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

Monday, April 17, 2017

happy birthday... lovely

Hello!!  Hope everyone had a lovely Easter.  Popping in with another card for the current Color Throwdown.  Just love that combo and had to use it one more time!!  I paired it up with the current layout from CAS(E) This Sketch and the new challenge over at Where Creativity Meets C9 to create a one layer card.   I pulled out the gorgeous C9 Hello Lovely stamp set and got to work.  I wanted the outline of the floral image to be less noticeable so I used SSS Fog ink to stamp the image and then got to work stamping all of the watercolor like images in the set.  These images don't fit perfectly within the outlines, but give it a looser look.  I did some second generation stamp with some of the larger images like the large flower that was stamped in SU!'s Flirty Flamingo (a nice pinky coral) and the larger leaves (stamped in Pear Pizzazz).  The center of the flower was stamped with Flirty Flamingo at full strength.  Finished up with stamping the smaller flowers in SU!'s So Saffron and then all the little leaves with Pear Pizzazz at full strength.  The large word lovely was stamped in black ink and then I embossed the happy birthday (from Beautiful Butterfly) in white on vellum.  Trimmed it down and adhered it along with some clear sparkly sequins.  I'm going to add this to the current Less is More challenge of spring walk.


Wishing you a wonderful day...

Supplies:  white cardstock, vellum; Stamps:  Concord & 9th; Inks:  Simon Says Stamp Fog, SU! Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo & So Saffron, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark watermark ink; JudiKins white embossing powder; clear sparkle sequins

19 comments:

Greta said...

I love that stamp set more every time I see you use it, Rosemary! This is breathtaking--LOVE it!

Lisa Elton said...

Soft, delicate and ever so lovely Rosemary!!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is beautiful! I love your wonderful take on the sketch!

Susan said...

You've created a beautiful card here. Just lovely. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Esther said...

That Hello Lovely stamp set is gorgeous and you've coloured it so beautifully! What a pretty, elegant card. Perfect for our "spring walk" challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Lori said...

What a gorgeous card! It's so soft and such pretty colors!

Charlene said...

What a beautiful card!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Stunning card, Rosemary!! Just love the watercolored floral bottom - fab idea to use the grey ink!!

Valerie Nolan said...

Just beautiful Rosie, love everything about it! 😍
Val x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Hey what a dreamy, elegant cluster of spring blooms! Simply stunning and a wonderful use of white space on your card. Love it! Thanks so much for playing with us at Less is More this week. x

Hannelie said...

A beautiful design Rosemary!
Thank you so much for playing at CTS!

Sharon said...

An enchanting card Rosemary. The delicate and soft colours really suit that beautiful stamp and the vellum adds to the delicate look too. Really like the bold 'lovely' - what a gorgeous swooshy font that is. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

Petra Swart said...

WOW, what a great take on the sketch, Rosemary!!!! You achieved a wonderful soft look with how you did the stamping of the flowers and I love the sentiment on the vellum and stamped over the edge at the bottom!!!! Such a great feminine look!!!
Hugz

Michelle said...

What a beauty, Rosemary! I love your beautiful pastel flowers. Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

donna mikasa said...

Just so lovely, Rosie! Such a wonderful take on the sketch!

Karen B. said...

Such a beautiful use of soft, subtle color and a beautiful design! Thanks for playing along with us at the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge

Greta said...

Congrats on the shout out at CTS! Winner to me--no disrespect to the others. You actually made me consider buying that stamp--put it in my cart last night, but didn't hit buy yet!

Anita in France said...

Delicate, soft and deliciously dreamy, Rosemary ... such a gorgeous card! Hugs, Anita :)

Lisa Lara said...

Rosi, this is one of those "how did she do that" cards. WOW. Just amazing.