Saturday, August 9, 2014

I Have You

I made this card for my sister, after I was inspired by Simon Says Stamp In the Family challenge.  When I think of my family, I think of my oldest sister-- the glue that held our family together when we were young.  And even today, she is still doing that, even though our family is spread all over the country. Since I write her several times a week, I say my letters to her are like therapy sessions, where I let off all my steam, and vent without abandon.

Simply Create Too is calling for something old or vintage on our projects, so I chose this vintage image "Sisters" to depict me and my sister. I stamped it twice, painted one with Distress Markers, cut out the girls, and glued them on with glue dots to give just a hint of dimension on the image.

I was inspired by The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge to use Stencils and  modeling paste on my project. There's no symbolism here; just wanted to add some texture  to a somewhat flat card. I think I still need LOTS of practice with this!

"Word Play" is the theme at Country View Challenges, and in addition to the stamped words on the front of my card, I wanted to make a play on words by the images on my card.  When I think of families, I recall the phrase "The nut doesn't fall far from the tree". So playing along with the family theme mentioned earlier, I included the tree and the nut images on my background. Not that anyone in MY family is nuts, or anything!!! I colored the tree image with several Distress Markers and gave it a spritz of water, before stamping on my background.

Products used:  cardstock, Distress Inks and Markers, Archival Ink, Inkessentials ink blending tool, water pen, Liquitex Modeling Paste, foam pop dots, glue dots. Stamp images: Stampin' Up, Tin Can Mail by Inkadinkado, Inkadinkado. Sentiment by Hampton Arts 7 Gypsies. Stencil by Ranger Dylusions.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:  Simon Says Stamp In The Family Monday Challenge, Simply Create Too #67 Old/VintageThe Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #3 Stencils and Modeling PasteInspiration Emporium's August Challenge Everything GoesCountry View Challenges Word Play.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look!


  1. Very sweet card with some great texture. I know your sister will love it. Thanks for joining us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  2. This is so very sweet and what a lovely sentiment! Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  3. fabulous card! i really love that you and your sister write to each other! definitely the best therapist :) Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  4. Pretty card! Love the sentiment and the texture! Your sister will adore this card! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge "Stencils and Pastes" !!

  5. This is super! Bet she loved it. That image melts me.

  6. Sara: Love your 2nd entry also!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  7. Your sister is going to love this! It's a wonderful card and sentiment. Thank you for joining us this month at Inspiration Journal. =)

  8. Love this. Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  9. Absolutely delightful! Love the combination of the words with that great vintage image... what a perfect card for your sister. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Country View Challenges.
    Alison x


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