Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Birthday Calla Lilies

Hello friends!  Got another card to share with you from my recent whirlwind card-making.  :-)

I had pinned THIS card by Yvonne Yam on my Pinterest board because of the great sketch, and that was the basis for my card.  Yvonne's card was a 5 minute deal, and mine took a smidgen longer to make, but still, a relatively quick creation.


See the lace?  It's got hearts woven into the design, which enables me to play (again!) at City Crafter this week.  It also happens to be THE oldest ribbon/lace I own.  Waaaaaaaaaay before I made cards, I made angels from handkerchiefs (clean, of course ;-) and trimmed each one with this lace.  We're talking early 1990s, folks.  So, this lace is like more than 20 years old!  Shopping Our Stash wants to see our oldest ribbons.  Now you've seen mine!

Also note the sentiment.  It's new to me, and comes from Paper Smooches' Salutations.  I thought it was high time I owned some PS stamps, and little did I know that they had this fabulous, oh-so-versatile set in their store.  Although I love the signature style of PS fonts, I was tickled to get this set because it's different.

Had to take a shot of the yellow striped paper (Chateau Lavender by DCWV) because it's got some shimmer to it.  Can you see it?  The calla lilies sticker also has a glittered effect.


I'll see you soon with another creation.  Hope my wellspring of ideas holds up so I can get crafty again in the next couple of days!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Salutations - Paper Smooches
Paper: Pale Plum - SU; Chateau Lavender - DCWV
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: hemp cord - Darice; lace
Other: calla lilies sticker - K & Co.

36 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the stacked calla lilies and the design of your card! PRETTY colors, too!

yyam said...

Oh my! This is soooooo pretty! Love the dimension and glittered paper...:)

Glad you were inspired by my card. Yours is way better my friend. :)

Marisa said...

Gorgeous calla lilies - remember how stunned I was to find out they came in colours other than white LOL! Lovely colour combo too.

Bonnie said...

Another beauty, Colleen! I love the calla lilies. And the colors, twine and lace support the flowers beautifully!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! LOVING that vintage lace and those lilies!!!!

Sindhu said...

WOW! You always make me say that Colleen! :) Your card is soooooo beautiful.... the colours are fab...and the lace is so pretty.

Lisa said...

Your layered calla lillies look SO real Colleen...like I could reach right in and pick 'em! Very pretty card!

Annette said...

oh i love this..Lilies are my favorite...

Emily Keaton said...

This is gorgeous, Colleen! I love the vivid colors and effortless layering. This doesn't LOOK like it was a quick one at all!!

Hussena said...

This is just so Gorgeous Colleen ...I love the simple elegance you bring to all your projects :) and this one is no different ...and I totally adore that ribbon of your's ...20 years old that a wow!! love the colors on your card too :)

Benzi said...

Beautiful calla lilies and just enough sparkle to make them look awesome. Pretty shimmer on that paper, too. Another beauty rolled out. You're rockin', Colleen.

Martha H. said...

This card is a beauty! I love love the calla lilies...it reminds me of Easter.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! I love the calla lilies. I carried three single calla lilies when I was married :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh my word! STUN.NING!!

Pooja said...

Wow ! Loved the combination of pps and the pretty lace !All of Your cards are elegant !

Julia S-W said...

So pretty, elegant and so you Colleen! I love growing Calla lillies (with mixed results!) so the image is beautiful for me. Wonderful colour scheme too.Hope you are well.
Juliaxx

Ros Crawford said...

What super lace! beautiful card again ... Thanks so much for playing at CCCB!

Jessi Fogan said...

I used to make angels too :) I had so much gold-edged lace...this lace is MUCH prettier! Love the hearts in it. And the colour combo you've used is cheerful & feminine at the same time :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card, love that Calla Lily (I thought it was stamped at first), gorgeous 3D piece. Love the colours and wow lace you've had for 20 years ! I have a habit of giving away things I don't use, you are making me re-think that habit :) Cheers, Shirleyx

Ellen said...

OMG! This card is so gorgeous on so many levels! I adore PS and you picked a great set. I have to go snoop out that paper and oh my those Calla Lilies are awesome. I still have not bought any stickers....
Hugs,
Ellen

Jinny Newlin said...

This is ever so pretty, Colleen! LOVE that stacked lily, and the purples and yellows are just delightful!

Carole said...

Yes I agree with all the comments Colleen. So lovely lace and design.

Sophie said...

Eine wunderschöne und elegante Karte.

Charlene said...

Love the lace and the beautiful flawer, colors all spectular!!! Thanks so much for sharing your second beautiful card this week at CCCB :-)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card! I couldn't believe that was a sticker - those flowers are gorgeous. I love the papers you used with them. I love the story about the lace too. Great job as usual!

Chris R. from Iowa

Linda R said...

So amazing my friend. I just love that layered flower. So Pretty.

Hugs~

Lea L. said...

Beautiful!! Lovely color combo...not one I would have ever thought of!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous lillies on your beautiful card, Colleen! Love all the spring colors! It snowed here some today...brrr...and cold! So, I love seeing spring colors! Your card brought a smile to my face thinking of spring! Take care, hugs!

Leslie Hanna said...

Such pretty lace! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Leslie Miller said...

What a gorgeous sticker, and overall just a stunning creation. The colors are so pleasing to the eye. Very nice combo of everything!

Diane said...

Stunningly beautiful card! and I love your lace and how old it is-- just goes to show that lace is timeless!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So sweet and so pretty, I love that lace, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Stella said...

I love your take on the card you pinned; the LO is perfect and the way you use your old supplies(lace). Good you still had it:) and I would love to see one of your angels.

Purple is not my go to color but you are great in adding purple to your cards. This is a beauty:)
XX

Donna Bowman said...

I adore these colors and how you placed all the elements! Just stunning!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! Another gorgeous card, Col!! I love the colors and that fabulous flower!! LOVE those hearts on the lace too!! YOU ROCK:)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, that is just gorgeous Colleen. I love the color combination. It so full of spring goodness. This turned out amazing.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

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