July 18, 2011

Monday blues


Hello there!  I hope your week is off to a great start.  Despite the title, I don't have the blues on this Monday, but I do have a blue card to share with you!

This was a submission for a recent Paper Crafts call for cards using blue that didn't make the cut.  But I was totally smitten with how it turned out, so I'm happy to be able to share it with you here!

All cardstock is from Papertrey Ink:  Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky, and Spring Rain.  I cut the panels and mounted them on a white cardstock rectangle, then stamped the branch image from WPlus9's Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions using Versamark.  I heat embossed the image with clear powder to add some shine and subtle texture.

To finish it off, I stamped a sentiment from PTI's Healing Touch Sentiments with Enchanted Evening ink onto a double ended banner.  I trimmed one end, mounted the banner with foam tape, and added a button tied with floss.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain, white)
Stamps:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions), Papertrey Ink (Healing Touch Sentiments)
Ink:  Papertrey Ink (Enchanted Evening), Versamark
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Double ended banner die)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (button), DMC floss, Stampendous (embossing powder)

Thanks for joining me on this Monday!  Have a great one!

17 comments:

Noelle said...

Wow, Christina! This is so pretty! I love the way you embossed the image with the clear EP, beautiful button, too! :)

Marisa said...

Absolutely LOVE this card, Christina!! The leaf image is fabulous and the clear embossing makes the leaf pop. Great card - I can see why you love it so much :)

Laura B. said...

love this, hard to believe it was rejected!!

Cristina said...

How could this not have made the cut? It's so breathtaking!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty blue card. Glad to hear you don't have the blues! The shades are perfect and I love the embossing Christina.

Vickie Z said...

Love the way the colors/clear embossing of the leaves shows the different blues!! I think it should have made the cut too!!

Karen B. said...

You're serious? This didn't make it? I think it is so beautiful and wonderful! Wow!

Debbie Carriere said...

Wow, Christina!!! This is gorgeous! Just stunning!

Lynn said...

Love, love, love...this card! It is so clean & crisp! Only a few days until Saturday!

Cassandra said...

Just divine Christina, just can't understand the decision making process sometimes, this card should get a page to itself.

Marion said...

This is simply stunning...CAS but oh so elegant!

The Paper Parade said...

That's crazy that they didn't pick it, because it looks awesome! Oh, and I'm really glad you don't have the blues ;)

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Gorgeous! So simple and clean and just stunning to look at. Hugs.

Laurie said...

Gorgeous girlfriend! Love the simplicity but oh so stunning!

Elise said...

I wuold have NEVER turned this lovely creation away - SOMETIME's there's just no explaining these things - THIS is SPECTACULAR!

kasia c. said...

LOVE this monochromatic card! The clear embossed leaves/branch looks AMAZING!

Andrea M said...

So BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the blue tones and the embossing! You ROCK!

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