Thursday, 28 September 2017

Flowers everywhere!

A few days ago I posted a card I was asked to make by my friend's husband for his wife.  This is the card I made to give to her from me and my hubby.  The colours are the same as the last card, because I know she loves turquoise.

I decided to make an easel card.  The main image is a Sweet Poppy Stencil 'Honeysuckle Circle'.  I put the white card and the metal stencil through my Big Shot with an embossing mat to get an embossed design.  While the stencil was attached to the card, I used a dauber to dab blue Distress ink over the embossed design, before die cutting into a circle with a Creative Expressions 'Double Pierced Circle' die.  The blue mat is SB Scalloped Circle die cut and the blue, embossed background was done with a SB 'Dainty Dots' embossing folder. I made the flowers using Sue Wilson, Creative Expressions 'Striped Nasturtiums' and 'Petite Vinery' dies. I added a few pearls, the blue ones were coloured with Promarkers to get the colour I wanted.  The sentiment is raised up on foam pads to enable the card to stand up.

This is the side view of the card.  

The stencil and Striped Nasturtiums are NBUS, so I'll be off to Darnell's NBUS Challenge with my third card.  

I am joining in the following challenges:

29 comments:

  1. So elegant Liz. Love the turquoise color. This looks great as an easel.

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  2. Lovely card, Liz! Love the colors and that pretty stencil...hmmm, wonder where I put the 10-15 stencils I just had to have and never used?

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  3. Just wonderful, Liz!
    Hugs, Liv (Swissie)

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  4. Lovely easel card Liz, love the design and colours.
    Pam x

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  5. Stunning card, I love the stencilled image its so pretty !
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  6. This is gorgeous Liz and the dry embossing and inking using the pretty Sweet Poppy stencil is just perfect, and love the background dainty dots embossing and the great combination of circle dies and flowers. A fabulous card for your friend. x

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  7. This will make her swoon, Liz! It is so pretty and delicate and feminine!! Thank you for joining in with your NBUS three times!! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. Sure is gorgeous and so pretty with these colours. I am sure it will be loved.xx [aNNie]

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  9. A gorgeous card Liz, I love the stencil that you've used and the colours too. I'm sure that your friend loved it.

    Sue xx

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  10. A gorgeous easel card Liz, I'm sure your friend loved it.
    Janice x

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  11. This is fabulous. I love this color. Great embossing, stenciling and beautiful die cuts. [Bunny]

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  12. Hi Liz,
    what a very beautiful card and such a brilliant design.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  13. I would never have thought to put the metal stencils through the die (embossing) cutting machine. I have done it with the plastic ones, so thank you for the inspiration. Glorious colours and blending on this unique and beautiful card x

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  14. I love the blue on the white, it's beautifully coloured.

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  15. Fab easel Liz, such beautiful color and design! I too have the Striped Nasturtiums, they are really gorgeous!

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  16. Gorgeous blue and love that stencil and the die cut flowers, super card.

    Kath x

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  17. THis is absolutely beautiful and your friend is going to love all the turquoise too!

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  18. Beautiful card, Liz. I love the pretty blue colour!

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  19. This is so pretty. Love the embossed detail and those lovely die cuts x

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  20. Such a pretty card Liz, lovely colours and fabulous design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  21. Lovely card. It will display beautifully. Thanks for sharing it at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge. Good luck. Debi DT

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  22. Brilliant card, Liz, do love this bright cheery turquoise blue and white, a real classic beauty!
    Thanks so much for sharing your great work, and for being a great blogger and popping by even when I am unable too.. bloggy hugs from Downunder.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  23. Brilliant card Liz....great design and dies together....Joolsx

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  24. Simply stunning Liz - great technique, thank you for sharing. Shabneez x

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  25. Gorgeous card, love easel cards. Great design and choice of colours - such a pretty blue. Thank you for sharing and joining with us at Bizzy Becs for our Anything Goes Challenge.

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  26. Absolutely beautiful and elegant easel card..love the turquoise color..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies Challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

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  27. fabulous Card Liz and love all the blue and shape of your card
    many thanks for playing along with us at ATSM this time
    hugs
    Monika

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