Sunday, March 21, 2010

Peonies and Kindness

Today I decided to make a card for three different challenges - the first is the Featured Stamper challenge, the honour this week going to Cathy (aka Mutnik).  I chose her Two Step Stamping Flowers card to case.  I kept the layout, flower theme and overall pink feel and added a sentiment, ribbon, punching, different paper, image and pearls.  The other challenges are this week's Crazy 4 Challenges challenge to create a Spring Card and the JustRite Stampers challenge to mix and match your stamps!  I used the peonies from Beautiful Blossoms, the border from Breath of Spring and the sentiment from Joyful Hearts!!!  There is an awesome Spellbinders prize up for grabs with the JustRite Challenge too so head on over to the JustRite Inspiration Blog for details!!!

I started with a base of white and layered with aqua bazzill, light pink bazzill and some MME DSP, on which I stamped the sentiment from Joyful Hearts.  The next panel is more white punched with a scallop border punch and layered with more MME DSP.  Around this I attached some 1/2" white satin ribbon.  The main panel has been stamped using the peonies from Beautiful Blossoms and the border from Breath of Spring and coloured with markers and a blender pen.  I cut this out using the Lg Oval Nesties and matted with pink bazzill cut using the Label 10 Nesties and popped the panel up on foam tape.  To finish I added a bow and button to the ribbon and some Kaisercraft Snow Pearls to the bottom corner.

Stamps - Beautiful Blossoms, Breath of Spring, Joyful Hearts (JustRite Stampers)
Paper - White, Pink and Aqua Bazzill, MME DSP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Label 10 and Lg Oval Nestabilities, Scallop Border Punch (SU), 1/2" White Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Button, Kaisercraft Snow Pearls, Foam Tape.

Thats all for today, thanks for visiting!!!

30 comments:

Renkata said...

Very elegant card!

Sue W said...

OOh this set is top of my JustRite Stamps wish list!!!
I just love the flowers featured and the beautiful borders.
Your card is as always delightful....the button centre to your bow is the perfect touch too!

Susan M said...

Such beautiful work !!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy,

I love your blog! One reason is that you seem to explain how you make your cards, and list the items used. That is so helpful! Otherwise, imagine someone looking at the photo through their computer, where colors are sometimes off. It would have been impossile for me to pick out the
aqua color in the back layer.

This card is so precious. I love your gentle use of ink when coloring the image in so beautifully. Wow! I just want to go on mentioning each item you put on this card, and yet it doesn't look "over done." Wonderful! I think the scallops really add to the vertical line. I love those pearls.(Every time I type the word "pearls," I type pears!! lol) And, that wonderful ribbon pulled just right into a bow on the end! I can not figure out how someone does that, yet. But it is stunning! Button and all!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Rosietoes said...

Beautiful, gentle card Kathy. Love the ribbon bow and embellies.
Edna x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Kathy! So elegant looking!

Mrs Ham said...

Kathy,
This card is so lovely. I love the colors and how you used the stamps.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey girlie! This is just lovely. I love that image and love the soft pattern paper you chose. Hugs,

Marisa said...

Great colours and layout, Kathy, and a wonderfully framed image. Lovely card ;D

Grace said...

Simply gorgeous Kathy! I love the soft colors and beautiful miage. and the embellishments are just perfect!Love the single scalloped edge and pretty ribbon!

♥Liz Weber♥ said...

Hi Kathy, your card is so lovely, those stamps look so good and I just love the different shapes you mixed here! Thanks for the inspiration!

Makiko Jones said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Kathy!! I love the new nesties you used with the stamped image!
All elements are put together so wonderfully!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love this layout and your colors are beautiful!

Silke Ledlow said...

Kathy - what a GORGEOUS case & card....you made it your own!!! Love these colors and the new spellbinder nestie is awesome!!!

I'm so thrilled you like the house :)....can't wait to get there...LOL!!! Hugs ~S~

Danni said...

You make the most beautiful cards and this one is no exception! Just so pretty!

ChristineCreations said...

Goodness sakes Kathy...this is just delightful! What a beautiful use of color and layout! WOW girl!

Sharon said...

Hi Kathy,

This is beautiful - I love the nestabilities shape that you used.
I've had my eye on that one!

Sharon x

Edna said...

This looks great Kathy, I like the oval feature with the new nestie, nice combo!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Kathy!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card! You rocked the three challenges!

paula said...

Wow what a gorgeous card Kathy. I love your style. Every time I visit I am in awe xoxoxoxoxo

marge said...

Wowzer

Kathy P said...

Love the card.

Sammi said...

Very sweet! I love this card!
Sammi
xx

Peggy said...

Very sweet. Love the image & sentiment, colors, pearls and button bow. God bless!

Karen said...

Pretty border punch and I love your shading.

Jerri Jimenez said...

So soft and pretty, I love this!

Queen Mary said...

Beautiful card! I love the contrast between the rectangle and the curved shape with the image! I'm going to try something like that -- but I bet it takes me a while to get the proportions down, yours is gorgeous!

bridget22868 said...

love this card!!!

Leigh said...

Lovely card Kathy. Pretty colours and fabulous colouring.

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