Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Big Sparkly {Hugs}


Hi there, stampers! Hope your week is going well so far. I wanted to share a card I made for a friend today. She was in need of some happy mail this week and what better way to send a little "happy" then with a BIG {Hug}...with sparkles, of course. 

I used this week's combo over at the ColourQ for inspiration. I just love that pop of Island Indigo with the traditional fall colors. Sooo pretty!  
I paired up the colors, with the sketch from A La Card Monkey. I haven't had a ton of free time lately to play along with my favorite challenges, so I am really enjoying all of the creative inspiration from both of these sites. I switched up the square elements for some layered circles. 
I dusted off a stamp set that hasn't seen ink in a while: Season of Friendship. I really like this set and really need to use it more often. Everyone needs a stamped sentiment to send some hugs and the Perfect Words (hostess) set has some really cute phrases. I tried to make the polka dots on the embossed background standout a little by gently running a Very Vanilla Craft ink pad over the raised dots. I also added an extra ruffle of ribbon around the sentiment to give it a "hug"...that wasn't intended to be "punny", it just kind of happened. Haha! All of the rest of the supplies are listed at the end of the post. 
On the inside, I used some scraps from the front along with a sentiment from a retired set: Occasional Quotes. I'm so excited to send this off with a box of treats to hopefully brighten my friend's day. I put extra chocolate in the box, because you can't go wrong when Godiva truffles are involved, right? 
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a HAPPY day! :) 

PS: I also have a couple days left of a fun give-away. CLICK HERE, if you would like to check it out. 


Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Season of Friendship (flower), Perfect Words (hostess, sentiment on front of card) and Occasional Quotes (ret. inside sentiment)
Paper: Sweet and Sour Specialty DSP (ret.), Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo Classic ink and Very Vanilla Craft ink
Accessories: 3/4" Circle punch, 1" circle punch, Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Island indigo 3/8" Ruffled ribbon, Cherry Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Markers, Basic Rhinestones and a TON of Stampin' Dimensionals

27 comments:

  1. Oh my, this is FABulous! What a great sketch and a great way to use these (ahem) challenging colors! AWESOME! Thanks for playing with us this week!

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  2. Well, LeAnne stole the word that I was going to use - the first word that popped into my head when I saw this....FABULOUS!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at the colourQ this week!

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  3. Amazing AM! Love the circles and that ribbon! The flowers are so cute! Hugs, Lesley

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  4. Anne Marie... I just love how you used this sketch. The card is so darn Cute!! Your friend is really going to love it! Thanks for joining us this week at A La Card Monkey!!

    Hugs
    Shirley

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  5. W O W this card is a stunner! Love the grid but the layers you used to create dimension are just awesome!

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  6. Your card is perfect in every way, wonderful layout and colours. I love the stamps you used here.

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  7. What a fun card. . .love it!

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  8. This is wonderful, AM. I love every single detail! Those colors totally intimidated me, but you rocked them and made them look amazing! Your friend will love this for sure; it is most definitely HAPPY mail! :)

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  9. I love your card: strong colours, geometrical composition and lovely simple flowers.

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  10. Love your design! The flower pattern is beautiful! You always put in such great details - like the extra fold in the ribbon, the extra layers, the vanilla ink!

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  11. What an absolutely beautiful card! I love these colors together! I love the ribbon behind the greeting and all the rhinestones! Thanks for joining us at A La Card Monkey challenge!

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  12. I'm pretty sure I'm IN LOVE with this card! Love everything about it!
    Awesome.
    Lynn

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  13. Ann Marie how cute this is! Your friend will surely "feel" the HUG you send... how cute.
    I LOVE the way you inked the embossed dots! At first I thought it was polka dot paper.... you are sooo clever.
    Love all the little circles with some bling. Hugs

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  14. very cute! love the layout! thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ!!

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  15. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your card!!!! The design is beautiful! So much detail, I still have so much to learn... Also find this color combo so great, I will have to try it!! Thank you so much for sharing...

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  16. I wondered what stamp set you used for the flower! Great card. Lots of interest.

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  17. WOW...I love your card. That is a wonderful pair up with the color combo and sketch!!!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  18. you nailed those colors with this card, wow, what a stunner!

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  19. Oh such a nice card Anne Marie. Combining these two challenges really worked. Your card is just so perfect inside and out. TFS!

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  20. Hey Anne Marie! I really love what you've done with the colourQ colors this week! Great texture, layering, wonderful take on the sketch and the colors, my kinda card ;) Love it! hope you have a great weekend! Big (hugs) to YOU! :)

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  21. What a fun card, Anne Marie. Good job with the colors. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

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  22. What a fun card, Anne Marie! Good job with the colors. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

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  23. Love your use of circles on this card! This is a beautiful card and I'm sure your friend will love it (and the chocolates!).

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  24. This card is fabulous, Anne Marie. I love how you've arranged all these little circles. Such a simple idea but it totally rocks!!! I love the way you've matted them - and also the way you just folded a bit of the ribbon under the sentiment. It's wonderful inside and out and I'm sure you're friend's day will have been brightened by it- and the chocolate!!!

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  25. Oh my!! This is FABULOUS! Anyone would smile receiving this card. :)
    Thanks for playing along with us this week at ColourQ.

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  26. Congrats on your win at colourQ! Woohoo!

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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie