Monday, February 25, 2013

Flowers, Leaves, and Best Wishes



Good Monday Morning! Is there such a thing? :-)  I had a good weekend not doing anything stressful. I was out looking for a new light fixture and a new mailbox. This is the fourth time our mailbox has been torn down. The first time was when it had snowed and a sledder with a rope cut the post off from the top of the box and it has been backed into a couple times. These are long stories you don't want to hear about. LOL New box is up and postman will be happy. Light fixture was maybe a success.

I have made a card today to enter the challenge at Inspired by Stamping-IBSIC#47.


I was inspired AND challenged by these colors. I had to put my thinking cap on to get these colors the way I liked but I am pleased with my card in the end.

The stamp set I used is Inspired by Stamping/Just Because for the sentiment piece and sentiment. I cut it out with the Fancy Label Dies 1 by IBS. Love it!  It was inked with SU Elegant Eggplant (probably looks black but is dark purple).

My paper colors are PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Sage Shadow and Pool Party. The ink is Stampin'Up! Elegant Eggplant.

I'll also enter my card into the Love Fest challenge at Splitcoaststampers. My card will be for the Simon Says Stamp challenge-Die Crazy/LoveFest2013E.

Rest of recipe used:
Stamp for background-All Night Media/Large Woven Threads (done in dark purple ink, SU Elegant Eggplant)
Accessories: Sizzix Big Die-Flowers #D (rolled roses), white pearls, Martha Stewart tags/doily, Marianne Design Creatables/Leaves, Gary M. Burlin & Co. glitter glue in purple



25 comments:

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! Love the color combo and rolled flowers! Great background!

Sonia said...

Gorgeous card Brenda^_^
I love the colors and the lovely details^_^
Hugs,
Sonia

Emily Keaton said...

So elegant, Benzi! These colors are truly beautiful! I'm glad to hear your mailbox is back in order now :-)

Marisa said...

Love the cheese cloth BG you used and the combo so the colours is great! Fabulous flowers and loving those leaves. Glad you have a new mailbox. By the sounds of it, you also need to put a fence around it ;)

Basslady said...

a wonderful arranged card with gorgeous details, hun!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card you did a nice job tfs!!!

Hussena said...

What a beautiful card Benzi!..I love that stamped background & all the details on your card....What a fabulous take on the IBSIC challenge this week! :)

cebelica said...

I love this card. It's so elegant! Fab work! Hugs! xx

Becky said...

What a fabulously creative card Benzi. I have that woven threads die, haven't used it in a while. This has inspired me to pull it out :).

UTs Hobby Time said...

Beautiful card. Love the background and lovely flowers.

pam124 said...

Oh, I love the woven b/g stamp and your lovely diecuts Benz. Your rolled roses look awesome!

Bonnie said...

What a pretty background stamp! Love the roses and the pretty tag and sentiment too! These colors are so pretty together!

Carol L said...

How beautiful! You already know I love the colors, but those willowy branches look more like feathers and give a vintage feel to your card! I love the woven background too! So sorry about your mailbox, I'm sure that has to be so frustrating. For your safety, I certainly hope the light fixture was a COMPLETE success! :)

Davi said...

Awesome card Brenda!! I love the bakground alnd the beautiful flowers look wonderful with the cool leaves!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW such a unique background Benzi..such a visual treat!

Calypso's Crafts said...

This is stunning...Love how you put this card together!! Love the eggplant color and the background is WOW!!! Thank you so much for joining us at IBSIC.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

LOVE this! Fabulous design and I love the colors.

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Benzi, your card makes me think of warm, sunny beaches with gentle breezes. Or maybe it's just that I'm sooo ready for spring. Nope, it's your card! :-P

Maria said...

Wow! Such a fab card! Super great design with the interesting background! Love the elegant label and beautiful flowers...great job!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card, love your card! Love your use of IBS stamps and die as well!! Thank you so much for joining us at IBSIC!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love the colours you used.
Good luck with your new mail box, hope you only get 'happy mail' in it LOL!

Charlene said...

This card is very unique! I love the burlap stamp and the colors!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

When I see your card, I'm picturing a light woven carpet on the floor, with those big green fronds reminding me of a palm tree. It's a peaceful scene in my mind!

Sorry to hear your mailbox has been put through the wringer too many times. Hopefully the new one stays put!

Thanks for playing with us at Inspired By Stamping. :) Hope you win!

nwilliams6 said...

Lovely card - great colors and I love how you let that picture inspire your layout - wonderfully done.

We had all kinds of problems with our mail box too - we ended up with one of those really tough plastic kinds that they make kids play sets with and it has lasted a lot longer this time.

Many hugz to your my friend!

Joanne (jojot) said...

very cool bkgd stamp....wonderfully composed design....very unique and clever