Monday, March 19, 2012

Lollipop Crafts #72 - Sentimentally Yours


Today is a start of another challenge at Lollipop Crafts.  Challenge # 72, Sentimentally Yours is all about making your sentiment the focal point of your card.  This week's sponsor is The Stamping Boutique, for more information on the prize this week head on over to the Lollipop Crafts blog.  You'll also find some inspirations from the T-Team for this week's challenge.

My card took less than 15 minutes to create.  It took longer to pick the papers and sentiment, but once I had them all it came together pretty quickly.  And I am die-ing to show you my newest purchases.  (lol)

Here is it!  As you can see my versions of a CAS card (yep it's a card) showcasing my newest die by Lifestyle Crafts.  I purchased this set along with several other new products, including that beautiful washi paper, from Hanko Designs a couple weekends ago at the stamp convention.  These were all featured at CHA and I was so stoked to find these at the Hanko booth.  Don'tcha just love it?!  Well I do, and I am so looking forward to using them again.  The size of the base card is "5.5 x 5.8", which is the largest of the dies.  It's pretty huge and barely fit onto the "A" plate in my Cuttlebug.  The base of the card is Tsumugi Hiwa cardstock.  I added some distress ink in crushed olive to the inside giving it a nice framed feel.  The same distress color is used on the center flower.  The sentiment is one of my favorite AmyR sayings.  So happy it matched the card.  The flourish is part of a set from Sizzix.   The only thing I can add is that the sentiment is inked with Memento bamboo leaves by Tsukineko.

See the gold flowers in the washi paper?  O, I was sooo happy to find it amongst all the other pretty papers.  It has a beautiful spring like feel to it.  I will definitely be using this more, especially with Mother's day coming up soon.  It's also perfect for Spring cards.  

Hope you all get a chance to play with us this week.  We'd love to see how sentimental you get.  Mahalo for stopping by in your busy life.  I appreciate it a lot!  Have a fabulous Monday!!


Supplies not listed above:
white cs (Neenah solar crest)


Creations by Shirl said...

Very pretty, love the shape...
It will probably take forever before this new dies hits Hawaii. LOL!

Mimi said...

oh Leanne... this is gorgeous! what a pretty die set, and love how you used it for the shape of the card! it's so cool that the flowers on the washi paper matches! Have a wonderful day! ;D

Rachel Parys said...

ooooo I love this! Love the size too! What a gorgeous idea, and so simple! The colors you used are gorgeous. You go girl!

Amy said...

Oooo, so pretty Leanne! I love the flourish coming off the sentiment and the paper and die go together perfectly! Hope your week is starting out as fabulous as your card is! :)

Alyce said...

This is just so gorgeous Leanne! Love the beautiful colours and everything works so wonderfully :)

Cyndi said...

Such a cool card! Love creative!

Mary J said...

How beautiful Leanne, totally love the colourway!

Sonia said...

Cool Idea Leanne...Beautiful flower card! GREAT JOB!