Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A True Love Story Never Ends - Timeless Tuesday 255

In with the new and out with old! That is the common New Years saying in trying to make a better year ahead for yourself.  Well, this week's Timeless Tuesday challenge is brought to you by Cheryl and she is challenging you to create a card or project that celebrates something new! Such as a new baby, car, hope, love, etc.!

For me, my celebration is the homecoming of my husband from Afghanistan in less than a week.  He's been gone a year and we are ready to be a family again.  I celebrate love in my creation, because it takes a lot of love, dedication, strength, and loyalty when you are married to a military man.  We see many young soldiers and their spouses not being able to handle such separation and virtually end up in divorce.  My husband and I have been together since pre-9/11, so I knew what it was going to take to stand by him and his career. 

I used the new release of Flourishes Wild Roses and the sketch from CAS(E) this sketch! I started with using the coordinating Silhouette file to cut out the shape of the image before stamping it with Memento Black and coloring it in with Copics

I used the following Copic collections:

I highlighted the center of the roses with my Copic Opaque White and some Y04, Y08, and Y21.  The panel straight down was cut after stamping multiple times the Corinthians passage and then cutting it to size.  The base cardstock is Flourishes Classic Cardstock in white and some red  Coordination's cardstock to layer with and the image is popped up on some dimensions. I then used the spotted stamp from the set So Distressed in Memento Red Rhubarb to layer under the sentiment, but not before stamping off some of the color.  I wanted a muted look.  The card was then finished with some rhinestones and seam binding ribbon around the flowers.

We'd love to see what you are celebrating, so join in on the fun and link up your project on our blog! Don't forget to check out what the other fabulous Timeless Tuesday team have created! Also, don't forget that there is an awesome Gamblers Sale going right now at Flourishes. If there is something you have been eyeing, now's the time to snatch it up at a sale price.  Because once the items are gone, they are gone forever!  Thanks for stopping by!

  • Allison Cope
  • Cheryl Lea
  • Deborah Anton
  • Jenny Gropp
  • Katie Sims
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    1. Deb,
      I'm so happy for you and thankful to your husband for his service. Mine was a Navy man long ago. This is a very touching, beautiful card that rich red paired with the black word panel is stunning.

    2. Your card is gorgeous! but more importantly, I am so happy for you that your hubby is coming HOME! Thank God.
      Best wishes for a smooth transition back to married life.

    3. WHAT A GORGEOUS CARD you've created for your hubby!!! :) HE'LL LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!:) I'm SURE he KNOWS how much you love him!!!! :) You WILL have a HAPPY FAMILY when you're ALL TOGETHER AGAIN!!!!!!!! THANK your hubby & GOD BLESS you for ALL of your sacrifice!!! ( P.S. My hubby is a Disabled Vet!)

    4. A whole year! Wow, your husband's return is definitely something to celebrate! I'm so happy for you, and grateful for his service! :~D Your card is so beautiful! I love the deep red flowers and bow, and that stamped panel is perfect. I need to remember to do that sometime. I really like text backgrounds, but forget to do it. I especially like the way you stamped the sentiment with the distressed stamp over it and the tiny rhinestone accents. Your husband is going to love this card!

    5. Oh, this is lovely! What a pretty take on the sketch!

    6. Wow Deb... this is stunning! I love the use of the script stamp and your colouring is beautiful! Great use of the sketch!

    7. What a sweet reunion....and a beautiful card too! Love your coloring on this Deborah! I am so happy for you and your family!! :)


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