Friday, August 3, 2018

Thank You in Lavender and Green


This card started with the background piece. I sponged it with wilted violet distress ink and added droplets of water which gave it some white spots. After it dried, I stamped it with white craft ink using a SU! stitched background stamp. I wanted to add more, so I stenciled with some citron distress ink and a TH burlap stencil on 2 corners, and then sponged a little antique linen ink lightly over the stenciled corners. As a final touch, I embossed the panel with a WRMK next level gemstones ef. 
Next I stamped the SU! blended bloom flower twice, fussy cutting the center portion and popping it up with dimensionals over the lower portion of the flower. I colored the flower with Copics and gel pens. The leaves were done with a Hero Arts stamp on some granny apple green striped dsp from SU, fussy cut, and popped up on dimensionals after being curled around a glue stick. The white stems were done with a SU! bouquet Bunch framelits die and 2 dies from a set of dies by Precious Maricke called Leaves. The ladybugs were done with a Memory Box set of dies enhanced with a white gel pen, and the sentiment is by Lawn Fawn, embossed with white ep on black. For the final touch, I added some Nuvo clear sparkle drops to the leaves and placed this on a granny apple green cardstock base by SU!

This will be going into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - make your own background





Thanks so much for the visit, it's always great to welcome you! Do have yourself a fantastic Friday and an even better weekend as well!

Carol

27 comments:

Stampsnob. said...

Gorgeous colors together Lovely card...….Lis

Daffodil Cards said...

How VERY VERY Beautiful, love the colours and your fussy cutting with this card.
Faith
x

Darlene said...

LOVE it!! (it's purple ... what is there not to love, lol) Your coloring and design are fabulous and how cute are those lady bugs! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Don’t Bug Me!’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

That background has so much texture, it’s incredible! The stripey leaves are neat because the pattern of the leaf is also sort of a stripe. Thanks for sharing with Just for Fun’s August Challenge!

April said...

Oh wow! This is such a lovley card! I love your background and your striped leaves. Thanks for sharing with Just For Fun Stamps. Good luck in the draw!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Glad you were able to cover so many great challenges. The ladybugs are adorable. I know how much you like purple and green as a combo, and this is just lovely!

scrAPpamondo said...

Awwww...This card makes me just blowing up! Love, love, love it!!
Pinned immediately! :D https://www.pinterest.it/pin/534802524498104257/
There is a bunch of work here, and a lot of wonderful details to see!! Love so very much your own background, it's just stunning!! And the fabulous bloom, with all the dimension you added, really pops out from the card! A perfect focal point and so beautifully coloured!!! The cute ladybugs on the adorable leaves point to the blossom and make it being even much more a catch-eye!!! Perfect sentiment that match the bugs, too! Your talent always shines!!
Good luck in the challenges!

*Vicki* said...

Wow!!! That flower just POPS with dimension and beauty Carol! I really love the purple color along with how you've used papers and dimension in your background design too! the little ladybugs add a special detail too! HUGS

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Carol, a beautiful flower and lovely colours - so pretty.
Have a lovely weekend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Liz said...

Stunning card, Carol, beautiful design and I love the colours. xx

jimlynn said...

So much dimension and beauty. Love the background and they way you created it - AND that gorgeous flower and color. Wow! Love it all!
Lynn

Vicki robertson said...

Fabulous background design and beautiful flowers! This is a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Bugs" Challenge.

MiamiKel said...

Oh Carol, so much to love!! The vibrant purple and green and the beautiful triangular background - woohoo! Mahalo!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Such beautiful flowers on your card. And I love the cute little ladybug. This is so gorgeous.

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is absolutely awesome. I love your card.

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card, Carol! And LOVELY COLOR!!!!!!

aussie aNNie said...

wow Carol, this is one stunner...love the gorgeousness and colours of this amazing project. Your stamp is so pretty.xx

aussie aNNie said...

Very nicely designed creation and love the awesome colours for our "DON'T BUG ME" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw. ♥ DOUBLE D ♥
 [aNNie DT member for Double D Challenges]

Janice M said...

WoW! Just WoW! That background you created is AMAZING Carol! Love all the layers and textures you used to create it. That flower is gorgeous too and I love the way you layered it for a 3D look. It really pops off your card. I need to dig that stamp out and use it. Think I've only ever water colored with it. Awesome job!

Barbara said...

This card is bewitching! There is a lot going on, but it is amazing. Love the colors and how you added dimension to the flower. The background is divine. Thanks for sharing this creation with us at Double D " Don't Bug Me" Challenge. Good luck, and hope to see you again.
Barbara DT Member

Bonnie said...

A beautiful flower, Carol! Love those ladybugs too!

Wendy said...

This is another WOW card, Carol! There is just SO much to love about this card from your papers to that amazing flower! And all the fussy cutting you did is fabulous! WOW is all I can say! Love, love, love!

Wendy Bellino said...

Carol! I am blown away by all of the detail you've added! The background is just gorgeous and I love how you incorporated our STRIPES theme into the leaves. Well done! I'm so glad you joined us this month at JFF Stamps! Wendy DT Coordinator

Debi said...

Awesome card. Absolutely stunning. The diagonal/diamond pattern in the background is just wonderful. Thanks for joining the stenciling challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. Debi DT TT

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Wow, just beautiful!

Mandy said...

Stunning card Carol! It's so elegant and pretty, your background texture looks wonderful & I love those cute little ladybirds.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Inkyfingers said...

What a pretty card and I love that gorgeous background.
Thanks for sharing with us at HLS and I hope you will join us again soon.