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Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Hi everyone!! I don't know how the weather is by you but boy am I roasting. Another 100 degree day here. I can't believe it is April and we have this heat. They say tonight is severe thunderstorms. I believe it since this is the only way to break this heat wave. Tomorrow it is suppose to be 65 degrees, a lot more normal for here!! My girls have been running through sprinklers and walking around in their bathing suits. I am looking forward to a cooler day tomorrow so I can work in my perenial gardens.

Today I have two cards to share with you both with the same set, Bella Blossoms. I think this is one of my all time faves from SU. The first card I made for today's color challenge (CC216-Real Red, Old Olive, and black) hosted by DT sister Betty! She always make cards with such awesome colors!! I used the Mojo84 sketch for this week and the CAS12 challenge to use ribbon scraps on my card. That sure wasn't hard. I always cut the ribbon too long or have just have a teeny tiny bit left on my roll that really can't be used for much of anything.

I inked up my blossom in real red and old olive. I cut it out, layered it and added pearls to the middle. The white pieces of CS are dry embossed with the textile and swirls embossing folders. The sentiment is from Verve's Wishful Elegance. The brass spiral clips are actually brass ornament hangers that I bought for $1 on clearance at Target (36 to a pack!!). I cut the spirals off. The dp has leaves in the background. I used SU Holiday Treasures.
The second card uses the same Stampset but the butterfly is from the Dreams Dujour stampset. I did this for Splitscoasts Way to Use it challenge (WT215) for last week. You were only aloud to use one cardstock color, White. You could do anything to it to add color or texture. I embossed my flower in gold as I did the butterfly and sentiment. The background is dry embossed with the Cuttlebug textile folder and the Sizzix Argyle folder. I used my favorite mega curved rectangle for the shape of the card. I embossed gold on the edges to make it look layered. The sentiment is punched with the Ribbon Trios set from Spellbinders. The sentiment is warm words. The flowers are Hero Arts white and cream flowers.

I hope you enjoyed these two variations using this set. Thanks as always for your wonderful comments and for visiting my blog. I am off into the heat to grocery shop. Yuck! I hope everyone has a great day and evening. Tomorrow morning I will be back for the Flutter By Challenge!!!

34 comments:

jacque4u2c said...

These are just stunning! you are such an ARTIST!! Just so inspiring. Thanks!

Janna said...

Okay so you are amazign! I mean seriously! these are so so beautiful!! I adore the way you used that rose on the first card and the blocks of paper you used! But the embossing in the background is incredible!!!!! Wow! and the gold card is just so elegant!!! A true work of art!!!

Smiles,
janna

Cassie said...

Very, very gorgeous! It's amazing how one stamp can give such completely different results ;D

Nicola said...

Ooh Chris, your cards are definitely works of art. You are so talenetd and no wonder my chin is bruised, because every time I view your creations, it hits the floor. What an inspiring crafter you are.
Nicola -x-

Chris said...

You create the most stunning cards - with both color and texture. I finally added your blog to my Google Reader so I don't miss one single post!! :)

Connie said...

These are stunnig, Chris! I really love how you layered and popped up portions of the flowers!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Chris these are so beautiful it seems if you can't play with flowers outside you can play with them inside lol. I love both these cards the second one looks so delicate.
Gosh we could do with a little of your heat but not that much. Its been really cold here the last 2 days even though today the sun has been shinning.

Hugs
Lorraine x

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Both are just lovely! I have given you a blog award posted on my blog. It is always a pleasure to read your blog.
Hugs!

Abby said...

Wow Chris two amazing cards from one stamp! What talent!!

Abby:)

Jodi said...

Both of your cards are so pretty! I love how they are so very different. Just beauttiful!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Deb Neerman said...

Simply stunning! Both of them! Love all the texture and details ... you rocked these challenge, Kiddo!

Cindy Haffner said...

Both cards are so so beautiful.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

I love that stamp and can never figure out how to make it look good, but, GIRLFRIEND, you sure did! These are gorgeous. Like so totally gorgeous!

Danielle said...

WOW Chris - these two cards are real stunners! I love them both and they're sooo different! Wonderful creativity from you - I hope you get a cooler day tomorrow!
Hugs, Danielle

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

These are SO BEAUTIFUL!! I just love them both. :)

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Amazing Chris, your work is gorgeous, love these cards. Hugs, Charlotte

Crystal said...

What can I say you are just amazing with these bella roses, your cards are gorgeous!!! love them both!!

Grace said...

Oh my goodness Chris this is amazing!!!! I love this bloom and I love love love it in both colors... the white and gold really tugs at my heart, but the first one is gorgeous too! I haven't played an SCS challenge in a while... I miss it! Need to make time but I have lots going on right now. So glad I popped in here to see yours because they are both gorgeous! Stay cool gf!!! Big hugs!

Gina said...

Wow, these are both fantastic, I love the way you layered your flower. Love the colors on the bottom one.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Linda Beeson said...

These both are amazing! LOVE the color you used on that second flower - both are so stunning!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

OMGosh Chris!!! I know I say this every time....these are STUNNING!!!! I thought the first one was fantastic and then I saw the second one......oh the elegance!!!! SIGH - just gorgeous!!! You are seriously talented girl!!!! :)

Cheryl Joshua said...

Both are gorgeous and so elegant,love the colours and the beautiful flower!!!
xx

Silli said...

Chris, your cards are very very pretty. Love the colors... Great work... Hugs from Silke

My Paper Adventures said...

Both are gorgeous, but my fave is the white and gold card...FABULOUS!! I want that SU set now!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

You are truly amazing with your creations!! I just love that second one took my breath away!! GORGEOUS!!!

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous!!!!
Chris, I'm in awe of your cards hun...you have such an elegant touch!
I always enjoy stopping by!
Blessings, Maria

Anne Laflamme Démonstratrice Stampin'UP said...

Wow very beautiful... I love that stamp... your color combo is perfect...

BRAVO

Julia Aston said...

Gosh - that is a beautiful bloom! I love the colors on your sketch card - and the monochromatic theme on the brown one is beautiful!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are just stunning! Beautiful cards!

fXj0JHI80eR_1VQ6KbHjenYMBKbA said...

That white and gold card is one of the most stunning cards I've seen in a long time! I might have to CASE it!

Linda Elbourne said...

A lovely card Chris!

Emily said...

Wow Chris! Both of these cards are drop dead gorgeous! I love that stampset!

Nancy said...

Absolutely stunning times 2!!! Great work, Chris!!

Beth Norman said...

hubba bubba!!!

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