Saturday, July 10, 2010

Joan's Garden Challenge 5


I made this card for Joan's Thursday Challenge.  My StampTV friend Carla Suto won last week.  Congratulations Carla.  This week Joan's challenge is to frame your focal point and somewhere on your card use some Graphic 45 Designer paper.  If you don't have any, you can use something similar or order some from Joan.  This is some of my favorite Designer paper so I do have some. 

My Graphic 45 dp came from the Le' Romantique pad.  I love butterflies and thought it would go perfect with the focal point on my card.  I used a piece of  barely banana card stock and created my frame with the new Cuttlebug Cut & Emboss folder "Perfect Perennials".   Isn't it a beautiful folder.  I love how these new folders cut out a frame and emboss all at the same time.  The piece that is cut out is also embossed and can be used for something else.  I used square Nesties to cut two more squares to create additoinal frames inside the cut and embossed frame. 

For my focal point I used a verse from the JustRite "Hope" stamp set.  In case you can't read it, it says "Our greatest Glory is not in never falling but in Rising every time we fall".    I wanted to use a frame from this set with the verse but they were all too large.  One of the frames had this small frame as part of the inside of a larger frame.  I used a marker to color just the smaller frame so it would outline the verse.  I was so happy this worked so well. 

I wanted to dress up the embossed portion of my card so cut out some butterflies from the design paper used and scattered them around the card.  I decided I needed to add some flowers for the butterflies so used some of my vellum flowers and leaves. 

Hope you go over and submit a card for this challenge.  There is a nice prize for someone whose name will be randomly drawn.  Everyone who wins a prize in the weekly challenges will be put in a drawing for a $100 gift certificate to be given away at the end of the year. 

15 comments:

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, you are just amazing! This is so gorgeous. I love the colors and that new CB embossing folder is beautiful. Great job!!!

Thanks so much for playing Joan's Gardens #5 Challenge. This is so much fun!!!!

Olga said...

Gorgeous! You will not believe this, but that is the same embossing folder I used LOL!

Susan Joyce said...

Totally delightful! Love all the different design elements you used.

Michelle said...

Hi Selma

I just love your cards. Your flowers always look so delicate and pretty.

Winnie and Patty said...

Selma--this is so pretty. I love the embossing folder you used, but better yet I love love love all the butterflies!!!!! Simply wonderful card! TFS

Anonymous said...

Selma I have seen this cuddlebug folder but was not impressed until I saw your card.. really beautiful!!! I love your work..

Joyce

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this card. I would frame this and hang it on my wall!

S

jrmom said...

Stunning and Elegant! Your velume flowers are beautiful and the wee butterflies are lovely and perfectly placed. The recipient of this card will certainly cherish it forever.

Patti said...

So pretty! Your embossing and butterflies are the perfect touch! Love the sentiment! I see you have your tutorial on your sidebar... YAY! I haven't had time to look at them... that work thing keeps getting in the way! Now I can pop over and take a looky!

Anonymous said...

How do you do it? I am always amazed to see your new work! Another amazing card! I am green with envy.

Jackie

Velta said...

Just beautiful Selma!!! Thank you for sharing!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Selma! I love the DP and the lovely embossed frame! Beautiful flowers!

Anonymous said...

Selma, your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors, and it's so delicate and feminine! Thank you for sharing it!

I don't have any of the paper you used, but I do have something similar.


Have a great week!


Clare Curcio

Stampin' Pam said...

THis is stunning - love the colors and that new CB folder! How cool to cut and emboss! WOW - love this Selma. Keep it up.

Mary G. said...

Selma, this is just gorgeous!! The colors are perfect, the embossing folders are perfect...and those flowers! PERFECT!

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