Something Lacy with Banner Blessings

It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means…  A new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our host this week is the always awesome designer, Rita Wright.  I truly am in awe of her amazing talent.  I LOVE all of her creations, and she’s one of the most modest people I’ve ever met.  If I were her, I be holding everything up and saying “See what a great card I made?!”  🙂  Rita created a great sketch this week, too.  Very easy to work with, but enough design to make a really great card and show off a great stamp or DSP.


Of those two items (stamp or DSP), I chose to highlight a fabulous background stamp, Something Lacy, heat embossed with Pool Party Embossing Powder on Early Espresso card stock.


The lacy background needed a border, so strips of Pool Party Cotton Ribbon, Island Indigo card stock and Gold Glimmer paper cut with the Scallop Border Punch came to the rescue.  A Bitty Butterfly and some little flowers from  the Itty Bittly Accents Punch Pack, all adorned with Basic Rhinestone Jewels added a little dimension.


I love the Banner Blessings stamp set, and I love how each of the four sentiments have a scripture on them.  On this one, embossed with Early Espresso, I also colored in the large letters with a Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy card (and one that’s mail-friendly), this one fits the bill!

Here’s Rita’s sketch…

FMS182 Rita Wright

I hope you’ll come play along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Happy stamping!




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  1. Jen Timko

    This is really, really pretty! Love the colors on this!

  2. Rita

    Cindy, this is just stunning. It is one of my favorite color combinations, but that embossing just takes it to a whole new level. Wow. Stunning for sure!

  3. Narelle Farrugia

    Ultra gorgeous! I am loving these warm colours together – these really have an elegant feel with that lovely background!

  4. Jen Brum

    Love this card Cindy! I never thought I would like that background stamp but I’ve seen so many beautiful cards made with it – yours is no exception! I love the pool party embossing powder on the early espresso! Looks so sharp! Love that sentiment! Something I need to remember this week!

  5. Cindy Lovell

    Oh,Cindy…what a beautiful card!! I love…love the beautiful embossed lace,the colors,the butterflies…everything!!! Perfect!!

  6. KarrenJ

    Wow, I love this color combo, Cindy! Very, very cool! And that background stamp looks amazing! Fabulous card.

  7. Laurie Servis

    I absolutely love this color combination!! Very pretty card. TFS!

  8. Amy O'Neill

    Oh, I love that background embossed with white against the dark background. At first I thought it was patterned vellum over the card stock. It’s such an elegant look. I also love the little touches of sparkle. Very pretty, Cindy!

  9. Jen Mitchell

    Wow, Cindy. I thought that was DSP, not a lacy embossed image! What a fantastic background for those sweet little flowers and butterfly!

  10. Linda Callahan

    Love that embossed lacy background! And the colors are fabulous together! Sooooo pretty!

  11. Annnette

    Your card is gorgeous!

  12. Bobbi Miller

    Cindy, this takes my breath away! And I’m old so I need all my breath! WOW! I never think to emboss on colored card stock, and this is stunning! I love both of these stamps, and that background lace is perfect! Love the colors, and the pop of gold scallops and butterfly are the crowning tough! Bravo!

  13. Tonya Denton

    OMGosh this is just so gorgeously done and I love the colors! 🙂

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