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.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Floral Birthday Wishes

Hello there! Hope the weather has cooled down for many of you who have had to endure extreme temperatures. It's cooler here in my neighborhood but the humidity is still a bit uncomfortable. Not to worry.....autumn is just around the corner!

For today's card I began with ivory card stock for my base. The bottom edge was then die cut with Spellbinders Scalloped Borders One. Of the various borders in that set, this particular one is my favorite. 

Next, using the second largest die from Spelbinders Decorative Labels One, I cut a panel in ivory. Then I cut another panel in peach using Spellbinders Labels One and adhered it to the ivory panel. The sentiment, from GKD Elegant Florals, was stamped and embossed on ivory and then cut with the next to the smallest die from the Spellbinders Decorative Labels One set. The sentiment layer was popped onto the peach panel and then the entire panel was popped onto the base card.

The flowers were die cut from Memory Box Bella Bouquet. While still in the die, I sponged the flowers with Memento ink. I adhered the bouquet to the card and added some greenery using a MS fern punch.

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
MFP FOSTV - Challenge #82 - No Designer Paper
Crafty Cardmakers  - #96 Birthday
Sister Act - Challenge #16
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #29 - Anything Goes


Maxam Made said...

I Love your card, it is just so beautiful, I think you should frame it! your colors and balance are stunning!
Have a great week! Thanks for joining us this week!!
Ginny At FOSTV

Lin said...

A soft and feminine card. Love the subtle colour palette and all those lovely filigree diecuts, and delicate flower are just gorgeous.

I have looked at those spellbinder edges but I think this is the first time I have seen one in action as it were, it's very effective!

Thanks for sharing with us

Lin xx
Crafty Cardmakers

Sonia Kertznus said...

Very sweet and delicate... great card... Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge this week... HUGS...SK :)

Janine said...

Such a pretty card. The lace edges and colours make it so feminine. Thanks for joining in our FOSTV no DP challenge.

Angeline said...

WOW!! This is stunning! Love the details

Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week

Angeline DT

Marie said...

Lovely card. Love the use of the dies. They look really pretty together. Thanks for playing with us over at the Crafty Card Makers.
Love n hugs

Suze Bain said...

A beautiful card - you have some fabulous dies and I love how you've inked the flowers. Thank you for joining us at Carfty Cardmakers. Xx

Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful, Olga. I saw it over at Speedy Fox & Friends and just had to come get a closer peek. I LOVE the soft elegant feel to this

I would be delighted to have you stop by and share your wonderful art in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday. Your cards are perfect for our challenges - always Anything Goes - and I really hope you will stop by and play along here:

Have a blessed week! Thanks again for sharing this gorgeous creation!

Ravengirl said...

How beautiful! I love those sponged flowers and the lovely peach color you have chosen. Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

What a pretty card. I love the colors and layers.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hull Olga, found this card on pinterest, and liked it so much poppedover to your blog, and encouraged you by joining your blog. Hope you might pop over to mine also, loooking at rest of blog, Shaz in oz.x