Saturday, May 19, 2012

Pear Pizzazz and Concord Crush

I made this card for the QFTD113 and based it on this card in Mary's gallery. I used SU! Pear Pizzazz and Concord Crush, embossing the SNSS Wildflowers image with white ep and coloring it lightly with Copics. I stamped the sentiment with Concord Crush ink and added a floral gemstone to the center of the flower, and finished it up with some white grosgrain ribbon. While I had those papers on my table, I decided to make another card following Mary's design....

I added an embossed background this time using SU!'s Petals A'Plenty, and dotted the tiny circles with a purple marker. I embossed the image with some purple ep and simply added a dimpled clear gemstone to the center of the flower. I added the ribbon to the circle panel just to switch it up a little bit.

Here they are side by side for comparison. Do you prefer one over the other? I love these 2 colors together and like them both, but I'm really fond of the coloring on top of the white embossing. I'd never seen that done before, but the white just looked too white and needed some contrast, so I matched up some Copic colors and lightly dabbed on some color. I used YG03, YG17, YG93, and BV02.

Here's wishing you a great weekend, and thanks so much for stopping by!



JD said...

Both are so pretty Caro, it would be hard to pick a favorite. I have that stamp set. You are inspiring me to get it out...Hope you have a great weekend, with this beautiful weather we have been having our way....Blessings, Jill

JD said...

I just noticed in my comment above, that I gave you a new name...LOL. I think I need to proof read my comments Thank you, Carol, (spelled it correctly this time) for the nice comment on my card, and for telling me about the other challenge. Neat cards there.

jimlynn said...

Um.....I like the blue background and the colors of the image on the first card - and the white embossed area on the second.........SO....Guess I just love both of them equally! Both are gorgeous, Carol!
Hope you have a great weekend.

amanda stokes said...

Hi Carol,
Wow two stunning cards,love them both :) x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Who could decide! They are wonderful! okay, okay, the coloring on white has a slight edge.

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - these are AMAZING! So elegants and very very beautiful!!!! I feel inspired just looking at them. Thanks for your sweet comments about my MIL and my Dad. My Mom fell and I spent today in the emergency room with her too - when it rains.... but we shall win these bear fights and move on (that is what my Dad said today - he is such an inspiration).

Basslady said...

sweetie, your cards are so striking and inspiring!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Denise Marzec said...

These are so elegant....great job, lady! LOVE the colors!!

Anke said...

Oh Carol both are so beautiful, stunning cards.


Shannon White said...

Wowie Miss Carol! These are both So Beautiful! Love the colors and Fabulous layouts! I couldn't pick a favorite if I tried! Love them both! 8-)


Benzi said...

I love these cards, Carol. Both are fabulous...I really love that dark paper with the white flower on just pops out there so pretty. Then, again, the dark flower on the lighter bg is awesome, too. Don't ask me to make a decision about which I like best..can't do it. LOL do like the way you used the marker on that embossing folder.

Sue from Oregon said... do you come up with all these great creations? Amazing!