Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Birthday Wishes in Plaid

I would have never thought to use a plaid pattern for a card other than a masculine one. So I was pleasantly surprised how pretty this came out. The camera, however, did not capture the colors as well as I would have liked. 

I cut the front bottom edge of the base card with Spellbinders Scalloped Borders One. The plaid patterned paper, which is digital, was cut and adhered to the base card. I used Marianne Creatables Branch Garden die to create two leafy branches in black and adhered them in opposite corners on the plaid panel.

The flowers (HFC Striped Sun Kissed Fleur) were first stamped in black ink and cut with the coordinating HFC Sun Kissed Fleur dies. I colored them with Copics, layered them, added black Stickles to the center and popped them on to the leafy branches.

My sentiment is from GKD Elegant Florals and was stamped in black ink on a label cut with Spellbinders Labels Seventeen. I sponged the label while still in the die with PTI Melon Berry ink.

I love the striped flowers stamp and coordinating die and I am sure they will be used often. And now that I know that you can use plaid patterns for cards other than masculine ones, I will surely make more.

Thanks for visiting my blog and please, don't hesitate to come again! Have a great weekend!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
Joan's Gardens  - JG0620
Sister Act - Challenge #12
Oozak - Challenge #16


Susan Sieracki said...

OMG Olga, this card is beautiful. Those flowers look amazing. I think this is a set I'm going to have to have. I love it!

Angie said...

Stunning card! Love the gorgeous DP and then the flowers are so elegant!!! Love the Black leafy branches!!! Awesome!

Memaw said...

This is awesome -so elegant looking great job.

Pssequimages said...

OH MY Olga, this is simply stunning! I love the dramatic color-play! Wonderful card!

Olga Moore said...

Thank you, ladies, for all your wonderful comments. I'm so glad you liked this card.

Sharon Underwood said...

Love this card! Absolutely beautiful!

Corysnana1 said...

Wow! Olga, I would have thought those flowers were purchased already finished! They look amazing. I love the Spellbinders edge too. The whole card is most definitely feminine and lovely. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Sister Act Card Challenge this week>
Cathy x

Joan Fricker said...

Olga, your card is beautiful and a great way to use plaid. Love your vines and flowers. Great job.
Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for weekly challenge.

Samantha Casey said...

Amazing job, thank you for joining the Oozak Challenge!


Samantha Casey said...

Amazing job, thank you for joining the Oozak Challenge!