Star Gazer for Paper Players #377
Magnolia for Just Us Girls #424

Stunning Cosmos for Casethissketch

Hi Everyone.

Happy Monday and greetings from a snowed in Minnesota!

I got to spend some time in my craft room yesterday.  It was great because I made cards for people that I needed to send cards to.... it felt really good making something for a specific reason and I really enjoyed myself!

I needed an anniversary card for my besties and knew that I wanted to use one of the new stamps that I received for Christmas.  Cosmos flowers are of special significance for me.  Cosmos is prolific where I lived in South Africa in spring and we used to go driving just to see the large fields of those gorgeous flowers in the spring sunshine.  I also used to pick some and put them on the dining table for dinner parties at that time of year.  They are some of my favorite flowers and I was so excited when I saw that Altenew had created a stamp set to celebrate them.

I needed a sketch - and saw this great sketch across at Casethissketch

It provided the perfect inspiration for my card and I immediately knew how I would use the sketch to showcase the beautiful flower.
I began by embossing the cosmos flower and stem using the new rose gold embossing powder I also got for Christmas :-)  I bought the embossing powder to match the fabulous My Minds Eye Blush paperpack that I absolutely love.   There is a piece of the paperpack that has beautiful hearts on it and that is where I drew the colors from for the card.
I fussy cut the flower and the stem and embossed the flower with the rose gold for the flower and gold for the middle of the flower.  I also added a gold glitter dot to the middle for a little more texture.  Here's a closeup of the flower:
Case COsmos Closeup (1 of 1)
I'm sorry the light wasn't good today as it really doesn't show how pretty these colors are.
I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of cardstock.  I stamped the Happy and the Anniversary with different color embossing powders to match the flower.  I mounted the sentiment layer on a piece of fun foam and then mounted the flower on foam dots.
Here's my full card:
Case Cosmos (1 of 1)
I was really tempted to put a thin strip of gold mirror card above and below the sentiment.... but I decided not to as I didn't want to detract from that gorgeous flower.
On a personal note:
Well the world does look pretty with all of this wonderful white stuff on the ground.  If I can, I will try and get out to take some photos for you tomorrow.
In the meantime, I will leave you with a wildlife shot.
We might have been enjoying the snow... but I am not sure the deer were that thrilled.  I couldn't get a decent shot as I didn't want to go out onto the balcony, so had to take it through the screen door.
Snowcovered deer (1 of 1)
I'll be back tomorrow night with another card that I made.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
Card recipe:
  • Stamps:  Stunning Cosmos - Altenew
  • DSP:  My Minds Eye - Blush
  • Embossing Powders:  Rose Gold - Lawn Fawn.  Fine Gold - Altenew