Thursday, May 5, 2011

Another chance for blog candy!

Hi friends!  This will be a quick post tonight.  Just wanted to share a birthday card I made for my friend and downline, Diane of Rubber 'n' Rafters.  I think she has received it by now...hope your day was fabulous Diane!
As a fellow Stampin' Up demonstrator, I definitely wanted to use new products on Diane's card and boy did I ever!  It all started with the designer paper Beyond the Garden and it's bright floral pattern.  I love how it looks paired with...of all things...Pacific Point!  I've never been a big fan of Pacific Point but I love it with this paper! 
I liked it so much, that I embossed another strip of cardstock with the brand-new Flower Garden embossing folder and highlighted the gorgeous flowers by sponging on Pacific Point ink.
Onto a 3" circle of Whisper White I stamped the branch image from Fabulous Florets in Wild Wasabi and overstamped a favorite sentiment in Pacific Point.  Aren't those pink flowers gorgeous?!
I used Versamark ink to stamp the flowers on Pretty in Pink cardstock and embossed the image with our new Melon Mambo embossing powder.  I made three flowers in two sizes also from Fabulous Florets, cut them out, popped them up and gave them a rhinestone center.
Even the ribbon got a new product with our Whisper White baker's twine tied around the trimmed down Daffodil Delight striped grosgrain ribbon.  I just snipped off the two edges of the ribbon and frayed the edges a bit to make it a more manageable size.
And since I had a hard time putting down the new Flower Garden embossing folder, I also embossed the back of the envelope flap.

Ok, so maybe this wasn't a quick post--lots of pictures--but I am so excited to share all these goodies from the new Summer Mini Catalog with you.  There's still time to leave a comment to win my blogoversary candy.  Just leave a comment on my Candy Butterfly post or tonight's post and you will be entered to win!  I'll pick a random winner and announce it on Saturday May 7th.  Have a great Friday, friends!

the goodies:
stamps: fabulous florets, on your birthday
ink: pacific point, wild wasabi, versamark
paper: pacific point textured cardstock; whisper white, pretty in pink CS; beyond the garden DSP
xtras: melon mambo embossing powder; flower garden embossing folder; basic rhinestones; daffodil delight wide striped grosgrain ribbon; whisper white baker's twine; 3" circle die

22 comments:

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

This is so gorgeous! i love the colours and the way you embossed the back of the envelope! So clever!

Babe O'Mara said...

I love that dsp and the floral embossing folder. Nice touch on the back of the envelope.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

June Houck said...

Oh my goodness, you are brilliant. I am one of the few that does not like Pacific Point at all…until now! Nance, your card is wonderful and hi-lights the new embossing folder perfectly. Gorgeous card.

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance,
YES! I DID get it and right on my Special Day! [However I'm still trying to decide what's special about turning the Big 6 0... YIPES!] I just LOVE my GORGEOUS card... I even took it with me to the Cupcake Open to show all my golf buddies. So many ooohhhs and aawwwws. Thanks for the great stamp prize too, the packaging was SO CUTE! THANKS SO MUCH. You are just the Best of the Best Uplines and you give me SO much inspiration, even if it is long distance. Hugs

Colleen said...

WOW very clever. Beautiful card and love the embossing on the envelope as well. Well done.
ColleenB.

Karen B. said...

This is just one amazing card! Love the colors, love the details of the embossing. Love how the elements work together instead of distracting from one another. Fantastic!

Nancy said...

Dare I say you may have outdone yourself! Di's card is fabulous, wish you could have been at golf to hear all the comments on your card, mine included. The colors are fabulous together, the new DSP, the embossing folder, frayed ribbon, new twine, stamp set (which you cut out so well), sponging, did I miss anything? Oh yes another favorite the back flap on the envie...perfect.
STUNNING card.

Ronnie said...

Nance, your card is STUNNING! I love the bold beautiful colors, and the new SU is so pretty!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow - this is bold and beautiful for sure! That Pacific Point is a powerful background for the flowers - love it! And I also love the embossing on the envelope! Now I better head over to welcome Diane to the 60's......I don't feel so alone :)

Sandie Conner said...

Ok, that card is fabulous! Even down to the smallest details, you made them all shine. The colors all work so good together, and I love the embossing. Great Job.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Nance! I love the bling and how you used the new embossing folder!

Brickcreator said...

WOW Auntie Nance, I love all of the beautiful colors on this card. The abundance of colors also adds a nice touch! I espesically love the saying.

Great Job,
Brickcreator

Marisa said...

You have done a fabulous job with this card, Nance :) Love the layout, ribbon treatment and the embossed flowers down the side. Your mojo definitely didn't take a break :) Have a fabulous weekend.

LeAnne said...

Mmm, love this! What a great idea to emboss the envelope too!

Pam~ said...

Bright and cheerful colors make a FABULOUS birthday card ... that is definitely your card Nance! Wow, I'm lovin' it!

Joan said...

WOW - way to make Pacific Point work! This is BEAUTIFUL, Nance! I love how you've tied the ribbon - and that focal set of flowers. And your envelope....Ahhhhhhhh! Great idea!

Patti said...

The dsp is beautiful but can be difficult to use. Great job highlighting it and using the Pacific Point; really brings out the colors.

Christina said...

Oh my goodness, is this ever beautiful! What a lucky friend to receive such a gorgeous birthday card! I have the hardest time with bold patterned papers, but you have used it perfectly here. Love how you cut out and popped up the flowers, and the pop of yellow from the ribbon is fabulous! Wonderful card, my friend!

Tara Bilbao said...

YOWZA! This is such a beautiful card. Your details are just fantastic. I love the color combo and am so amazed at your use of the bright paper. Your friend is indeed luck to receive such a beautiful card. The embossing on the envelope flap is the perfect touch- Just fabulous!

jaydee said...

Nance, this is stunning! I love the bold bright colors, the mixture of the stamps with the paper with the embossing folder. I would never have been bold enough to put them altogether - but they look FABULOUS! Jaw-dropping
hugs
jaydee

Wendy said...

Just saw this on Nancy Riley's IPicks and hopped here for the first time! Sigh... I wasn't going to get this set :-) LOVE this card, and your use of the embossing folder with the stamps, paper and embossing powder. Lovely!

Tracy S said...

I love your card. This is my new favorite stamp set. Thanks for the chance at blog candy.