Monday, August 26, 2013

A Cheery Note of Encouragement

I love turquoise. The color is so happy and cheerful, and makes me smile; some thing lights up within me when I see certain colors, and turquoise is one of them.

Starting out with a white cardstock base, a turquoise layer that had been run through a swirly Paper Studio EF was added with dimensional stickies. The sentiment is one of my favorites--a quote from George Eliot--and helps me always to remember that today is the first day of the rest of my life. God has good things for us if we do not give up and He is always perfecting that which concerns us.  :o) The sentiment is framed with Spellbinders Labels 18 and is also added with dimensional stickies.

The corners are embellished with white die cuts (Cheery Lynn Lace Corner B161) and foliage (Cheery Lynn Mini Fanciful Flourish Right B291) and a rose (Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms) were added. I think they also add a "framing" effect to the overall look. The foliage is manipulated a little to make it more three-dimensional and lifelike. A silver and white double-looped ribbon bow was attached to the lower right hand corner and a sweet silver butterfly (Memory Box Pippi Butterfly) cut from four layers of heavy duty aluminum foil was attached to the top with a tiny sliver of a dimensional sticky to make him stand out a bit.

Here is a picture of the card:

This is a closeup of how the foliage can be raised to make the card have more of a pop. On some screens there may be a pink tinge, but all elements that are not turquoise are white:

And this picture shows the detail of silver threads running through the white ribbon:

I am entering this card at MFP Speedy TV (Metal), Artistic Inspirations (Swirls), Cheery Lynn Designs (Frames), Word Art Wednesdays (Anything Goes) and Crafty Ribbons (Anything Goes with Ribbon).

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT  


  1. Such delicate pink foliage, the flower and the corner embellishments are really soooooo beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing your God given talents with us and posting in this week’s challenge.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Hi Ginny; what elegant card you have made with thin dies in white over a turquoise embossed surface.
    It looks really great! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Crafty Ribbons and welcome back!

    DT La Vikinga

  3. Lovely card, love the embossing and lovely colors. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie xx

  4. Very pretty card. Thank you for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge and best of luck.

  5. What a pretty card! I really like all the dimension you made with the foliage and butterflies. Thanks for sharing more of your work with us at Word Art Wednesday.

  6. Lovely card. Great to have you join our metal challenge at FOSTV

  7. Pretty card, thanks for joining us at craft ribbons and good luck
    Hugs Kelly

  8. Ginny Great card. The pink flourish with the rose and ribbon look so nice. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Challenge. Good Luck

  9. beautiful project love the swirls

    thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Blog

    Kerrie DT

  10. Beautiful work Ginny! Love the metallic butterfly! Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!


Thank you for commenting on my card--your encouraging words have made my day! God's most extravagant blessings to you and all those whom you love. :o)