9/18 Favorites from Founder's Circle

One of the cards that I received at Founder's Circle caught my eye almost immediately . . . it used the SU Elegant Bird die like a stencil and Gold Glow Smooch Spritz made it shimmer and shine. The bold leaf image from Gently Falling is first stamped with Island Indigo and then the outline is stamped over it and embossed with gold embossing powder. A little spritzing with the Color Spritzer Tool and the Island Indigo marker complete the look on the Naturals Ivory paper. Just gorgeous!! Turns out, this card was made by Shelli Gardner and Sara Douglas!! It's fitting that it's my favorite!

In addition to sharing the card that Shelli Gardner and Sara Douglas created for Founder's Circle, I decided I would pick five favorite cards to share with you from Founder's Circle. This was REALLY tough. I enjoyed looking at each and every one and each one that made me pause for a closer look got put into a separate pile. When I was done looking at them all, I had a pile of about 30 cards that I really, really liked. From there I narrowed it down and narrowed it down until I had my five favorites . . . and here they are!! Enjoy!

This card created by Catherine Sanders really makes me want to order the stamp set called Watercolor Winter. I don't have it . . . yet, but I really wish that I did!! I love the way Catherine created leaves around the poinsettias by stamping the flower image again in green using a mask. She used the Gold Dazzle marker to highlight the centers. The sentiment is from More Merry Messages.

This card using the stamp set Open Sea was created by Alison Solven and it is just gorgeous! The background is sponged and stamped on glossy white. She used Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon with a Designer Ribbon Brad. I don't have this stamp set either and whaaaaa . . . now I want this one, too!

Edited to add: Alison contacted me when she saw that I picked her card to be in favorites to let me know that she did not sponge the glossy as I thought . . . she used painter's tape!! She has a fabulous video on how she put this card together. You can check it out here: http://youtu.be/wpaPeSaP3NA

This super cute winter card, created by Sarah Schueler, uses the stamp set called Snow Much Fun. This card makes me smile!! And, I love the banners made with the Polka Dot Parade DSP.

Amy Storrie made this great Halloween card that caught my eye. She uses Googly Ghouls and the sentiment set called Border Banter. You'll notice the Ribbon Slide and that gorgeous ribbon is the Striped Satin Ribbon found in the Holiday Mini. I love how she nestled the spider into one of the Delicate Doilies Sizzlit cut outs.

And the final card in my Favorite Five was created by Daleen Pinder. She used the Holiday Mini set called Affection Collection. The sentiment is from Mixed Medley, a hostess set in the Holiday Mini. The vine is from Flowering Flourishes (which is now on my "wish list!") and the butterfly from Papillon Potpourri. Just so pretty!!

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