Saturday, November 7, 2015

Just Us Girls #318 - Word Week

Boy am I glad the weekend is here.  It wasn't a bad week, it's just that I love my weekends!  I hate waking up to an alarm!  Anyway, there's a new challenge over at Just Us Girls.  This week is our word week, and Sue chose the word "stripes". 
 
Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card.  Fortunately, I had this great Prayers die and stamp set.  First, I had to create some stripes for the challenge.  I don't know if you can see them, but I used a stripes stencil and some white texture paste to create them on the main panel.  While that was drying, I created some gold paper by covering some white paper with Versamark and gold embossing powder.  The prayers word was die cut from that as well as the little heart.  I die cut and stamped the flower and leaves.  I added the pattern paper circle and banner.  That main panel was backed with a piece of coral paper.
 
I'm playing in a couple of other challenges.  I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.
And I used the color palette from Color Throwdown.
 
And then I thought I'd enter this into Jennifer McGuire's Share Handmade Kindness Challenge.  This card is going to my cousin who lost her husband recently.
 
You can see more from our design team and our new guest for November, Louise Hodge, on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Prayers (SSS), Ruby Rose (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white, cameo coral, old olive, Jolly Holiday dp (SU)
Ink:  Versamark, old olive, cameo coral
Accessories:  Prayers die (SSS), Ruby Rose dies (PTI), Banner Trio (WP9), circle die (Spellbinders), Hearts and Stars die (Memory Box), gold ep, stripes stencil (Wendy Vecchi), texture paste, corner rounder, dimensionals
 

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13 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun textured stripes!

Nancy said...

Love your simple yet so well balanced layout and colors Lisa! Sorry to hear about the need for this card! Hope your weekend is good to you!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous use of the sketch. Love the colour combo and subtle striped bg!

JoAnn said...

Sorry you eeded a sympathy card. Love your beautiful card.

Ina G said...

Loved the idea of the textured stripes. Beautiful card and the sentiment and little gold heart are perfect in gold.

Kim S said...

Beautiful! It's so soft, particularly with the partial stripes in the background, yet still hopeful. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Vickie Z said...

Fun use of the colors and sketch! Love that sweet collage!! So glad you joined us at CTD!!

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

I love the subtle background....a wonderful backdrop for your beautiful color combo. Lovely card!

Gerrina said...

Beautiful delicate stripes! Hadnot thought about that... And a stylish card in great colours! Hugs, Gerrina

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love the soft, pretty colors and those subtle stripes on the background. The gold embossed sentiment is gorgeous. This is a great, comforting sympathy card.

Karren said...

Beautiful sympathy card! The stenciled stripes add a wonderful texture and the colors are so soft and peaceful. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Jodi Collins said...

SO pretty! Love your layout and the flower! Thanks SO much for playing along with The Color Throwdown!

Marlena M. said...

I'm so sorry for your cousin~I pray she be comforted. Your card is beautiful in these colors!

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