Saturday, August 24, 2013

Love Blooms

For my challenges card today, I decided to make a long, skinny card -- one that fits in a #10 envelope. I started with a kraft base card. The white background panel was first stamped with the vines (SweetStamps).  Then I dry embossed the panel with a wicker basket design (Cuttlebug). Since the card was longer than my folder, I had to hold my breath and force myself to cut a slit in the folder. Tim Holtz does this all the time, so I guess it's okay. lol The doilies were cut from my large and tiny felicity dies (Cheery Lynn). The butterflies and ovals are also cut from Cheery Lynn dies. My focal image (SweetStamps) was stamped using the marker watercolor technique. The sentiment is from Club Scrap.
I am entering this card into several challenges. The colors on my card were influenced by the color challenge at Kraft Journal. Cheery Lynn challenged us to use doilies. Both SweetStamps and Word Art Wednesday have an anything goes challenge. Stampin' for the Weekend is challenging wants to see butterflies.

10 comments:

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Barbara! Your art is amazing and SO pretty! I am blessed and grateful to have you share talents with us, and I thank you for your willingness to share the gifts God has given you. Thanks so much for linking up. I look forward to having you play along with us again very soon!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday
The Kraft Journal

Vicki said...

This is so beautiful, Barbara!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card!! Love the tulips!! Along with the added butterflies!! Thanks for sharing with us at SweetStamps.com and good luck in the challenge!

Monica Edwards said...

Absolutely beautiful piece love it. Thanks for joining us at Sweetstamps.com be sure to check back for next weeks challenge!!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love your design layout, the tulip image works so well as the focal point. Love what you did with the doilies and the stamped and embossed background. Thank you for joining us in this weeks blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

Roxie said...

I like the colors you used on those tulips and it was a nice selection of dies used too. Thanks for playing along in the SweetStamps.com challenge!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love what you did with the flowers!!! So beautiful!

Julie said...

This is lovely!

Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend for our Butterflies challenge.

Hope you can join us again on Friday when our new challenge launches.

Hugs

Julie

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your tall card Barbara! I have not been brave enough to cut an embossing folder...yet.... Love the image with the gorgeous die- and the vine image and love the butterflies you added too! Thanks for sharing with us at SweetStamps.com we always love to see what you create!

Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing with us at SweetStamps.com and good luck in the challenge!