Thursday, June 17, 2010

Real Flowers

I made this card for a dear friend that is going through a hard time right now.

I used the color layering technique that Shari Carroll demonstrated in this video. I used victorian velvet and shabby shutters as my first layer, aged mahogany and crushed olive as my darker layer. The sentiment is stamped with rusty hinge.

The flower stamp is from Hero Arts' Real Flowers set and the sentiment is from this set. I used Nestabilities Labels 8 die to cut the kraft piece on the bottom of the card. I am also entering this to Hero Arts challenge for the month. The theme is Summer, Fourth of July or Color layering.

That's all I have for today. Hope you have a beautiful Thursday! =)


Thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock, twine: PaperTrey Ink
stamps: Hero Arts
inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
die: Spellbinders
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug

37 comments:

Laura O'Donnell said...

looks great!

donna mikasa said...

so pretty, Alice! your dear friend will love it!

Fika said...

wonderful card Alice.. love the flower's color shades.. so beautiful.. :)

Diana said...

Love the layering Alice. She will welcome this card!

Sasya said...

so beautiful!!! so pretty~!! :) i love how you stamped the flowers!!

~amy~ said...

soooo pretty Alice...she'll love it!

Lin said...

Love this, Alice!

Sarah said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! I made it a fav over at flickr.

Ellie said...

Very beautiful. Love the colors.

Barb said...

Such a pretty card, Alice! :)

Kelly Booth said...

So PRETTY Alice...your Friend will LOVE this Gorgeous Creation!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really lovely Alice! I love the curved kraft border detail you added on the bottom.

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous design Alice!

Maylee said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Julie said...

Stunning, Alice! Love the gorgeous colors and layering! Beautiful!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow what a beautiful card your friend will love this!
Gorgeous colours!
hugs
kim x

CinnamonSally said...

Stunning Alice, I am sure your friend will be thrilled.

Monika Reeck said...

Love the shades of the flowers colors....GREAT CARD ALICE....muaach

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

How gorgeous Alice! LOVE all the colors and how you used the nestie on the bottom!

Tyggereye said...

Gorgeous card! Make sure you check out my post today. :)

Shirley N said...

A very beautiful card. Any card coming from you Alice would be very much appreciated, I'm sure!

Jill said...

SO elegant! I love the design and the unique way this card opens!

Dana said...

Oh so pretty Alice. HA real flower stamps were the first ones I ever bought in 2004! I still love them just as much!

Clare said...

So pretty and soft - the layering is just gorgeous! Love the scalloped edge on the bottom. :)

Karen B. said...

So very pretty and so very sophisticated, beautiful colors and everything.

Kathy Martin said...

Beautiful card Alice! The jute is the perfect touch! :)

Anne-Marie said...

Oh, it is beautiful! The colors you chose turned out glorious.

Pam S. said...

Wonderful creative card Alice...love how you added the understated details...very nice!
Pam Going Postal

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous Alice!

Janetcraft said...

love the stamping at the side of the card...simple and nice! Neat indeed

ivy said...

so pretty alice---your friend with love it!

1LuvnMama said...

So sweet of you to make a card for a dear friend who's going through a rough time. It will put a smile on her face!

Great technique! A must try! :)

Rach said...

beautiful Alice, i am sure that your friend is going to love it.. and will appreciate that you are thinking of her.. xx

sideoats + scribbles said...

Oh Alice, this is so pretty! your friend is sure to love it. :)

Suzanne C said...

What a lovely layering of the lavender flowers. Love the simple elegance of the card.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I know she'll love this Alice, and you for thinking of her!

Tiffany said...

Very beautiful and delicate color layering, love the colors!

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