Friday, October 29, 2010

Inspirational Card

Hello Everyone,
I received this greeting card about a month ago from my friend. Usually I throw away store bought cards, but I kept this one because my friend gave it to me. She is like a sister to me and I appreciated the thoughtfulness that my friend cared enough about me to send me a card. I liked the design of the card and adapted it for a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ handmade card.

Inspirational Card received from my friend.
My version of the inspirational card

The stamps used for my card are Hero Arts. Merry Christmas Tree CL459, Swirl Christmas CL469, Joyous Wishes AR160, and Music Background CG222. I cut a white piece of cardstock at 1 7/8” x 5 ½”. Then I stamped the Music Background stamp with vintage photo distress ink. The tree and sentiment was stamped with clear ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I distressed the panel with stormy sky and weathered wood distress ink. The panel was mounted on a white panel and then on a dark blue panel. The sentiment and stars were stamped on bashful blue cardstock by Stampin Up.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Have a great day and God bless.


Lin said...

Great card, Sue! Love how it turned out! I often keep store-bought cards, just for the same reasons.

Nancy said...

WOW! This turned out just great Sue! Great design!

Anne said...

Love how you used a card from a friend to inspire you to create a fabulous card! Thanks for sharing Sue :)Love the tall panel of the music BG with the pretty tree!

Barb said...

I've done this a few times too. Love your take on the store-bought card! Beautifully done!

Nat said...

Hi Sue, love your design the falling stars are wonderful along with the tree and music notes! fab design!! :)

Virginia L. said...

I saw this card in the Flickr, but I didn't know it's an inspired card from your friend! Beautifully done! Now that I know more bout this card, I like it even more :)