Friday, February 3, 2017

Violets and Lily of the Valley card

Hello and thanks for coming by today. I have a project to share that I am sooooo pleased with.  I have had this stamp for months, if not a year, but I assumed it would be too hard to color, so I just saved it. The stamp came to mind again for a couple challenges and I dug it out.

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Don't you just love these springtime flowers. I had them in my yard when I was a girl and I have them now too. (Well, now it is winter.) So many pretty versions of violets, too!!  I used alcohol markers to color.  It is a good thing I always stamp out two because this was my second attempt.

I used a lacey circle die and a doily die to layer.  The banner is white cardstock that I colored with the same blue marker as I used to outline the flower.  I gave up looking for the right blue cardstock!

The cardfront is covered with a piece of vellum that I embossed.

Supplies: I Brake for Stamps Woodland Bouquet, Memento black ink,  Specturm Noir alcohol markers TB1, LG3, DG2, LV1, LV2, PL5,  Hero Arts CL342 sentiment set, Spellbinders Lacey Circles die, QuicKutz doily die, Avery Elle Wonky Stitched rectangle die set (banner), Spellbinders Labels 18 die, Cuttlebug Decorative Tiles embossing folder, embellishments from my stash.

I would love to participate in these challenges and I hope you will check them out too!
Darnell's NBUS challenge (stamp was NBUS)
Double D Challenges Lavender and Lace (used lacey circle and doily dies)


Cat Craig said...

I love that bouquet,and your lacey circle die reminds me almost of a doily wrapped around a bouquet. Sweet card Heidi.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a pretty card Heidi! Fabulous colouring too! Beautiful colour scheme! Love the layering! Have a lovely day! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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Mac Mable said...

Good job on the colouring, so pretty. Great embossing on the vellum and creative idea to match the blue behind the sentiment with the blue on the card with colouring white card x

Carol L said...

This is gorgeous, and you've colored those violets perfectly! Love the embossed vellum panel too!

Diane said...

Beautifully colored and I love the pretty violets! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D.
Diane DD DT

Viv said...

Such a gorgeous card Heidi and I love the pretty flowers and dies too ;) Viv xx

Darlene said...

So, so pretty! Fabulous coloring and design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘LAVENDER & LACE’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Beth Norman said...

Absolutely stunning. I love detailed stamps and use them often. This one is a beauty and oh how you coloured it so well.

wannabcre8tive said...

Heidi, your card is so beautiful and your flowers are colored perfectly.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful coloring!! Great idea coloring the banner the same color you used around the image! lovely framing

Darnell said...

I don't think there is anything more feminine and sweet than a bouquet of violets! This is beautiful, Heidi! I love the lacy circle and the pretty embossed vellum overlay!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #10! Hugs, Darnell

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your embossed card front looks quilted and soft. It's neat what vellum can do for you. Love your coloring!!