Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Everlasting Love

I made today's card with my friend Susan Liles and her husband Eric in mind. If you haven't read about Eric's recent lymphoma diagnosis, stop by Susan's blog for info and updates. They have been in my thoughts and prayers nearly non-stop this past week. I hope you, too, will pray for them.

The stamps I used are from Easter Blessings by Taylored Expressions. I stamped the cross once in Stampin' Up's Always Artichoke craft ink and a second time in Papertrey's Ripe Avocado. Both are heat embossed, and the second is trimmed and popped up on the first. I die-cut the cross panel into an oval and gave it a chocolate frame using one of the new Spellbinders Labels 10 Nestabilities.

On the inside I featured this beautiful sentiment of hope and encouragement (also from TE's Easter Blessings set):

The flowers are by Prima with centers that I made following the steps in this tutorial. Here's a detail shot:

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Easter Blessings (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Papertrey Rustic Cream, Vintage Cream, Spring Moss, and Dark Chocolate card stock; textured green card stock (Taylored Expressions Rock Star Key Ingredients); Basic Grey Capella
Ink: Stampin' Up Always Artichoke, Papertrey Ripe Avocado, Ranger Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distress inks
Accessories: clear embossing powder, Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Stickles, Spellbinders dies (petite ovals, scalloped petite ovals, labels ten, deckled long rectangles, fancy scalloped butterfly piercabilities), Kaiser adhesive pearls, foam adhesive, Martha Stewart lattice border punch, SU ribbon, Prima flowers, SU leaf die, sewing machine
Size: 5 1/2" square


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Your work is one of my two favorites. I just got a good set of copics and am trying to learn. Your work is my inspiration.

  2. This is stunning, Amy! Susan and Eric have been on my mind, too. They will love thoughtful.

  3. Gorgeous card Amy...Susan will love it. Those flowers are stunning!

    BTW ~ not sure if you're aware but there's a gallery on SCS featuring DD/DD Alumni cards for Susan. Just use forsusie as your keyword.

  4. Gorgeous artwork! I know Susan & Eric will be blessed by this beauty and your thoughtfulness.

  5. Just beautiful, my friend! I'm certain that it will bless Susan. {{hugs}}

  6. Oh Amy - this is so beautiful (inside and out!). A truly elegant and soothing card. I heard about Susan and her husband and I'm sure they will truly appreciate the card and the love and care that go with it.

  7. You just "WOW" me with every card! Love seeing your talented work!

  8. Beautiful, love the dimension on the cross, great way to dress up the flowers and the inside sentiment is terrific!

  9. Amy, this is just stunning! I love those flowers and the inside is just over the top gorgeous!

  10. Amy you have such a knack for putting cards together. I love your designs. This one is gorgeous.
    ~Pam L.

  11. These cards are truly beautiful - it so nice to see someone showing cards with a religious basis.
    I pray that your friend's husband will overcome his lymphoma.


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