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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.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Floral Feather Grass Birthday

Good morning crafting friends!  Do you have trouble not being able to sleep and just get up and start crafting? Well, last night was that kind of night. Insomnia ruled the entire night. So I got up and created this card for a friend's upcoming birthday.

I began by creating my focal panel in white card stock using a Spellbinders Triple Floral die. Next, I covered the cut out design on all four edges with Post-It notes. I wanted to use the emboss resist 
technique in this project so I stamped the feathery image on both sides of my panel in Versamark ink and then embossed it with white EP. Finally I sponged over the stamped images and around the panel with Memento Sweet Plum ink to create the emboss resist effect. The sentiment is from GKD Stately Flowers 8 and was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

The flowers were made by stamping images from HC Striped Sun Kissed Fleur  on vellum, embossed and then cut with HC Sun Kissed Fleur dies. Before attaching them to the focal panel, I prepared my base card in white card stock and layered it with coordinating plum colored paper. The focal panel was adhered to the base and as a final step the flowers were popped on.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and check out  this project. Hope it inspires you to create!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
Mod Squad  -  Challenge 4/29/15 - Emboss Resist Technique
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #181 - AG
Allsorts Challenge  -  Week 309 - April Showers Bring May Flowers
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #122 - AG
Brown Sugar  -  Challenge #144 - AG
Papertake Weekly  -   Take Your Pick Challenge  - Technique
Sister Act  -  Challenge #104 - AG
TTCRD - Challenge 4/28 - 5/4  - AG


Donna Phelan said...

So beautiful and the embossing is fabulous, so delicate! Love the faint hint of color too! Very Pretty! Take a nap! ;)

Angelica Schmidt said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous Olga! Love the flower die and the gorgeous flowers! Have a Blessed day!

Joyce Erb said...

Gorgeous, I love this! Great die, love velumn flowers and the resist. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

Karen Hasheck said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for sharing ​it​ with us at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again soon and good luck in the prize draw!

I am now your newest follower, and would ​be honored​ if you visited my blog and became a follower too:​​m/

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, Olga, this is just so stunning!!! I love that feathery embossed image, and that beautiful soft plum color. And your flowers are exquisite! Stamping on vellum and embossing is genius! Just beautiful!

Lisa (aka CropDropNRoll) said...

Lovely birthday card! Great job using the emboss resist technique, too. Love the colors - as I am a fan of all things and shades of purple. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create.

applejack cards by sue said...

This is beautiful. So delicate. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Unfortunately you haven't linked with our challenge over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT x

susiestacey said...

Such an elegant card. Hope you managed some sleep after making this card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'April Showers Bring May Flowers' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Chana said...

Beautifully elegant, Olga! Your card has a very calming effect! Great use of color and composition. Thanks for slipping this under our door at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Helene E said...

Adorable project, thank you for playing along with us at Allsorts this week!

Thilda Hanna said...

Beautiful card! I love the dimension on the flowers. It all came together nicely. Thanks for sharing and...sweet dreams.