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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Need a Hug??

"My Best Boy" provided by ADFD
 When I saw this image from A Day For Daisies [ADFD] it spoke to me... "Need a hug?"  Perfect for the the current Aud Sentiments challenge to create a "Thinking of You Type Sentiment - such as Get Well, Sympathy or for someone going thru a hard time."
ADFD is sponsoring the challenge and there are some wonderful inspiration cards created by the Design Team.  The challenge lasts thru August 12 and you can submit up to 5 images for a chance at the ADFD prize.  You can see the samples, read the rules and enter your card at Aud Sentiments!

[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]
  • Base card is A2 with left hand fold and upper right corner rounded.
  • Image printed twice, colored with Copicstop layer was fussy cut,  the individual piece sculpted [dry embossed from the back using a large ball tool] and layered with foam tape to maintain the dimension. 
  • Banners cut from Basic Grey's "Little Black Dress" Paper Stack - "anchored" with Candi colored with Copics to match.
  • Computer generated sentiment punched out and mounted on foam tape to match the depth of the focal image.

This card should be eligible for the following 
Fussy & Fancy  #119 – Words
Art by MiRan Challenge #11 – ATG
Sentimental Sunday  #218 – Fave Hair Color Combo [warm greys -W00, W1, W3,]
Robyn's Fetish #223 – Sq. or Rectangle cards
Papertake Weekly – ATG w/ option to use Torn Paper
Crafty Sentiments – Add a Sentiment
Sweet Pea Stampers – Thinking of you/Missing you /Just Because
MarkerPOP Challenge #49 – ATG

IMAGES:  The focal image is from ADFD; Sentiment is printed on my computer
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; Base CS is from stash; DP are from Basic Grey's "Little Black Dress".
EMBELLISHMENTS: Crop-a-Dial's Corner Chomper used for the base CS & the image panel; SU Punch used for the sentiment; Candi pieces were colored with Copics to match the warm grey pallette.
INKS: the images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:
E0000, E000, E00, R20, W00, W1, W3, N0, & N01.

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


  1. Fabulous card brilliant design Ginny x

  2. Awww .. what a great image! Love the soft neutral pallet.Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again! (Hugs) Cara

  3. This is card is so sweet. The monochromatic really makes that gorgeous image stand out.

    Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Pea Stampers.


  4. gorgeous card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  5. This is just precious and I love the monochromatic colouring.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  6. Awww! very sweet, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week.

  7. A lovely card for those moments when a hug is all that is needed and for the recipient to know you are thinking of them.
    Thanks for the warm welcome at 613 Ave. C. and your lovely comment on my blog post, I so enjoyed making this card and the 3d technique.

  8. Oh so very sweet, thank you for joining us at crafting from the heart, good luck
    Caroline DT

  9. Hi Ginny, love the muted colour scheme on your card. A perfect image for the theme. I do so love ADFD's simple but stunning images. The rounded corners are a great touch too. Perfect card for a man or a woman.

  10. You've proven to me that cards don't need a lot of doo-dads, a lot of different colors, a lot of fancy anything. This image and your simplicity in it's coloring and the neutral papers...this card is absolutely beautiful. Fantastic to simplify this down to a hug. Adore this and I'm saving this on my desktop. It is just wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. I hope you'll check with us again every Tuesday for our new challenge and join in! Hugs, Gail

  11. What a cute card Ginny. I love the colors and its simple but doesnt look like it needs anything else at all. Thats the key now isnt it?

  12. Wow! Beautiful card and I love your elegant coloring :)

  13. Beautiful card and a very sweet image - I can see I better wait on a little more room in the budget before I brouse over at ADFD again :) Thanks for joining us this time at Sweet Pea Stampers and good luck in the drawing!!!

  14. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Sweet Pea Stampers thinking of you etc challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT (Sorry I am so late with my comment but I have been away from home with limited internet access) x


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