Friday, November 4, 2016

Take Time to Smell the Flowers - Card Project

Hello and thanks for coming by.  I have this pretty floral card to share today.  

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I colored the roses with alcohol markers and fussy cut them out.  I then die cut the vase and embossed  it in the die.  While still sitting in the die, I decided to sponge white pigment ink over the vase to bring out the details.  It really is a pretty die!  

The top panel was debossed with an embossing folder.  I used plaid paper in the bottom portion because I have decided to hang onto this card to give it to DH for his birthday.  I know that he likes flowers just as much as anyone, but the plaid does add a bit of a masculine touch.

I did decorate the inside of the card with a simple greeting and the rose stamped in light blue ink.  I need to get in a better habit of doing the insides of cards because I do really like the look!

Supplies: Our Daily Bread Designs Rose Bouquet and Home Sweet Home stamp sets, ODBD Decorate Vase die, Memento Jet black ink,  Versafine Onyx black ink, Hero Arts Soft Sky shadow ink, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Gina K white and navy cardstock, Gina K Poppy Prints patterned paper, Fiskars label punch, American Crafts bakers twine, Elizabeth Crafts Embossing folder

I would love to participate in the following challenges:
Our Daily Bread Designs  279 Color Challenge (I picked the red, green and blue)
The Flower Challenge - Special Occassion
Daily Marker Coloring Challenge

I really appreciate your visit today!  If you haven't already, I would love it if you followed my blog and leave a comment so I can come visit you too!


Viv said...

Great card Heidi!I love your beautiful red roses on that clever embossed panel.The plaid background and pretty vase finishes it off nicely too.Thank you so much for sharing with us over at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.Well done on being first also ;) Viv DT xx

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word Heidi, this is absolutely STUNNING!! LOVE the embossing in your design and a gorgeous design it is!! Love the wonderful floral image too!! So beautifully done my friend! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! HUGS :)

Carol L said...

What a fabulous card!! I love the roses and how you colored them, but the vase looks fantastic!! You chose such a pretty plaid dsp to go along with the flowers too - this is so pretty!!

Cat Craig said...

Sweet bouquet Heidi, that white piece almost looks like the dropped edge of a table cloth.

Heidi Stamps said...

Oh, how fun! I did not notice that before, but it does look a lot like a tablecloth! Thanks for saying so!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like how you did the inside of the card and I too need to get in a better habit of decorating the inside. I'm always happy when I do. This is a great card and I really like those roses. THey make me think of my grandmother who never met a rose stamp she didn't like. She would have loved this one.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautifully colored, I love the embossed vase and great design with the plaid background and the white embossed piece!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Heidi, what a wonderful card, gorgeous colouring on those roses and beautiful colours all over, well done.
I've joined your blog and hope you might pop over my way and reciprocate. I'll welcome you on my next post if you do, esp letting folks know you're a newbie.
Thanks for popping over and for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning card, Heidi!! I just love your coloring of the bouquet and you layout with the embossed background. Beautiful work!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD for our color challenge!

Maria Rodriguez said...

That is a stunning bouquet of roses and the vase in that beautiful blue really makes them pop.
Love the contrast of the embossed panel and the plaid pattern paper, awesome work.
Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you join us again next time.
Maria Rodriguez. DT

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun vase - love the roses

Aileen Ryan said...

Wonderful card and it does look like the vase is on a tablecloth. Love the die cuts and the colours you have used. Thank you so much for supporting us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT