Thursday, May 5, 2011

poppy sympathy

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog.
Well I think the rain that we have had for the past 5 days is done now for a couple of days anyway. It will be nice to see the sun tomorrow.

Thursday is the national day of prayer and I am going to travel to the downtown area so it will be good to have the suns rays beaming down on us.

This is the card I made for the color challenge on splitcoaststampers.

Betty was our hostess this week and she chose cherry cobbler, black, crumb cake and vanilla as our colors. I really liked this color combo because I think it makes for such an elegant design.

I made a sympathy card so it doesn't seem like a correct description for that type of card. I do have to send this out right away. But, I was pleased with how it turned out. That much I can say.

My poppy image is one that I won from Our Daily Bread Designs in one of their contests. The stamp also comes with a die so the flower can be cut out really quickly.

My coloring was done with prismacolor pencils and gamsol (odorless mineral spirits). I added some black rhinestones in the poppy center.
I used a spellbinders oval die to layer the flower.

My patterned paper is all Stampin-Up. The background paper is from their elegant soiree collection. The black pattern is their double sided designer paper.

My layout is from the sweet stop sketch blog. This really was a great layout to work with this week.

I added some cherry cobbler seam binding and a Martha Stewart border punch to complete my card.

So until next time........

Some other challenges:
1.  The paper players blog has a theme challenge-birds, bees, flowers and trees.
1.  Craft your passion has an anything goes challenge.
2 The clear it out challenge wants us to use ribbon or trim.
Creative Friday blog has an open theme #42.
4.  The top tip Tuesday blog has an open challenge.
5. The Paper Shelter has a bling it up challenge. I used rhinestones on my flower center and on the ribbon.
6. The Papercraft Star blog wants us to find our own sketch to create our card.

card recipe:
stamps: mother's day (odbd) heartfelt sympathy (rubber cottage)

paper: su black, crumb cake, vv, gina k white, su dsp
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: cherry cobbler seam binding, black rhinestones, oval nesties, prismacolor pencils & gamsol


  1. Wonderfully coloured and very neat
    thanks for joining us @ the Paper Shelter x

  2. So elegant. Love how you worked in all the challenges in this beautiful card.

  3. Mary this is a beautiful card with the pretty image and layers. The colors are Very peaceful and sure to offer comfort to the recipient.

  4. Oh, so the matching die is your secret to cutting out that beautiful poppy so perfectly!!! This is such a stunning card. And yes, we had a wonderful visit with my parents here!! We were on the go the whole time. :)

  5. Mary, this is such a gorgeous card! I, too, loved these elegant colors. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog...wanted to tell you I struggled with using the rolled roses dies UNTIL I got the Imaginesce Petal makes it so easy! Here'a link: Hope this link works...if not, you can google it.

  6. Beautiful, Mary! I love the black rhinestones in the center of the poppy. They are the perfect touch!

  7. Gorgeous card. Love the image and the color scheme. Great DP in the background too.

  8. Beautiful card. Your flower image is beautiful. Great bow too! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out.

  9. Hope you had a good Thusday, gorgeous card, Ilove what you've done not to over the top, just right. Thank you for joining us at TPS this week.

  10. Beautiful card, Mary....nice sketch, some of my favorite colors and a fabulous floral! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

  11. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS…..
    Hugs Judith

  12. This is so gorgeous, Mary! I am so glad you got this set and die cut! Beautifully done with these colors, too! Hope you are doing great!

  13. Beautiful card Mary! That flower looks fabulous!

  14. The colors are just wonderful on this pretty sympathy card Mary!

  15. You have used the color challenge colors beautifully, Mary...your card is gorgeous!!! I especially love the flower and all the layers!!!!



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