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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.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Unforgettable Violets

Hello, everyone!  Before I go into the details of the above card, I want to announce that I have been invited to join the Design Team at The Outlawz Challenge Blog. Needless to say I am so very flattered to have been considered and excited about this new adventure. I hope to get my feet wet in the next week or so and begin my duties beginning with April.

Now on to the card, which was a very CAS one which I made for a challenge at the Mod Squad where the requirements were to use HAND-CUT embellishments, NO die cuts. If you have seen much of my work, you'll note that I love using dies...but not this time.

I began with making a 5x5 inch card base from violet card stock. I added a layer of white followed by another layer of violet. Next, I cut a panel in white and stamped my violets image (a Hampton Art wood mounted stamp) in black ink and colored only the buds.  I also stamped my sentiment (GKD Unforgettable duo stamp set) in black. This focal panel was then adhered to my prepared base card.

On a separate piece of white card stock I stamped the violets image again and colored the three flowers with Copics. I then cut them out and popped them on to my stamped image on the focal panel to make the violets 3D. To give my card a finished look, I made a template in which I cut out an oval opening and used it to place over my sentiment and then sponged PTI Plum Pudding ink around the edges.

The card turned out to be very soft and delicate looking, suitable for a sympathy, thinking of you or serious illness card. In cases such as these, less is always more.

Hope you visit my blog often. Thanks for stopping by today!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s)
Mod Squad  -  Cut-It-Out Challenge
Word Art Wednesday  -   Challenge #124 - Anything Goes
Love to Create  -  Challenge #107 - CAS or Classy/Elegant
Sister Act  -  Challenge #48 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody  -  Challenge #39 - Anything Goes


Leslie said...

Olga, your card is absolutely gorgeous and I love the soft purple and white. And a big congrats on your new DT gig! Thanks so much for playing in my challenge this week!
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Kaye said...

Congrats! And this is a beautiful card. I really like it. Thanks for sharing.

Olga Moore said...

Thank you, ladies!

Penny Odell said...

Absolutely Stunning Olga, and what beautiful coloring!!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful and love the clean and simple style.

Judy Woodland said...

Just beautiful. Love the CAS design and the gorgeous purple color. Oh, and congrats on being appointed to the design team at Outlawz - you will be a great addition with your talent and eye for design and color.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is such a beautiful CAS creation. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

DT Member

Sue said...

This is such a gorgeous card thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge ...Sue DT

Heidi Stamps said...

I love those violets. I have been tempted to buy that stamp many times. I think you are right the less is more in this case. Nice card!

Intruderlady said...

Love your violet CAS card.
Thanks for joining our challenge at Love to Create.


catdidit said...

This is so gorgeous! Love your little flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with us on the Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week!

Nicecrane Designs said...

So unique violets,,, , love your 3D effect.

Jacki Randolph said...

Just a beautiful CAS card!
Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create with our CAS or Classy & Elegant challenge!
Jackie - LTC

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card.

Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.


Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous CAS design! Love the 3D look of your beautifully colored flowers!
Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Saints Rule! said...

So pretty! Love those darling blossoms and the soft purples... Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday! Your talents are greatly appreciated!