Monday, January 17, 2011

Lovely Hearts and a Flower Soft Chain

I'm excited this week to play for the first time with The Play Date Cafe. My friend, Colleen, has joined this team as Private Blend Designer. I am sure I am going to love this color challenge. Here are the colors we are challenged to use this week....and I really love them, especially the soft blue.

I used Baja Breeze and stamped it with a polka dot background in white and then clear embossed. For the gold color, I have used a heart charm, sheer ribbon trimmed with gold, and Flower Soft braid for a chain ...can never get enough of it. It is great for hanging ornaments, hearts, etc.
For the silver/gray color, I stamped my heart image in StazOn Dove Gray.

My card is also entered into these challenges:
Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #38 (Mark's Finest Papers)-use hearts on your card
Technique Tuesday TTSC11-polka dotty dots ( I embossed white dots on my cardstock)
TLC308-Silhouettes (hmmm-some of my leaves)

Recipe:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Hearts, Hearts, Hearts, Stampabilities-Polka Dot Background
Paper: Stampin'Up! Baja Breeze PTI white cardstock
Ink: StazOn Dove Gray
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Three nestabilitie, heart charm from Mark's Finest Papers, Flower Soft gold sticker (for chain), sheer ribbon trimmed in gold, Cuttlebug textile embossing folder

23 comments:

Marisa said...

Love the flower heart and the nestie you framed it in. Lovely BG embossing and touch with the gold heart. Well done :)

Pam~ said...

How cute is this card with the heart charm ... adorable! At first look I actually thought it was a necklace that you had attached to the card.

Brenda said...

Love your design and beautiful charm and ribbon!

Bonnie said...

How elegant with the silver and gold! I love the charm hanging on the card. Very Princess worthy!

Fiona said...

Love that unusual heart/wreath stamp! Very pretty card Benzi :) Lovely to have you join us at the PDCC this week - hope to see you again next week!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty. Love that heart shape image. :o)

Harriet Skelly said...

Oh this is beautiful - I love the soft colors and the embossing (and of course that heart wreath!). Thanks for playing with SPeedy's Friends!

Carol said...

Oh my gosh that is so pretty Benzi. I thought there was a real necklace on there until I read your post. How clever is that. This is simply delightful!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Benzi!! I just love the flower heart. The colors are stunning and the embossing beautiful!!
hugs,
Chris

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous, Brenda! Love the gold accents, the beautiful embossing and that wonderful stamp! An all around lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Julie Hoffman said...

This is so pretty Brenda! I love those soft colors and your necklace embelishment! Love it! Thanks for your comment on my blog post today ~ I'm super excited!

Emily Keaton said...

Benzi, this is so beautiful!! This card looks way more like Tiffany's than the state fair :D . I love how you strung the heart on that Flower Soft chain (so cool--I've never seen that before). Yup, the prettiest jewelry box card I've ever seen!

redwasher1 said...

Great card, great colors!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Carol L said...

This is just gorgeous Brenda! I love the heart charm on the chain against that beautiful white embossed background! The blues are so pretty, and so is this wonderful card!

Colleen Dietrich said...

BENZI!!!!!! (((((Big hugz))))) I am so so so happy to see you here at the Play Date Cafe!!!!!

I thought that was a real necklace, too, on your card (I see Carol thought the same thing). wow. Love that bling. I think I have the same ribbon you do, and I know I have that embossing folder. You combined them all beautifully!

I really mean this: thank you soooo much for coming to play with us at PDCC. :D

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful card my friend! That colour combo had me totally stumped as I thought it was quite dark, but your card shows me that it isnt! Lovin your little 'necklace' too!

Davi said...

This is really beautiful Benzi...I love the way the aqua pops with the bright white! Great texture and the pretty embellies help show off the pretty image.

Sarah Anderson said...

Welcome to the play date cafe Benzi!! Love the heart necklace. Thanks so much for joining us at the play date cafe this week :)

Tracey said...

Such a beauty Benzi!! Thanks for joining us at the PLay Date Cafe :)

Jaclyn Miller said...

What a great addition that gold charm is to an already gorgeous card! Thanks for playing at the Play Date Cafe.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well let me get in line - I thought it was a real necklace also! Very pretty~ Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Ruby said...

Lovely card! It's so different to what we've had entered so far, a great take on our challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so very sweet.....very feminine...love the FS effect...thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends