Monday, August 29, 2011

CR84FN37


Have you seen the colours over at the CRFN blog for this week?  Wow, light blue, turquoise and a neutral!  I wanted to make a card for my Mom to tell her how much I miss her and I thought I would use these colours.
Paper: cardstock (PTI); patterned paper (My Mind's Eye - Hattie Papers 6 X 6 pad)
Ink: Memento; CTMH (Heavenly Blue)
Stamps: SU ( Elements of Style  ); PTI (Take Three Summer - sentiment)
Other: Wonky Rectangle Nestabilitie; Dimensional adhesive; Pearl Flourish (Prima); Seam Binding; Sewing

I thought it was going to be an easier process somehow and then I got stumped when I was trying to decide what colour my card base/notecard should be!  However, I settled for white and added a pretty turquoise paper from My Mind's Eye after stitching around it.  I stamped the flower stamp with a soft blue ink while the nestie was still in place and then inked the edges whilst I was at it.  That way I still get to keep a neat white border.

I actually made a bow!  (Rosemary, if you are looking, I hope you are proud of me!) It's nothing fancy, thank goodness for soft seam binding!  But it's a start!  And then I did something I never do, and I used some pearl flourishes (Rosemary, sorry, but I think you are the inspirational culprit here as well!!!).  I have to say, those pearls are really nice to use, this is my second card out of the one and only small pack I purchased, and I still have enough left to make another card.  And they really are easy to just cut up as you see fit.

I might have to play with those colours again and use a different neutral, something about the stark white against the turquoise just does not look completely right to me.  Maybe I will go for cream/ivory next time.

Thank you for coming to take a peek!  And thank you to all my new followers, wow, I am thrilled!  I hope I can keep you coming back!  Wishing you all an awesome start to a new week!

20 comments:

Barb said...

Yay, a bow! Good for you, Brenda! And it's beautiful! Love these pretty colors! Gorgeous card, your mom will love it!

Rosemary said...

what a lovely card for your mom, brenda! love your sweet bow (perfectly done!!) and the pearl flourish!! i'm so glad that i inspired you to use a pearl flourish on your card (i always cut mine up, they are soo much easier to use that way)!

Teresa Kline said...

this is adorable, I luv the colors and the pearl flourish...hope you week is awesome!

enjoy *~*

Michelle said...

Wow! Brenda, this is fabulous!!! I love the rectangle shaped labels you used! Beautiful stamping and stitching!!! Love it! The pearls are gorgeous!

Sue Lelli said...

Brenda, your Mom is going to LOVE this! And Rosemary is a GOOD influence because your bow and pearl flourish are both PRETTY! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Lisa said...

That is one PERFECT bow if I ever saw one! I bet you are tickled with yourself :) Your mom is sure to love this, B! I love the pearl flourish and how you carried a piece of it to the sentiment. Gorgeous colors and shapes make this a beauty :)

Maureen Morton said...

You can count on me to return, especially with beauties like this one to share. This is such a knock-out, Brenda. Love the pearls and the bow - your Mom will so appreciate it.

Alice Wertz said...

this is so pretty, Brenda! love the design!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda! I love how pale and pretty the Elements of Style flowers are.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Simply beautiful Brenda! Love the pearl flourish! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous! This is so striking! That string of pearls makes it really special!

Jacqueline said...

Soft, beautiful card!

Dawn said...

so very pretty Brenda. I love those beautiful colours.

Donna Bowman said...

Very pretty card!! Love the pearls and your bow!

Lisa said...

So soft and lovely Brenda! The pearl flourish is wonderful and elegant!

Marie said...

Beautiful card Brenda. The pearl flourish adds a touch of elegance. Your mom will love it.

Suzanne Russell said...

beautiful take on the challenge. So serene.

Trinh said...

Lovely design, Brenda! I'm afraid to use pearl/rhinestone flourishes but i love how you have incorporated it on this card.

Andrea M said...

Brenda, this is GORGEOUS! That pearl flourish is spectacular! WOW! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!!

Debgem said...

I think this is so pretty, so feminine - your Mum will love it. The pearl flourish is fab! Thanks for playing along with CR48FN!