Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Miss You Always

I drew inspiration from several challenges for today's card, but my main inspiration was a friend that lives back home in Indiana that I haven't seen in over a year. I miss her terribly and wanted to send her something to let her know I was thinking about her.

This is a fairly simple and straight forward design, but the layering stamps I used make it look so elegant with little effort. I can't recommend Altenew's stamps enough; they're absolutely wonderful! The particular stamp set I used for this card was a collaboration between Altenew and Simon Says Stamp for this year's Stamptember release. I simply stamped the flowers and leaves in each of the layers with different shades of ink in order to create those gorgeous flowers. I finished my panel by heat embossing the sentiment in gold and adding a few gold sequins. I adhered the panel to the base with foam tape for some dimension.

I'm entering this card into four separate challenges -
Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge - Sparkle and Shine
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - A Bit of Green
Less Is More - Citrus Colors
Color Throwdown - Green, Yellow, Orange, and White


  1. What a gorgeous card, and another Altenew fan! Love the font of the sentiment too, so elegant.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  2. What a lovely card - your friend will definitely appreciate it! So beautiful.

  3. Gorgeous composition! Love the use of space and colors! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “A Bit O’ Green” Challenge!

  4. Very elegant card! Thanks for sharing at Less Is More!

  5. This is so beautiful, Rachel! And perfect to send a friend who lives far away! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

  6. Just love this beautiful creation, what immaculate stamping!
    Simply lovely!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. Beautiful stamping on your card.Love the stitched edging and you staging vase.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous card. Yummy stamp set to begin with but you've worked it fabulously and a superb take on the challenge! Thanks for sharing and playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah x

  9. Very elegant card Rachel! I love the gold additions. Your friend will certainly love it and the intention behind it.

  10. This is beautiful, Rachel! I love those flowers and that beautiful font in gold!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week.

  11. Gorgeous CAS design! Simple yet classy. So happy to have you join us at Color Throwdown!

  12. Loll those flowers and the font on thee sentiment! Great design! So glad you joined us at CTD,