Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Simply Loonie

I really like the card I created last week when I combined the 2 challenges from Clean and Simple Stamping and Loonie Stamper's Challenge. And I thought of doing the same thing this week... mmmm, maybe I can keep on doing the same thing every week. That would be a great challenge for me and let's see if I can keep it up :)

Loonie Stamper's Challenge color choice this week is Dark Chocolate, Sweet Blush and Vintage Cream, with polka dots or flowers. I wanted to use a brown prima flowers for the main image but I don't have any so I used a retired Stampin' Up flower punch with Chocolate Chip card stock and topped with self-adhesive pearl. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up, Heard from the Heart set (I can see myself using this set again and again!). When I was done with the card, it seems like there's something missing on the base of the card so I punched more flowers with Blush Blossom card stock and adhered it to create a faux dry embossing look. Pretty simple layout but it look so elegant...in my opinion! :)

Stamp: Heard from the Heart from Stampin' Up

Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Blush Blossom card stock from Stampin' Up

Ink: Chocolate Chip classic ink from Stampin

Accessories: Flower Punch, Self-Adhesive pearl, corner rounder punch and stamping dimensional

42 comments:

Carla said...

I LOVE it! The punches flowers on the base are such a wonderful touch! They add such dimension and interest without cluttering up your clean design! BTW, you can dye any light colored Primas you have just by smashing them into your Chocolate pad. I do this ALL the time. The color is usually a little splotchy, so I give it a couple of sprays with a coordinating Glimmer Mist, which spreads the color out and adds shimmer. If you don't have any GM, just use a wet paint brush to work the color around.

Sandra Smart said...

oh, love that color combo...such a pretty card!

Janine said...

Such a pretty card CAtherine!!!

Lauren said...

Fabulous card. Love how the monotone flowers give it such dimension.

Tina said...

Wow, Catherine! The punches are just perfect and I love these colors.

Manna said...

Simply beautiful!

Deanna said...

Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing LSC! Dee

Deanna said...

Ha I love the title of the post too!

Regan said...

great title- gorgeous card!!!!!

Lorie said...

Oh, this is beautiful! I love how you combined both of the challenges!

Denise said...

Beautiful card, I like the pearl blings in the center of the flowers, great job!

maria fiscella said...

What a beautiful card! And SUCH a fun post title, too. I especially love how you added the blush blossom flowers to the base. Thanks so much for playing along with us!

Carmen O. said...

Wow Catherine this card is Gorgeous with a capital G! Beautiful work.

Bona said...

Beautiful card Catherine. I love the colors.

Bona said...

Beautiful card Catherine. I love the colors.

Holly said...

Catherine, I really like the faux embossing and the color combination is perfect. The little pearls are a great touch! Bravo all around!

Donna said...

sweet card! love the color combo & faux dry embossing

Claudia said...

Wow Catherine! Another beuatiful card - I love the colors and what you did with the punches. :)

Lynsey said...

Hi Catherine
Your card is beautiful! I love the colour combo!
Hugs Lynsey :)

Natasha said...

Beautiful! Really love the added dimension of the faux dry embossing!

Alice said...

I love this card. Until I read your post I thought the Blush blossoms where embossed. What a great technique. By the way the colors are beautiful together.

Cindy Haffner said...

Catherine this is so pretty, TFS.

Renée said...

oh wow, Catherine! LOVE the colour combo and I really really like how you added dimension with the tone on tone flowers. very nice! oh, and thanks for the links to those challenges, hadn't seen them before so I may see if I have time to participate in yet more challenges!

Sankari W. said...

wow - i had to do a double take when I saw your card - that faux embossing is tres chic!!! love the elegance of your card and sweetness of it too! LOVE that sentiment too!! wow, is it easy to go broke on stamps or what... esp. every time I come over to your blog and get blinded by your gorgeous creations!!

hope you are having a glorious tuesday!!!
sending you boatloads of smilesssssss!!
much love,
Sankari :)

Courtney said...

*ahem* you need to check out my blog... *ahem*

Love your card!

Kristie said...

Love this...I love the colours and the clean & simple lines....very elegant.

Deb said...

Simply beautiful!! Love these colors!!

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous card...fun colors to play with!!!

Lablady2007 said...

soooo pretty love the dimensions.

Theresa said...

Stunning card! I love the faux embossing using punches. Great technique. I just noticed you live in the garlic capital of the world. We used to drive through there when we lived in Paso Robles. I heard you could find garlic ice cream in Gilroy. Needless to say, we never went searching for it. LOL.

Angie Tieman said...

Great card! Love the dimension of the flowers added in the background!

Ann said...

Ooooh, gorgeous! Love the pearls! :D

Ashley said...

What a pretty card!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Beautiful card Catherine, love the embossing and such a beautiful sentiment, Hugs, Nikki x

Emma said...

Very pretty card...love the stamped sentiment and the way you have used the flowers for the background is great.
Emma x

Terry said...

Ohhhhhhh Catherine it is loveley...just wonderful how you made it.
hugs terry

Carolyn Bounds said...

Simply exquisite!!! I left you a little something on my blog. When you have a chance, stop by and have a look:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Rose Ann said...

This is so pretty!! I love the colors, flowers and pearls!!

Heather said...

If mixing 2 challenges results in cards like these .. I say YES! keep that goal! This is beautiful!

Dani said...

Gorgeous! Great job, love it!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Love the same flower in different colours....really makes the card cohesive and of course gorgeous!

Ret said...

Catharine, I think this is a great challenge that you've given yourself, cause the outcome was sure beautiful! I love the faux dry embossing & colors. very nice!