Friday, March 29, 2013

On This Day...

Hello friends!  I've got a birthday card to share today, using a sentiment from a Christmas set on the front.  It's a flexible phrase, don't you think?  The words "On this day..." could be used for really any occasion.


The damask background stamp is Hero Arts Classic Fabric Design, stamped in Purely Pomegranate on tan cardstock.  I love this stamp, and it is especially dear because it is one of my first publication incentives.  Did you know that certain companies will give you free products if you have a project published with their goods on it?  When I had THIS card published in a Paper Crafts Magazine issue, I used a Hero Arts stamp.  If you decide to submit something for publication, before you choose your stamps/ribbons/etc., first check and see if you might get an incentive from the company(ies) you're thinking of using.  It's kind of exciting to get paid twice!

Since I stamped the sentiment with Versafine opaque ink on a slightly shiny die cut, I needed to hit it with the heat tool to set the ink.


The large flower is from Prima, and was a gift from my friend Carol quite some time ago.  Carol, I am sorry it took me so long to use this!  I recall when I first got it, I thought "Oh, my, it's beautiful but so HUGE.  It would never fit on an A2 card."  Well, it took me some time to learn and develop, and now I realize it is perfectly fine on one!

The autumn-hued leaves are from an old flower pick (love to RECYCLE!), and the ivory flower is a from a bargain pack found at JoAnn's.


I'm playing in some new-to-me challenges today, courtesy of Feline Playful challenge site:



That's it from me today.  Thanks so much for your visit!




Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Large Fabric Design, Holiday Sayings - Hero Arts
Paper: Crumb Cake - SU; light tan - DCWV
Ink: Purely Pomegranate - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Other: flower - Prima; ticket die cut - Flea Market - Colorbok; small ivory flower - JoAnn's; butterfly die cut sticker - K & Co.

29 comments:

Sophie said...

Eine schöne Karte!
Und du hast recht, der Text passt fast immer und überall hin.
Ein Tag kann immer ein besonderer sein.

Schöne Ostertage und viele Grüße
Sophie xx

Susie Wittwer said...

Your card is beautiful Colleen! That gorgeous flower is perfect for this card!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So beautiful!! LOVING that flower!!!

Lesley said...

Wow, just gorgeous!

Zoe said...

What a beautiful card, those flowers are just gorgeous, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

Moira Gray said...

Just gorgeous, love everything about it.
Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog, hope to see your work again.

Moira DT xxx

Lisa said...

It is a big bloom Colleen but you worked it into your card perfectly! The rich warm fall leaves look so pretty with it too. And yes I think the sentiment is quite flexible and looks cute on the ticket stub! Wishing you a blessed Easter ;)

nwilliams6 said...

Colleen, this is beautiful. Gorgeous paper, fabric, and details. You always come up with the prettiest ideas! Wow. Hugz (and Happy Easter).

Sandie said...

What a stunning card,I so love the flower,beautiful colours.

Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedd & Rosies.

Hugs
Sandie x

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! That background stamp is stunning, as are your embellishments!

lisa808 said...

Gorgeous card.

Jennifer Grissom said...

Wowzers! All this talent floating in cardville.

PS-I have blog candy. I'm giving away a $25 Etsy Gift Certificate.

Hussena said...

Such a beautiful card Colleen!..I love the gorgeous Prima flower and the way you have used it so beautifully!...It especially works so well with this stamped background..This is a Wowzer for sure! :)

Benzi said...

It's beautiful, Colleen. I recently wouldn't use a flower because I thought it was too big for my card...now, I'm thinking maybe not. Yours looks great.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Maria said...

Wow! What a stunner of a card! Love the background and all the embellies! The huge flower really makes a statement...love it! Take care and Happy Easter, hugs!

Ellen said...

Holy cow this is gorgeous! I am planning to go by Joanne's today. Going to see if they have that stamp while I'm there.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous! Love the flower & your design, the colours are fabulous as well. Happy Easter weekend, Shirleyx

Karen McAlpine said...

Hi Colleen! Love that damask background stamp! Great card too! Enjoying some Spring like weather here.

walchowDesign said...

Love the damask stamping on the cardstock - it looks like canvas. Everything is so perfectly arranged and I definitely love the colours!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Colleen this is just gorgeous. That flower looks absolutely fabulous and I am so glad you went out of your comfort zone to use it!!! Thanks for the tip on being published. Maybe one day I will submit something....ya never know.
Happy Easter to you and yours,
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Bonnie said...

So beautiful, Colleen! You have used that big flower perfectly and the little ivory one really pops with the vintage colors.

Shani Thomas said...

A beautiful card Colleen! I'm lusting after that background stamp, it truly is pretty. It just so happens that I picked up some large flowers on sale myself recently. You've given me an idea on how to use them.

Leslie Miller said...

What a beautiful background stamp! Love it on the tan cardstock. All the details of your card are fabulous together, including that gorgeous BIG flower!

Linda R said...

Your card is gorgeous my friend. I just love that big flower..

Happy Easter.

Hugs~

Sue Lelli said...

Way to get more use out of those Christmas stamps! So PRETTY and LOVE the butterfly, Colleen!

Lisa Lara said...

Such a beauty Colleen.

Altered Crafts said...

Gorgeous! Love the Colors! Hugs,Tee

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card,perfect layout, love your pretty colours, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x

Tina said...

Beautiiful flower, beautiful colours , beautiful everything! thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies. Hugs Tina x

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