Monday, February 14, 2011

Purple Pansies Birthday Card

These pansies from Fred She Said are just the prettiest images for Spring. And, I am thinking Spring!!!

This card was inspired by a Sketch Challenge at Friday Sketchers.

I thought it was just perfect for the Purple Cup of Pansies and Pansy border from Fred She Said. This set comes as a Digi to color yourself, or a Pre-colored Set, which I used. I love coloring with my Copic Markers, but when it comes to Tracey's pre-colored images, If I want the purple or blue, I don't mess with perfection. 
The Pansies were printed and cut out several times them layered with foam tape for lots of Dimension

The Happy Birthday, Papers and Pearls are all from Close to my Heart.. The dotted circle to the left was done by inking up an embossing folder.

The Hand Stitching was done with matching Embroidery Floss and the edge punch is a MS Pansy Punch.

Other Challenge Blogs for this card:
Phindy's Place - Spring is on the way!
CCEE Stampers - Embossing Folder
Digi Doodles - Nature
Pals Paper Arts - Vintage Theme
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Get Punchy
Challenge Up Your Life - Monochromatic
Our Creative Corner - Cut it Out!


~Jeri~ said...

Ooo I love this! Very pretty and elegant. Love your stitching and all the pretty details. The colors are perfect..purple is one of my faves!!!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

Dorcas said...

Nancy, this is totally gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Phindy's, your creation is so beautiful!

Danni said...

Such a gorgeous and stunning card!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Your coloring is stunning! Love those pansies!! And I love the embossed dots also! Thanks so much for joining our CCEE Challenge this week!!

skylife said...

WOW that's really VERY amazing! I love those stitches - they are like a frame! I'll definitely try something like that some day - it's awesome. And the coloring is perfect!
Thanks for sharing with us at DDSB

Debs M said...

the stitching looks fab and your colouring is beautiful.Thanks for joining the challenge at Digi Doodles Shops Best , debs x (guest dt)

Cards by Gina said...

Love those purple pansies on your very pretty card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PPA.

Cec said...

Beautiful. I love the purple colour scheme and those lovely pearls added to your focal image. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Diane Gilbert said...

This is beautiful! Love the vintage feel. Your coloring and your details are perfect! Thanks for playing along with 'Our Creative Corner' this week!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is so completely gorgeous. The colors are so rich and vibrant and I love the whole vintage feel of your card. Sensational job on the Cut it Out challenge. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner. said...

WOW!!!! Those flowers look so real! Like they are literally popping off the paper! No wonder you didn't pull out the copics! You did an awesome job on your project! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft us Crazy!

Susan Joyce said...

Totally delightful!! Love all the different design elements you used.

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

I REALLY love your card! It's very cute! Your coloring are fabulous!
Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy!

Rebecca Ednie said...

wow, such a lot of hand cutting, so much effort involved and the results are amazing! Thanks for playing the OCCC this week.

WeirdCat said...

Lovely card,your colouring is amazing and love the purples, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

Kathy said...

Beautiful, love these shades of purple. Thanks for playing along with us at Phindy's Place this week.

Sarah Gough said...

so pretty, love the purple! Thanks for playing along at Our Creative Corner, we love seeing your work!