Thursday, February 20, 2014

Trend Watch: Stripes

When I saw that one of the suggested trends for the Wplus9 Trend Watch challenge was stripes, I got right to work making this card.  I have always been drawn to a striped pattern with a floral border beside it, so that's the direction I went.


I have had these Fresh Cut Florals stamps and dies for ages but have been intimidated using them, as they are everywhere in blogland, and I felt I had nothing unique to offer.  So these stamped and die-cut images were just waiting for me in a little plastic bag where I had set them aside after making them.  This time, after stamping the stripe in pink and adding a Martha Stewart doily edge punch, everything came together to my liking.  They are so much fun to play with and arrange in different ways - maybe I'll not be so slow to use them next time!

Hope you like it too - thanks for visiting!

20 comments:

Betty said...

your card is just wonderful Lin - i love those Wplus9 florals - they are so easy to use - and i haven't used that striped HA stamp in ages - might have resurrect it - all together a lovely card!

Jackie Parkins said...

Nothing unique to offer?? Your cards are always so beautiful, you have no reason to be intimidated. I think this card is lovely. The stripes together with all of those pretty flowers and leaves - perfect!

Cindy C. said...

Such a charming card!!!

Pam Young said...

I have these stamps too, and quite figure them out! After seeing your card, here I come!!

Lisa said...

Love this Lin, so pretty!!

joy said...

Love the border punch between the stripes and the flowers, Lin! Very pretty card.

Robin K. said...

Oh I haven't used the distressed stripe stamp in so long- I really love how it looks with your pretty border of flowers!

Dawn Turley said...

This is so very pretty Lin. Love the colours and the flowers.

Karen said...

Love your card Lin!
have a great wknd mf.
hugs,
karen

Maureen Morton said...

So dear, Lin. This card reminds me of a wonderful set of bed sheets that my Mom had. These stamps look like such fun - I have wanted them for months. Now the dies are out of stock! Ah, well, I can't really play yet....thanks for sharing.

Sharon Underwood said...

I love those little flowers and the stripes with the doily edge! This looks great! So glad you pulled out those stamps and dies to use.

Petti said...

This is so pretty!

Wanda Guess said...

This is absolutely lovely! I adore anything with stripes and flowers - sort of shabby chic - and this is adorable. Great card Lin! Have a happy weekend!

Barb said...

Love this card, Lin! Been wanting to stop by and finally had the chance. Your pretty flowers look gorgeous along with the stripes and laced edge!

Barb Ghig said...

I love your choice of flowers and colors on this card, Lin...perfect with your patterned paper and lovely design!

jintyoo7 said...

Well, Lin - I beg to differ! Beautiful and unique offering :)

Paula S. said...

I absolutely LOVE this Lin! I can totally relate as I have these stamps and dies too but have yet to use them. This really is unique and so pretty with the pink ticked stripe paper.

Ruth S, justsomestuffimade.com said...

Gorgeous card Lin - I'm glad you took the plunge with your WPlus9 florals... this card is a stunner!! I have that set too, and have found it quite addictive, seeing what lovely posies I can put together, and enjoying all kinds of colour combos. Will look forward to seeing what you make next ;) Rx

Deb said...

Simple and beautiful!

Barbie F. said...

Such an beautiful card. It really caught my eye on Pnterest. But what I loved reading on your blog is that you were intimidated to use them because you felt you had nothing new to offer. Wow! I feel that way a lot too! Thanks so much for sharing!