Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Next Challenge #1

I made this card for a new challenge blog The Next Level. I have a link on my sidebar. You had to have an opening and a lollipop flower on your card. Here is my take.

The flowers are The Violet Border from Me and Carrie Lou Stamps and the center stamp is Spring Song from SU. I colored both using Twinkling H2Os. Great news....Luminarte has decided to remain open. They are honoring the 40% off for a few more days so head over there now.
I created the aperture using my label 1 nestibility. I cut the smaller one out and then embossed the next size up as well. Love the frame it makes. I embossed all the images with Gold Detail Embossing Powder and then painted. I also edged every side with gold embossing powder.
The right flap holds the SU image. I painted Gold around the edges. The butterflies are embossed using the Dazzle Versamark pad and burnishing all the watermarked images with a cloth. When you turn it slightly there is a slight dazzle to the watermark.
To cover the inside of the aperture I add another small sheet and included this Stampedous sentiment stamp. Above the opening you see my lollipop flower and more of the burnished Dazzle watermarked butterflies.

This is the center panel where I will be leaving a note. This is the card for my son's girlfriend who is a sweetie. She loves flowers so hopefully this card will appeal to her. I used Antique Linen distress ink on the distressed edges.

This has been a long post so I will sign off now. We are having an open house barbecue for my son's graduation this Sunday so of course the entire house must be cleaned....something I so hate doing but....guess I had better start.


Moni said...

So gorgeous, love the flowers! Well done! Hugs, moni

All Pink girl said...

Beautiful card heather ,so much detail with your colouring ,fantastic
Thank you so much for joining this weeks challenge over at
The Next Level. Hugs Dawn+Annxxxx

Elizabeth said...

Heather, The detail and coloring in your card is just so incredible, I love the images you chose too. This is a beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us this week and hope to see more from soon. Hugs XXX Beth

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Heather,l love the colour.

Hugs Riet.x

Shirley said...

How very beautiful! A wonderful and enchanted tri fold. Love the colors and the images too!

True :) said...

Pretty pretty card Heather!
Looks like you put a lot of love into it!
Thanks for joining us @ "The Next Level"!
True :)

sari said...

such an elegant and beautiful card!!

Anonymous said...

Great take on the challenge! The humming bird image through the cut out is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us on the first challenge!


Shirley said...

Now that is just stunning and so beautiful too!