Sunday, February 14, 2016

Pretty Spring Card

Hello!  Happy Sunday.  I hope you're enjoying your weekend.  Mine has been pretty uneventful and I like it like that.  I've enjoyed my day so far - it's nearly 2:00 in the afternoon and I'm still in pajamas.  I've made a couple of cards enjoyed a favorite coffee this morning and then followed up later with a really yummy lunch.

So I haven't played along with challenges in a long time.  In fact, so long, that I hadn't realized that so many of my favorites had closed down.  :0(  I was glad to see some others still thriving.

My card today features the sketch from Catch the Bug challenge along with a Bugaboo image, Tulip Tag.  I'm also playing along with Just Us Girls (add a tag), Crafty Friends (girly) and Color Throwdown.

Color Throwdown said to use pink, purple/mulberry, hot pink and metallic gold.  My card features very little hot pink since I don't like hot pink, but it's in there giving depth to those tulips.  Mulberry, which is a reddish purple is in the ribbon and butterfly and the gold.... I foiled the outside edge of the tag using Zig 2-Way glue pen and foil by Thermo-Web.  This is not the best for solid coverage.  I like how this looks distressed.  I even used a metal tool to apply the foil in places to make it look like brushed gold.

Just us Girls said to add a tag - that was easy with this cute image from Bugaboo Stamps.  Crafty Friends said make this girly - not sure how much more girly and feminine this card can get!

It was really fun to play just for the sake of playing.  I'm not on anymore design teams, the last term just ended and Cut Cardstock keeps turning me down.  Maybe that's just how it's supposed to be for now.

Have a great rest of your day and thank you for stopping by.

9 Encouraging Thoughts:

Ina G said...

Lovely card Melissa. So colourful. Love the gold around your tag. Just makes it pop. Great embossing on the bg. Thanks for joining in my tag challenge this week at Just Us Girls. Hope you drop in and play again.

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

This is so beautifully designed. Great work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Crafty Friends Challenge #25 "Girly" Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT Member

Tanya said...

This is gorgeous Melissa :) I love the sweet image and it's beautifully coloured too :)

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon :)

DT Tanya xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such a pretty Spring card. love the embossing

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such a pretty Spring card. love the embossing

Wendy L said...

A very pretty card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends Challenge, xxx

Laura ElleBi said...

What an elegant card...Thank you for joining Crafty Friends Challenge

Nancy said...

Really love the embossing on your beautiful card! Thanks for joining us for Trend week at Just Us Girls!

Jen Leeflang said...

Your card is so pretty - I like the position pf the bow.
Thanks for entering our Stella Says Sketch challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog. Good luck in the draw. I hope we see a lot more of your lovely creations.
Jen Leeflang

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