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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Flowers and Foliage


Good morning everyone....hope all is well in your little corner of the world!! We are still hot and dry in Central Texas...so nothing is new here!!! I will be going to another Shoebox Swap with my DD Holly in a couple of weeks so I have been working on my card packets. This swap is in Georgetown which is close to Austin....lots of my SCS friends will be there so I am really looking forward to it!! Anyway....I made this card last weekend for the Inspiration challenge on Splitcoast. Stef found us the most AWESOME blog to find inspiration...it's called Creature Comforts Inspiration Blog and I took my inspiration from this fabulous group of kraft and vanilla pictures.
Rubbernecker's Wildflower Background  was embossed with white embossing powder on the kraft and the vanilla layer was added on top for a frame. The sentiment is from RN's Wildflower set and the leaves were made with Spellbinder's leaf die. The Prima flower and gold cording finish it off.

I made this card last Friday for the Free 4 All Challenge on Splitcoast....we were to make a special acknowledgement card and mail it to someome special. My DD Holly helped me feed the horses while my DH was away so I made her a thank you card. This is also for the Queen for a Day challenge to honor my sweet friend Liz ( lazylizard)....she has a fantastic gallery..over 2000 cards to choose from...WOW!! I chose to case her CAS131card. I flipped the sketch, changed the stamps, added the sentiment layer, and seam binding. The fern from Rubbernecker's Floral Silhouette set #467 was stamped with different shades of green. Then RN's Weed #497-06 stamp was colored with Old Olive and Regal Rose markers before stamping on the cardstock. The RN sentiement #565-18 and the seam binding finish it off.

Thanks for visiting...have a great day!!! 

14 comments:

Sasha said...

WOW!! Joan! Both your cards are absolutely amazing! I love the coffee and cream sheer elegance of your first card, and your second one is so beautifully stamped, Holly will love it! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Joan, both are wonderful! LOVE that big flower and leaves on your first card! So pretty!
The foliage on your second card for Holly, is really pretty! The pop of red from the ribbon is perfect!

Patti J said...

Joan, these are both beautiful! Each card is so different from the other, but both have an elegance to them! Beautifully done, my friend - thanks for sharing!

jimlynn said...

Both are simply stunning! Love these.
Lynn

Linda Palmer said...

Both cards are wonderful. I love both of them but my favorite is the first one. It is so elegant, love those shades of brown.

Lionelsa said...

The first card is amazing.

Tammy said...

Oh how I wish I could send you our rain! We've had another 2+ inches today and its still raining! That puts us over 62 so far this year, new record for us!
I love, love your cards but oh my, my heart belongs to the first one! Just fabulous and gorgeous!

Rae said...

OMG, Joan! Both of these cards are gorgeous! I love the chocolate and white, and the pinkish/rasberry pop on your second card is just perfect!
I love both designs!

Kimberly said...

Such gorgeous cards Joan...always such beautiful work! hugs, Kimberly

Barb said...

Joan, both are so elegant! The window effect of the first, along with the colors, make a stunning card. The second card is gracious and calming. I really like the placement of the stamps along the top. (note to self: case this!) Always inspiring, Joan!

JulieA said...

Wow, those are gorgeous! I love your colors on both of these. Super elegant and beautiful.

Carole of Brum said...

Gosh, simple cards but they're also stunning! I'm bobbing up and down with excitement now cos I have kraft paper and white embossing powder and wondering how I can make something similar, lol. Your leaves and flower are a fabulous focal point, but the stamping inside the aperture is a perfect background. And the card for Holly is a beauty, very Less Is More. CoB

Bev J. said...

Both are so pretty-love kraft and looks good with the vanilla.

r4i said...

Your leaves and flower are a fabulous focal point, but the stamping inside the aperture is a perfect background. And the card for Holly is a beauty, you proved that very using less Is helps to make more beautiful.