Saturday, June 2, 2012

Warm Thoughts


This should read "Warm and humid thoughts" today!  It's like a wet blanket out there.  Blerg!  Everything is sticky and my hair is doing crazy things but we're determined to hold out a bit longer before we crank up the AC.  


Got a few cards done this morning - several special orders and one card for ColourQ.  I like the flower on the t-shirt and stuck with that theme using the hibiscus from Paper Smooches' Get Outta Town set.  I dry embossed a frame and masked and stamped the flower with VersaMark inside the frame.  I'm also going to enter this at the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge.
ETA:  I also wanted to enter this in the Young Crafters Unite Flower Challenge.


Okay, must dash.  We're off to cook dinner for our friends who recently had a baby.  I think they've been living on take-out so we're going to their house to make them a big home cooked meal.  Have a lovely evening!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up

Stamps:  (Flower from Get Outta Town, Sentiment from Sentiment Sampler) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Double Ended Banners) PTI
Gem:  Craft Supplies for Less
Other:  (Black Enamel Accents) Ranger

22 comments:

Linda Beeson said...

I love that color on color for the background.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! Beautiful card! Love those flowers and the gorgeous color combo!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

Jen said...

This is so pretty!

Lynn said...

How lucky are your friends! I'm sure they are thrilled to receive a home cooked meal tonight!

Your card is beautiful...love the subtle background stamping. Gorgeous!

PS Thank you so, so much for your Bermuda email! Extremely helpful!

Deanna Jean said...

Jen this is great! Love the masked frame and the pop of color from the flowers. Thanks for joining us again this week at the ColourQ. I always look forward to seeing what you create.

lostinpaper said...

Such a sweet colour combo! The multistamped tone on tone bg looks just fab!

Jay Gee said...

I love the way you have done this embossed frame Jen, it looks so effective with the stamping inside. Lovely card. Enjoy your dinner tonight :)

Lisa Arana said...

so beautiful and love the embossing. just a very sweet card.

Karen B. said...

Love the stamping on this, and how you've used the colors!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Jen, gorgeous stamping! So glad you could join in the fun this week creating a card with the ColourQ colors!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

that background is AMAZING! love that you are off to take care of friends with a new baby, i seem to recall a LOT of take-out when the peeps were first born ;)

~amy~ said...

awesome card...great take on the color challenge!!!

Lindsey said...

So pretty! Awesome masking job on the background -- I think I would have been lazy and just let them overlap. :P Must catch up on my SsS entries!

Barb said...

beautiful!

Christina said...

That's some fabulous masking! Love this design and will have to CASE it someday!

onecraftymama said...

When the kids were babies, food was by far the best gift. Cooking definitely takes a backseat. Housecleaning was a close second :)
Love the card - especially the great tone-on-tone background stamping!

Maureen Morton said...

This tropical gal is crazy about this card, Jen! Love what you did with the background. You are the challenge Queen! Amazing again.

Tracey McNeely said...

What a fabulous card. I really like those flowers.

Jenny said...

That's some masking and a half for the bkgd...great job :0)
Love how you've used the colours .
Jenny x

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous, did I see this got a shout out???

Emily Leiphart said...

What a beautiful way to use those colours! The eye-catcher though? The masked, neutrally-stamped background. Wow!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Oh, pretty! Love that you used the flower to make background pattern and focal point =) Thanks for joining our YCU challenge!