Swirls & Pearls: Thinking Of You Card

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Card Of The Week: Swirls & Pearls – Thinking Of You

Happy August to you, dear friends! What’s on your desk this week? What were you inspired to create?

This week, I was in the mood to dig deep and incorporate a once loved, but long forgotten craft item into my Card Of The Week, so I dug and delved until I came across a bag filled with intricate whirls and swirls of bare, die cut chipboard!

I thought a piece of chipboard would be the perfect element to design this week’s card around!

I used to paint my chipboard but – since I’m currently out of acrylic paint – opted to color it with Colorbox Pigment Ink instead, which turned out beautifully!

Because we’re in the midst of those lazy hazy crazy days of summer, I thought I would choose colors and elements that reminded me of summer!

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I used the chipboard as a flower stem – but the swirls also remind me of ocean waves (hence, the choice of “Ocean” as one of the card’s primary colors!)

The swirls in the Thinking Of You sentiment from Close To My Heart complement the design element and make the card perfect for just about any occasion!

The pretty pink layered flowers from K & Company add a touch of the summer garden to the card and, color-wise, add a pretty feminine complement to the card.

Finishing touches include distressing and lots of pretty rhinestones and pearls (the cascading ones are my favorite!)

Now it’s your turn to share your creations with us! What have you created or acquired this week? Whether you’re showing off your desk, sharing your latest acquisitions, or spotlighting your latest creation – be sure to share it with our creative community at our weekly parties as well!

Have an inspiring week and thanks for stopping by!

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89 Responses to “Swirls & Pearls: Thinking Of You Card”

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  1. bente 53 says:

    Flott kort og tusen takk for at duer med på utfordringen hos Card and scrap,
    klem Bente:)

    (Great card and thank you for participating with the challenge of Card And Scrap.
    Bente Hugs 🙂

  2. Anet says:

    Gorgeous card. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  3. Anet says:

    Back with my other DT Hat on. Beautiful card, love the pretty flowers. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

  4. Hazel says:

    Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 117, Hazel, DT – hope to see you again soon – thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper August challenge x

  5. Barbara says:

    What a beautiful card :o)
    Thank you for joining us at DIES R US challenge …
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

  6. Jane Savage says:

    So beautiful and so clever! I really love this!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane (DT) xxx

  7. Georgiana says:

    Gorgeous! Love that flourish with flowers you have added. Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes” Linky Party this week at Pause Dream Enjoy.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson’s Creations •
    Pause Dream Enjoy DT

  8. stempelomi says:

    so elegant! And lovely colors! Thanks for joining us at cards and more and good luck! Hugs,Beate

  9. Vivian says:

    Just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at PDE Linky Party. Vivian

  10. tracy says:

    Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
    I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
    the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

  11. Glenda #27 says:

    Great card! Thanks for joining us at the Dies R Us challenge!

  12. michele says:

    Gorgeous 🙂
    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  13. Nana says:

    Beautiful. Love the flowers. Thanks for linking up over at PDE Linky Party Would love to have you link up over at 2 Creative Chicks.

    Have a creative day.
    Nana DT Member
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    ♥ Nana’s Rag Quilts ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

  14. Such a pretty summertime creation! Thanks for joining in on the challenges at Dies R Us and The Sisterhood of Crafters! Hope to see you again soon!
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  15. I’m impressed how vivid you got the chipboard to be with your pigment ink. This card is truly lovely–great color combo and very summery! Judy #49

  16. Nana says:

    What I said earlier. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

    Have a creative day.

  17. Such a COOL design, Joy!!! Thanks for playing along and linking up to the CDD “KEEP COOL” Linky Party!!!

  18. Jill says:

    that’s a gorgeous card
    Jill #32

  19. Carla says:

    Lovely work! Thanks for sharing at Crafting from the Heart!

  20. Amy says:

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sister Act, good luck!!! Amy DT

  21. Mans de Fada says:

    Congrats for your card. So beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at Retarte.
    Yaiza DT

  22. pinky says:

    Wow, absolutely gorgeous, loving the colour mix too. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  23. Monica says:

    Love this!!! Great card. Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Good luck. Monica.-dt

  24. Karen Letchworth says:

    This is absolutely GORGEOUS, my friend. What a blessing to have you share your amazing art with us. Thanks so much, and have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  25. amy says:

    Wonderful swirls!!! Thanks for sharing with us at CCC Digi Creations.

  26. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Such a beautiful card, love the colors and the stamps with the quotes are great!!!
    Oh you are enticing me to get my materials out again.

    Thank you for sharing on Friday Features, I have pinned!!
    Have a great weekend!

  27. Gloria Shirr says:

    Gorgeous card! I love those flowers and the swirl. Do you know which CTMH stamp set the Thinking of you sentiment was on? I love that swirl sentiment.

    I am having a blog celebration; with lots of prizes. I would love for you to join as a follower (if you aren’t already), comment and add your link. I am already a follower of your blog with bloglovin.

    Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again in the next challenge. Good luck in the drawings. Hugs, Gloria DT


    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Gloria,

      Thanks so much for stopping by! If you scroll down, there’s a photo of the CTMH stamp set I used on the card under the Art Challenges section so that you can see all of the sentiments on the stamp set. It’s called Gracious Greetings and it’s retired so hopefully, you can find a good deal on it! 🙂

      Thanks also for the invitation to stop by – will do so for sure!

  28. Tinchen says:

    great card
    thanks for joining us at cards und more, good luck

  29. Louise says:

    Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Louise DT x

  30. karin says:

    beautiful and elegant card you have made.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  31. RoRa says:

    Beautiful card.. love colour combination of the flowers.. <3 Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Art by Mi Ran challenge #37.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. and good luck at the draw.. *wink*


  32. RoRa says:

    Hiii… I’m back.. with other hat.. heheheh.. once again.. it’s beautiful.. <3 Thank you for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge #15.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. And good luck at the draw.. *mwach* 😀


  33. Julie Lavalette says:

    Gorgeous card, love your colours. Thanks for joining in the challenge at That Craft Place and good luck.
    Julie x

  34. Annie says:

    What a beautiful card! Love how you staged the photo in front of that glass jar in the 2nd picture! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and hope to see you again soon! 🙂 ~Annie

  35. Ema says:

    Totally loving those flowers! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  36. Daniela says:

    Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at cards und more. Good luck.
    Hugs, Daniela

  37. Monika says:

    I really love the card and the details in this project. Thank you for taking part in Crafts Galore Encore Challenge ‘ Anything goes’. Hugs, Monika DT

  38. Claudia
    Twitter: Imagesbycw

    I love your cards, Ramona. This one truly speaks happiness and summer. I like the swirls and the turquoise – reminds me of the ocean 🙂

    Thank you for participating in my s~A(R)T~urday!

  39. Shelly Schmidt says:

    Fun summer card- love the swirls and flowers! Thanks for joining us for the summer challenge at Sweet Stamps!

  40. Vilma says:

    Cute card, thanks for play on Retarte, hope to see you next time! Vilma-DT ❤️❤️

  41. Susan says:

    Thank you for joining us this week at The Paper Shelter, good luck! Susan xx

  42. Sara S. says:

    Lovely card. Very creative to use the swirl as the flower stem. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    FP3 {My Blog}

  43. Love, Love, Love your card! I am in awe of the flowers! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

    Charity – DT Member – Word Art Wednesday
    http://collectivecreativity.blogspot.com (my personal blog)

  44. Julia says:

    What a lovely card, and a really nice choice of colour. I love the sunshine lighting your photo area too, so nice .

  45. Mariane says:

    WOW That is a superb card.. Amazing.
    Thank you ever so much for sharing

    Kind regards

  46. This is one of my favorite cards you’ve ever made. Happy WOYWW! #43

  47. Marit says:

    I thought about waves too when I saw that swirl… lovely! I think I have some cardboard embellishments too ‘somewhere’ (but where?) I might come across them when I clean out my atelier in the ‘near’ future (I planned to clean it out months ago but still haven’t come to do it.. I rather dib my fingers in the paint than clean, ha!) Happy woyww and a warm hug (high temperatures right now overhere) from Holland, Marit #36

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I used to paint my chipboard but all my paint dried up. This is the first time I’ve inked it up and I rather like how it turned out – quicker – pleased with the coverage – and no wait time! 🙂

  48. Holley says:

    So very pretty! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge!

  49. Glittertastic says:

    The flowers and swirls look fab – and such a great colour scheme too! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Simply Papercraft

    Sharon (Glittertastic)
    Design Team


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