Thursday, February 3, 2011

Spring Blues

I love cards in blue.  If you have looked at my winter/Christmas cards on this blog, you probably knew that.  When Our Daily Bread Designs posted a challenge to use blue, I wanted to do a card that was completely different from those cold, wintery looks.

The verse is from Our Daily Bread Designs new Faith set.  I stamped it in blue on a cream oval, cut out with a Nestability die.  I used the die as a stencil to add a little blue to the oval, then ran some darker blue around the edges to make it stand out more.  It is layered on Spellbinder label of decorative blue cardstock.  This blue cardstock and the striped layer beneath it have a slight shimmer that gives it a rich, elegant look.  I sponged some blue ink around the edges of the label.  The image stamped in blue on the striped layer is Butterfly Corner, also from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I cut around the butterfly image to allow the label to slide under it and to also give the butterfly some dimension.  I added glitter to the butterfly and when adding the glue to the butterfly it picked up some of the ink, adding a light blue affect to the entire butterfly.  I finished the card with a blue layer on a cream card base.  The flowers are from the wedding aisle at Michaels.  These little flowers come in a variety of colors and also have a slight shimmer.  I sponged a little blue on the edges of the petals and double layered them.  The pearl flowers and flourishes are a set, also from Michaels.

Here is another picture that is hopefully a little lighter.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Our Daily Bread Designs Blog - The Blues
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #38 - Floral
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #65 - As You Like It
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #22 - Something Girlie
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #96 - Whateva
Crazy 4 Challenge C4C72 - Vintage or Shabby Chic Element (flowers and pearls)


Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, Marie you sure have matered this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! So much beauty on this card. I love your flowers and that pretty!! Thanks for taking the time to play along this week!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Shaz in Oz. said...

Thanks Maria for sharing your beautiful card it is gorgeous,
Shaz in Oz.x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Another stunning card Marie!! I just love your blue and yellow soothing and soft. Gorgeous design! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!

Jack said...

A beautiful elegant card. Love that corner stamp. Thanks for joining us again at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Eiglas said...

Another very pretty card Marie!
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week!

Anonymous said...

Hi Marie, what a pretty card, Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hope we see you at Top Tip Tuesday next challenge too! Hugs Samantha :0)