Friday, September 7, 2012

Heart of Flowers

Hello everyone!  I'm popping in with a quick post so I can play in some challenges.  It's my MIL's birthday soon, and it's a 'big' birthday at that.  I made an extra special card for her, using her favorite color.


 Challenges entered:




Lots and lots of punching happened here, paired with an embossed background.


A happy accident occurred - I had gotten a tiny smudge of black ink down in the bottom right corner of the card.  I added some white punched flowers to cover it, and then scattered some elsewhere too.


I'm really fond of Liquid Pearls these days, and I have my friend Andrea to thank for that.  ;)

Thanks for dropping in!




Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Small Phrases - Verve
Paper: white - PTI; So Saffron - SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: white seam binding - Zipper Stop
Other: Liquid Pearls - Ranger; Modern Label, Flower Trio Punches - SU; pearls; Diamonds and Dots embossing folder - Lifestyle Crafts

41 comments:

Virginia L. said...

SWOON!! This is so gorgeous, Colleen! I love the small flowers arranged into a heart wreath! I heart Liquid Pearls, too! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Just HAD to pop in~ so GORGEOUS!!!!! Love it Colleen!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is ever so pretty and elegant, Colleen! Really love all the texture!

Marisa said...

Ooooh, loving that flower heart!! Great work :)

♥Jan♥ said...

Oh Colleen - this may be one of the prettiest cards anywhere this whole year !! I hope whomever receives it will cherish it for years to come, a real work of art.

Lisa said...

Beautiful card Colleen, she'll love this!

Carol Lucas said...

Another work of art, Colleen. Love this!

Annette said...

wow your mother-in-law is going to love this...so so gorgeous...all those flowers are amazing...did it take long?

LeAnne said...

Colleen, this is GORGEOUS!

Lin said...

Another punched flower/embossed beauty from you! LOOOOOVE it, Colleen! You've been pinned - again!

Benzi said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L, Colleen! Your MIL is sure to adore this card. I love those colors. I agree, that was a happy accident because the white flowers look great scattered about your card.

Linda Callahan said...

So pretty! Might have to open that bottle of liquid pearls I have!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the embossed bg, Colleen, and those white flowers and of course the yellow flower heart! GORGEOUS card!

Prema Grandhi said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love the idea n the yellow flower heart.

Michelle said...

OMG!!! I am drooling over this card!!! Colleen, it is stunning!

Martha H. said...

Oh my, did you hear my jaw hit the keyboard? This is card is
G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!

Alicia E said...

LOVE how you made the heart with flowers! TFS

yyam said...

Oh wow! This is sooooo pretty! Love the explosion of blooms! :)

nwilliams6 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Colleen. This is really special. One of the prettiest cards I have seen in awhile. Hugz!

Maria said...

Loooovvve this card, Colleen! Wow! All those tiny little sweet flowers in yellow! The heart filled with flowers is stunning against the white embossed background! One of my favs! Have a great weekend, hugs!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! This is AMAZING!!! I love love love love loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee that heart-o-flower!!!!!!

Jackie Rockwell said...

WOW this is AMAZING!!! LOVE every inch of it!!! Can't stop looking at it! :)

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my this is gorgeous ... what a lot of work you put into this ... stunning heart and beautiful embossing ... many thanks for playing at CCCB

Cindy C. said...

Awesome card!

Anonymous said...

Talk about eye candy! What a treat this is! I simply love it! I can't imagin punching all those flowers out but this was so well worth it. Your MIL will love it. I know mine would esp since she loves hydrangeas. At first I thought you applied all the pearls but then read that it was the liquid pearls. Either way, how many hours did it take to make this great card? If this doesn't win a challenge or two, I will eat my neighbor's white hydrangeas! Oh, also that background embossing is such a wonderful touch. Boy, I can't say enough about this!

Chris R. from Iowa

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHHH! Stunning! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the white embossing and liquid pearls for the centers of the flowers--BEAUTIFULLY done;)

Charlene said...

GORGEOUS! Its eye popping! I love the flower heart and the white flowers on the side just beautiful!Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card this week at CCCB :-)

Bethany Stellpflug said...

wow. this is gorgeous! I love the design...it is so elegant and pretty!

Linda R said...

LOVE THIS.. I just love all those pretty little flowers. Such a great card, Your MIL is going to love it.

Hugs~

Charlene said...

Beautiful!

maria f. said...

Made with love. It's obvious. You have a lucky MIL. Beautiful work.

Carole said...

Absolutely smashing!!! Brilliant elegant lovely and all that!

Kara Lynne said...

That was a happy accident! That's the first thing I noticed was the scattered white flowers work beautifully with the heart of flowers. I love your design!

Michele Gross said...

Just stunning!! Colleen, you have such an eye for the lovely :) Thanks for having some fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Emily Keaton said...

This is SO gorgeous, Colleen! I love all those pretty layered flowers :D

Bonnie said...

WOW, Colleen! You've outdone yourself again! WOW!

Jenny said...

Oh wow this is a beauty Colleen..... I just adore those pearly centres on the pretty posies :0)
Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
Jenny x

Julie Hoffman said...

This is an absolutely STUNNING card!

Julie Day said...

Love this card Colleen! Gorgeous heart made of flowers paired on that embossed card base :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Suzanne D. said...

Stunning, Colleen!! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Cath said...

Hey Colleen! Thanks for linking this up to the Focal Point Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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