Thursday, June 23, 2011

Blast From the Past Blog Hop (June): New Beginnings


Hi Everyone,

Today over at Taylored Expressions, is the totally fun monthly June Blast from the Past Blog Hop which is open to all customers and fans of TE to join in by creating a card using a previously released TE stamp set. This month's theme is "Old Glory" and to use the colors red, white and blue in your creation (it doesn't have to be patriotic images) and you can create with the optional sketch provided. I kinda went with a more turquoise version of the blue and created a card for a very dear friend of mine who is starting a new chapter in her life. She has gone through so much this last year and even more these past few months - and as she ends one chapter in her life and starts a new life (something that is both scary and exciting) I wanted to make her a special card to honor her courage and to let her know that she is not alone.

I used one of my favorite stamp sets: New Beginnings  - which has such lovely sentiments of encouragement! The middle portion of the large frame was filled in by stamping


Card Ingredients:
Paper: BG, Choice Buttercream cardstock
Stamps: New Beginnings by Taylored Expressions
Inks: Bahama Blue and Ladybug Red
Accessories: copics, circle and scallop punch, EK success scallop border, liquid pearls, prima flower, corner chomper, button from BG, 

The best part about making this is being able to give it to her in person - I am so excited to be able to hang out with her next week and spend some R&R time together :) I had fun making this card - and I hope you have fun hopping along today and checking out all the Blast from the Past creations from everyone! I can't wait to hop over and check out all the creations that everyone has created with these colors!

Thanks so much for hopping by here today
Have a wonderful Thursday!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)


23 comments:

Jules said...

Truly love all the wonderful elements you have here - what a work of art your card is!

Jami said...

Wow that is so cool - really unique the way you stamped inside that frame. Oh and great sketch - thanks for the inspiration!

Tami Mayberry said...

VERY pretty! Gorgeous work. TFS!

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous!

Tina W. (TeaDub) said...

OMG...such a beautiful and elegant card...I love the colors you used! Thanks so much for the sketch inspiration for the blog hop!

Natalie said...

Beautiful card!! Enjoyed the inspiration!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO beautiful Sankari! I would never have thought that these colors could be "elegant", but you sure knocked it out of the park!

ellabella said...

Stunning card! I love the colours it´s beautifully! Perfect layout, too!

Lillian Child said...

So very lovely!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful card, Sankari! Love all the wonderful elements and another great sketch!

Debbie Carriere said...

Sankari, this is just gorgeous!!! Love everything about it! Great sketch, too :)

Danielle Lounds said...

Ohhhh pretty! And using a button for the butterfly's body is too neat! :)

Jamie said...

Soo pretty! Love the texture:)

Julia Aston said...

What beautiful papers on this!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! This is sooo gorgeous...I just love the colors and how you added the butterfly at the top...your friend is going to love this beauty!!!!

Smita said...

Beautiful card, Sankari. Are you back from the wedding? How have you been?

Lorie said...

Wowzers! This is an incredible piece of art!

Arlene said...

Just gorgeous...love everything about it! :)

Arlene.
http://waterdots.blogspot.com/

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Really lovely Sankari. You always blow me away with your creativity and unique take on things. I'm sure your friend will adore this card! Gorgeous!

Karen Motz said...

AH-mazing Sankari!!!!! Wow...the layers and details are stunning!!!!

Kathi said...

Absolutely gorgeous card that your friend will appreciate and treasure!

Niema said...

Very special card

Crafty Caring Friends said...

very pretty card; lovely.