Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sparks Celebration

**This is my second post for today.  For my CAS-ual Fridays post please scroll down or click here.**

Another birthday card for the order put in by my co-worker.  This card is also for the current Paper Smooches Sparks challenge.  I was inspired by the kraft background to start with.  I also like the white flowers with the coloured outlines.  I didn't want that much white on the card though so I flipped the idea and made coloured flowers with white outlines instead.  Lovely spring colours and I guess this card could really be used for a number of occasions - those Pretty Phrases sentiments are so handy that way!



Cardstock:  (So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flower from Friendly Flowers, Sentiment from Pretty Phrases) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Seafoam White) Ranger
Gems:  Doodlebug

23 comments:

Marie said...

Simply beautiful, Jen. The flowers are just stunning outlined in white.

Christine Blain said...

Love those gorgeous coloured flowers with white-embossed outlines, Jen. What a great, happy card!

Jay Gee said...

Just lovely Jen... all the white embossing is gorgeous and what a wonderful take on the inspiration photo. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Smoches SPARKS challenge :)

lostinpaper said...

Sooo pretty Jen! Love your flower garland, those colours are gorgeous!

Helen F. said...

LOVE this card, Jen! The springy colored flowers look so pretty on kraft :)

Lindsey said...

Very pretty! I like how you echo the circle of the flowers without following it exactly.

Lisa Arana said...

beautifully done!!! i love how you reverse the color and white. just one stunning card.

Joyce said...

Such a pretty card. I like how you did the flowers. That PS sentiment set is also one of my faves.

onecraftymama said...

Love the pretty pastels on the kraft - such a modern elegant look! And guess what? I just ordered some PS stamps yesterday....made myself stick to 3 but I can't wait until they get here!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous Jen. I love all those beautiful flowers!

~amy~ said...

Love the pastel-y blooms on the kraft with the pops of white...soooooo pretty!

Kim S said...

So cheerful! Love the pastels on Kraft with all the white!

Robin said...

What a really gorgeous card Jen!

JJ Bolton said...

Can't tell you how much I love the white/pastels on the kraft background! Super card Jen!

Lisa Petrella said...

GORGEOUS take on the inspiration photo!!! LOVE THIS, Jen!!!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

oh my gosh you have been busy creating ... the cards are ALL amazing and really varied! love the sentiment on this card, nothing could be truer :)

Maureen Morton said...

I think think has to be one of your most magnificent cards yet, Jen! Oh, my....your take on the inspiration is so great, too. Those wonderful flowers, that fantastic layout, the yummy colors against the kraft......this is already a winner in my book! Love, love, love!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so pretty, Jen! Those colours are awesome together. I need to replace my 20 year old embossing powders. :P

Jenny said...

I love this take on the photo Jen, I made a card but didn't like it enough to blog it :0(
Your white embossed blooms look so pretty nestled around the sentiment?...love that bloom, might have to get that set just for the flower!
Jenny x

Jackie Rockwell said...

I'm finally getting around to visiting my favorite blogs. Wow Jen, I just love the embossed big flowers on kraft! The matching gems are so pretty!!! Great card!

kasia c. said...

Beautiful! Those flowers look gorgeous embossed in white on the coloured paper. Fabulous!

Sam said...

Love this gorgeous, happy card Jen!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the white sentiment on this card Jen and the frame of overlapping pastel flowers is beautiful!