Faux window blossom card

Hello there! First of all I want to thank everyone who gave me direction on my Grand Calibur issue. You were all very encouraging, positive and helpful. Thanks so much! I ended up being replied by customer service through email, and Karen Haas, who has helped me with any questions about purchases before, told me they would send me a new handle free of charge. That’s right! You girls helped me keep it together!

Now let’s talk about cardmaking. The card for today is a 2 or 3 year old project (yep!) that I found through my stash of stuff. It is a valentine’s card in unconventional colors. It’s refreshing even for me, because I’ve been using the same palette lately. Here it is:

Shery K Designs Paper: Honey Bee, Antoinette
– Scalloped Square Small

– A2 Matting Basics
– Classic Label Four
– Rose Creations
– Grand Calibur die cutting machine 
Marvy Uchida Butterfly Punch
Ranger Distress ink in Old Paper
Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
Stampendous Stamps: Spanish Messages
Grand Calibur die cutting machine
Bazic: two sided tape, mounting tape
Merletto Stickers
Other generic Materials
3/8″ gross grain ribbon in Cream
Heavy weight white paper
Linen white paper
Fused string pearl beads

Do you like it? Never thought I would rescue an old card and like it in the present. Because usually we develop a ‘better’ style through the years and end up not liking our older cards. But this one I like a lot. 

Because of the weather here (hell summer forever) the layers had to be reinforced, the glue of the two sided tape seems to dry because of the temperature. But overall it is so well preserved, and I did not keep this older cards in a special box or so. They are true survivors! LOL I guess I can say a good thing came out from the breaking of my machine’s handle…

Let me know what you think. And would you rescue an old project of yours?

This card is participating in:
Our Daily Bread
Vintage Chic
Craft Hoarders Challenge Blog
The Inspired Challenges Blog
Crafty Mojo Blog

Ladybug Crafts Blog

Jo’s Scrap Shack Blog
Fairies Challenges
Digi Designs Challenge Blog
JellyPark Challenge Blog
Kitty Bee Designs Blog
Naughty or Nice Blog
Melonheadz Friends Blog
Mema’s Crafts Blog

Challenge #100 – Bingo
2nd Vertical Row
Two word sentiment (“Con Cariño”)
3D items (flower and butterflies) 
Something shiny (crystal stickers) 
Aud Sentiments

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Crafty wife and mom / Illustrator &. Stamp Designer / Lover of all things paper / Watercolors enthusiast / Deco Foil addict. Find out more about my creative world at www.gracielliedesign.com

21 thoughts on “Faux window blossom card

  1. Oh, Graciellie, what a beautiful card! I love your colors and that beautiful flower! I'm so glad someone helped you with your Grand Calibur! They are wonderful, and they do have wonderful customer support! So glad you've joined us again this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs!


  2. Love the color combination and that gorgeous flower, plus the layers! Beautiful work and shows your consistent style over the years! Thanks for sharing your style with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

    So thankful you are going to get a replacement handle!


  3. Definitely worth the rescue. The colors are gorgeous, and stands out from any other Valentine card. Beautiful job! Sometimes I find cards from when I first started crafting and I always want to re-do them, do I think it's worth it? Sometimes yes, because you learn new techniques that can only enhance it. TFS!!
    Mahalo for linking up to our Aloha Friday Challenge #16 at KBD!


  4. What a fabulous card.

    The colours and the flower are wonderful.

    Good to use something up instead of chucking it out.

    thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

    Good luck

    Tracey DTxxx


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