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.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Basket of Get Well Wishes

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Fourth of July! I had BBQ ribs and some other good side dishes here at my home with family. The food was good, the company was even better. 

With the holiday now over and gone, it's time for more card making. For this week's challenge at Joan's Gardens we were to make a card with a plain background, double oval, at least 2 colors and a sentiment.

I chose white for my base card. I added a yellow layer for my background. However, I cut and embossed one edge with Spellbinders Scalloped Borders One dies.

I have several oval dies yet none seemed to meld just right until I came up with this one. On white card stock I used a Cheery Lynn Polynesian Sails Oval die to make my larger oval. Next, I designed my sentiment on my computer and printed it out, also on white card stock. Then it was cut with a Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Ovals Large die. This created my second oval which was then adhered on top of the larger oval.

The basket of flowers (which I just love!) is a stamp from HC Sun Kissed Tags and Basket stamp set. I colored the basket, flowers and leaves with Copics and cut it out. Next, I stamped the HC Sun Kissed Fleur flowers stamp on some white card stock and then colored several of the flowers and cut them out. These were then adhered to the basket flowers. I colored some pearls to match the flowers and then adhered them to the centers of the cut-out flowers. I also adhered a cut-out flower and a leafy swirl cut from Marianne Creatable Anja's Vintage Swirls die to the edge of the larger oval. The floral basket, as well as the single flower, were popped onto the ovals with dimensionals.

This completed my project. I hope you liked it and maybe even got inspired to create something today!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
Joan's Gardens  - JG0704
Sister Act  - Challenge #14  - Anything Goes
TTCRD  -  Anything Goes - Jul 2 - Jul 8
Oozak  -  Challenge #17 - Anything Goes - Girlie Theme


Susan Sieracki said...

Wowza Olga...absolutely gorgeous card. I love the dies!

Corysnana1 said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Sister Act Challenge Blog this week.
Cathy xx

Joan Fricker said...

Olga, your card is beautiful. Love the basket of flowers and the colors are perfect. Great job!
Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly Challenge.

Ginny Bell said...

Olga, this is a beautiful card; I love that oval Cheery Lynn die. (Maybe I should see if Joan has it!) Lovely creation for this week's challenge. :o)

Mrs. Swandog said...

You have created a beautiful card for this challenge. Love the basket!

Samantha Casey said...

Very pretty card! I love the flowers! Amazing job! Thanks for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!