2.05.2009

Color Inspiration 40 - Praying for Friends



The colors for this week's Color Inspiration Challenge were More Mustard, So Saffron, Taken With Teal, Old Olive and White. Very fun combo! You can find the original details of the challenge on Kristina's blog here.



I know, I know, another card with detail cutting... LOL, I don't know why I am the way I am, but I really like tedious cutting. :) I wanted to keep this card kind of simple because I think the floral branches are soft and delicate and I didn't want them to be overpowered.

This card came together really quickly. I placed my Whisper White CS into my embossing folder, ran it through the Cuttlebug, and then lined up my paper so I could pass it through a second time on the bottom of the card.

I used my Stampin' Write markers to color the floral image, and then cut out the impressions. I stamped my sentiment on a 2 3/4" x 3" piece of Whisper White CS, and layered it onto a piece of So Saffron CS. Next, I tied a bow at the top of the card with Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, and popped the sentiment up with dimensionals to finish it off.

Details:
Stamps - Thoughts & Prayers
Ink - So Saffron, More Mustard, Taken with Teal, Old Olive
Paper - Whisper White, So Saffron
Miscellaneous - Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder

30 comments:

  1. Heather,
    What a pretty card. I absolutely love you blog border. It is really cute and totally funny!
    Brandi

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  2. Ooooo . . . .so beautiful! Your card is my favorite so far . . . a guaranteed winner!

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  3. nice cutting there! Such a pretty detail of the sentiment! Brings the card out!

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  4. very pretty card. man alot of cutting out well done.

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  5. This is absolutely stunning, I love it!

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  6. Oh my goodness. I totall adore this card! I love the branch stamp. Great inspiration!

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  7. This is beautiful! I love the detailed cutting!

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  8. This is really nice, love the flowers and the added texture!

    TFS
    Clouds :o)

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  9. What a great job, Heather. I love the simplicity and elegance of this card. Great idea!

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  10. I absolutely love what you did with the flowers, they are so gorgeous, wow, that is a lot of work! Great Job!

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  11. This card is absolutely GORGEOUS Heather - I love all your detail work! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  12. what a strikingly beautiful card! Great job on the challenge!

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  13. WOW!! Amazing! Beautiful Card! By far my favourite! Really, REALLY nice! Thanks for sharing and keep that wonderful creative gift!

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  14. What a gorgeous card - I love that delicate cutting.

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  15. wow heather this is stunning. so beautiful and so much work..xx

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  16. Wow...Heather!! This is sooooo gorgeous!!! Fabulous cutting job once again!! I LOVE it!!

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  17. That's fabulous Heather, I wish I could cut out as neatly as you, it's so intricate!

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  18. Heather, welcome back! So glad to see you stamping and blogging again! I've missed you!

    You've certainly marked your comeback in a dramatic way with this GORGEOUS card! The cutting and use of challenge colors is amazing!!!

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  19. Heather, this is such a sophisticated card - really beautiful work.
    Thanks for sharing it!

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  20. Wow you are BRAVE to do that detailed cutting :) It was well worth it though--it's so beautiful! Great job!

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  21. This card is gorgeous...true art for sure!
    The detail is wonderful!

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  22. Heather, this is stunning! I can't believe how gorgeous those flowers look, and all that detailed cutting you did!! The dotted white looks super and is the perfect compliment to the flowers! Oh, and your bow couldn't be more perfect! Great job!!

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