Sunday, July 19, 2009

Just for YOU!

Here's a little FLORAL creation to brighten up your day: just for YOU! I was playing with this dazzling combination, inspired by Dawn McVey, in this week's colors from her Raspberry Suite #12 color challenge! She sure can pick 'em! I decided to get all floral with my new "Flower Fancy" stamp set from Stampin' Up! It's a gorgeous, two-step set that is extremely versatile and reminds me about one of my favorite reasons that I heart S/U! TWO step stampin': too cool!



See that big, hunky flower and leaves! That's only one of several other leaf and flower combinations in the complete set of 10 stamps: FABULOUS!

I finally remembered to use one of the great Cuttlebug embossing folders "I had to have!", HOUNDSTOOTH! Is that tactile or what! Check out the close up of that effect! Delicious! One of the best things about the texture is that is almost creates a half-tone effect in the celery/moss color, but it's just reflected light and cast shadow: MAGIC! That's what I call it!

Look at those leaves: doesn't Dawn find the most fabulous sources of color combos!?! WOW!

Anyway, darling friends-o-the blog land... here's one last shot of my card in it's entirety!

This IS "just for you!" Thanks SO very, very much for stopping by! Have a spectacular day!

Supplies:

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Embossing folder (Houndstooth) - Cuttlebug
"just for you" sentiment - Quick Kutz
Ribbon - Stampin' Up!
Diamond Stickles - Ranger

18 comments:

Karen said...

You've got a little bit of it all rockin' here....embossing, two step SU stampin', die cutting, and a fun Dawn McVey color challenge!! Bet your glad you found time to play! Since its late, I'm going to assume you are enjoying your java! :>:>

Terri E. said...

That is a sweet flower. Fabulous job with the color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Courtney Baker said...

Super cute girl. You've inspired me to get out my houndstooth embossing folder as well. Great card!

Helen F. said...

So much fun in this cheery card! Love how you put these colors together.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the card but now I have to run to the store and buy the houndstooth folder!

Rosemary said...

So, I'm late, but here I am to give you some luv on your ABSOLUTELY LOVELY CARD!!! Wow!!

Linda aka Oz said...

Miss McVey's color combos are anything but shy. Ummm? Is that why it seems to fit you? hehe Oz

tg said...

Love how you did the flower and the texturing. Very cool Elise.

Dana Gustafson said...

MMMMMmmmm houndstooth! My favorite!.... well next to my beloved swiss dots of course! ;)) Lovely two steppin my friend and is that new quick cuts booty I see? I think I need retail therapy!

Ann said...

Super pretty! Lovin' that flower!

sarahmartina said...

THAT'S MY GIRL!!! ELISE!!! I didn't see your card before, I wish I had... this is so perfect! The dry embossing, rounded corners, painted flowers, you go girl!!! Congrats on being In the Spotlight! ;-) (psssst... you're always in my spotlight! lol!)

Dana Gustafson said...

Ummm, YEAH you're in the spotlight! Awesome! Doing the happy dance for you and your spotlight card! woop woop!

Winter said...

Very cute! I love the houndstooth! Congrats on top pick! :)

Karen said...

Well, you're always on my creative radar, but it seems Dawn has 'spotted' you as well! Dana, make some room for me, 'cause I want in on the happy dance for E.!!! :>:>

Cindy said...

So wonderful. I love the flower and the embossed background.Congratulations!
{i'm Rosemary's friend!}

Mary said...

Love the texture! Congrats!

Melanie said...

This is beautiful!! Congrats on being 'In the Spotlight'!!!

Kristin Bueter said...

What a beautiful card! Love the embossing and that awesome stamp set!! Huge congrats on your "In the Spotlight" selection :O)