Friday, April 8, 2011


I was really wanting to use my new stamp from OnyxXpression called Rhodendron and found an excuse today. The QFTD on Splitcoaststampers is Harriet aka hskelly and she has a wonderful gallery of cards, many are CAS cards. I chose this card to case:

I stamped my image, colored with Copics, popped up one section of the bloom (at the top), added a ribbon/button and the sentiment.

I am entering these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp-Spring Colors/Easter
The Rubber Cafe TRCC#12-Easter/Spring
Stamps R Us- #18 Easter Theme
The Crafty Pad Designs #115-Flowers

Stamps: OnyxXpressions-Rhododendron, Stampin'Up! Well Scripted
Paper: PTI white cardstock
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Summer Sky
Accessories: Brown crinkled ribbon, button from Jo Ann Stores, sponging pad


KER said... the poped up flower and the color combo

KER said...


Basslady said...

hi sweety!

your card is absolutely stunning!

love the crinkled ribbon!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Marisa said...

Beautifully done Benzi. Hadn'e realized you have delved in to the world of Copics. That explains the punch sales to neighbours LOL! Great button and use of the seam binding and the flower is gorgeous.

Emily Keaton said...

Benzi, this is delightful!! You've captured Harriet's style perfectly. You do such amazing things with that pretty crinkled ribbon, and I love the gorgeous buttons you always manage to find. Beautiful!

Bonnie said...

I love Rhododendrons and I think this card is beautiful! I am in awe of your painting. What a great tribute to Harriet!

Debzi333 said...

Benzi!! I finally got my son to help me put my picture onto my google ID and figure how to comment on your blog!!

Delightful card, Benzi!!!Gorgeous Rhodo.. and you've got copices! Delightful!

Maggie's Crafts said...

What a fab creation! Thank you so much for joining The Crafty Pad this week! :)


Carol L said...

I already spotted this beauty in the SCS galleries, but I was delighted to see you played along with Stamps R Us too :) You've done a beautiful job on this one! Those popped up flowers look so pretty, and of course the ribbon, button and beautiful fonts on the sentiment tie it all up perfectly!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh fabby card Brenda! Thats such a pretty stamp and your gorgeous ribbon and button tie everything together beautifully!

Julie said...

Gorgeous card Brenda! Love the sponged blue background and the gorgeous rhododendron with the popped flower! So pretty!

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is simply the ruffled ribbon effect, the beautiful image, the warm colors

Mary Marsh said...

this is a great cas card and tribute to harriet -love the image and your ribbon treatment

Dawn B. said...

I can't wait until my Rhododendrons are blooming. I have three in my back yard. This is so pretty. What a great tribute to Harriet.. one of my favorite SCSers.

90 here yesterday.. I got my garden all planted but fear the rain we got last night may have washed it a bit.. I love pine needles and cannot talk my hubby into using them.. They look great..:)

Dawn B. said...

OOps forgot to say I love your card. The white really highlights your beautiful image.. Great ribbon. :)

Davi said...

Wohoo I love that image and beautiful color and the scrunched ribbon is the perfect embellie :)