On my creative calendar was to try another technique from the Online Card Class, Heat Wave. Kristina Werner created a card that combined stamping some images with colored inks and embossing others. I ended up using three different stamp sets to create the flower border: "Build-able Bouquet" by My Favorite Things, "Handwritten Floral Greetings," by Simon Says, and "One Big Happy," by Papertrey Ink.
The sentiment is from Penny Black's "Kind Words," and you'll see in a moment how very appropriate it is. After embossing the sentiment, the centers of some of the flowers, and leaves with Liquid Platinum embossing power, I attached the card to some fun foam, and then to a card made with Hawaiian Shores.
The card is for the mother of a close friend. Ruth is a wonderful quilter who is now in her 90's. She had a collection of over 40 quilts that she hadn't already given away, and decided it was time to share them. (She made a beautiful quilt for Sarah from quilt squares created by my great-grandmother and great aunts, and gave it to her as a high school graduation gift.) This time I was the lucky recipient. Since red is my favorite color, it was a perfect choice. Here it is folded on a chair in my living room.
And spread out on the back of my couch.
It's entirely hand-stitched and here's a close-up:
I've yet to find the perfect spot to showcase it, maybe on my bed---although I'd love to hang it. It was a very special gift, and I'm very grateful to have received it. It's not often that I post twice in one day, but I wanted to get the card posted to the class gallery before it closes this week.