Friday, July 29, 2011

Friend Card

Good morning!  Well at least it's still morning here for a little while.  I'm babysitting my grandson, Max today, and he's kept me pretty busy this morning.  Since he's enjoying a little tummy time, I've got time to get my post made for today.  I'm back to the Flower Power release, mainly because I just can't stay away from all the wonderful flower dies.  Especially at this time of year!!  For my card today, I used the Plumeria & Leaves 4x4 die from The Scrapping Cottage.  Those lacy looking cut out leaves are so pretty and add such interest.  I decided to do this card in shades of ivory and yellow.  I think that's such a subtle, but striking and elegant color palette, and I sure love the way it turned out.  I hope you do, too!!!
I started with a base layer of ivory, and embossed that card stock with a floral embossing folder.  I then sponged the edges of the flowers, and the top of the embossing with ink in the same shades as the card stock.  I added some pearls for embellishment, which I colored in a soft shade of yellow to match the rest of the card, and finished with an ivory organza bow.  A relatively simple card, but one that looks like you spent hours fussing over it.  Now THOSE are my kind of cards!!!!!

I'm so glad you could drop by today.  Have a blessed day, and I hope you get to enjoy some crafty time today, too!




8 comments:

BuzzyBee said...

Pretty card. I have a grandson named Max too. He is also a very busy boy.

Joanne said...

Absolutely beautiful Lorie!! I love these colors...so elegant!

beadz said...

This is gorgeous, Lorie! I so need to get the dies from that release - I love all of the flowers.
hugs,
Gini

Kay said...

This is so pretty! Love the dimension and the colors you chose.

deborah said...

Love these flowers and leaves , Lorie ! & your color combo here ! just beautiful !

Cheryl Walker said...

OMGosh Lorie this is BEAUTIFUL and I LOVE the diecut you used!!! Ive always loved the smell of plumeria and love this flower :) BEAUTIFUL CARD!!!! LOVE IT :)
Hugs,
Cheryl

Janice W. said...

Beautiful card Lorie! The pairing of the embossing folder with the die cut flowers is so pretty! Love the soft colors and the pearls!

Barbara said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE YOUR COLOR CHOICES WHICH MAKES THE CARD EVEN MORE ELEGANT LOOKING.