"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Sunday, June 17, 2012

be happy...

Hello, friends!!   I here with my card for this week's Less is More challenge:  Something Shiny. For my shiny I used rhinestones.  I actually made this card on Saturday night after an extremely busy day and when I finished it I wasn't that happy with how it turned out, but in the light of a new day it is starting to grow on me!



I used one of my current favorite stamp sets from Hero Arts, Bold Pop Designs.  I really like this set for a couple of reasons.  One the bold images are just so fun to stamp and two the matching dies make it super easy to cut them out!  For this card I decided to use a bright yellow and pink combo.   I made the card base from PTI's Lemon Tart card stock and then stamped the two flowers using Memento's Dandelion and SU!'s Melon Mambo.  The flowers were then cut out using the matching dies.   To add the shine required by the challenge I adhered a large pink rhinestone to the center of the flower once it was adhered together.  As I was rummaging around in one of my embellishment boxes I found this row of bright pink rhinestones so added them to the card.  Then I had to decide where to put the sentiment and this is where things kinda went "off the rails".   After choosing the sentiment (also from Hero Arts) and stamping it I wasn't too sure putting it where I did was the best idea as it just looks a little weird.  Oh well... it is what it is...

Thanks for stopping by....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white & lemon tart; Stamps:  Hero Arts:  Bold Pop Designs & Be Happy; Inks:  Memento & Stampin Up!, Rhinestones K&Co & KaiserCraft

31 comments:

Chrissie said...

Super colours Rosemary and a fabulously designed card...as ever!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Valerie said...

A beautiful card that would bring a smile too the recipient:)

Christine said...

Great card Rosy! The rhinestones are just lovely!
Hug
Christine

M said...

So pretty - love the girly colours and pretty flower! M x

Lucille K said...

Such a nice and happy card, Rosemary :)

Olga said...

gorgeous, love all the rhinestones.

Lynne said...

Fabulous, as always Rosie. Love the lines of gems.
Lynne xxx

Sue said...

A fab cab, I really like the colours and the pretty flower. Sue x

Jan Castle said...

You are your own worst critic! I think it is a great card!!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Susan said...

Hey there rosigirl! I love the pink and yellow combo...very cheerful. Love the bling borders!

Loli said...

Hola Rosemary, fantastic card for summertime, very bright colours, i like your big flower and i love the lemon tart colour!!!beautiful!!
A hug from the hot island.

Deanna said...

Fabulously created love it!

Greta said...

Love those colors & these flowers always grab my attention. Another wishlist item--LOL. Love how you used the gems & I think the sentiment is OK where you put it. Great card to my eye!

Suze Bain said...

A fabulous CAS card Rosemary, love those pink rhinestones! xx

Kathyk said...

I LOVE this simple bold layout

Kathyk

KatzElbows said...

A lovely card; so bright and cheerful. Scrumptious, really! And the bling adds a fab dimension to it. I'm glad the morning made you like it more.

cheers, rachel #51 (on the linky thing)

Linda Scott said...

I really like this card. Very pretty. The sentiment doesn't look weird to me.

Hello From Texas said...

I love it Rosemary. Especially the pink with the yellow; two colors I never think to use together. I also like your bling placement. TFS
Carole

kingstonmama said...

I love it, Rosemary. The pink and yellow are fabulous together. It's a very happy card! :) Ann Y.

Nona said...

Pretty CAS design, Rosemary! Love the colors and the rows of rhinestones. You've convinced me to add this stamp set to my ever-growing wishlist :)

Vicky Hayes said...

I think it's lovely Rosemary and I like your rows of rhinestones!

Elizabeth Allan said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Robin K. said...

Doesn't look weird to me Rosemary! As usual I love your CAS design and your color choices :)

Mandi said...

This looks terrific Rosie
Love that flower, the gems look great!
Thanks very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

Love it Rosemary! Beautiful colours, layout, flowers, gems ~ I really do love it :) Sarah x

Martha said...

Hi, Rosemary! What a beautiful CAS card! The flower is so pretty, and the pink rhinestones are the perfect finishing touch. I love your creativity!

Viv said...

Another fabulous card again Rosie, I love it ! Thanks for all the support recently too, much appreciated :) Viv xx

Linda said...

A lovely happy card. Great design and really pretty colour combo. Love the shiny gemstones xx

Jenny said...

What a gorgeous card Rosemary...I love the layered flowers on that yummy white space, the rows of bling are the perfect shiny touch :0)
Jenny x

Michelle said...

this card makes me happy! :) I love the colors and the rhinestones! So lovely, Rosemary!

Lisa A. said...

Your card caught my eye in the gallery...what a wonderful card, Rosemary!! LOVE the colors...sweet flower and love the bling...lovely card:)!!