Add a Quote For Cute Card Thursday

Hello friends!  It’s Thursday and time again for a new challenge over at the Cute Card Thursday Blog!  The theme for this week’s challenge is to “Add a Quote” to your project!  I happen to love quotes and find them very inspirational to help lift my spirits and I think it’s a wonderful type of card to send to someone who might need a little lift.  So here’s the card I created for the challenge:


There’s always something magical about a night sky especially with some soft glowing lights hanging up in your backyard!  I have used some Brutus Monroe products to create the look on this card.

Starting with the background, I took some Aqua Pigment paper and the amazing Night Shift Aqua Pigments along with some sprayed water and some BM Zsushing Sheets (a ‘technical term’ used by the owner!) to move around the watercolor and mix them together to create the “night” look I wanted for the background.  I then took some circle stencils that I made myself with some circle dies and the BM Alabaster Ink with a sponge to create the “bokeh effect” over the background in the upper portion of the design.  Then I white heat embossed with the BM Alabaster EP using an image from the BM String Lights stamp set.  I also heat set the quote at the bottom from the BM Conservatory of Quotes stamp set.  I also added some “splatter” at the top of the card with some watered down BM Pearl Aqua Pigment and a brush.  I also colored in some of the open stars with it. I’ve used some BM Brown Aqua Pigment to color in the branch too.  I used some yellow chalk to make the “lights” around the branch glow and then covered them some glitter.  Then I took some TINY star confetti and glued them around the branch area for more sparkle.

It’s hard to photograph all of that shimmer from the Night Shift Aqua Pigments and sparkle that’s all over this card, so I thought I would share it in motion:


As Christopher would say “Shinning Shimmery Splendid”!!  I want to keep replaying so that I can see that shimmer in the background!  I see purples too!


Here’s a closer look at the quote I’ve used in case you couldn’t read it.  It’s white heat embossed with the BM Alabaster EP from the BM Conservatory of Quotes stamp set.   “It is important to remember that we all have magic inside of us.” – JK Rowling  … Love that!


You might be able to see a little bit of that shimmer on the background here if you look at the left lower portion of the card.

Please be sure to join in the fun with us this week over at Cute Card Thursday!  I look forward to seeing what you come up with!!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and I appreciate you stopping in!  Please join me again on Saturday as I will have a popular requested video tutorial for you!  Make sure to subscribe to my channel and hit that bell notification so you see when I post a new video!

Challenges I’d like to enter:

  1.  CCEE Stampers – Embossing wet/dry CCEE1932
  2. Crazy 4 Challenges – C4C497 Inspiration from a Book (Harry Potter)
  3. Allsorts – Sun, Moon and/or Stars OR something for Baby (stars)
  4. Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes

23 thoughts on “Add a Quote For Cute Card Thursday

  1. Wow! Loving those large “bokeh” style circles and your beautiful, magical creation, Vicki! That sentiment is just perfect for encouraging ourselves and others, isn’t it? Especially with the dangling stars… I think we don’t see our dangling stars often enough. If only we could see the magic in those stars as we look beyond ourselves, we’d find all kinds of magic! love, de

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  2. Oooo, I love that gorgeous background, Vicki, and the quote is perfect! Loving the sparkle from the tiny stars and the circles are just marvelous. Great card, my friend. 😀

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  3. Absolutely stunning, I can image how much fun this was to create! I love that quote, so precious! hugs Debxx


  4. A really lovely card, great background and with the lovely star stamp. Thank you for joining our Sun, moon, stars or baby challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x


  5. So pretty – wish we had some lights in our backyard – it gets really DARK here in the woods. The bokeh dots really add movement to your card. I just had to go look at the ZSushing sheets. Fun


  6. What a sweet card with that gorgeous background and a very inspirational sentiment too! I love how you put this whole thing together and the blue colors are wonderful!


  7. Such an eye catching Bokeh effect night sky and so atmospheric. Loving the dangly stars and the sentiment too x.


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