Sunday, June 23, 2013

Monday and Friday

Now I can relax and get back to card making.  I played my hammered dulcimer in church today so I've been practicing and learning new music.  Since my instrument only plays in certain keys, I had it all set with the organist to transpose a couple of the hymns that the congregation was going to sing.   She forgot how to do the one, so I played "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" by myself for them to sing to.  It isn't the key that's in the hymnal but they did a good job.  I also played for special music and the offertory - three songs each.   I love playing but being in front of a group is a different story.  Now I can just play for my own enjoyment.

Today's card is for two challenges.  It would probably qualify for three but I'm not that crazy about it so will do something else I have in mind for the other one.  Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenge was for a card with vellum flowers and there is a video on the link to show you how to do it.  I was at a distinct disadvantage because I have very few image stamps and only this one flower with an outline.

The rose is from the Simon Says Stamp "Best Mother Ever" set.  I stamped them with Versamark, embossed with clear powder and used Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade  and Mustard Seed to color the flowers and Peeled Paint for the leaves.  You have to use at least one PTI product on your card and I chose a stamp from their Healing Touch Sentiments, using Peeled Paint for it, too.

I cut back the edge of my card by 3/4 " and had the flowers hang off the edge.  This means I can also enter this card in CASual Fridays challenge - Over the Edge.

I love this look.  I just wish I had better flower stamps to work with. It seems every time I get out of my comfort zone, I'm not satisfied with my cards.  I love learning new techniques but I guess I need to apply these techniques in a different way to make it my own.  I also need to take my time and not rush through to make a deadline.  You know how that is, I'm sure.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope your day is wonderful and the week ahead gives you great joy.


  1. Hi Bobby,
    Wish I could have heard you play!
    Darling card, love the flowers hanging off the edge. It's the perfect border!

  2. This is so pretty! The flowers just look lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Well, I had to Google hammered dulcimer and I now understand your story a bit better!! Good for you accompanying the congregation!

    Your card is gorgeous!! How can you not be happy with it?! The design is lovely and the yellow is such a lovely bright contrast against the white. It's beautiful!

  4. Wish I could have heard your concert, Bobby. Maybe an audio clip next time?! Those vellum flowers are gorgeous, and extra special with them coming off the edge like that! So glad you joined the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  5. Wow! Your roses border is so beautiful and delicate! And what a fantastic coloring on the vellum, too! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays :)

  6. So delicate and beautiful!!! LOVE the vellum flowers *wow*
    Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays
    Sylvia xx