Monday, February 15, 2021

Special Delivery

Hello, friends! I hope this finds you doing well.  Today I'm sharing a card made for Inspired By, which is a new-to-me challenge, and Just Us Girls. I'm also joining the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the theme is to make a slimline card.

It's funny, I had been looking through some of my stamp sets and was longing to find the opportunity to use one particular set.  Then, the very next day, I followed a link to Inspired By and found my chance to use this image! I was inspired by the pitcher and all the pretty pink.

I absolutely adore this pitcher and pretty bouquet of flowers and had fun coloring it with Copic markers, after which it was cut out with coordinating dies.  The sentiment is from a separate stamp set and was also cut out with a matching die. 

As I began to put the card together, I remembered I had the stitched and scallop edged slimline panels left over from another project.  The pink scalloped panel has a diamond design stenciled on it with white pigment ink.  Those two panels were adhered directly to the 8 3/4" x 3 3/4" white card base.  I embossed a piece of Desert Storm card stock with a wood plank folder, trimmed it down, lightly ink blended some Distress ink on the edges, then added it to the base to give the pitcher something to "stand" on.  Next, the flowers and sentiment were popped up on foam tape, and finally I added a couple of pink clay hearts above the sentiment and scattered a few dew drops around the rest of the card.

Thanks so much for visiting, I really appreciate it!  Take care, especially those of you getting hit with the ice and snow storms.


Stamps:  Farm Fresh Flowers, Pickup Lines (both Honey Bee)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Desert Storm, Cotton Candy (SSS)
Ink:  Gina K Obsidian Amalgam, Versafine Clair Nocturne, Walnut Stain Distress, Unicorn White pigment (Hero Arts)
Other:  Farm Fresh Flowers and Pickup Lines coordinating dies, Slim Lacy Layers dies (Waffle Flower), Diamond Motif Slim Stencil (Pinkfresh Studio), Small Clear Dew Drops (HB), Pink Hearts Clay Confetti (PPP)
Copics:  RV [91, 21, 10, 00] [99, 69, 17], BV02, 00, 0000, YR24, Y19, V15, 12, T4, 2, 0, W7, 5, 3, 1, G46, 43, 40, YG67, 17, 03, BG99, 96, 93


Bunny said...

Beautifully colored. [Bunny]

Danni Reid said...

Wow, gorgeous card. Your coloring is so beautiful and your slimline design allows your pitcher to absolutely shine. Your layers of blending, die cutting and added details are all so beautiful. Thank you for inspiring us @IB this week, can’t wait to see more of your cards!

Nora Noll said...

Oh this is perfection!! I LOVE the coloring on this!!!


Oh my goodness, Stef, this is divine! I adore the stencilled pink panel; the perfect backdrop to your glorious pitcher full of flowers. As always, I am in awe of your colouring, my friend. x

Lisa Elton said...

Wow, this image was made for a slimline card and you've colored it to perfection. This is so very pretty! Thanks for joining us at IB!

I Card Everyone said...

Stef, I'm so happy that you found the perfect place for this gorgeous creation.. and that it was in the IB gallery!!
Absolutely wonderful, inspiring card!

Maria said...

This is beautiful! Love that watering can of flowers looks wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along this week with Just Us Girls!

C├ęcile RIBON said...

What a delightful bouquet and great coloring job. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Us Girls.

JulieP said...

So beautiful!

Cindy Beach said...

I'm always admiring your cards, Stef, but I just had to tell you how much I love this one! Your images and coloring are so beautiful. The way you added details and used a slimline are perfections!

Kathy said...

Steph, I think your card is gorgeous! I'm participating at Inspired By this week and from the 2021 challenge winners I chose your card as my inspiration piece! Kathy