Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Day





 This card was so hard to photograph....as you can see.
 
For QFDT203-Queen for the Day, Mix26-Use a stencil and two or more mediums, F4A208-A sunny card, happy sentiment, or a card make someone happy--- Splitcoaststampers
 
The new QFTD is Kathy LeDonne and this is her card I cased.
 
To make the bottom of my card, I used a Spellbinders Shapeabilities fancy lattice die as a stencil and rubbed on Liquitex modeling paste that  I had mixed it in a bowl with Heidi Swapp seafoam color shine spray.
It was a bit hard after it dried so I did some sanding to soften it. I also covered the flowers with modeling paste and used Heidi Swapp coral spray on them. It did make them stiffer. The centers of the flowers are My Mind's Eye enamel dots. The sentiment panel is also spotted with the coral spray.
 
I'm using a Cheery Lynn Design Fanciful Flourish.
 
Paper is PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Crumb Cake and Sage Shadow. The dp is Prima Botanical Collection paper pad.
 
My sentiment is Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Welcome Poppies set
 
Have a fab weekend. I know many of you have more snow than you know what to do with. The photos I've seen are beautiful.
 
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
 
I'll enter the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Get Krafty-my flourish is Crumb Cake which is just about the same as Kraft cardstock
  
 


31 comments:

Colleen Dietrich said...

I am slow to get on the paste bandwagon. :) I like the dimension it gives your card, Benzi. So soft and beautiful!

Happy Valentine's DAy! STaying warm?

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful - nice choice of color!!!

jimlynn said...

Well, today is Valentine's Day (by the way - hope you're having a wonderful day) so the correct work for today is LOVE - and yes - I LOVE this! Brenda, this is just sensational! Love the way you mixed the color shine with the paste and will have to try that!
So beautiful!
Lynn

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautiful card Brenda. Love the soft colors too. Very nice.

nwilliams6 said...

Very pretty. Your colors are so pretty and i love the flowers. Beautiful work. Hugz.

Cathy said...

So pretty Benzi! I love the colors and the flowers are perfect! I need to go check out the card you cased!

MaryH said...

Am really liking this one, Miz B. Love the soft colors and all the pretties you have on it, but I was most interested in reading about the modeling paste (mine didn't spread well...never thought to add color to the paste! Good idea!) What S/B shapeability was this one? Surely made a most unique raised pattern on this really elegant spring feeling card. Hope your 2nd try at dinner out, worked better. We stayed in, quiet day. We can whoop it up later. When I don't have to fret that we'll get on black ice. TFS & hugs. Stay warm.

Carol L said...

What a pretty way to surprise someone with a card like this! The bottom panel is so delicate and pretty and it seems you went to a bit of trouble to create it too! I love that pretty flourish and those delicate flowers! A sure sign of spring!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card!

Sue said...

I love this Brenda! you make wonderful cards, huggles Sue xx

Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card,fab design and papers.xxx

Charlene said...

Isnt the paste fun!! I love your card!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous soft color! Wonderful dimension with the paste and love the pretty flowers!

Julie Hoffman said...

Beautiful Card! Love those flowers!

Angel 007 said...

Hi Benzi, ich hoffe, Du hattest einen Valentinstag der genau so schön wie Deine wunderschöne Karte war.
Mir gefallen die Farben, die Papiere und die Blume sehr gut.
Eine tolle Arbeit.

ღ Ganz liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende mit Deinem Mann wünscht Dir, Carmen

UTs Hobby Time said...

Very soothing card Benzi. Loved it.

Mary Marsh said...

so pretty Benzi-love the stenciling you did on this-great work for all the challenges and a great tribute to Kathy

Inkyfingers said...

What a pretty card Benzi and I love the dimension that the paste adds. That flourish die is gorgeous.

Bonnie said...

Love that flourish and the pretty flowers! (I have a flourish die like that and it's NBUS.) Our snow is going away fast. That's the best kind of snow. I like that it melts before it gets so dirty!

Davi said...

This is gorgeous Brenda!! I love the dimension you have created with the pretty flower and paste! So springy :)

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card Brenda, lovin your stencilling ... I'm very tempted to invest in some of those goodies ;)

Lee-Anne said...

Fabulous work with the paste, Brenda! The texture adds such visual interest! Beautiful die cuts and colors!

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous and the flourish with the flowers is very striking.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Shirley said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda! I really love the colors and your flowers and the BG's are perfect for each other. I have been fighting getting that flourish! Shame on you for fooling with my fortitude!~!~

NanaConnie said...

WOW! What a magnificent job with the paste, Benzi! Love your soft color choices, too.

Ellen Taylor said...

So soft and pretty Benz! Beautiful use of die cuts! Have a fantastic day!
Hugs and love,
Ellen

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, how pretty and springy, Benzi! Those apricot blooms make me happy and remind me that, even though there's snow falling right outside my window right now, spring *will* come! {someday}

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Benzi, so elegant and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh that is so beautiful, I love the flowers!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Beautiful Benzi...I love the softness of the card. Hugs, joann

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Just beautiful. So soft and pretty. I got your message about sending a card to my Mom. I can't thank you enough for doing that. It means the world to me. You are a special friend and I appreciate you so much.
Bear Hugs,
Carol