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Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Little Teal, Curry & Red....Oh, My!

Truthfully, I didn't expect to be able to participate in this week's Challenge....but I am!....I was really tired of tying all those bows on the wedding programs and needed a break! So, I headed down to my stamp room and this is what I came up with. Maybe not my best work, but it does fit the Challenge and it was a welcome break from all the monotony of making the same thing over and over again!!
For this sample, I stamped the flower directly on the Whisper White card base, using Taken with Teal....on my screen it looks more like Tempting Turquoise, but I promise I really didn't cheat!! For the centers, I stamped on a white scrap in Crushed Curry and punched out the centers, then layered over the stamped teal flowers. Then I added in a little sprinkle of Real Red.....using Itty Bitty Backgrounds.....I've had that set FOREVER!!! It's an old standby and one I probably couldn't do without!!
Although I tried to keep with all current items, I failed....the Happy Birthday stamp in the center is from last year's catalog and that was stamped onto a Kisses Love Note from the Occasions Mini, and since I still have a ton of those buttons from a few years back, they were used as well. But, I used that brand-new embossing folder, Square Lattice from the Summer Mini!
Stamps: Birthday Wish, Eastern Blooms, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Inks: Taken with Teal, Real Red, Crushed Curry
CS: Whisper White, Real Red
Misc: Sponge, 1/2" Round Punch, Kisses Love Note*, Teal Buttons*, Linen Thread, Crushed Curry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (reversed), Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot
Please note: ALL items used to create this card are from SU!
*Retired
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and visit today! Hope you'll visit the other participants in this Blog Challenge....can't wait to see what they have done!!

22 comments:

tonistamps said...

It's a great card Barbara! I really love the embossing folder, and the buttons are a nice addition too! Great work.

Lisa said...

Love the button accents!

GCgirl said...

I'm glad you took a break and made this bright and happy card! It is a GOOD thing to used the treasures from your stash that you love--current or not ;-)

Lisa Somerville said...

Great birthday card, the button embellishments are wonderful!

Connie said...

Love the card and details! I've been using my Itty Bitty Backgrounds a late lately, too!

BarbaraW said...

Cool card. Love the bright and cheery feel. The Itty Bitty backgrounds really are great. Love the lattice embossing and the buttons on the ribbon are great.

Basement Stamper said...

Cute birthday card, glad you were able to take a break and join us.

Ida P. Krause said...

So glad you were able to play. This turned out great. Love how cheery it is and that embossing folder adds some great detail to your card.

Tami Black said...

I personally really like this card -- the flowers are perfect, love the texture and how you put it all together! Nicely done!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous card, beautifully created. Great layout.

Margaret Raburn said...

A very charming card, Barbara!! Love the greeting on the Kisses diecut! What a happy and bright birthday card!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is terrific Barbara! I'm still loving that embossing folder! Really think that I'm going to need one! These colors work perfectly for birthday celebrations! :D

Shelly Schmidt said...

Lovely- I am really enjoying looking of samples using that texture folder! I love your layout- love the ribbon tx with the buttons on either side of your sentiment. TFS

Heidi Hihn said...

Love the card! It is so colorful, I love the added red ink to the flower paper! Nice job!

Selene Kempton said...

Oh wow! This is so pretty! I love how you used this stamp set! Gorgeous!!!

Lisa Bohler said...

I love how you used the curry as the center of each flower! You've created a fun card!! Glad you took a break from the wedding prep...I think you deserve it!

Marilyn SanClemente said...

Really nice card! Good luck with the wedding!

Patti Chesky said...

I'm glad you took a break from tying bows too. This is SO awesome!!!!

Lori said...

Fun card! Love how you framed the sentiment with the buttons.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Lovin' this, the colors, the card are terrific! hugz

Tiffany Bauer said...

Great card!!! Love how you used our kisses love notes!! I really need to get mine out of the package!!

Connie Paxman said...

Your card is very elaborate and well thought out...love the shading, dry embossing and button accents...
connie paxman

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