Sunday, July 11, 2010

Wildflower Garden



Here's a card I made for Karen sketch #77 and Jessie's color challenge. I'm not at ALL happy with how this card turned out....BUT....I spent time on it so I'm posting it, lol! The silhouette image (called Wildflower Garden) is stamped in black craft ink and heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder, then I added small dots of candy cane stickles to the flowers. The card measures 3.5" x 6". Here's a close-up...



Hero Arts stamps are available at Stamper's Dream. Have an awesome day!





SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: Hero Arts Wildflower Garden
Paper: Black, Vintage Cream, Cosmo Cricket Hey Sugar DP
Ink: Black Craft
Accessories: Detail Clear Embossing Powder, Candy Cane Stickles, Sewing Machine & Thread, Martha Stewart Cornice Punch, 1" Red Stitched Satin Ribbon from Sharon's Ribbon Store

24 comments:

Susie said...

Beautiful card! I can't believe that you're not happy with it. The colors really pop, and I love the flower images with those colors.

Our Little Inspirations said...

What's not to like about this beauty? Love those curvy borders, stitching, and great ribbon! It's workin' for me :)

Terri said...

Yet another beautiful card using one of my favorite color combinations...I have no idea how you could not be happy with this card. Love how you used the red stickles...stunning, my friend!

dolcreations said...

Denise you have got to be kidding, this is gorgeous! I love your scalloped edges and that wonderful red bow. I really like the rectangular shape too. Have a great weekend.

Angelwood said...

Wow! This is so lovely! Thanks for joining us at C4C. hugs, Angela

Dawn Easton said...

Well girl, I'm not sure why you aren't happy with it! It turned out beautifully! Love that image and all those rows of cardstock along the bottom! FUN! GREAT stitching too...I NEED one of those Janome minis...hehe!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Denise!! I love the image, colors, layering and use of punches!! Awesome stitching!
hugs,
Chris

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL Denise!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Ive had some cards like that lately Denise!LOL!! I think this is lovely though! Love the border punch you used!

Sue from Oregon said...

Very pretty! That color combo is so striking!

Susan (rainy) said...

Seriously? It's gorgeous Denise... seriously gorgeous! Love the red/black/white color combo. It's always so dramatic. And all that fabo stitching.. LOVE it!!

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Denise,What a wonderful,i love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Silke Ledlow said...

Happy Sunday girly!!! Your card turned out just PERFECT AND OH SO BEAUTIFUL!!! You did a wonderful job on the Sketch and I love it!!! The silhouette image is awesome too!!!

Enjoy your day!!! Hugs ~S~

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous Denise!!

Melissa said...

Wow! This is amazing! I love your scallops and the black flowers are so pretty with the embossing! Great Job!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

love the multiple scalloped layers....and, of course, those silhouetted flowers rock

Leslie Miller said...

Now, Denise... this is a fabulous card! It's very striking, yet with a soft quality that's hard to get with a red and black combo. I love this sketch, too. Hmmmmmm... I may have to come back to it...

Amy Johnson said...

What a stunning creation. I don't know what you don't like about it. I love it. I never would have thought of just stamping flowers in black. Thats so artsy! I love the bow and the scallop punch too. Great job!

Becky said...

Gorgeous card, love these flowers and the the border

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the black & white image with the pop of color.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oooooh - this is gorgeous! Love the dramatic look and fabulous use of the sketch!!

Barbara said...

I love me some black, white, and red! This is gorgeous, Denise!!! I love that layout and how you used the colors!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

these flowers look awesome in black, very striking card.

Jessica said...

I think it is beautiful! Love the way you used a knot instead of a bow.