Thursday, July 7, 2011

Flourishes and Friends

Hurry, hurry, hurry! I have visitors arriving today and will be here through the weekend. I wanted to play in the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday blog challenge #125 challenge today...really bad. LOL So, I ran to the craft room and got busy. Their challenge this week is to make a friend card and you must have the word 'friend' in the sentiment.

I had a terrible time with this card because I could not find the designer paper I wanted to use. Probably because I was in a hurry. In the end, I think I am happy with it.
I am using two of Flourishes sets, FRIENDLY REMINDERS for the sentiment and A YEAR IN FLOWERS CALENDAR Set 3 - Sept thru December. Well, it's July but I guess that's close enough.

I used a good bit of stickles on the butterfly and centers of flowers and some greenery around the sentiment. Colored with Copics. I used a corner punch at the top. Of course, I sponged with my  Memento Dandelion ink which I love.

Also, I'm entering my card into the  Divas by Design challenge #5-die cuts and/or punches. I certainly used several of those.

Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes Friendly Reminders (sentiment) and Calendar Set 3 (Sept. thru Dec.)
Paper: Stampin'Up Perfect Plum and So Saffron, Georgia Pacific for image, unknown dp
Ink: Memento Dandelion and Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilitie (Deckled), SU circle punch, EK Success punch for greenery, yellow stickles, Martha Stewart laurel leaf punch for corners, Martha Stewart classic butterfly punch, gemstones, Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder

21 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

Benzi such a super card. I especially like the way you layered the leaves and the sentiment. Such a nice idea.
Have fun with your guests

Heather Jensen said...

I think you did a fine job with the papers. I don't have this calendar set...now I am thinking I need it. :) Thanks for enabling. ha! Thanks for joining the girls at FTTC.

Enjoy your visitors.

Joanne (jojot) said...

well, I am glad you found time before your company arrived to make this beauty....so many beautiful elements and embellies

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

What a beautiful card to send to a "True Blue Friend"! These calendar flowers from Flourishes are on my wish list. You have colored it so perfectly. What a gorgeous card!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Cindy Haffner said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful!!~

Shannon White said...

Soo Pretty Mis Benzi! Love the Peek-a-Boo embossing and the gorgeous colors you chose too! So Pretty!

Hugs
Shannon

P.S. Thanks so much for your sweet comment today! 8-)

Emily Keaton said...

A real beauty, Benzi! I hope you are enjoying your company. We had company arriving today, too. I'll have to be hurry, hurry, hurrying these next few days as well. Anyway, AWESOME card!

asmita said...

wow that is beautiful.

Hussena said...

this is so beautiful love the way u have used layers in the card.

HandmadebyTLC said...

This is a perfect entry for the Die Cuts and punches challenge over at Diva's by Design. Good luck and hope to see you again next time!
Hugs,
Tammy Louise XX

Dawn B. said...

This is fabulous. I love the set you chose. Such pretty colors for your flowers. Have fun with your visitors.

Shirley said...

Beautiful colors, Benzi, and I really love those corners too! A really creative and beautiful use of dies too!

Marisa said...

Love the leaves around the sentiment. Lovely card. Enjoy your company :)

Lynne in NI said...

What a pretty card Brenda .... love your colour combo and those fab punched corners! Have a wonderful weekend with your family and the munchkins!

Pam~ said...

You cannot go wrong with Spellbinders ... really like the look of the deckled edges! This card is gorgeous with the colors you used and you coloring! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Leslie Miller said...

Whenever I stop by here I'm reminded of how I love your cards. This one's a beauty! It really speaks "summer" to me. Your coloring of the image is beautiful. Any friend would love to receive this card!

Davi said...

WOW Brenda this is one BEAUTIFUL card!! I love the image, colors and layers!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Such pretty purples! And to think this beauty was done in a hurry. You can't even tell! The way you've colored those flowers is so soft and lovely.

Silke Ledlow said...

Brenda, this is one beautiful *friend* card! Thank you for playing along with us...hugs ~S~

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful card and colors Brenda!! The BG paper and image are perfect each other! Thank you for playing along the FTTC with us.

Julie Hoffman said...

So pretty! Love the purple and yellow!