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Apr 10, 2009

BC94 - Pure Heart

Have you ever had "One of Those Days!"  You know the kind I'm talking about where nothing seems to go right and your get umpteen interruptions...Yeah you guessed it, that's the kind of day I seem to be having today.  I started working on my project for the Blogger's Challenge group late last night after my Stamp  Club was over but by 12:30 pm I decided it was time to head off to slumber land. This morning I got up fairly early and started working on my card again.  That's when things seemed to go all haywire...first I cut part of my original layer off and had to make it smaller.  Then the phone rang, (I kid you not 5 times within a 15 minute period)  Some days we never get calls but it figures when you are busy working on a project you get a bizarre number of calls.  I should just let the answering machine pick up but I'm just not one to do that if I'm home.  So enough "Whining" because I want to talk about my card.  - 
 It sort of took on a life of it's own as it wasn't what I started off with in my head but I think with this being Easter Weekend that it's very fitting to seek a Pure Heart and Steadfast spirit and what better time then Easter. I believe Christ's love for us and the Resurrection  gives up that hope for renewing our own lives if we seek Him out.             
Our challenge this week was: Technique of your choice.  Wow that left a wide range and while I'm not really a "Technique Type" of stamper I decided to do an easy but fun background technique using Saran Wrap.  It's so simple and yet creates such interesting and FUN backgrounds.  For this card I used Glossy Card stock and a Kaleidacolor Rainbow (Bouquet) Dye Ink Pad.  I just scrunched up a piece of Saran Wrap dabbed it onto my ink pad and pounced it on the card stock over and over to create my background.  Pretty Easy Peasy!
I used a sketch from the Clean and Simple blog found here - However I sort of added a couple extra layers and changed where the piercing was so it's not totally Clean and Simple but fairly close.
My card Base is Only Orange followed with a layer of Apricot Appeal and then my Background Piece.  To that I layered the same colors again and added my focal piece.  The stamp is one of the Plain Jane's from Verve Stamps.  I decided to use the background here as well and just stamped the sentiment and added a tiny flower with a crystal center.  The flower is from Hero Arts.  I layered this onto a piece of Green Galore card stock and they were cut out with Nestabilitie Dies (Label 2) and raised with foam mounting tape.  I added orange polka dot ribbon (source unknown).  I also distressed the edges of the Apricot cs with the cutter kit.
So now it's your turn to check out the other Bloggers Challenge members blogs to see what Techniques they used for their cards and projects.  Have a Blessed Easter Weekend.


  1. Love the color combo for Easter and very fitting technique also...
    Very serene, yet so spring feeling.
    connie paxman

  2. I love this card and I'm so glad that you cut the piece too small. It turned out just perfect!

  3. Great background and colors! Your card turned out really pretty!

  4. Love the colors that you chose. Such a nice look for that tech, too!

  5. This is beautiful Ida! You always manage to put together such lovely color combinations! Hope your day got better as it went on! :D

  6. The colours you chose work well with this technique, so bright and cheery and shows the fantastic background well.

    :) Marcia

  7. GREAT card.....fabulous color combo.....looks so "Easter-y!" This was probably the very first technique I ever learned.....haven't done it in a very, very long time. You've certainly inspired me to try again.

  8. Way to pull through on such a crazy day! Great card!!

  9. Your card looks great! Very pretty!

  10. I love the bright and cheerful colors. The card is stunning!

  11. Beautiful color combination. Love that you carried your base panel technique through to your stamped layer. Very pretty!

  12. That's so pretty! I may have to try that technique some time!

    Happy Easter!

  13. Your card is awesome Ida!! Despite all the interruptions . . your card looks flawless. Love the beautiful colors. . so bright and vibrant. I always have those interruptions. I think I make a card in 5 minute increments . . .I'll start in the morning and won't finish till the evening. Actually, I'm the primary distracter. . I interrupt myself all the time! I take too many breaks! LOL!

    Hope you have a wonderful Easter!


  14. LOVE the springy colors on your card! I'd forgotten that technique...it is easy and FUN to do!

  15. Sorry for the late comment, Ida...
    Oh, I am not a technique girl too...
    But I think what you did is fanstastic! I really love the colors! Beautiful background you created!
    Happy Ester to you and your family!

  16. I love this technique, and dyour card came outr gorgeous. Definatelt couldn't tell you were having trouble getting throuh it. Came out Fab!