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Saturday, October 2, 2021

September 2021 Card Chain Revealed!

Hi crafty friends - it's time to reveal the cards that went round the world for the September 2021 Card Chain Challenge! My card went to Marianne (Marianne's cards 'n stuff) in Greece which I learned at the last minute since I'd signed up in the first slot. That person always sends to the final person to sign up. I heard from Marianne that she received the card last week and loved the dimensional flowers - yay!! You can see the entire chain HERE.

Supplies: Paper - Sunny Studio Flirty Flowers 6x6;
Paper Studio pink; Momenta watercolor print;
Neenah white; Ms Sparkle green
Dies - A Jillian Vance Design Stitched Dot Rectangle Backdrop Set
Sunny Studio Botanical Backdrop
My Favorite Things Blueprints 27 & 8 (retired)
Stamps - Hero Arts Everyday Sayings
Other - Hero Arts Fresh Lawn ink & Paper Studio gems

I went with the colors and the sketch, as well as the themes of flowers & friendship.

My patterned paper looks a bit blue in the photo but it matches the periwinkle much better in real life! The peony card base reads a bit pale too, oh well - we can be liberal with the shades! For my take on the sketch I put the patterned paper behind the die cut to fill the long window in the diecut with the trio of windows on the bottom half.

I was excited to get this beauty from Pia (Pias Papir og Perler) in Norway who just joined the Card Chain - yay! I just love the silvery medallion filled with paper pieced flowers - so gorgeous, my photo doesn't do it justice. Pia also included some die cuts which I'll enjoy using - thanks again, Pia! I claim some Norwegian heritage on my paternal side of the family so it was fun to correspond with Pia. I mean, our pro football team is the Vikings - what does that tell you...

You have until October 6th to sign up HERE if you'd care to join the October chain - we'd love to see you! Thanks for stopping & happy World Card Making Day!!


papierelle said...

Love your pretty card!!! And you implemented the sketch and the color challenge perfectly.

HilaryJane said...

Very clever use of the sketch and how lovely to be able to send a card with dimensional flowers such a long way n the post. Very clever how they will flatten in the envelope. You are very lucky to have received that beauty from Pia too. I love it and I bet it looks even better in real life xx

Greta said...

Just love those flowers, Linda! Such a great frames die!

Angelnorth said...

A really fresh and pretty card Linda and that was the perfect die for the sketch!

Jean said...

Great use of the colors and sketch! Fun way that you incorporated the sentiment.

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely card you designed Linda using the colors and the sketch - so bright and happy - and the card you received is beautiful as well - such a fun challenge to participate in! xx