Thursday, January 22, 2015

Happy to be Friends

I've had this Spellbinders dies in my case for YEARS, and never used it. When I saw the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, it made me think of this Die. 

I started with  piece of Smokey Plum Cardstock and dry embossed it with the CTMH Quatrefoil Embossing Folder
Then I sponged the flower with Smokey Plum Ink. I dug out some old Belle La Vie papers but the side I was thinking about using was too dark. SO, I flipped it over and WaLa! The perfect look. I then sponged the leaves with Flaxen Ink and Matted the center piece with Flaxen CS also. 

I then got out my NEW CTMH stamp set called "Happy to be Friends". I stamped the Thinking of You and the mini flowers in smokey Plum and the little greenery behind them in Flaxen. 
In the centers of all the flowers, I used some MS Glitter Glue, which matched the Flaxen color perfectly.

Other Challenges for this Card:
Crafty Cardmakers - Old(die and papers) New(Stamp Set)
Love to Scrap - Anything
The Crazy Challenge - Embossing
Crafty Boots - Butterflies
As you like it - Favorite Embossing Folder - Quadrefoil because it can be masculine or feminine.
Crafting for all Seasons - Things with wings


Creative Heart Designs said...

Oh my goodness...this card is just so gorgeous! The flower pops and the plum card stock...very, very eye-catching (it caught my eye right away).

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Unknown said...

This is stunning! How did you sponge the petals? Was it with the paper still in the die? It looks so perfect and hard to do. Your color choices are fantastic.

crafty said...

Your flower really stands out from the card - super. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Crafty Cardmarkers and More. Mary DT

Dee's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous card, the central flower really jumps off the page. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Lilaccards said...

Lovely card, this is a card that any gal would love to get. Get colors, adorable flower! Way to go!

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful card, that die is gorgeous and really is a wonderful focal point on this card. Great use of the sketch as well.

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

This card really caught my eyes. I like the dry embossing background and the flowers. Fabulous job!Thank you for your lovely entry at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such a stunning design.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Your card is so beautiful and that flower is so eye catching. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

Pillan said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

Michelle said...

A wonderful creation - great colours and design - thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap this time and good luck - Michelle x

flossbite said...

Fabulous creation. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Fiona DT x