Saturday, July 23, 2011

Framed Flowers

So much for posting more than once a week - at least for this week! I've picked up some extra work so I might not be able to fulfill my goal... but considering the economy, as long as I'm working freelance I have to take it when it comes. Anyway, I'm back with my card for this week's challenge at Our Creative Corner. Our hostess for the next two weeks is Sarah Gough, and this week it's a "B" challenge: black, bling, buttons and a bow.

I had a lot of fun with this card (if not a lot of time to make it). I pulled out a bunch of new stuff for this one, and I am in love with all of it. I featured one of the new In Colors, Island Indigo - this color is just gorgeous. The black background is embossed with the new stripes embossing folder. I used another new Big Shot product, one of the little embossing frames, to set off my image. These cute flowers are from the Easy Events stamp set. I colored them in a sketchy style with indigo and olive markers, then popped up the image and added black rhinestones (from last year's holiday mini) in the centers. The background paper is from the Playdate pack (retired), and for my bow I used the Island Indigo ruffled ribbon on top of black satin ribbon. Finally I threaded three white buttons with a tiny bit of indigo card stock and called it done!

I hope you'll play along with this week's challenge - I know you'll enjoy it as much as I did. Don't forget to stop by the OCC blog to see the gorgeous creations from the rest of the team, and have a fantastic weekend!


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a sweet card, Lori! Lovely color combo and I really like the way you did the double layer of the ribbon - will have to keep that in mind for the future - LOL! Terrific job on this week's challenge.

Hope you are having a great weekend.


Vicki Burdick said...

This is such a sweet card Lori!! Love the colors you put together and that sweet frame is perfect!!!

Sarah Gough said...

love this Lori, that frame is great!

Wendy J. said...

I love that you've featured so many new products. This is very striking! Love the black, blue, and green color combo. Great job on the challenge!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Hi Lori! This is SO pretty! I love the fun color combo and that sweet image. Very pretty! :)

Sharon Wheet said...

Lori, I think your card is super cute! I love the new ribbon and you really showed us how pretty it is on a card! And that cute little stamp set is adorable! Thanks for the inspiration and showing us a wonderful new stamp set!