Thursday, April 17, 2014


This has been another tough week.  The husband of a  friend of mine passed away and it has affected all of us on our Yahoo Group once again. 
I was having a really hard time getting any kind of inspiration going so I decided to read some of my emails.  One of them was for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge #200.  I saw some great cards there but really loved  this one by Rae Harper-Burnet:
I realized that I had the stamp that made the speckled background in the Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. The flower is from the Peaceful Petals stamp set and works well so I cased her card.  I made a couple of changes in mine so that it would not be identical to hers.  Mine will not be posted on the PPA200 challenge.
First of all I took a piece of white card stock and stamped the "splattered" design over the entire background.  I used one of the dies I have had for a long tme and not sure I had ever used before.  The flower is from the SU Peaceful Petals stamp set.  The inks and colored card stock I used are Perfect Plum.  Before adding the layers to the front of the white card base, I decided to emboss the front and chose the folder with the random raised dots which I think complimented the "splattered" stamped background.
I hope you like the card.  Take a moment to visit the PPA to see some really great creations.  And be sure to visit Rae's blog for some wonderful projects.


Lynette said...

Nicely done, Vicki. Great CASE.

Annie said...

Nice card, I have to say, I like yours best Vicki!!

Rae in Reno said...

It's beautiful Vicki! Thank you so much for featuring my card on your blog.

Char said...

Love these cards!!!! I'll have to CASE yours..... :-)


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