Monday, June 18, 2012

SSSC Joy's Inspiration - Happy Birthday's Monday again.........Hope you had a great weekend!!  Here's a birthday card I created on Thursday (spent the entire day crafting!) for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge "Joy's Inspiration":

This is a Rubber Stampede image stamped on water color paper and once again, colored in with Distress Inks.   On Thursday, I watched a video by Julie Ebersole and she did the 'out of the box' technique and so I copied her on this card.

I used a PTI sentiment and another mini stamp from PTI along the edges.  The card looks much better in person......hopefully my recipient will like it!!

Here's the inspiration photo:

Note:  It's 1:15 AM and 'editing' my post.  My mind wouldn't shut off until I got up and added this info.  If you're a regular blog reader, you know I try to spread the word on dog rescue and am involved in trying to rescue dogs.  Tonight on HBO at 9pm (EST) is a show called "One Nation Under Dog" about the world of dog rescue. The good, the bad, and I'm sure the ugly.  I think it will be a VERY informative show on what goes on in puppy mills (where pet store and internet-sold dogs come from), shelters, and the world of dog rescue.  I'll have my box of tissues with me because I'm sure it won't be easy viewing...but again - if this info reaches one person who gets a little more educated on the subject, then my lack of sleep will be worth it.   Thanks.

Have a great day!!!

Thanks for your visit!


Olga said...

your card is tops! I don't get HBO but I'm with you, down with Puppy Mills!!!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Your card is beautiful, Maria! I love the design and love the stamping. Fabulous layering. Love the paper piercing and the stamped border/sentiment at the bottom. Also really like the way the flower image extends off the paper. :)
And thanks for sharing the info on that show. Does sound like it would be a bit difficult to watch, but very informative, too. I wish all that horrible stuff wasn't going on out there......The few times I've gotten a little fur baby in my life, they've always come from the pound or a rescue group....

Kathy and Lucky said...

Your card is gorgeous, it looks like the flowers are just popping off the card. Just beautiful! I am with you on the puppy mill, thing and hope that the show can really explain how that all works. I walk in the morning with a couple that has 5 rescue dogs and they all have something wrong with them, one has an eye missing that type of thing. The dogs are so sweet and loving and I thank God the couple has them. :)

jimlynn said...

Beautiful!! Love the way you did the image out of the box and the coloring is wonderful. Such a pretty color for the entire card and love the little ribbon tabs on here along with the paper piercing! Fabulous card.

I'll turn in tonight - with tissue in hand too!


Monika Reeck said...

I love your Images your coloring and it looks like the flower pop out the white box...really adorable color you have choosen...ADORABLE CARD...good luck with the challenge..

I am also joining the Simon Says Stamp challenge, my card is number 177 would you mind to see it on my blog :) many thanks before :) Love, Monika

Amanda R said...

Lovely card Maria! So pretty how you cut out the bottom of the flower image, love the idea!

Mandy said...

Beautiful Summery card Maria, so vibrant and pretty :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Cheryl said...

This is gorgeous! Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. Your card just makes me happy.

Related Posts with Thumbnails