Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sentimental Sundays #3 - New Beginnings


It is time for another fun challenge at Sentimental Sundays and my first as a design team member!! This week's challenge is to create a card for a "New Beginning" that uses a sentiment/quote.


Since there are so many different types of 'New Beginnings' I thought I would use this Thoreau quote from Cornish Heritage Farms' Motivational Centers for the focal point of my card. This card could be for a graduate, a friend who is starting a new job, a family member who is returning to school or someone who is embarking on a new path in life.


The layout for this card came from Kazan's Sketch #52 at the 2 Sketches 4 You blog. I thought this layout kept the focus on the sentiment, but I was also able to add some strips of patterned paper. The paper piercing was done freehand around the die-cut sentiment.

Make sure to stop by the Sentimental Sundays post to see what the other artists did for this great challenge and to download the FREE New Beginnings Sentiment set that Ann created!!

Challenges used for this card:
Sentimental Sundays #3 - New Beginnings
2 Sketches 4 You - Kazan #52

Thanks for stopping by and, as always, comments are greatly appreciated!

Rubber Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms (Motivational Centers); Patterned Paper: DCWV (Linen Closet); Cardstock: Wausau (Kraft), Neenah (Natural Ice); Die Cut: Spellbinders (Labels 8); Border Punch: Stampin' Up! (Scalloped)

16 comments:

Lisa said...

Simple and beautiful card!

raindropecho said...

Alicia, wow, you've got a steady hand! That paper piercing is divine and really frames the sentiment well. Gorgeous!

Gloria said...

Great card and that piercing is awesome!

Anesha said...

Lovely card, really like the design. anesha

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love the ruffles on the side.

Ann English said...

Perfection! Love the close up shots of this gorgeous card that show your artistry!

BonnieRose said...

fantastic card gf.. love that quote!

mudmaven said...

I love your scalloped edges on this card. You have more patience than I with your paper piercing too - great job! ~chris

Joanna K said...

Simply gorgeous card ;-) x

Kazan Clark said...

Beautiful!!! Love the paper piercing on this card :)
Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
:) Kazan

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card and sentiment!

Annika said...

I've been admiring your cards for a long time (yes, I confess being a lurker, sorry, lol). I love your skill of creating layouts and defining layers and making every single element of the card count. And that you are not afraid of "white space".
This is an absolutely perfect creation!
TFS
Hugs
Annika

Kimberly S said...

What a fabulous quote, and I love the gorgeous scallops you've added to the card Alicia! :)

Jenny said...

Wonderful card... love it!! :) :) :) :) :)

Ceal said...

Beautiful card, love that sketch may have to give it a try

Sam said...

Beautiful. Love the quote and all those soft, pretty scallops.