Saturday, January 05, 2013

Framed Flowers




Hi everyone.  Today's card is for a couple of challenges ... first SCS Queen For the Day (QFTD146 - case yourself!).  I cased my recent card here.  Actually, it's more of an inspiration than a case (copy and share everything) ... I changed it up a lot, but kept the same idea of an oval with a floral spray.  And I love the color combination of white, purple and green.  :) 

This is also for CAS-ual Friday's latest challenge (CFC84 - thank you).



Stamps:  Short and Sweet (SU!)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery (SU!)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Designer Oval Frame embossing folder (Sizzix for SU!), Square Lattice embossing folder (Sizzix), Hydrangea punch (Martha Stewart), Little Leaves die (Sizzix), Pine Branch punch (McGill), 1/8" Certainly Celery Taffeta ribbon, mini white half pearls, glue, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponge, glue, adhesives, and dimensionals



I embossed the oval frame near the top of my card front.  I made a flower spray using the leaves, pine branches and hydrangea flowers which have been embossed with the lattice embossing folder.  I normally wouldn't have added ribbon, keeping this as CAS as possible, but the folder created a crease mark which is covered by the taffeta ribbon. :)

Here's a close-up of the main image:




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Some good news to share .... my "Skating by ..." card was picked for 2nd place at the Bugaboo December Theme challenge (Holiday / Winter) ... and it was picked as one of the Top 3 at the new challenge blog - CAS - Colours & Sketches for the Challenge #5 (Sketch).  Whoo Hoo!!  Thanks so much Tammy and Jacqueline!

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FYI, I'm having trouble with Blogger right now.  For some reason, when I try to insert an image, Blogger doesn't give me the "Browse" button anymore so that I can browse for the correct file.  Turns out I read another blogger friend of mine who is having the same problem, so at least now I know it's not personal :)

Hopefully Blogger will get things fixed soon and I'll be able to post some more cards.



17 comments:

Meg said...

THis is gorgeous - I think I feel a case coming on - thank you so much for sharing your card.

Carole said...

Sensational colors fabulous floral spray. The hydrangea punches are my favorites. I love creative cover ups, the ribbon finishes it nicely.

Sue said...

Beautiful card, Loll! Lovely colours. Sue x

Susan said...

Gorgeous card - love the layout. The hydrangea punches are so versatile, aren't they?

And congratulations on having your other card picked as a top 3 finisher in two challenges!!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card. I always have to add ribbon too for this eb folder. BTW Loll, I am now keeping 2 eb plates free of marks by using ONLY for EB folders. Has really cut down on little marks (breaks) in the CS.

nancy littrell said...

P.S. Loll....I think ALL your cards are winners :-)

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card. I always have to add ribbon too for this eb folder. BTW Loll, I am now keeping 2 eb plates free of marks by using ONLY for EB folders. Has really cut down on little marks (breaks) in the CS.

Darnell J Knauss said...

First, congratulations on the wins with your "Skating by" adorable card!

Your card here is another one of those "not-a-card,-a-gift" cards. A beautiful fresh-picked bouquet. Also, it's a reminder to me that I have that little embossed oval, so thank you for that whack upside my head!

Linda Beeson said...

This is so pretty, love the oval accent. I had trouble with Blogger too with that same issue, I changed browzers to Mozilla and that worked.

shirley-bee said...

This is so pretty, Loll. As I was reading your post I was thinking I always get folder marks, but the ribbon is a fabulous way to cover the mark, so I'll pinch that idea. Congrats on the Skating By picks.

Bonnie said...

Congratulations, Loll! Your cards are all winners! I love this embossed oval and the purple flowers are breathtaking!

Lola G. said...

This is so elegant. I never tire of that Short & Sweet set!

Marion said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Paper Craft Loft said...

Love your card it's fab!! :)

Karen B. said...

So gorgeous and delicate! Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Sue Robinson said...

Beautiful card Clean simple but sooo eyecatching. Love the colour combo .
Sue

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Another stunning CAS card Loll - love the SU frame and the beautiful colours.
Sylvia.