Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday #259

Welcome back!  Are you having a good week so far?  I am getting a little worried about us down here in the Deep South....ice storms, snow, and now earthquakes...two to be exact in as many days.  I know it is not completely unheard of to have earthquakes here, but it definitely is not something that happens often.  The weather has been interesting here lately, to say the least.  But I am guessing you did not pop in for just a weather report, did you?  ;)  So why don't we talk about the Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week at Flourishes instead?  The amazingly talented Jenny is our hostess this week and she has an awesome challenge for us...

You can read all of the details here.  For my card this week, I really embraced the challenge and went all out polka dots!  I used the beautiful Think Pink Fight Like A Girl set.  Please notice that I am again trying to get out of my box and go a little more clean and simple...not a button, not a bow, not a bit of metallic leafing anywhere....just sayin'!  See, miracles never cease, do they?  ;)

 This set comes with a darling T shirt image and some images and sentiments to stamp on the shirt and also larger ones for general card sentiments.  For my sentiment on the Tshirt I had to tweak it a bit...I wanted it to be two colors so I stamped it first in pink ink and then went over part of it with a Copic Black Multiliner pen....it did pretty well, although I wished I had one with a finer point on it to make it a little easier to cover up the pink ink.  I shaded the T shirt with a few copics, then  fussy cut it and popped it up on foam dots to a Spellbinders circle die cut that I had sponged with some gray ink.  I added a little fussy cut ribbon image (from the same set) that I also colored with Copics for a little extra something something.  

My card base is some gray card stock from my stash with the top right corner rounded.  I used a polka dot embossing folder to give a little texture and then a bit of gray chevron stripe paper for a little contrast from all. those. dots.....lol!  Then I used two scales of pink and white polka dot paper to fill in this sweet little dotty border die that I have had forever and don't think I have ever used...I think it works great for this card!  I did go over the "girl" part of the sentiment with my Atyou Spica Clear Glitter pen and it looks great IRL but you can't really tell in the photos.  And that as they say, is that.  I think I met the polka dot requirement, don't you?  :)  Now, I hope you will check out all of the lovely projects that my teammates have created for your inspiration, leave them a little blog love, and then get going on your own Polka Dot creation.  Don't forget to link up on our site for a chance to win a prize! While you are there you really should check out the Gambler's Sale going on right now...a whopping 50% off!  I can't wait to see what you create and I'll be seeing you again real soon....so glad you could stop by!  Take care!

 *On a personal note- This card is going to a very special lady.  I may have mentioned that my family has certainly had it's share of breast cancer diagnoses in the last two years.  My mother and one of my cousins have undergone all of their treatments and most recently another cousin is in her battle.  I made this card for her.  She is tackling this with a style and grace that is so typically her.  My heart aches for what she is having to endure right now, but she is a woman of strong faith and I know that and the love of her family and friends is what is going to get her through this.  T- You are beautiful inside and out...many prayers and much love is sent your way on a daily basis.  You GO girl!  

Stamps:  Think Pink Fight Like A Girl
Paper:  Flourishes Classic White card stock; Color Made Easy Poppy Collection; Simple Stories' "SN@P" Color Vibe 6x6 pad
Ink:  Tuxedo Black-Memento; Antique Linen Distress Ink-Ranger; Basic Gray, Melon Mambo and Whisper White inks-SU!
Other:  Border die, Polka Dot embossing folder, Circle die
And these Copic Colors:  0, C1, C3, R81, R83, R85, R89


  1. Katie,
    Great use of the two different dp's. very pretty card I'm sure your cousin will love it. I hope she wins this horrible battle.

  2. Hi Katie!!! :)
    THIS card is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I think your cousin is going to LOOOOOOOOVE THIS card of SUPPORT!!! :) And ALL of the THOUGHT & LOVE behind it!!!!!!!!!:) BLESSINGS to your cousin & a PRAYER TOO!!!!!!!!!:) GORGEOUS COLORING & DESIGN!!!!!!!!:)

  3. Earthquakes, too? Good grief! Crazy weather! I think this is so super cute and, you know, I just LOVE polka dots! I have that same paper pad. I like how you mixed it up. Oh, and by the way, your sentiment looks perfect to me!

  4. Fantabulous! That circle border die really kicks this card up a notch. You sure don't have anything to worry about with your CAS designs. There just as great as your fancier ones. Hugs!

  5. Oh Katie... I am lovin' the graphic feel of your fabulous card! I love the use of your polka dots with your chevrons and the colours are awesome! Totally diggin' this card girl!

  6. Almost everyone I know felt the earthquakes! Me? Didn't feel a thing--slept right through the first one, even though the front of the house rattled so hard, my DH thought someone was trying to bust in the front door! :) Now, you know I love all the gold leafing you add to your cards, and the fancy die cuts and pretty bows, but, Girl, you need to make more cards in the CAS style--this is GORGEOUS! I love all the different polka dots, and the image is colored beautifully! The circle border die with polka dot dp in the circles just put this one over the top! Hey, I just noticed...your blog is covered in polka dots, too! FUN! Have a great weekend, friend!!!