Friday, July 28, 2017

Last Minute

I have 2 Concord & 9th stamp sets & a huge wishlist!  Luckily I also have super sweet blogging friends who are always willing to send me die cuts & that's how I got these beautiful C&9 blooms.  
The embossing challenge at Where Creativity Meets C9 is closing shortly, so right before dinner I finally sat down & made a note card.  Years ago before I started making cards, my favorite stationary to buy was dry embossed.  Fun to use an old Cuttlebug folder on a piece of textured white cardstock for the background.  The blooms were cut from Bristol, so I colored them with 2 beautiful pink Zigs.  
To add some shimmer, I brushed on the white paint in the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors set.  Pink & gray is one of my favorite color combos, so I attached the blooms to a small gray square.  Another piece of the gray was used to cover the card front.  The big pearl makes it not very mail friendly, but can't make all flat cards--haha!  I'm also entering CAS-ual Fridays, HLS Anything Goes with Dies & SSS Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
 

24 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

Oh, how pretty!! I like the bit of shimmer on the fun flower and the fancy embossed background. That little bit of gray peeking out around the edges is perfect and really makes your design pop!

Susanne Vargas said...

Yes, me too, I loved dry embossed stationary. I originally bought my Cuttlebug mainly for dry embossing with embossing folders. Wasn't interested in the dies that existed back then... Ha, things have changed! Your card is gorgeous and that die is also on my wish list!

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous blooms and gorgeous card, Greta.

If there is any dies you like ever on my blog, drop me a line and l will cut you some!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning very creative...xx
Have a lovely weekend.♥
[aNNie]

Cat Craig said...

Lovely combination Greta. that pink bloom is fabulous and pairs well with the gray. the embossing folder is fantastic...such a lovely impact.

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous. The embossed background is just wonderful with the flower as the focal point

Tracy Freeman said...

Don't get me started on Concord and 9th I love there products and my wish list is so long !!
Another beautiful created my lovely, the shimmer is gorgeous !
I hope you are well and having a nice weekend x

Brenda in IN said...

I, too, am a fan of Concord and 9th and pink and gray combo's. You captured both of them with this lovely card. The shine is just gorgeous. Many times you can't see it on cards but this paint really shows up well. Just visited a place in Broadripple called Cake Bake and it is decorated in pinks of every kind. Even the salt was pink! We should go!

Barb said...

A lovely card Greta. The shimmer on your die cut flower is gorgeous. Barbxx

Betty Keefe said...

your card is lovely Greta - i too have a C&9th wishlist - love the butterfly from that die set

Rosemary said...

super pretty design, greta! the shimmer on the flower is so lovely!

Mrs A. said...

This is a card where when you see it you go Wow! Super duper. Hugs Mrs A.

Marcia said...

Gorgeous card! I love dry embossing too! I remember when we used to layer and color via dry embossing! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with everyone over at Casual Fridays Dies Only Challenge.

Mac Mable said...

One classy card. The dry embossing looks great and adds so much interest and texture. Love those die cut flowers and how lucky are you to have a bloggie friend to help you out? I really like this one Greta x

Claire said...

That's a beautiful card, the grey mixed with the delicate pink is so striking. Would look equally good framed by the lucky recipient to take pride of place on a wall x

Helen Wallace said...

Such a classic and classy looking card. Love the dry embossing and the colour choices. Also the offset die cuts create a fullness which adds interest. Lovely work Greta.

Ros Crawford said...

Thant's so pretty! Love the embossed BG it really sets of your lovely flower!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous color combo, Greta, & I love the bloom on the grey square over the embossed background!!

Julie B said...

Can't beat a good old EF!
Thanks for sharing at HLS Anything goes with Dies. :)

Maria said...

Beautiful card with the embossed background and lovely die cut flower, Greta! Great touch with the shimmer and large pearl, too!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love the embossed background.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge
luv
Debby

laurie said...

Beautiful..love that single bloom..so elegant.Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

Karen B. said...

What a lovely design, the pop of red sets off the card perfectly!

Kim Hamilton said...

Love the shimmer on the bloom! So beautiful, thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Friday's :)