Thursday, April 17, 2014

Friends are special treasures

Hi everyone! Well, we've had another burst of chilly weather here in north Florida over the last couple days, dipping down into the 30s at nighttime with highs in the upper 60s during the day. Absolutely gorgeous! To be honest, I could dig weather like this year-round! ;)

It's hard to believe we're already into week #3 of my April guest designer gig with 4 Crafty Chicks! My inspiration project for 4CC #190 - Sentiment Only is a coaster card featuring an awesome embossed friendship sentiment matted on silver foil cardstock. And yes, you read that right... I used a square coaster!

I used six beautiful bold spring kinda colors of Adirondack color wash to completely cover the coaster, then spritzed a handmade Perfect Pearl mist over top of the color wash to give it some shimmer. I embossed the sentiment with embossing tinsel and matted it on silver foil cardstock. I really love how this turned out - unfortunately the photos don't show how stunning those shimmering colors are! ;)

I kept the inside simple with a stamped "I miss you" sentiment.

Proud to enter my coaster card into the following challenges:

  • GKD Pure Luxury white and navy cardstock; Bazzill Basics silver foil cardstock; dark green cardstock from stash
  • Blockheads Paper Arts square coaster
  • Adirondack Cranberry, Sunset Orange, Lettuce, Stream, Denim and Purple Twilight Color Wash
  • Perfect Pearl handmade mist
  • Pink Cat Studio Friendship Stamps stamp set
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Versamark Dazzle
  • Ranger Bridal Embossing Tinsel

I hope you're inspired to play with us this week in our Sentiment Only challenge! Using a sentiment as the focal image really is a challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!


  1. This is gorgeous, Leslie! I cannot believe that is a COASTER!! WTG girl - love that sentiment too!

  2. Fab card, thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

  3. Fantastic......absolutely brilliant.

    Fiona DT

  4. This is stunning, Great sentiment x
    Thank you for joining our challenge TTPH.Good luck x

  5. Stunning hun and thank you for stopping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my challenge card...
    Happy Easter!!
    hugs and xxx

  6. What a gorgeous bg! Thanks so much for playing along in our challenge on the Mod Squad Blog this week!

  7. Sweet mixtures of colors, wonderful sentiment and oh boy it is a phenomenal clean and simple creation. Love It!!

  8. Beautiful design!. Thanks for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz -hope to see you again for a furture challenge. hugs Angelie


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