Sunday, October 1, 2017

a hop for hope

Hi Everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by! You should be arriving here from my sweet friend Carissa Wiley's blog. She's such a talented, sparkly mermaid isn't she?! 

I'm proud to be hopping along with Carissa and a lot of other talented ladies today for such an important cause. I know there is so much need in the world right now that it can be hard to know where to start. Aiding to the hurricane relief efforts has been forefront on my mind lately and then I learned that there were some special women in my life facing a breast cancer diagnosis. Sometimes the bad news can seem overwhelming.

So I'm starting with this card for a sweet friend. And then I'll make a second card for another sweet friend. And more cards and donations and phone calls to check in. The thing I need to remember is just to keep doing little things because they add up to something big. Just thought I would share in case anyone is feeling the same way.

So now on to the card!
For this card, I started by creating a stencil with a scalloped rectangle die and a piece of acetate. I also die cut some of the Courage set flowers from masking paper. I applied the masks first and then the DIY stencil to smooth watercolor cardstock.
Over the stencil and masks, I applied Distress Ink in my favorite shade, Cracked Pistachio.
After inking & removing the masks, I stamped the flowers in the corresponding white spaces. With a few extra.
I love that this stamp set has so much versatility! There are beautiful layers to the flowers but they also look pretty with just a "plain jane" single layer. And the sentiments in this set are perfect!
Thank you again for stopping by and head to Carolyn's blog to keep hopping (or over to The Classroom if you get lost).

xo,
Carly

17 comments:

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

This is a gorgeous card, I love the sweet pastel colors! Thank you for your concern.

Ardyth said...

So beautiful! Love the soft colours and the cascading effect! Thanks for putting all this together, Carly! You're awesome!

Genevieve said...

I really love your style ..

Great card Great cause

donna mikasa said...

Carly! I love your one layer wonder and all that masking!
Thanks so much for inviting me to hop along with you. Hugs!

Kittie said...

Carly, the soft colors on your card are so sweet. I love the aqua shading.

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Carly ~ This card is beautiful and I love the clever idea of making a stencil to use on the card front. CAS is just my style! Thanks for being a part of this all-important hop that has touched the lives of so many. Have a wonderful week. ~HUGS~
#kindnessmatters

Helen Budz said...

Carly, what a beautifully feminine card. Your color selection is so simply delicate and your message so clearly strong. Thanks for sharing it on this blog hop.

Jenny said...

Great card and nice color choice. Thanks for sharing

Lisa - papergrace said...

Oh Carly, I just love the colors you used and how clever using the masking to keep it a single layer card. It's a beautiful card that could be given to almost anyone...maybe not a guy? Lol!! xoxo

StampinLouie said...

A gorgeous card! Love the stencil and asking effect!

Teresa Doyle said...

A very pretty card Carly.

tinyfeet said...

Such a sweet card, love your colors.

Kati Caprara said...

Love the clean look of this card. Thanks for your concern!

Astrid said...

Thank you for the inspiration and sharing your card making process! A deceptively simple card, since planning and creating the masking takes time.

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful!!

LauraJane:) said...

Thanks for the invite to join this Hop Carly! I LOVE the masking technique you shared today on your card...nothing plain about it:))

I Card Everyone said...

Carly you have used the most wonderful colors today... truly one-layered-wonder-ful little things that do so mean a TON to those who need these sweet messages! bravo, and bless your giving heart...
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