Just Sayin' meets For the Birds for Paper Players #180
Rev Up the Fun for Unscripted Sketches

Peaceful Petals for Fusion

Hi Everyone.

Today was cold, snowy and windy.  In effect, the perfect day to spend a little time in a cozy room doing a little crafting. :-)

I saw this challenge across at Fusion

I fell in love with the bunch of flowers and decided that I would use just the inspiration photo for my card.

I immediately knew that the card needed Peaceful Petals, but I decided to do something I don't generally do - stamp on a dark base.  I used white embossing powder on a Basic Black base and then used copic markers to color the inside of the daffodils and used a different yellow to color the solid petals. I paired it with some Crushed Curry and a sentiment from PTI and here's my card:

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All I needed to finish the card were some black pearls for the center of a couple of the daffodils and a larger one to anchor the sentiment.

Don't forget to pop along and check out the fabulous design team and submission cards.  Lots of great inspiration!

On a personal note:

In addition to getting a little time in my crafting space today, Lou and I took a break this afternoon and braved the blowing snow and frigid temperatures to go into town to watch a local production of Cabaret.  It was fabulously well done and well worth braving the elements for!

I know I've said this before, but when I go outside the wind whacks me in the face with a cold blanket of arctic air, I am always amazed at how the little birds manage to survive these temperatures and conditions.  Lou is keeping the bird feeders full of food and we still have our water on the deck railing to provide water and a place for the birds to bathe.   

Rach, I can't believe that you still have snow on the ground.  That's amazing considering your geographic location!

My thanks to Marge, Chris, Ruth and Nancy.   Your prayers and thoughts are much appreciated.  It's certainly going to be a tough few weeks whilst they sort out who goes and who stays.  I wish I was at the age where I could retire.   I really need to work out what I want to do when I "grow up"! 

I will be back with another card tomorrow.  In the meantime, stay warm and big hugs for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:

  • Card stock:  Basic Black, Crushed Curry
  • Stamps:  Peaceful Petals.  Sentiment:  Side by Side Sentiments (PTI)
  • Inks:  Copic Markers.  Stazon.


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Laura Davis

This is bold and beautiful!

Katie Brooks

Fabulous use of the chalkboard technique. This really pops! Thank you for playing with us at Fusion!

Elaine Klann

So.... I
Live in Winnipeg Manitoba, and it is very, very cold here too. Where do you live in Minnesota. Beautiful card.


Beautiful card and amazing stamping :) thank you for sharing with us at Fusion!!

Chris R. from Iowa

What a striking card! I love it. Black and yellow go together like peanut butter and jelly in my book! Love it!


You guys are brave! I'm hunkering down and only going outside for brief (2 minute) trips with my doggie for him to do his business. We are bundled up! However, my mojo went a.w.o.l. so just reading blogs. Love your card! While I love snow and how pretty it looks outside, I'm getting tired of the cold. Whine, whine, sorry. Hugs back to you!


Black and yellow is such a striking color combination and I love how you used the inspiration photo. I don't know that I would have thought to use the Copics over the white embossing. Another brilliant idea to file away for future use. :o)

I'm praying for you and for all who are going through this stressful time with your job. That's so hard.


P.S. Hi Lou! :o)

ColleenB. - Texas

Oh, what a Beautiful and Stunning card. Love the colors and makes for a very classy card.

My thoughts and prayers are with you Jaydee and hope everything works out for you. God has a plan, but what that plan is for us we just don't know. Keep the faith.

Stay warm and enjoy your day


What a beautiful, classy card. I LOVE those colours; they are so perky.

I'm sorry to hear that things are unsettled with your job. I hope there's a happy resolution.

Julia Aston

Your flowers are beautiful white embossed and colored Jaydee! love the sentiment on the crushed curry rectangle - it really pops off the black! thanks so much for sharing your creation with Fusion this week!

Pam Sparks

Beautiful card Jaydee! Gorgeous designing and attention to detail!

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