Thursday, April 5, 2012

CCEE Stampers-embossing challenge

I'm up before daylight and the birds are chirping out in the woods like crazy. They're so happy Spring is here and guess what, so am I! The dogwoods and azaleas are just about through blooming  and that's very strange because usually they haven't even begun blooming at this time.

But, today is about poppies. I just love them and my set is called Poppies and Greetings and is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. This is my first time to use this set and I find it very easy for coloring. I'm also using a sketch from Splitcoaststampers, SC330.

Cindy Haffner gave the challenge this week at CCEE STAMPERS to do embossing on our cards. I have used my Swiss Dot embossing folder for the panel behind my poppies and the strip above my checked paper. My buttons are also embossed.

You know you love embossing so we hope you'll join us this week.

Recipe:
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps-Poppies and Greetings Clear Stamp Set
Paper: PTI white cardstock, PTI terracotta tile, Stampin'Up! Old Olive, ColorMates-light graceful geranium cardstock, checked paper is unknown
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, corner rounder, Marianne Design Creatables/Tags & Buttons, Cuttlebug embossing folder-Swiss Dots

22 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

YOu always share the most awesome poppies Benzi!

Hussena said...

This is such a beautiful card Benzi ..i love the way yu have colored those poppies ..they look so vibrant...and the way you have done the layering in your card is simply Fab!!!i love those embossed buttons too!!

Basslady said...

hun, i love this fresh flower-card!

the buttons look fabulous!

thanks for colouring this rainy day!

hugs and kisses from germany,

silvi xoxo

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! I love the poppies! They really stand out with your CAS design!

wannabcre8tive said...

Benzi, your card is beautiful. I love your poppies and the way you have colored them. A nice mix of dp's and I like those die cut buttons.

Kathy Bradley said...

I started using oranges last Summer and until that time I had shied away from that color - but I do love using it now. Benz, your card is gorgeous and elegant, coloring wonderful and design perfect.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Vibrant and beautiful, Brenda!!

Sabrina said...

I love all sorts of poppies - the little Iceland ones, the big oriental ones, and these little dainty meadow ones with the lacy foliage. It made me smile to see this earlier this morning - it will make a perfect Get Well card.

Marisa said...

Great color combo and loving those embossed buttons, and of course, the Swiss dots strip :) Love poppies and they are wonderfully coloured. Great card, Benzi :) Have a blessed Easter! Is your choir singing?

Vicky Gould said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda!!!

Maria said...

Lovely card with those poppies, Benzi! Perfect coloring with pretty colors! Sweet embossing and gingham paper, too! Enjoy your Easter! Take care, hugs!!:-))

Cindy Haffner said...

PRETTY PRETTY!~

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Fabulous RED poppies, and my fav EF as well!

Carol L said...

I love how you colored these poppies! It's my favorite go-to set for sentiments! Gorgeous color choices and I love the buttons too! Great card!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

just love your coloring on those blooms....and loving the RED too, esp. with that gingham...a beauty

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card - love the stamp!!!

nwilliams6 said...

I can tell you have your gardening hat on! All these pretty flowers are making me want to actually plant something outside (oh, that is a scary thought!). This one is especially pretty - I love me some poppies!! (Note to self: get some pretty images like Benz has!)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Beautiful! I love poppies. I need some for my yard. My neighbor has pink poppies....hopin' she'll divide them and share with me. ;)

Colleen Dietrich said...

PS - Happy Easter, Benzi!

Ellen said...

So vibrant! Love the contrast of colors you used! Gorgeous work gf!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh this is sure to make anyone feel better! Love your pretty poppies and fab button die too!

Lois said...

What a bright and cheery card!