Friday, July 29, 2011

Flower Friend Card

Good morning!  Well at least it's still morning here for a little while.  I'm babysitting my grandson, Max today, and he's kept me pretty busy this morning.  Since he's enjoying a little tummy time, I've got time to get my post made for today.  I'm back to the Flower Power release, mainly because I just can't stay away from all the wonderful flower dies.  Especially at this time of year!!  For my card today, I used the Plumeria & Leaves 4x4 die from The Scrapping Cottage.  Those lacy looking cut out leaves are so pretty and add so much interest.  I decided to do this card in shades of ivory and yellow.  I think that's such a subtle, but striking and elegant color palette, and I sure love the way it turned out.  I hope you do, too!!!
I started with a base layer of ivory, and embossed that card stock with a floral embossing folder.  I then sponged the edges of the flowers, and the top of the embossing with ink in the same shades as the card stock.  I added some pearls for embellishment, which I colored in a soft shade of yellow to match the rest of the card, and finished with an ivory organza bow.  A relatively simple card, but one that looks like you spent hours fussing over it.  Now THOSE are my kind of cards!!!!!

I'm so glad you could drop by today.  Have a blessed day, and I hope you get to enjoy some crafty time today, too!



16 comments:

Joy said...

Gorgeous card !!! I love the subtle colors!
Joy

Carol<>< said...

enjoy that grandson of yours, soon he will be running and you won't have any time in between.... great times!!!
lovely card,
Carol<><

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Beautiful card! :-)

- said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colors and the flowers!!
Great job. TFS,

(:(:Smiles:):)

Robin

April said...

I love this!! My DH said "wow, those look embossed, you better star doing that!".....I then asked for the folder and while at it the flower dies....
:-)

Rufus said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous!
R/

Judy McMullen said...

Gorgeous card, Lorie! Love the soft color combination, the embossed background and those beautiful flowers!!! Fantastic!

Imke said...

Lorie, your card is so beatutiful !! I love the embossing and the flowers. Very elegant and great color choice.

Angelica Suarez said...

aw thanks for the sweet words on the CottageBlog today Lorie! You are always so kind and thoughtful with your words. This card is gorgeous and elegant I love the organza bow! Lots of love, Angelica

~Paola~ said...

wowwww Lorii..stunning card my friend...
I loveee the colors choice....so 'fresh' looking...
and of course that dye is to...die for! :o)
Awesome paper creation as always my friend!!
xox

Emily said...

Fantastic! This is gorgeous!! I LOVE those big flowers!

Glora said...

This is such a beautiful and elegant card. I LOVE it! Hugs- Glora

Becky said...

This is gorgeous, love the embossing and those flowers.

Barb said...

Lorie, I love the soft elegance of this card! It is so pretty!

Jana said...

Beautiful card! I love it, you are so talented. Thanks for your kind remarks on my blog! It made my day!
blessings,
jana~your newest follower

ScrapMyWay said...

Lorie,
The pale yellow and green card is so very beautiful. Love that it's easy to make but so very IMPRESSIVE!
Claire (a newbie blogger)
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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