Thursday, April 3, 2014

Life Pieces

I'm very excited to announce that I have been invited to be the guest designer for the SweetStamps Challenge Blog. Today is my first post for their dies challenge. I have been using SweetStamps stamps for years and just love them.


To create my card I started with a white base card. For the top panel I used Cheery Lynn Designs fancy corner cuts 3 to cut the corners and an oval stacker to cut out the center. (Using the negative of the die cut for a frame).  I stamped the SweetStamps lilac bunch stamp as my focal image inside the oval frame. The color was added with distress markers. I stippled a little China blue ink around the lilacs. The three dragon flies were die cut (Cheery Lynn tiny things) and added over the frame and image.
I am adding my card to these challenges: Cheery Lynn Designs -- back to nature; Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox and Friends -- negative die cut; CAS-ual Fridays -- good egg/ovals; and Stampin' for the Weekend -- spring colors.

12 comments:

Karen Jiles said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Stampsnob said...

What a beautiful card Thanks for sharing at MFP......Lis

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving the purples and the Lilacs- and the touch of blue you added. Beautifully done- thanks for joining us as Guest DT this month!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Beautiful card, Barbara. Love those corner cutouts, very elegant. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. And congrats on your guest spot with Sweet Stamps.

Kathy Bradley said...

Lovely and elegant and the corners are wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

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Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I love the classic, almost Victorian feel of this! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karen said...

The soft purple is so beautiful and calming! I love the dragonflies floating about with the sweet stamp image! Congrats on your guest DT spot! Thanks for playing along in this week's Cheery Lynn Designs challenge and good luck!

Angie said...

congrats on guest DT!!! So fun! Very pretty card! Love the dragonflies! Thanks for playing along this week with Speedy Fox & Friends challenge!

Debbie's Time Out said...

Barbara Beautiful card. Love the corners. Your image with the purple backgound looks great. Congrats on your guest DT spot. Thanks for joining us in the Cheery Lynn challenge. Best of Luck to you

Jingle said...

This is a lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Laura O'Donnell said...

Very pretty! The red dragonflies really look great with the lilacs. And I love the fancy corners. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!