Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Happy Card.....

For my daughter Bessie's 21 birthday I made her this card here.  When I colored the flower I also colored two more just like it....and they have been sitting around my house for over a month while I figured out what to do with them.  And then I saw this post on Elizabeth Allan's Art Studio and was completely blown away by here beautiful collage card.  I was really taken with how she embossed the inked panels and, I'm ashamed to say....that had never and I mean never-ever occurred to me....to versa mark and emboss a whole area to create a uniform "shine".  Wow.....so cool looking...liking rocking the "bling" factor without actually adding any bling.  So, I then had an idea for my two flowers....which I versa marked all up and then completely embossed.  I then cut various petals out and then layered the two....

Ta-daa!

Actually, ta-daa sounds kinda silly, kinda juvenile but that's how I feel about this card!  I wanted it to look completely different from the other card I made using the same stamp and the same coloring but still keep the fun-young vibe going.  Here is a close up of the gorgeous flower!  I just love it!



I also used some of my favorite Hero Arts stamps to create the background....dots and canvas stripes.  Thanks sooo much for stopping by and sharing some time with me.

Be well,

Sheila

8 comments:

Jill said...

Your coloring on this is outstanding! Don't you just love Elizabeth? I love how you took her idea and made it your own in your happy, fun style! HUGS!

paula said...

Ta-da is perfect :D. I love what you did with your flower. It looks amazing. It's always great to blog-surf, that is where some of the best inspiration is I think. Love the card xoxoxoxo

Lisa said...

Totally fab, Sheila! Your flower is colored beautifully and I love the shine YOU created :) You always do wonderful bling on your flowers too, and I love that!

Newbie said...

GORGEOUS! Love it! Stunning card! Thanks for the heads up on embossing whole image!!!

Tiffany said...

Happy, indeed! Love your fresh mix of colors on the flower!! Always so good to see your crafting! Big hugs!

Virginia L. said...

I'm also a huge fan of Elizabeth!! I love how you show case this beautiful image! Beautifully done, Sheila!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Sheila how kind of you to say that I inspired you. You put a smile on my heart. I love your twist and the colors are fabulous!

cindy said...

This is stunning. Fabulous card.