Hello Friend 39

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, October 4, 2009 @ 6:02 PM | , , , , ,

Hi Girls! I hope you all had a GREAT weekend! Are you enjoying FALL temperatures? Here in Phoenix, we actually stayed under 100 degrees for the past few days :) My sister & I rode our bicycles around 6:30 am & today it was cold enough to wear leggings & a long sleeve shirt! BRRR I made this card today for my sister but she doesn't know it yet! She has expressed how she misses ALL the cards that I make using flowers & has been encouraging me to make another tissue paper flower card! So this one is for you Tina, my Dearest, Sweetest, Bestest Sister/Girlfriend :) Many Hugs & Kisses! (I have 6 sisters & 4 brothers, Tina is 10 yrs my senior but closest to my heart. We lost our Mom 6 years ago, so Tina is the next BEST thing!
On to the card: I managed to incorporate 3 challenges with this one! In no particular order: 1. For Sketch inspiration, I used Kisa's fabulous World Card Making Day Sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You, 2. For Color inspiration, the beautiful color combo from The Color Throwdown, CTD62 & 3. Challenge #18 - Three Dimensional from Pile it on (I think my Blossom covers that one!) I have only used this Spellbinders Blossom die once before & this week, Kristin over at Mindless Creativity inspired me to pull it out, dust it off & use it! Whether you are looking to play in some fun challenges or if you are just looking for some inspiration, I recommend visiting all of the sites that I have mentioned here! I'd love to know if you have a near & dear sister? Be Sweet!

Here is my Hello Friend card:
I have to confess, when I first saw these colors, I though YIKES what the heck am I going to do with those?! Then today, Tina suggested I make a Tissue Paper Flower card. Blink! The light bulb went off! Mums are in FULL blossom this time of year & that is what I had pictured in my mind!

To make this Tissue Paper flower, I inked up my brayer with SU Rich Razzleberry ink, rolled it on some tissue paper from my stash, cut a stack of about 8 squares in each pile to fit the 3 different size Spellbinders Blossom nesties, then ran it through my die cut machine! That is basically it, I have said in the past that I will make a video & I will. It is super easy, yet looks so RICH & ELEGANT.
I sewed a Basic Grey rusty button in the center, then fluffed it up! It just POPS off the card! I used the Making Memories tag maker to make a custom tag! When my DH saw the tag maker, he was confused & asked if it was a new toy! I confessed I bought it about 2-3 years ago & never took it out of the package until today! It is pretty cool! Girls, don't be afraid to try something new!!!!

Ingredients Used: Stamps: PTI Damask Designs, Flower Garden Paper: SU Old Olive, Basic Grey, Rich Razzleberry, Really Rust, Very Vanilla Ink: SU Rich Razzleberry, VersaMark Sprinkles: Spellbinders Blossom Die, EK Success punches, Making Memories tag maker, Basic Grey button, Offray ribbon, SU silver cord, Cuttlebug Textile Texture, generic silver embossing powder

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39 Sweet Comments So Far:

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

what a stunning card!!! I love that purple flower

Kim said...

Oh so very stunning! I love that flower!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Tina said...

MONA LIZA!!!!!!! WHAT AN AWESOME FLOWER & VERY DELIGHTFUL I MUST SAY!!! WHAT A SURPRISE! THERE CAN NEVER BE TOO MANY FLOWERS IN THIS WORLD! DEAR LADY YOU ARE THE KIND OF SISTER EVERYONE WISHES THEY HAD!!! THE FLOWER IS SO MUCH LIKE YOU...BEAUTIFUL & ELEGANT!!!!!!!HUGS,TINA

broni (waterchild12) said...

OH MY GOSH, Mona! This is gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown challenge with us again!

Teri Holister said...

Look in the dictionary for the word "stunning" and remove all the text; Next insert a picture of this beautiful card! You're done! A picture is definitely worth a thousand words if it is a picture of this awesome creation!!! Way to go Mona!

Trish Hughes said...

Wow, what a beautiful and breathtaking card!!! Thanks for playing with Pile It On.

Trish

1CardCreator said...

So pretty, I love the embossing and the flower is beautiful! ~Diane

Shana said...

I'm going to have to try making one of those flowers. It's gorgeous!!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

THUD - oh my goodness this is DIVINE Mona - I want one of those! Ok I'll wait patiently for you to make us that video *wink*
GORGEOUSNESS

Julie Ranae said...

Gosh! The color really is fabulous on that flower, Mona and your sister definitely appreciates it! What a great reaction!

Amy Schultz said...

WOW, I adore your tissue flower!!! amazing card!

Amy -- Pile It On DT

Karla said...

Your sis is soooo lucky to have such a wonderful and creative sister as you! This card borders on the most beautiful I've ever seen! Love the luscious deep colors of that flower! Amazing!

MeredithS said...

OMG, Mona, how did you create such a beauty! That flower has got to be the most impressive paper flower I have EVER seen! This card is truely a work of art! Wow!

Heidi said...

As others have said already, this is a really amazing card! Your design is so perfect! This flower is the perfect centerpiece of a stunning and elegant looking card! Lucky Sister you have!

Mary Chen said...

I hope you are proud of yourself; this is one stunningly stupendous card! I am in love!
Cheers,
Mary

KathyO said...

Good God, Mona! This card just blew me away! I just can't put it properly in words but you must know, I think this is your absolute best ever! Amazing!

Aislin said...

What a beautiful creation. Purple is my favorite color so I'm naturally drawn to this card. But I must say that no matter what color you chose, this card would be a treasure! Simply amazing!

LeAnne said...

Mona, this is stunning! AND woohoo!! It made you the Featured Stamper this week! I even have that diecut---and what a great idea to ink up the tissue with your brayer---fabulous! Congrats!

Jackie said...

I love this - what a wonderful idea!! Where did I stash that tissue paper.....

Stampin' Pam said...

CONGRATS on the CTD featured stamper - this card is a real winner - for sure!!!! Can't wait to do one of my own :-)

Sensible said...

Wow, now this is an impressive card! I absolutely love it. I want to know how to make such a lovely flower. Please give us a tutorial! Amazing stuff!
Also, congratulations on winning the CTD Featured Stamper!!! Well deserved!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Hi Girls! Yipee Skipee! Thanks for all your wonderful comments & for sharing my excitement! Be Sweet! Mona

Jan Evans said...

This is a really fantastic looking card, especially that awesome flower! I see why you one the CTD challenge! Your talent overwhelms me! Great inspiration! Thanks, Mona!

Nancy L. said...

love your card! That flower is beautiful!

RobinH said...

Great card, great embossing and amazing flower! I love your colors and I wish I could make such a beautiful flower. Looking forward to any kind of step-by-step you can give us! Also, sincere congratulations winning the CTD challenge! Your entry was head and shoulders above anything else!

GabrielleH said...

Congratulations on be named the Featured Stamper at CTD! You have created so many gorgeous cards over the past months but this is definitely my favorite. I can't get over how nice that flower is. The colors just pop off the cardstock and the embossing gives the entire project such a nice texture! I'm so happy you won the CTD challenge with this beautiful card! You deserve this more than ever!

Jen Johnson said...

Mona, this card is absolutely outrageous! One of a kind, knock out beautiful! I'll give you a double, no, triple wow for this one! Wow, Wow, Wow!
That flower is just insanely gorgeous! You gotta do a video on how you made this! I can't wait! Rich and elegant all the way, girl!

Brenda said...

I really love this card! Stunning is probably the best word I can come up with right now! The colors in that flower and the beautiful embossing are mind blowing. Well done, Mona!
Cheers from Canada!

Sue Lelli said...

Congrats on winning! Your card is STUNNING! LOVE the flower! Another beautiful creation!

Constance said...

I knew this card would be rightfully honored! Congratulations! This is such a magnificent showing! The flower is so elegant and vibrant! I just love it! I'll have to see what you conjure up over on the CTD site! Should be interesting! TFS!

HawaiiRenee said...

I'm probably as excited as you are about you winning the CTD challenge and become a Featured Stamper! What a great honor that is overdue for you and your talent! This card is really striking! That flower is so grand with it's deep color! You have done it again, Mona! Thanks!

GerhardineF said...

I love really much your card! Very pretty flower! Thanks you!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

I knew this card was a winner when I saw it! Congrats on the Color Throwdown win!

Erica said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I must learn how to make such a beautiful flower like yours! This design is simply amazing! Way to go, girl!

Yesnir said...

Mona, I obviously love the vibrant flower; it is really an amazing centerpiece to this gorgeous card. I also think your embossing adds so much to the appeal of this card. This is your most striking card ever! Congratulations are in order as well!

Deb Lewis said...

Totally amazing! I can't even find the words... That flower is gorgeous! Can't wait to see the instructional video! I'm gonna do in Christmas colors! TFS!

Caroline said...

My God, this is one beautiful card! Just amazing. Can't wait to see your tutorial!

Susan Mast said...

Beautiful!

Deanna said...

Yeah this is totally awesome!

Dee @ Pile It On DT


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