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.

Wplus9 Trend Watch Stripes

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:

  1. 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!

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  2. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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!

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  11. 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!

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

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

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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

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  16. 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!

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