Easter Greetings 34

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, March 7, 2010 @ 12:00 PM | , ,

Hi Everyone! I hope you are all having a great weekend! Yesterday, my dear friend Shana & I went to the 13th Annual Rubber Stamp Spring Fling Show. We met some amazingly talented people & found some awesome goodies :) I had some crafty time, so I played along with a few of my favorite challenges. For color inspiration, I gave the embellish magazine.com color challenge with borders a try:
Here is my Easter Greetings card:
I will admit, creating with these pastel colors only was extremely challenging for me! - using borders was no problem because I love to layer & always use some sort of border routinely but using Verve Stamps was an issue because I don't have any in my collection, so I inked up some Stampin' Up petals.
My blogging buddy, Silke Ledlow is this month's Hostess at Our Creative Corner. Sadly it is her last month with this challenge site :( My dear friend Pam, recently introduced me to Gina K. Designs line of stamps! I didn't know what I had been missing! Gina just released the Lovely Labels set designed by Nina Brackett. This set is full of various gorgeous designs which all coordinate with several different Spellbinders dies! Match made in my stamping heaven :) I inked up an image that coordinates with the Spellbinders Labels 1 die, then centered the die over the stamped image & sent it through my die cutting machine. Makes a wonderful border around the stamped sentiment! I randomly stamped several of the images from the SU Petal Pizazz set to create the background paper. The images range in sizes which makes it a nice set to create your own custom DP.

If you visit here often, you know I am a "gadget girl"! I love papercrafting tools & toys to play with but sometimes you just have to simply cut by hand the old fashioned way - using a scissors! To make this big bloom embellishment, it is pretty straight forward: I inked up the 2 different blossoms, cut them out, sponged the edges with SU Creamy Caramel ink & bent the edges for added dimension.

That is all I have for today - maybe you will give some challenges a try? Thanks for looking! Be Sweet!

Ingredients Used: Stamps: Gina K. Designs Lovely Labels, Stampin' Up Petal Pizazz, Hero Arts Easter Greetings Paper: Stampin' Up Barely Banana, Pretty In Pink, Papertrey Ink Rustic White Ink: Stampin' Up Barely Banana, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, Groovy Guava, VersaMark Sprinkles: S4-161 Labels One, EK Success border punch, American Crafts brad, PTI ribbon, Making Memories brads, Husqvarna sewing machine, silver embossing powder from stash

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34 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julie Ranae said...

Really great card, Mona! Your stitching is always impeccable!
Beautiful spring colors....beautiful!

Jan Evans said...

Hi Mona, this card is so sweet. I love these spring colors! You always do such and impressive job with your stamping! Sounds like you had fun at the stamp show you lucky devil!

Julie said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! Embellish Magazine should eat this up! I love these colors and how you did your flowers. Your style is amazing!

Sue Hester said...

OMG, this design is so wonderful. How on earth do you get that stitching so perfect everytime! And I love that distress flower. Great job with this challenge! You are one of the very best, Mona!

Kathryn B said...

Aawesome card Mona! Love your flower it's beautiful!!!

Silvia said...

OMG! These cards are so sweet, I love them both! How clever to make embellishments out the patterned paper. Oh boy, you are my hero! I need to order that Gina K. stamp. Thanks for sharing!

Big hugs...

Monique said...

I love that flower ..and that big bloom :) What a spring time card!! :) I just got a new sewing machine and for some reason my zizag is ziggin upside down lol.. what tension do you use?..Awesome job on the card Mona :)

Heather Jensen said...

Fabulous, Mona! I love the stitching, the stamped flowers the frame stamp....everything! I think you did a great job with the pastel colors. :D

Have a great week!

Helen Watanabi said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! Wow, you cut that flower by hand? You put us all to shame! Every detail of this card is perfect! I will have to give GinaK a look-see now! Thank for the tip!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card, loving those label stamps TFS XXX

Katie Cotton said...

this is so sweet! I love it!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Fabulous, Mona! Love your stamped background paper and layered cut flowers!!

1CardCreator said...

Great card Mona, The flower is so pretty with the pearl center.
Thanks for sharing ~Diane

Courtney said...

LoVe this card! Fab flower; I really love the way you distressed it and the beautiful pearl brad in the center! Those colors worked so well too! Awesome job!

Andrea M said...

Hi Mona! Flawless, stunning card - what a fantastic use of the inspiration colors! Love the stamped background DP too - how fab is that!?!?!?
You're so right about scissors - but I'm totally a gadget girl too :) Love my toys!
Sorry I haven't been by a lot lately - I'm back at home and will stop by and leave love more often now!

Christina said...

Mona, what a beautiful design! I love that flower and your special stitching! Always perfect! Hand cut flower too! Amazing!

Julie said...

When I saw these colors I knew you would blow my mind with your design! And yes, my mind is officially blown!! Your card is amazingly gorgeous! I love that custom DP and your beautiful flower. That silver embossing powder really shows well! Great job!

Loretta said...

What a delightful spring card!!! It's lovely. Thanks for joining us on the OCC today.

Creative Momma said...

OMG...your card is beautiful...not surprising, I love your work....I love that paper :)
HUgs
Marina

Live Love and Scrap said...

Hi Mona...I LOVE your flowers!!! I cant believe you cut those by hand...you are the Wonder Woman of scissors!!!

tina... said...

Oh, wow, SO pretty, Mona!!! Love all the detail in the flower. :)

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWWW - Mona - so cool you played my sketch!!! Thank you...I'm honored :)!!! Your card is GORGEOUS...love how you used Nina's new Set...I soooo have to buy it too...love those labels!!! As always I love your perfect details, colors and designs!!!

Thank you for playing along with us!!! Big hugs ~S~

BethieJ said...

Mona I LOVE your card.. and the stamps are FABULOUS.. oh my I think I NEED that set you linked! :)
Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog! Hope your day was GREAT!!!!

Carol Reisner said...

Mona, all I can say is WOW! Gorgeous card, especially that amazing flower! I love how you present it as well. Those bunnies and those eggs are so elegant and match perfectly! You always do a professional job with this! Hope you have a great week!

Mary Chen said...

So amazingly elegant with a gorgeous mix of these beautiful colors! Fabulous!

Shelly said...

Mona, I can't say this strong enough, this card is so elegant and gorgeous. I love that flower so much! That pearl brad is just amazing! Super job with this challenge!

NanceB said...

Mona, I love your design on this beautiful card! The silver embossed sentiment is so elegant and your flower and leaves are divine! How do you create such gorgeous things seemingly so easily?

Anne said...

This is an instant classic Easter beauty! Love the flower with pearl brad! This is so beautiful! Wow!

Tina Mechum said...

Mona, this flower is so pretty and the entire card just screams! Elegance! Great job creating a totally gorgeous card!

Lora DeJardins said...

Way to rock this challenge! Spectacular card with that focal flower! Every detail is perfect!

HawaiiRenee said...

Mona, this is so gorgeous too! Love the spring-Easter colors and that flower is just magnificent! I can't believe you hand-cut it! You're amazing, girly!
Aloha,
Renee

Stampin' Pam said...

*sigh* I'm in Heaven with this - SO sweet. Glad I could enable you with Gina K and those nestie stamps - not that you EVER use nesties on your cards *wink* I left you a little blog award on my blog. You are a special stampin' friend :-) http://paperandribbonsandstampsohmy.blogspot.com/2010/03/sweet-blog-award.html

Traveling Mama said...

Oh how cute! Love all your layers!! Thanks for playing along with us at Embellish!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Wonderful design and details! Beautiful card! Thank you for participating in the Embellish Color Challenge.


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