Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Study in Blue

As summer is winding down it is good to be able to make a card with the great color combo at CR84FN. The sky has these colors today. So inspired by the beautiful sky this is the card I created. This week's colors are light blue, turquoise, and neutral. Check out the cards by the DT. Neutral doesn't always mean white or cream!



For some strange reason the light blue looks a little purple in the photo. Must be what they call a blue red. The Hero Arts floral image was stamped then embossed with white embossing powder on white glossy cardstock. Vivid Beach Glass and Bermuda Blue were used to lightly sponge the colors onto the background. The verbage stamp is from a Printworks set, dragonflies are Hero Arts. Gold pearls, ribbon and gold sticker are from Hobby Lobby.

The flower was made by placing a small cuts every 1/2" along the edge if the ribbon. I covered one side of a circle with double sided tape. The uncut edge of the ribbon was adhered to this circle in a spiral fashion from the outside to the inside. Holding the edge of the circle with tongs I used my heat gun to shrivel the ribbon. A gold brad was added to the center of the flower.

Here is the inspiration photo courtesy of Martha Stewart.


Be sure you read what Judy Garland said. Food for thought.

Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

13 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

WOW! Your flower is just GORGEOUS! LOVE the white embossed flowers and the dragonflies and the ribbon! PRETTY card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Theresa said...

Marie this is gorgeous! I love how you stamped this. It's just beautiful. Fabulous photo!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Marie! Love the pretty blue sky and that flower embellishment is wonderful! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Cyndie said...

Such a pretty card! I really like your subtle sponged background and the cool flower (thanks for the instructions!). So pretty how you added pearls for the flower centers!

gina g said...

Beautiful card Marie and your flower looks gorgeous. luv gina xx

Mad for Paper said...

Beautiful. I love your flower image. Did you add lines to the edges? It as so much depth, it looks great.
TFS
Ang

Lisa said...

The gold accents on this are lovely Maria! And your flower...just don't get me started LOL it's WONDERFUL! The sky has been quite a beautiful shade of blue for the past few days.

Suzanne Russell said...

Beautiful card! I love all the touches of gold.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just beautiful, Marie! Love your background and your flower is just lovely! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Debgem said...

This is lovely. I really like the image and the gorgeous flower! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

veronica said...

cool effect on the ribbon! tfs

Ewa said...

Thank You for visiting my blog.
Your card is stunning. So delicate - so elegant - so beautiful.

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful! I don't think it looks purple. You did a wonderful job with this weeks colors. Thanks for playing at CR84FN! :)