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

Comfort Zone

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:

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

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

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  3. 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.

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  4. Beautiful card, Lin! Love that quilt design stamp.

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

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  6. 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!

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

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

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  9. So beautiful! Love the soft colors and the embossing!

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

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

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

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

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

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  15. 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!

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

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  17. 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 :)

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  18. Oh Lin,

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

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  19. 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!!!

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

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  21. 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!

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