Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sister


  

Here's my card for the CASology knit challenge. Don't see how I used the cue word?  Let me explain.  The first thing that came to my mind was "close knit" as in close knit family. My sister & I are only 19 months apart & we weren't close at all in high school. However, now that we're both adults (& don't have to share a room--LOL!) we truly love & value each other. I bought this stamp years ago (from a company no longer in business) as it was perfect for my sister who loves butterflies.  The Penny Black butterfly die is used to emboss the piece & then I stamped with Versafine Majestic Blue--my sister's favorite color. This is actually take 4 because I had a terrible time getting my splotches of Tattered Angels Graphite Glimmer Mist not too big & not on top of a word. Finally I figured out to cover the stamping with scratch paper--whew! This beautiful white specialty yarn, gives me another connection to knit, right?! Stickles & tiny black pearls embellish the little butterfly. 
I appreciate you taking time to stop by during this busy holiday season.

17 comments:

Rosemary said...

this is absolutely stunning, greta!! love the butterfly embossed on the cardstock... so glad you were able to play along with CASology!!

Maria said...

Love all the white and the pretty butterfly! What a sweet card for your sister!

Judy1223 said...

Very nice take on the cue this week...I am pretty "close-knit" with my sister, too, and I adore your CAS card! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

judkajudi said...

I love your interpretation of "knit"~~ And this is a beautiful card. Why don't I use that shade of blue more often??? so crisp and clean!! Merry Christmas.

scrappymo! said...

Isn't it amazing how much stronger a sister bond grows once you do not have to share a room...lol
Beautiful sister card! The knitting wool makes a perfect tie!

cm said...

Close-knit: brilliant!! Your sister will absolutely love this, as I do! You've chosen her favourite images and colour, but most important: YOU made it specially for her! Perfect! Fabulous card for a sister by a most amazing, fabulous sister!! You are such a gem! Hugs~c

Lisa Elton said...

Greta the large embossed butterfly is so pretty behind this heartwarming sentiment!! Your sister will treasure this card!

alexandra s.m. said...

Excellent take on the prompt Greta! and I do love that very "pure" all white look ;)
Thank You~

Stacy said...

Adorable card and excellent cas design... the embossed butterfly is beautiful!

Dawn T said...

Fabulous Greta.

Teresa Kline said...

this is sweet, luv your take on the "knit" challenge....Merry Christmas!

enjoy *~*

Trinh said...

Creative take on the challenge prompt! I love the splotches and the white-on-white panels.

wienerhoneymooners said...

SO much interest and love in this card! Thanks so much for adding it to the CASology Gallery - CONGRATS on the HM !!!! Hope to see you play this week too, it will be a fun one!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your shout out at CASology for this really fab card, Greta! I love your take on the cue card!

cm said...

Yayyyy!!! Congrats on the shout out! Beautiful card; heart-warming 'essence'! Well deserved, my dear friend!!
c

Jessi Fogan said...

This is absolutely gorgeous - I love the unique take on 'knit' and as a sister, I totally totally get it. She's one of my dearest closest friends :)

Bonnie said...

What a sweet card for a special sister! Love the butterflies and that pretty yarn!