Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Sending you lots of hugs

I made this card for someone very special who is in need of some hugs:
I used:

- 4" x 4" square white card blank

- a snippet of white card, stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and a stamp which came free with Craft Stamper magazine a while back. The image was coloured with Pro Markers and the flower centres were dotted with a silver marker pen

- the sentiment comes from a lovely set called 'Truly Appreciated', made by Hero Arts - which was enclosed with a lovely Birthday card from a dear friend (thank you and mwah!). Again, it was stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink

- after trimming the white piece of card down I just ran a Sakura Silver Calligrapher pen around the edges

- the purple backing card was another snippet - SU's 'Perfect Plum'

It's a sweet little stamp and is so much Charles Rennie and Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh's Art Nouveau style.



Carol L said...

what a wonderful plum-colored card to send some love through the mail. I love the touch of graphic design in the image, and that giant sentiment is wonderful!

Darnell said...

This is beautiful, Di! Such a perfect receptacle for sending lots of hugs!! Hugs, Darnell

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderful Di love the image and card is great make, dear friend, Shaz in Oz.x

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful image and card, Di. Perfect for sending hugs!

I am sure they will be greatly appreciated!

Aquarius said...

A lovely thoughtful card - I'm a fan of Mackintosh designs and had forgotten that stamp which I must have lurking around somewhere.

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely Art Deco image super card Di


Kath said...

A lovely card Di - I've also got that stamp and love using it!
Kath x

Sarn said...

Beautifuly card Di . . . and if my guess is right . . . she IS in need of hugs and will LOVE this card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,

what a very beautiful card.
I love all your fab stamping, and the colour is fabulous.
Now I have a die cut similar to this flower that a good blog friend sent me once, and I have still not used it, as I'm waiting for the right card to create for it.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Em Louise Fairley said...

It's so beautiful, Di, I'm sure it will brighten her day xxx

Linby said...

ooh I love CRM - this is beautiful.

Eve said...

Hi Di,
what a beautiful card and such a lovely sentiment.

Jacee said...

What a great way to send a hug Diane, a lovely card.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Elizabeth said...

Great card, Di. The stamp is one of my favourite Craft Stamper freebies - like you say, so Rennie Mackintosh. It looks good in plum. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Jean said...

A very pretty little card, definitely one of CS best freebies.
Lovely sentiment stamp as well.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card, great colours and a fabulous sentiment.

Kath x

Brenda said...

This is very beautiful Di and I'm sure this will cheer the special someone who needs that big hug. Hugs, Brenda

Unknown said...

What a lovely card. And such a sweet sentiment.

Liz said...

A beautiful card, with a lovely sentiment. :-)

It's good to be back in the Playground after being away for a couple of weeks. Lots of posts to catch up on!

Brenda in IN said...

So pretty and I love the shading on the image. I know your friend will appreciate this beautiful card.

Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous Di it would do wonders for me hopefully it will too for your friend x

Juls said...

Very stylish :-) xx

Karen said...

Beautiful card Di, really stunning, love the image and the colours you have used are fabulous Karen x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Is it me, or is there something about purple cards that make you smile. Maybe it's because they remind me of a Cadbury's wrapper ;-)
This is so lovely, Di.
Caroline xxx

Hettie said...

This is beautiful Di and I felt the hugs coming right at me when I opened the envelope. Thank you Honey.