Pack Light

I'm back again with another card to share with you :)  Like always :)

I recently took top 6 at the Saturated Canary challenge blog which totally rocked my socks off!  With that I won 1 digi of my choice.  Oh boy...that's so tough!  I don't think I could ever get sick of browsing Krista's shop and choosing new images to buy!  But I narrowed it down to just 1 (I went back and bought some later :) lol...)
After getting a wonderfully touching email back from Krista (she is such a precious gem!) with my image, I spent the rest of the day constructing my card.
So first off I just have to say...PINK HAIR!!  Omg..I had so so much fun coloring her hair pink that once I was done with it I sent a pick to my husband!  This is honestly the first time I have made hair a different color other than blonde or brown..and I just love it!  LOVE IT!  It makes me smile every single time I look at this card.

Oh and the image is Pack Light colored with my colored pencils :)

I fretted pretty hard over the flowers for this card.  I could not for the life of me make one that I liked.  Either the layers didn't work out, or my glue would turn my paper to mush!  So frustrating and I almost gave up...but I finally found one I liked and worked with the shapes to get it to look the way I wanted.  And I love them!  They are so perfect on this card!  I also made a couple of little heather sticks and added them into the ribbon arrangement.  Those were fun too :)  It was just a small punch I had that I poked a hole in the middle and threaded them onto a piece of thick wire.  Pretty easy :)
I loved the pinkish purple papers that I used on this card, but really wanted a pop of some other colors, so I wrapped the bright blue ribbon around the bottom of the image.  Even though it has drastically different colors in it, I love it's brightness.  And was able to pull those colors into my colored image.
Finally, I took a couple of regular paper clips and covered them in white 3D paint, then sprinkled glitter all over them so they sparkled.  I'm pretty happy with how those turned out as well.  I was worried the paint wouldn't stick or would chip off...but they are holding up pretty well :)

I just love this card!  Even without a sentiment :)  I can't help but smile looking at it.

So now my question.  If you make your own flowers/embellishments, what sort of glue do you use?  I am currently using Aleene's Tacky Glue, which I really love but it just seems to disintegrate my paper on flowers.  I've used this other 450 adhesive glue, and while I loved it's strong bond, I hated it's delivery.  I work with such small pieces that I have to have the pen tip like the Aleene's offers.  Any of your tips would be greatly appreciated!!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
    Alota Rubber #92-Brighten up Your Life
    Challenges 4 Everybody #4-Anything Goes 
    CMC Copic #53-Bright, Fun Colors
    The Crafty Pad #190-Floral
    Creative Inspirations #182-Bingo (Ribbon, Blue, Flowers)
    Deep Ocean #35-More Than 2 Colors
    Fab 'n' Funky #140-Starts with F (Flowers)
    The Paper Shelter #83-Anything Goes
    Saturated Canary #27-Office Supplies (safety pin in the bow, and paper clips :) )
    Simon Says-Anything Goes
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  1. This is a gorgeous card, fab image and lovely papers.
    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

  2. Love it!Thanks so much for playing at The Crafty Pad in our Floral Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xxx

  3. WOW this is so beautiful and the coloring is just amazing!!!! Thank you so much for playing with us this month at Alota Rubber Stamps.


  4. Beautiful card! Love that sweet image! And your coloring is fabulous!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  5. Lovely card, super image and great colours. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck in the draw.

    Pat xx

  6. Such a gorgeous card I love her pink hair it looks lush hun.

    Thank you for joining us girlies over at Saturated Canary, hope you will join us again.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  7. What a wow card Emily !! Such lovely colours and the image and flowers are fab !! So glad you could join us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

    hugs Diane xx

  8. Hi sweetie this is so gorgeous, perfect sweetie, thank you for joining us at Saturated Canary this week huggles Pops x x x

  9. I understand that this sweety brighten up your life!! Thank you very much for joining us at the Alota Rubberstamps´challenge blog!


  10. Fantastic Card love the image and layout Thanks for joining us on challenges 4 everybody, Hugs Vicky