Friday, August 3, 2012

Hugs & Love

At Joan's Gardens, the challenge is to use this recipe:
                Use a flower as your focal point
                Use black and red
                Use an embossing folder
                Use either a stamped or die-cut border at the bottom

Here's my card, heavily influenced by this one I posted a few days ago:

Hugs & Love

supplies: white card base, black, red, and green cardstock, Cuttlebug Herringbone embossing folder, Hero Arts CL596 Pattern Hearts & Flowers, CG288 Scallop Borders, Versafine onyx black ink,  heart punch from Michael's, Hero Arts red gems, Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares

Because I was kind of following the outlines of my previous card, I chose the herringbone embossing folder for this card.  And I like that I used an older (scallop border) and a newer (roses and sentiment panel) stamp to make it.

These roses remind me of a red rose bush that came with our house when we bought it.  You all know that red is not a favorite color of mine, I even prefer pastels in my flowers, so this plant has been moved many times.  It must be on its own stock, because it is still going strong!  


11 comments:

  1. Beautiful card and what a pretty flower.

    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.
    Joan
    www.atjoansgardens.com

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  2. Oh what a gorgeous card Lin, fabulous colour combo, very striking.
    luv
    Debby

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  3. That is so pretty! Red is not a favorite color of mine, either, but the red and black combination is so striking.

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  4. I'm so glad you entered Joan's challenge, she's such a wonderful person! I adore this card, Lin! When you use red, it's always one of my favorites, even though we are PINK ladies! BEAUTIFUL card! Hugs, Marcy

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  5. Stunning & very dramatic! (I LIKE red...and this is gorgeous combined with the black) Great job. TFS

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  6. Beautiful, Lin! Funny, I was just going to say that I LOVE the red! You may not care for it, but you used it beautifully here! :)

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  7. Absolutely WONDERFUL!!! Love your design with the black and red - so beautiful!
    Have a great weekend, hugs, Karin

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  8. Beautiful Lin! A very rich card!

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  9. LOVE this Lin. Those red roses are a perfect foil for the black background

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  10. Love this card...perfect for Joan's challenge. Very Dramatic!
    Hugs!

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  11. So PRETTY Lin! LOVE the red flowers and the heart by the sentiment!

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