Monday, March 7, 2011


The Featured Stamper #213 this week on Splitcoaststampers is Neva aka n5stamper. I cased this card of hers.
Actually, I failed to notice this was a card she had cased that belonged to her daughter. Hope they will both like my card.
Don't you just hate when you photograph a card and tweak and tweak and can never get the color like it was on the card? I used every kind of light possible, including daylight. After doing everything I could and getting nothing but blue, I decided to let it be.

I stamped directly onto my aqua(or blue, ugh) paper, embossed with a white, deep impression embossing powder, cut out and popped a few of the leaves. It was finished after I added the sentiment and ribbon.
I am entering my card into these challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday #101-You Lucky Duck-Create a Good Luck, Congratulations, or Best Wishes card or project - Be sure to use a stamp
"Less is More" #5-Pastel Colors
Stampin for the Weekend #5-Spring (use a stamped image)
Simply Create #38-Flowers

Stamp: Penny Black-Windflower, Stampin'Up! Well Scripted
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Hobby Lobby for blue/green
Ink: Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip
Accessories: white, deep impression embossing powder, Offray ribbon


Carol L said...

This is just beautiful with that dreamy blue color, and the color looks fine on my end! I love the white embossing of the image and that great piece of ribbon! Gorgeous card!!

Susan said...

Very pretty card! Love the shimmery!

Julie said...

This is beautiful Brenda! I love the CAS layout and your 3D leaves! Great card!

Emily Keaton said...

Ooooooooo, that's stunning, Benzi! I love your CAS approach to this card. Your embossing is FAB!

Francie G. said...

So soft and beautiful, Brenda! Love the coloring tech. Fabulous!

massofhair said...

Nothing wrong with your card colour but i know what you mean... A few people have mentioned problems with taking images in the dark or on a grey day. Try using a craft light with a daylight bulb in it; this will help with capturing the correct colour and any shadows just take your image off centre.
Your card is so beautiful and i really adore the colours used:-)

Pam~ said...

Oh, I like the white on the aqua ... pretty pretty Benzi!

Quick question, do you go by Brenda or Benzi?

Have a great day!

Chrissie said...

Photographing cards can be problematic, but sadly I'm no expert. The colour looks very vivid on my monitor, so I don't know how accurate it is in reality, but notwithstanding all that, it's a very pretty card.
Thanks so much for joining us and we hope to see you again next time!
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Hi Benzi and welcome to Less is More
I have trouble with Teal/Aqua colours too!
Your card is lovely, that's a suer stamp!
Thank you for joining us
Great to see you
"Less is More"

Jane said...

Lovely card love what you have done with the stamp. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment xx

Basslady said...

hi sweety!

wow, this is so cool and stylish!

i am always admiring your wonderful and creative card ideas!

thanx a lot for your fantastic inspirations!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Dawn B. said...

I spend more time trying to get my photo to look the right color than I do stamping..LOL. This looks great. I think computer screens sometimes make a card look the wrong color too.. Your embossing is awesome. I have such a hard time with it.. Great case.

Davi said...

Good Morning Benzi hope you are getting some warmer weather. Love this card. The embossed flower is really lovely and I love the aqua on the white! Perfect dotted ribbon. ;)

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Benzi. Love the silhouette image and the dimensions. :o)

Carol Hurlock said...

Wow, that is spectacular. I love the blue colors. It looks wonderful.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Joanne (jojot) said...

stunning that striking blue

Karita said...

Lovely card with great colour combo! :)

Thanks for joining at SSC this week :9