Friday, February 24, 2017

~ Carnation Thanks ~

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog.
It's the last Friday in February 2017 and its a beautiful warm day here in Pittsburgh. We are setting records with our warm temps today. I have my windows open to bring in some fresh air. Love it when I can do that. It feels like spring.
One of my orchids has bloomed and the other is getting ready to open and reveal her beautiful flowers. The flowers will last until June or July which I love. I have a small one that needs re-potted. My neighbor is going to help me with that. She is involved in our local garden club and is herself an avid gardener. She also has 4 or 5 orchids. 
Let's move onto my card for today. This one I created for the Splitcoaststampers color challenge #620.  Pam was our hostess and she chose wild wasabi, wisteria wonder and soft sky as her color trio. Optional this week was to make a thank you card.
For this card I used the new CottageCutz birthday flower of the month stamp and die set. This one is "carnation flower-January". I colored it with Stampin'-Up Blendabilities markers. These are alcohol based markers. They don't sell them anymore because of a problem they had with the manufacturer.  
I then used the matching die to cut the flower and added it to my background. 

My background for the carnation is the Quatrefoil cutting plate from Taylored Expressions. I cut that in soft sky and layered it over white cardstock. The thanks word is another die from CottageCutz and completed my card.
Well, that's it for me for today. So until next time.......God bless.
card details:
Stamps: carnation flower - January (CottageCutz)  
Paper: whisper white, soft sky, wisteria wonder  
Paper Size: A2  
Ink: tuxedo black (Memento)  
Accessories: carnation flower matching die, thanks & pierced wide rectangle frame dies (CottageCutz), quatrefoil cutting plate (Taylored Expressions), wisteria wonder & old olive Blendabilities Markers (Stampin'-Up)
 I am also entering:
1.  Brown Sugar has an anything goes challenge.
2.  Crafty Catz has a thoughts of spring challenge.
3.  Jo's Scrap Shack has an anything goes challenge.


  1. A beautiful card, love the die cut background it is so effective, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  2. Your card is gorgeous! I love the colors you choose. Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.
    Joyce, DT

  3. I love how you highlighted this flower with the background die. Hugs, Autumn

  4. Lovely
    Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenges x



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