Sunday, April 9, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge #8

Good morning!  I'm so happy to share with you my card for the newest challenge at Where Creativity Meets C9.  Our theme for Challenge #8 is "One Layer". :) I sure love a one layer card. 
This card is super special to me.  Almost always I make my cards with the recipient in mind.  I love that it allows me to think of that person the whole time I create, and that I can add little details specific to them or to the message I am trying to send.  I view cardmaking as so much more than a hobby.  It is a wonderful creative avenue for me to send a piece of my heart to those I love often at times when I don't quite have the words to express all I feel, whether it be joy, or encouragement, or gratitude, or sorrow.  Sometimes a card (or rather the message I am trying to convey) is so important that I pray before I even get started.  That was the case with this card.  I had a prayer in my heart for the ones who will be receiving this card and prayed that I would be able to create something that they would think was beautiful, that would bring a little warmth and peace and love and faith during a difficult time. 
Knowing who I was making this for made it easy to gather supplies.  I pulled out my Concord and 9th stamps, selected the ones that reminded me of her, and then gathered other supplies and colors that did the same.  I really, really wanted to put woodgrain on here, but I actually remade this card a couple times, and the woodgrain version didn't make the cut.  
I initially started coloring the flowers a few colors, but realized after finishing that card that the flowers all had to be white.  I want to send a big shout out and thank you to Sandy Allnock, whose "Winter Whites" copic video tutorial (you can view it HERE) was SO helpful after struggling to try to color white flowers.  And as luck would have it (or rather, little tender mercy), she even used the same Hello Lovely Stamp Set from Concord and 9th in her tutorial.  Since I'm just starting to learn how to color, this tutorial was invaluable to me even when I was using a different coloring medium. 
 
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I built my sentiment with Concord and 9th's Kindhearted and Sophisticated Script Stamp Sets. I adore the font in Kindhearted, and love that I've been able to selectively ink and combine sentiments from that set to create lots of different sentiments on cards I've made.  I also love that I can literally create any sentiment I want with Sophisticated Script.  And doesn't it just look beautiful when it is embossed?  (Fun sidenote: the person who is receiving this card is the one who convinced me I needed Sophisticated Script in my life after she sent me a card and special wall art for my daughter's room using it.)
Right before I cleaned up, I snapped a quick photo of the supplies I used to make the card.  I imagine I might want to make something similar in the future and didn't want to forget what I used. :)
This card was a bit labor intensive for me, but the awesome thing about one layer cards is that they don't have to be, so I really hope that you will join us for our One Layer Challenge at Where Creativity Meets C9,  Making one layer cards is truly so satisfying to me.  Make sure your next stop is the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge blog.  My super talented teammates are sharing some amazing cards today!

13 comments:

  1. Oh, Lindsey....this is so beautiful! A one layer masterpiece! I love your coloring and must watch Sandy's video!

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  2. I do the same...love making cards with a person in mind. This is absolutely stunning and heart felt Lindsey.

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  3. Probably my all time favorite of all your cards. This one is amazing.

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  4. On my goodness is this ever one gorgeous card!! This is my favorite from you ever Lindsey. I absolutely LOVE it!!

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  5. What a beautiful and thoughtful post! I'm amazed by what you created and, like everyone else, am calling it my favourite ever of all your cards. I know who this is for (woodgrain gave it away), and am pretty sure she'll love it and be very touched. Gorgeous, Lindsey. Hugs.

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  6. Such an appropriate color and design for your card theme. Elegant and lovely! You are the sweeetest with your bloggie comment love!! Made me SMILE so BIGTIME!!!!! Thanks so much, every comment means so much, but yours are priceless! HUGS!!! I love C9 products, so you'll see me alot!!!!!

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  7. Oh, Lindsey what a fantastic card you've made for your friend and how I loved reading how absolutely special you make each card - that is so wonderful, my friend!!!!! Your colouring is so beautiful and the white flowers look amazing and so does all the leaves as well!!!! You have created such a lot of depth on you OL, with your colouring - I think I need to go and watch that video - I don't own any Copics but seeing what you have done with your coloured pencils, I definitely want to watch it!!!! This is a little work of art and it could be framed!!!! It's really stunning and for sure the recipient is going to appreciate it soooooo much!!!!
    Have a great day!!!!
    Hugz

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  8. Made with so much love and care, Lindsey ... and it shines out from every perfect detail on this beautiful card. Awesome colouring and such wonderful balance, peace and serenity ... simply stunning! Your loving post, as well as your card, will touch her heart! Hugs, Anita :)

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  9. My friend, I can only say that this card is even more gorgeous in real life ... but its beauty outside is totally shadowed by the love and thoughtfulness enclosed. You are such a darling friend, Lindsey - thank you so very much - I am filled with your love! xxoo
    =]

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  10. WOWZER, Lindsay, your card is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and what a fabulous post! Sure doesn't look to me like you're just starting to learn to color. You finished it like a pro, and I'm in love with every last inch of it. 💕

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  11. One of your absolute bests, Lindsey! Your beautiful card is wonderfully colored with perfect details. It really shows the love it was sending!

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