Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hollyhocks by the Fence


I made a card today for the DirtySpiesJuly14 challenge on Splitcoaststampers. To enter, you should find a birthday/party card from a Dirty Dozen, current or past. This is the card I cased:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2165342?&si=MakiJ  Her card is beautiful.

I'm using a new hollyhock die, a new fence die, and a grass punch. I stamped clouds in the background. The gingham ribbon is threaded through the die.

I made my card as a side opener which I don't really like to make. But, I was trying to accomodate the tall hollyhocks. I did finally cut some of them off, though.

Recipe:
Stamps-Sweet 'n Sassy/Poppies & Greetings, Stampscapes clouds (cumulus)
Paper-PTI white cs, Stampin'Up! old olive
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and Bamboo Leaves, VersaMagic Aegean Blue
Accessories-Impression Obsession die/hollyhock, Impression Obsession die/lg fence, Martha Stewart edge punch/grass, Spellbinder Lattice Rectangle and circle die, Copics, red and white gingham ribbon, Copics

22 comments:

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card - love the die you used. I have that die and I did not think to use it with ribbon - thanks for sharing and thanks for the idea!!!

jimlynn said...

Brenda, this is so pretty. Love that hollyhock die you used and the fence in the background is fabulous. Great ribbon weaving with the gingham ribbon!
Lynn

Ajascha said...

Liebe Brenda,
die kleine Natur Szene auf deiner Karte ist einfach wunderschön von dir gestaltet und das Band gefällt mir auch sehr gut. Eine sehr schöne Sommerkarte, die zum träumen einlädt.
Liebe Grüße und einen schönen Tag, Anja ♥

Marisa said...

A wonderful flower garden :)

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! Love the woven ribbon and pretty flowers!

Carol L said...

I'm in complete shock! Today I made a card using the hollyhocks along with that exact same SNSS birthday sentiment! LOL That's too funny! I love your card and the beautiful scene you've created! The ribbon woven through the die cut looks so pretty too! NJ!

Cathy said...

This card is beautiful! A little more than the CAS that you usually do! I truly love it! I love the ribbon woven through the die cut. I love flowers and this card makes me feel happy!

Irish Cherokee said...

Of all of the flowers, hollyhock and morning glories are my oldest favorites. A fun summer card that brings back fond memories. Beautifully done.

MaryH said...

Some delicious dies on this pretty card, and you've used them so beautifully. Love those stamped clouds & the red ribbon threaded through the die cuts looks festive & cheery. TFS & Hugs

Shirley said...

OMGosh, Brenda, I love your clouds and your flowers are wonderful too! The die cut is the perfect frame for them and your ribbon treatment is wonderful (cute button too)~!

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulously brilliant creation, love the colour combination too..vibrant and inviting.x
♥aNNie

The Journey is the Start

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful dies! Such a lovely card you created! Love how you laced the ribbon!

NanaConnie said...

Ooo, what wonderful new dies, Benzi! Great use of them, too. They wouldn't be much good without a wonderfully creative person to put them all together and you've done it masterfully. :-D

Diane said...

Such a beautiful card Brenda, the hollyhocks are wonderful with the framing and fun weaved ribbon.

Hugs Diane

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh what a pretty garden and great effect to thread your ribbon through the diecut, love your new goodies :)

Bonnie said...

Oh, what a pretty garden! Love that gingham ribbon!

Joann Burton said...

How lovely Benzi....I love the wonderful flowers and the ribbon threaded through is fabulous. Beautiful day today however I have been a little under the weather. Have a nice weekend my friend. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I love the Hollyhock and the ribbon though the frame
Kevin xx

Sue said...

This is really beautiful Benzi I've been so busy lately with hospital appts for hubby and myself the days have just flew by so I'm catching up lol have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

JD/ Jill said...

This is so pretty! Your card and the card you cased too! As others have said in their posts before mine...I have that die and I would never have thought to weave ribbon through it...thanks so much for sharing.
You have such beautiful flowers here too.

nwilliams6 said...

Some of my favorite flowers and this card is so great! Wonderful job!!! Hugz!

Davi said...

You did a fabulous job with the hollyhocks Brenda, They made a wonderful card :)