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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cup of Blue Pansies

Are you all ready for Spring? I sure am. It's been frigid the past few months. So, here is my little touch of Spring for you.

The inspiration for this card came from the Wednesday Sketch Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. It was just perfect to show off this pretty DP. The paper is from Close to my Heart and is called Bliss. It's one of those papers that you don't want to cover up with lots of layers so I kept it rather simple.

When I design a card, I usually look for papers with the colors from my focal point. But, for this one, I wanted to use the neutral colors to make the focal point image really pop. The Cup of Pansies is from Fred She Said and there are lots of different images with this set. It actually comes in the pre-colored version which I used and the Digi version.  My pansies are cut out and layered three additional times for lots of dimension.
The Butterfly is from a new release called Ornate Butterfly. This comes as a Digi, which I used and as a cutting file for your cutting machines. Your digi sheet to cut yourself comes with the butterfly in all different sizes. For mine, I used two different sizes and then colored them with my Copic Markers to match the colors in the Pansies.

The Hand Stitching was done with Matching Embroidery Floss and the pansie border is a MS edge punch.

Other Challenge Blogs this card was made for:
Sweet Stampin - Spring Flowers
One Stitch at a time - Do it with Digi's
Paper Sundae's - Two or more images
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Aly's Sunday Sketch - Bling, Bling
Digi's by Phooka - Bling it on
Belli Challenge - Pearls
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Flower Power


Posh Cat Crafts said...

Oh I love the colour scheme you have used, the blues and browns work so well together. Thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion this week.
Tamara GDT

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hello again wonderful card I love those gorgeous flowers, thank you for sharing with us at Creative Belli,

Karen W said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous butterflies and papers. Great for the Creative Belli Challenge

Paddington fan said...

What a stylish card, love the butterfly! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck! Love Jacky x

~Michelle~ said...

this is so the vintage feel! :)

Josephine said...

This is so pretty! I love the teacup, and that butterfly is gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful coloring.
Thanks for joining us at Digi's by Phooka.

Hugs, Myriam
DT - Digi's by Phooka

alicaz said...

Wonderful! Love your coloring and you picked a perfect background paper too!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Scrappy Scatty said...

what a fab card, love the colours
Thank you for playing the Digistamps4joy flower power challenge and hope to see you again soon
Love Jan

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

This is ridiculously GORGEOUS, Nancy!

Shana said...

Nancy this is beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!

maryr917 said...

this is a beautiful card-love the layout and the gorgeous didg image-thanks for sharing it with us at the creative belli challenge

Dani said...

So beautiful!

Melanie M said...

Very pretty card and colours. Thanks for joining our challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy