Buddies CASE

It’s been awhile since I last posted but I have been working continuously on prepping cards for the “Making Cards for Troops” organization. May 8th my girlfriends for life and I will be getting together to assemble these cards. The group has requested all occasion cards but no holiday cards except Christmas so I’ve been working to cover a variety of cards. I believe I am up to 24 packs of 5 cards…..one original in each and 4 to make.

I was totally inspired by Bonnie’s card with the dragonfly about a month ago so this is my version of Bonnie’s gorgeous card. Of course my card is not as complex as Bonnie’s but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I decided on warm tones in kraft, ivory and brown. I need a nice gray not green gray but gray gray ink!

Bonnie’s card Link is above

The stencil is TCW Sunflower Meadow designed by Carmen Medlin that I found at SSS. I inked that with GKD Kraft ink. My frame was made using two Waffle Flower A2 Lacy Layers Dies and a template that Lisa B had sent to me. Thank you Lisa. I use it often. Instead of the dragonfly, I decided on this soaring bird from GKD’s Springtime Silhouette StampTV kit and stamped in and the sentiment that I found on my desk in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. My cardstock was all Recollections from my Michael’s store. They have a nice variety of heavy weight cardstock in shades of four colors. Unfortunately, their layering weight is only 65 lb and not the matchy/matchy with the heavy weight cardstock.

I have to make one more of these for my sample as I decided to give this one to Will for his birthday on May 2nd. Thanks for inspiring me Bonnie and the rest of our Stamp Buddies. Next I’ll be case-ing Lisa B as I have the die cut from her Pantone color challenge card on it’s way to me, too.

8 thoughts on “Buddies CASE

  1. Beautiful card! You are busy. Love the ideas that flow through your brain. Love that you are working so hard to make the card assembly easy for your friend.

  2. WOW what a piece of art. Will is so blessed. Thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of your creativity. Love what you are doing with your friends to pay it forward.

  3. Beautiful. How wonderful that you and your friends are getting together to assemble cards for such a worthy cause.

  4. This is beautiful! I love the warm tones you used. The soft, stenciled background looks great with your bolder bird and greeting, and the frame you created pulls it all together so nicely! Great card design and for a great cause! Have fun with your friends when you get together to assemble them.

  5. You created a wonderful card, Gayle! I’m guessing you have GKD London Fog for your gray ink that’s greenish. There really are some wonderful grays out there that are actually gray. Love seeing what you created and that you were inspired by Bonnie.

  6. A wonderful way to celebrate any event and using these for your troops is also great. Beautiful card my friend

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