to real friends. X

  10. Might now be your style, Christina, but you did a beautiful job with it!!! Bright, and colorful! Love it!

  11. Hi Christina, such a pretty cheerful card.

  12. Hi, Christina,
    What a beautiful card! I'm saving up to get some Altenew stamps as I'm fascinated by the layered stamping method and really want to give it a try. This is a nice colourful card for such a dismal, wet, grey and windy day :)

  13. It's a lovely card ,its cool. Simple and yet beautiful.

  14. Very pretty. The blue finishes it off nicely.

  15. This is definitely a cute and fairly fast simple card. Love the sponging.

  16. Your card is beautiful Christina....whatever you do turns out to be a STUNNER!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  17. Hi Christina, such a lovely fresh looking card, love the blue shade you have used.
    Regards Liz.

  18. Hi Christina,
    Beautiful, elegant card.
    Di B. x

  19. Very different from your usual style, but still very lovely.

  20. HibChristina
    This card is very different from your usual style. But it's very nice. Love the flowers and the faded look towards the middle.

  21. Hi Christina, pretty card love the stamping which I am rubbish at. Take Care Melody xXx

  22. Hello

    You can make a simple card into a beautiful one..



  23. What can I say that hasn't been said....this card is beautiful....tfs

    Well done Christina

  24. Christina,
    I too love your signature style however I also agree it is fun to see how you create different cards. That is helpful as you have all kinds of us ladies out here learning different things. A very lovely card.


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