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

Monday, June 6, 2016

my friend...

Hey!!  It is a beautiful day here in the Pacific Northwest... might be a little too hot for me, but beautiful nonetheless!!  Yesterday was gorgeous too and it looks like we have a full week of lovely weather ahead!  Have a card to share today for a couple of challenges:  Less is More (color challenge - purple) and My Favorite Things sketch challenge.  I always want to play along with the MFT sketch challenge, but never seem to find the time.   Finally this past weekend I was able to make a clean and simple card using the MFT layout.  I started by die cutting my panel with the largest MFT Inside Out Stitched Rectangle die.  I then placed a Spellbinders plain oval die inside the panel and ran it through my Big Shot using the sandwich to emboss the oval (not cut it) into the cardstock.  I ended up having to do it twice because I didn't get a deep enough impression the first time.  Once that was done I die cut the flowers from the MFT Mini Modern Blooms die set and then using second generation stamping stamped them with the corresponding images using purple ink.  The centers of the flowers were stamped with the purple ink at full strength.  I used my mini MISTI to stamp the leaves in a pale green ink and then the sentiment.  Adhered the flowers to the panel and then the panel to a pale grey cardstock base.   




Thanks for stopping by today...


Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, Simon Says Stamp fog; Stamps:  My Favorite Things; Dies:  My Favorite Things and Spellbinders; Inks:  Close to My Heart Pansy Purple and Memento Tuxedo Black and New Sprout

13 comments:

Esther said...

Beautiful card. I love the delicate feel and the different fonts in the sentiment. Great LIM entry!

Liz said...

A really pretty card. The delicate colours are beautiful. xx

Karren said...

Beautiful and delicate! CAS perfection!

Greta said...

Oh wow, Rosemary--what a beautiful card! I love how you stamped the leaves for the die cut flowers & the embossed oval is perfect!

Lisa said...

You've done a wonderful job with the sketch Rosemary, this is just lovely!!

Sarah Gray said...

This is such an elegant design, Rosemary! Love the purple flowers around the debossed oval and the soft grey card base gives a lovely finish. Thank you for joining us at Less is More this week :)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

So pretty and elegant. Beautifully toned with the light grey card base. Thanks for joining us and playing at Less is More this week. Sarah x

Martha said...

OH, Rosemary, this is simply beautiful. I love everything about it. Fabulous take on the challenges.

Petra Swart said...

Simply gorgeous, Rosemary!!!! Beautiful flowers and leaves and what a wonderful sentiment for a special friend!!!! The pale grey card base is so lovely and have the purple of the flowers really shine!!! WOW, I LOVE it!!!!
Hugz

Neets B said...

Gorgeous, great idea to use the different ink strengths for your blooms. Love the grey card base too, I must purchase some for my stash, there's something really classy about it.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Chrissie said...

What a superbly delicate feel you have created in this card Rosemary.
Simply lovely!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Viv said...

Fab 'LIM' card Rosie, so delicate looking too ;) Viv xx

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Rosemary ... the soft colours of the blooms and leaves are gorgeous with the neutral grey ... fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)