Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Two fer One!

I made this card for the CTD #98 which is to use Blush Blossom, Mellow Moss, and Chocolate Chip. I also used the sketch from the S&S Sketch Challenge #22. I made the background from a piece of blush blossom cardstock by scoring it, then rubbing it with a blush blossom inkpad. I used the swiss dots embossing folder for the blush vertical panels. The sentiment was done with Chocolate Chip ink using the SU! Wellness Wishes set, while the floral stamp by Verve (Because of You) was done with Blush Blossom ink. I added 3 different sized Kaiser Blush pearls for accents on the flowers. I added a panel of Mellow Moss behind the main panel and wanted to add some ribbon, but I just wasn't sure where to put it, so I left it as is. I should have gone outside to take the photo because there's a greenish tint that I couldn't seem to fix without distorting all the other colors. Maybe some day I'll learn how to take some good photos indoors :)
We're in the midst of a heat wave here in PA, so I'm staying inside where it's cool and cleaning carpets today. It's not what I'd like to do on a hot summer day, but I've gotta git 'er done!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Carol

15 comments:

Caro said...

Lovely card and sentiment; we all need to do get well cards (I know I forget about them)

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your diamond embossed BG technique! Great use of the throwdown colors!

Anke said...

WOW Carol what a lovely card.

Anke

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is very elegant....great use of those CTD colors. I saw that sketch but haven't had a chance to play with it.....working on it, though!

Susan said...

I love all the embossing. I have the embossing folders...but forget to use them! Duh! You've inspired me!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card Carol!!! The colors are so soft and pretty together!!! Hugs ~S~

Martha said...

Very cool background! Your card is just lovely.

Yolanda said...

Beautifully elegant card. Love all the texture in it.

Joanne (jojot) said...

elegant and tranquil....perfect

Paula said...

Very pretty card! The textures and layering work so well... so sophisticated in its simplicity.

Sylvia said...

Very pretty card! Love the sketch!

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty and elegant! Thanks for playing The Color Throwdown!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is beautiful, Carol! A simple, elegant beauty! Thanks for playing!

Karen Howard said...

Gorgeous card and I'm sure it will make someone's day!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!