Friday, February 25, 2011

SCS QFTD#49 - for RedBugDriver

My card today is for this week's QFTD#49 challenge over on SCS. This week's queen is known as RedBugDriver/aka Karen. I've been making these vellum flowers lately, so when I found this card in her gallery, I decided to take my inspiration from there.
I found a scrap of kraft and punched it with MS's arch lattice and added these royal purple vellum hydrangea flowers - all done with 2 MS punches and a stencil pen. I created the leaves by folding the green vellum, and running through the crimper and cutting by hand. The ef is the Texture Fades brick wall, and the sentiment was done with Nesties labels 10. I added some lavender gemstones for interest.
For those of you interested in making these flowers, Selma has a great tutorial here that I found in Karen's link, so I thought I'd share it with you. I was given a pack of multi-colored vellum by someone several years ago, and I've been using it a lot lately, making these beautiful flowers. It feels good to put my stash to good use after sitting around taking up space for such a long time!
We're in for some wicked wind later this afternoon and power outages are predicted, so I'm glad I could get this card posted before the nasty weather rolls in!
Have a great Friday and thanks so much for stopping in, it's always great to see you!

Carol

12 comments:

Joanne (jojot) said...

these flowers are gorgeous...love that backgrounder too...an elegant card

JD said...

This card and your vellum flowers are so pretty, you have definitely inspired me to give them a try...

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

These vellum flowers are gorgeous! Wanna come sit around a candle with me and craft?

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, Simply a beautiful card. Love the color of the flowers and it just seems to all pull together: climbing flowers up a trellis on a brick wall. You are so very talented. I checked out your entire blog yesterday right back to your first posting. GREAT work. I'm going to email you today.

Wendy said...

Ohhhhhh Carol, this is gorgeous! Love the embossing folder, flowers and the total layout! Great job!
Stay safe while that storm is going thru! We had it yesterday!
Happy Friday, sweetie!

Velta said...

Oh Carol Good Heavens....This is perfectly stunning...okay...sho I cannot remember where you got the brick for the background...but oh my I am so impressed...sry now I have to go back and read what you wrote...LOL...I got so excited seeing your creation that I just moved on to comment...Again...Beautiful!!

Velta said...

Okay, now I see the embossing folder...but where did you get it? Is is cuttlebug?

Elise said...

Okay, FIRST of all, let me just say THIS: VELLUM.. Colored vellum.... it's like forgotten treasure... I could get lost in vellum... THANK GOODNESS I hoarded it like a crazy nut back in the day... {!} And you've just complimented my impulse, so exquisitely! So, there's THAT!

But then, there's this card! Oh, the beauty of those extraordinary treasures and beautifully crafted flower! I could just stare and stare! YOU, girl - AMAZE me! This is one, super terrific card! Sincerely!!!

Denise Marzec said...

Wow Wow WOWWWWW! LOVE that brick background and those dimensional flowers are FANTASTIC! What a STUNNER of a card!!

Diane Jaquay said...

I LOVE this Carol, looks just like flowers climbing up a trellis! That embossing folder is perfect for this card!!!

Benzi said...

Carol, now you have me wanting colored vellum. Yours flowers are so pretty and look awesome against that 'brick wall'. What a super birthday card.

Anke said...

OMG Carol I love this card, absolutely stunning, the flowers are so beautiful.

Hugs
Anke