Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Fabulous Flowers



Here's a birthday card I made recently for a sweet blogging friend. I began with a retired SU! Fabulous Flowers stamp set. I colored the big flower with Copics, clear embossed it, and then fussy cut it, placing it on top of many ferns and branches made with lots of dies from my stash. The background was embossed with a Taylored Expressions Cable Knit ef with pastel pink cardstock. I placed it on a SU! Berry Burst cardbase and heat embossed the SNSS birthday sentiment panels with white ep, adding some Nuvo pink glitter drops here and there on the card for a touch of sparkle.

I'm going to share this with the Shopping our Stash challenge #334 which is "GAH! PINK!!!" - a tribute to the late Lesley Hanna. She was a cardmaker and blogger who was so much fun, and yet she just hated the color pink. She suddenly left this world on Christmas day 2 years ago, and I'm glad she is still remembered through this challenge blog. I miss her wicked sense of humor and talents for creating great cards. I can visualize her looking down on all of these pink cards made in her honor and grinning :)

Have a great day and remember to give hugs to those you love - life is too short!

Carol

15 comments:

Wendy said...

Now this is one amazing card, Carol! I just love everything about it especially that gorgeous flower! I hope that sweet friend frames this beauty! TFS and have a great day! Hugs~

Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful flower and love the embossing and the colour combo.
Faith
x

Heidi Stamps said...

It is a really gorgeous card. The depth of color in the flower and the textured background really add to the look! Great job!

MaryH said...

Just awesome. Loads of texture and color, and this marvelous coloring of the pretty flower looks splendid placed over the greenery and cable embossing. TFS & Hugs. Merry Christmas and the best in 2018. PS..a lovely tribute to your dear blog friend as well.

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Carol, a beautiful flower and lovely embossed background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful and your coloring is fantastic!

Barb said...

A really beautiful card Carol. I love the way you've coloured that lovely flower. Barbxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Really amazing pink card in honor of that blogging friend! :)
I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New year for you and hubby!
Big Hugs! I'm on a big delay with my greetings, so I'm very busy!

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Carol, the flower is just stunning! xx

Darnell said...

This is so pretty, Carol! Your friend will love it!

I was just over at SOS and saw the wonderful tribute challenge to Leslie! I miss her, too, and her wicked sense of humor. You can imagine our emails and I can imagine yours, haha! I hope you are all set for Christmas and can sit back and enjoy the holiday! Lots of hugs, Darnell

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Having been the recipient of this lovely card... let me just say that the photo does not do it justice. It is absolutely gorgeous!

Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful design and awesome background, I'm so happy you joined our tribute to Leslie and it's wonderful to hear about her from a friend. I too can imagine the look on her face with all the "gah pink" cards. Thanks for sharing on Shopping our Stash.

Donna said...

Oh that flower is so beautiful and so very PINK!!
Thank you for joining us in honour of Leslie!
Thanks for going PINK with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Ohh!! that flower is amazingly beautiful, love all the greenery around it and the fabulous embossed background.
Thank you for playing along with SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Chris Dring said...

Wow! What an absolutely stunning card! That flower looks amazing! Thank you for joining our GAH Pink challenge to honor Leslie here at Shopping Our Stash!