Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Just Because......

Last weekend, the Hero Arts flickr group had another 90-minute scramble, hosted by Cheiron, and her theme was "All About Me": to make a card using whatever pleases us.  I didn't get to play then, but her idea really appealed to me.  If you've noticed, almost all of my cards are done to someone else's specifications, usually for challenges or as part of my Design Team work at Lily Pad Cards or for publication.  Rarely do I make something just for the pure joy of creating, but this time I did!

Just for Fun

supplies: parchment and blue cardstock, Darice "Damask" embossing folder, Cheery Lynn butterfly die, Hero Arts CL569 Truly Grateful, Adirondack Stonewash ink, Hobby Lobby lace and gingham ribbon, PTI blue button

Blue has always been my favorite color, and lately I have been enjoying the wonderful dimension that dry embossing gives a card.  I added some beautiful lace and a butterfly, a bit of gingham ribbon and a blue button, and it was finished.

I highly recommend this little exercise every once in awhile - it helped to remind me why I'm doing all of this!

I'd like to enter this into the Card Creations: Damask and Brocade Challenge at Moxie Fab World.

12 comments:

  1. Creating just for the sake of creating is a refreshing thing indeed :) This beautiful card contains all the wonderful elements I associate with you and your cardmaking Lin!!

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  2. Beautiful card...I'm a new follower but I love your work!

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  3. This Is a LOVELY card Lin!
    Somehow it does convey your sweet personality; graceful powder blue timeless Classic!

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  4. Hi Lin.....I think you should do more cards for the pure joy of creating.....this card is stunning! I love this design!

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  5. Creating just for the fun of creating: I just talked about it with my best friend. We both are in cardmaking and we agreed it must be fun and not a must!
    You made a lovely card Lin! Blue is my favorite color too.

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  6. Beautiful card Lin! And I see that you've used your favorite colour. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I love this design! Those soft colors and that lace, paired with the dainty butterfly - it's simply elegant!

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  8. such a pretty card Lin. Glad you had fun doing something for yourself.

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  9. Yes, its really me Lin! So sorry not to have visited in a while. And I agree, it is nice to make a card 'just because' once in a while but I often do need a challenge to get me going. Love these beautiful colours and the gorgeous embossing.

    And I spotted you are on Pinterest! Very interesting...... ;o)

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  10. You (& dear Cheiron) are so right, Lin! We need to do for yourselves once in awhile. And, from what I lave learned (& loved) about you, this card is all you! Love the great texture, colors and design. A real winner - even without a contest! Thanks for sharing the card and the thought.

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  11. Lin it was so nice to hear that you had a day to create for YOU! Your card is filled with wonderful texture and the design is fantastic!

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  12. Absolutely stunning card, within the 'do-able' range of an amateur card maker (who follows you on Pinterest). I hope you will post this one. The texture of the emboss with the delicacy of the lace is so perfect. TFS

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!