Thursday, October 4, 2012

Never Give Up - DS72



[Updated to correct all kinds of errors ... Prima's collection is Tea Thyme, not Tea Time, the sketch is by Jen Shults, not Sheri Gilson, and Donna isn't on vacation :) And to think, I used to be an editor by profession!]

I truly think this 12x12 pattern from Prima's Tea Thyme Collection is the most beautiful piece of patterned paper I've seen in a long time. I like a lot of different styles ... trendy chevrons, bright, whimsical, anything "office-y," but when it comes to sheer beauty, Prima nailed it with this one! I didn't want to cut into it, much less cover it up with anything, but this week's Deconstructed Sketch beckoned. And I knew once I cut into it, it would be a breeze to work with. Here's our sketch this week, brought to us by Jen Shults, who's back on sketch design duty after a break last month:


I didn't really mean to switch the rectangular panel for a more oval configuration, but as I was playing, I remembered these older Tattered Angels chipboard frames that I thought would be perfect . The card stock oval frame on top of the chipboard is a Verve Classy Label die cut with a large circle punched out of the center. The sentiment, Never Give Up, is from Verve's Borderline set. Flowers are also Prima, the cameo pin is from Webster's Pages, and the pearl flourish is from Zva Creative. For the vertical strip at the right of the card, I used two layers of some lace fabric tape by Love My Tapes.



Lots more inspiration from the team ...




  • Amber Hight
  • Amy Sheffer
  • Arielle Gordon
  • Cresta Woodruff, Guest Designer
  • Donna Wardle
  • Jen Shults
  • Kadie Ensley
  • Lori Boyd
  • Sheri Gilson
  • Tracey Pickersgill



  • The entry from and participation details are HERE on Jen's blog. Hope you can play along!

    Thanks for visiting!

    20 comments:

    Dawn Easton said...

    Amy, this is GORGEOUS!

    Desire Fourie said...

    This is so beautifully designed. Loving your creative style. Wishing you a fab Thursday.
    PS: Hope you will play along with our BLOG HOP over at DigiStamps4Joy.
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    Desíre
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    Oliwiaen said...

    I agree, this is one of the most beautiful paper collections over the past few years! I love what you did with it - my stock's still waiting to be cut ;-)
    Your card is so delicate and romantic, just gorgeous!

    KimCreate said...

    Drop Dead Gorgeous!!!!

    Kristi S said...

    This is really,really lovely.Prima makes such wonderful things!

    Jennifer Shults said...

    Um, wow. Really, I'm speechless. This is stunning Amy. Stunning... and that pop of black gives the gorgeous vintage look of this an extra pop. WOW!

    OK said...

    ВОСТОРГ!!!

    Jenny said...

    This is gorgeous!

    Mihaela said...

    This is so gorgeous!!! You make fabulous cards, so beautiful colors!!!

    Crestajune said...

    Amy! This is absolutely stunning! Your card is a magnificent work of art. I love every beautiful detail. I am going to have to find some of this paper for my own, I haven't seen it before. It is just lovely! Have a wonderful day!

    Marisa said...

    Simply fabulous card, Amy! L ove all the details adn edges and flower cluster and, and, and... :)

    Julie M said...

    Oh that is beautiful, Amy. You're right about the paper, gorgeous stuff. And I love the stripy black ribbon, a perfect addition.

    Julie :o)

    Donna Wardle said...

    Absolutely beautiful Amy. The papers, flowers, ribbon.... Everything is just absolutely beautiful! Xx

    tracey said...

    I am seriously in love with your cards Amy. WOW!

    julie_elf said...

    GORGEOUS! Beautiful! Amazing! So stylish! Love it!

    harrahx2 said...

    Thanks for the laughter today and I love love love this card!

    Conniecrafter said...

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!

    kadie said...

    Absolutely stunning card! Way-to-go with this tricky layout (at least it was for me!). Have a wonderful weekend, Amy! Hugs, kadie

    Lea L. said...

    This is gorgeous, Amy!! No matter how you spelled it...you did a beautiful job with this new Prima collection!! :)

    Pet73 said...

    Wow, such a fantastic card!