Saturday, February 11, 2012

A reject

As some of my Hero Hostess Sistas have been doing, I'd like to share a card I made to submit to the recent Paper Craft Magazine Stamp It! Vol 9 submission call.  I really liked this card, but it didn't work for them this time.

Flowers and Lace

supplies: Hero Carnation layering paper, ivory parchment cardstock, watercolor paper, Hero Arts CG335 Dot Flower Pattern, CG403 Large Flower Background, CL272 All Occasion Messages, VersaFine onyx black ink and spun sugar and shabby shutters distress inks for watercoloring, Memento Angel Pink marker to shade flower, Nesties Labels Eighteen dies, seam binding dyed with spun sugar, Sizzix swiss dot embossing folder, sand paper


The flower is part of a big background stamp that is fairly new to Hero Arts, called Large Flower Background, stamped on watercolor paper, then painted in using diluted distress inks, with a little marker to shade it.

This fits nicely into the Our Creative Corner challenge this week:"Best Friends", to make a card for a friend which includes a flower.  

13 comments:

  1. I don't know why Lin! It's beautiful! Love your ribbon and that beautiful flower against that stamped background!

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  2. they do not know what they are missing!

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  3. Beautiful card! I'm sure it's their loss, but WE get to see it!!! Love the polka dot background:)

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  4. Wow, can't believe this one wasn't chosen! It is gorgeous, Lin! Love the distressed dots and the beautiful way you colored the flowers! I sure have missed coming here and seeing your lovely cards! Hugs to you! :)

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  5. It is soo pretty and i cant believe this one wasnt chosen !

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  6. Oh this is gorgeous, Lin! I adore that pink flower on the watercolor paper and that Nestie with the lace pattern sets it off perfectly! Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner! Hugs, Marcy

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  7. Hello Lin
    What a gorgeous card, the Bg is beautifully done and sits as a wonderful backdrop to your fussy-cut flower, it is very soft and feminine.
    Thank you for giving OCC the pleasure of viewing this card and entering into the Challenge.
    Smiles:)

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  8. perfect card Lin. Pity they didn't want it.... I think it is gorgeous.

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  9. It's their loss, Lin! BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE the flower and that carnation background paper!

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  10. Yep, I agree with Sue ...their loss and our gain ... love this card Lin, that flower is gorgeous and I love the destressed dotty background!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!!!

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  11. Well it works for us! This is so pretty...love those polka dots...so pretty and pink! Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner.

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  12. I don't know why this card didn't work for them...it's gorgeous, Lin! So pretty with lots of gorgeous detail. I just love how beautifully you cut out that image, too. SO glad you shared it with us at Our Creative Corner this week! :)

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!