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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, June 17, 2015

Birthday in Blue

Hello everyone! With this rainy season we're having I hope all are safe. We've had several days of rain and some areas have been flooded. More rain is on the way for a few more days. I do hope that the drought conditions in portions of the U.S. have been alleviated and, at the same time, that dry weather in Texas has aided with flood recovery. 

Today I'd like to share a birthday card that I made for a dear friend. It turned out to be such a soft and lovely card. 

My card base was  created from GKD white card stock. I added a layer of SU Mossy Meadow. Next I die cut another layer in PTI Spring Rain using a die from Spellbinders 6x6 Matting Basics B. My final layer was from GKD Floral Essentials paper pack and cut with another die from the Spellbinders 6x6 Matting Basics B die set.    

For my focal panel, I created a frame in PTI Spring Rain and cut it using a Poppy Stamps Claudette Frame die. Next, I used  a  die from Spellbinders Triple Floral die set and dry embossed the inside edges of the frame. I stamped my sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink using a stamp from GKD Always Autumn stamp set. The focal panel was then adhered to my prepared base with dimensionals.

The flower was stamped on vellum,, embossed with white EP and then cut using Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur die. After assembling the flower it was attached to the focal panel. I added some Stickles to the center. The foliage was cut using Poppy Stamps Pine Sprigs and attached to the flower. My project was complete.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to make it a great day!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
613 Avenue Create    Challenge # 128 - AG
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #64 - AG
Great Impressions  -  June Challenge  - AG
Papertake Weekly  -   Challenge June 16 - Ohhh So Pretty
Sister Act  -  Challenge #110 - AG
TTCRD  -  Challenge June 16-22  -  AG
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #188 - AG


Verna Angerhofer said...

What a gorgeous card and I love all the pretty blue.

Judy Woodland said...

Stunning!! Love your background paper and your layout is awesome. Beautiful colors too - absolutely gorgeous!

Mynn Kitchen said...

Absolutely beautiful, Olga! LOVE that gorgeous bloom! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Kamila R. said...

Very beautiful and elegant card! Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week!
Kamila DT

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Such a beautiful layering and layout. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 188th Challenge. We appreciate you very much.
Blessings, Carole

jonim52 said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions.