Thursday, February 6, 2014

Comfort Zone

Wplus9 has a fun challenge going for their 4th Birthday Celebration this month: to create something using a favorite Wplus9 stamp set, or a favorite color combination or in a signature style.  In other words, make a card and enjoy the process, stay in your comfort zone!

Though I only own a few Wplus9 products, I love each one of them, so I decided to play along, and combine  parts of 3 of my sets.  I chose one of my favorite color combinations, this pretty peachy-pink and green, especially welcome here now when everything is dull outside!  And as a former quilter, I love when I can bring a little bit of a quilt look into my cards


I adore the Quilt Prints stamp set; using it is truly almost like making a little quilt!  I stamped this design using a pale grey and a  pink grapefruit ink.  As I often do with quilt designs, I then embossed it before framing it in the same peachy-pink.  Next I made a die-cut flower, embossed that also with swiss dots to give it more texture, and surrounded it with my go-to die-cut leaves from Folk Art Florals die set.  And to finish I used a sentiment from Fresh Cut Florals.

Happy Birthday, Wplus9, and many more!!

I'd also like to add my card to the new Card Concept challenge, which is Monochromatic Pink.  I'd classify my card as classy and elegant, according to the definition.

23 comments:

Jackie said...

Such a soft and pretty color combination, and I love the quilted look.

Brenda said...

Oh gosh, this colour combo and the way you emboss you stamped image, I just love it!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I love a quilted card, as a former quilter myself! This is pretty, Lin. I didn't realize this challenge was to STAY in your comfort zone; I thought it was to go outside of that zone. (I didn't read thoroughly, obviously) Well, in that case, I may have to play along.

joy said...

Beautiful card, Lin! Love that quilt design stamp.

Cindy C. said...

Oh my goodness this card is dripping loveliness!!!!

adele holcomb said...

Your skills in quilting translate beautifully into cards. It occurred to me today when you mentioned quilting that it's that factor that makes all of your creations so warm and cozy!

I had seen this stamp set before without realizing how much you can do with it. Now it's on my wish list after seeing your beautiful card!

Cat Craig said...

Lin, your love for these colors and style shine through this creation. It is so lovely!

stampingandstitching said...

Oh this is such a gorgeous card, Lin! Your quilt background looks wonderful and I just love the fab flower!

Sharron said...

So beautiful! Love the soft colors and the embossing!

Kara said...

beautiful!

Ann said...

So sweet Lin, it makes me want spring even more.

Pam W Merwin said...

Absolutely gorgeous - love the softness of your color choices :)

Colleen said...

Gorgeous! So soft and lovely. Awesome quilted-look background!

Dawn T said...

just delightful Lin. It really does look like a sweet quilt. Love the dotty flower too,

jintyoo7 said...

Perfect, Lin - and always love seeing your "quilt" elements!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

So pretty, Lin! Love the classic look of your card and the versatile layout, which really lets your 'quilt' shine. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lin this is really beautiful, I love the flowers and the quilting? Thank you so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

debby4000 said...

Lovely, gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

Kerin said...

Okay, I don't know where to begin with this beauty...the perfectly formed flower, the pearl, the soft colors, the texture...I love it all!!! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept this week :)

Arlene said...

Oh Lin,

Reminds me of the first years of Hero Arts - Quilter Lin. Love the quilt look. Beautiful.

Barb Ghig said...

Classy and elegant is right, Lin! I keep going back to look at ALL the stunning details on this card, not the least of which is your 'Quilted' background! Gorgeous design and I adore the flower and leaves, too...this card is a real WOW!!!

Sharon Underwood said...

This is OUTSTANDING! Very classy card with beautiful, delicate color! LOVE this!

Cathy Weber said...

I totally agree...this is a true classy and elegant card! The beautiful leaves, the soft colors, the layers, the embossing, the elegant sentiment...every element screams Classy to me!