Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Life is Beautiful… a card


Life IS beautiful, isn’t it?  I don’t mean that its always sparkly and shiny, but that in everything we go through we can always appreciate the opposite situations – the contrast causes us to savour each think in “real time”.  There is beauty in joy and beauty in sufferings, though it is hard to see it when we go through the worst of times.  When we do we are able to see the supportive people in our lives, and to have empathy for those who might be going through the same situations at some point.  Ok, enough about the why I chose this theme.   I’m making this card for this week’s The Paper Players #382 sketch

I chose my middle section first  - this lovely panel by Bo Bunny and added this sentiment from Forever in Time, stamped in versamark on cardstock, then  cut with a Simon Says die.  I backed the first panel with a pink sparkle paper and then a thicker vertical glitter cardstock in a dark grey.  I placed all this atop a die cut cardstock embossed with a Darice folder.  My final touch was the small heart I affixed next to the sentiment, punched out of a bit more of the Bo Bunny panel. 

I hope your day is passing by as creatively as mine! 


  1. This is so pretty, Barbara! I love the delicate floral combined with the sparkly papers. What a wonderful sentiment too, and I enjoyed reading your thoughts on it. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge at The Paper Players!

  2. Barbara... you are right the Bo Bunny paper is lovely... and so is your card! What a wonderful feel good card...someone is going to truly appreciate receiving it! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

  3. Rather like your theme, your card is one of lovely contrasts: light and dark, floral and plain, sparkle and matte. I like the way the two cross pieces lead the eye straight to the fabulous sentiment. The paper is really pretty and you've used all the elements beautifully. Thank you for playing with us at The Paper Players this week.

  4. This is stunning...it popped right out at me from the gallery! Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week!

  5. So pretty, I love the layers and the papers. The sentiment is perfect.

  6. There are few things in our paper craft world that I love more than dry embossing.. what a wonderful place it has taken on your pretty card, with this PP it works the charm!
    Thanks so much for your visit today, Barbara!
    =] Michele


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