Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Friends Are What Fill Life's Garden!

We're BACK!!!! YAY!!
Welcome to a new season at the

 And look at this GORGEOUS inspiration board that we are starting with!

I fell in love with the beautiful colors! 
So I was inspired to create a card using pink roses, blue flowers, and a background with beautiful neutral colors and texture.

I started by stamping all of the images onto Neenah Desert Storm card stock with Versamark ink. I heat embossed all of the images with SSS white embossing powder.

Next, I colored all of the images with PrismaColor pencils.  I haven't used them in such a long time. I was inspired by all the pretty creations that I have seen people making recently. I really enjoyed using them!

I dry embossed a 4 X 5 1/4 inch of Neenah Desert Storm card stock with a woodgrain embossing folder. Next, I sponged around all of the edges with SSS white pigment ink. I arranged the pretty bouquet after I cut out all of the flowers and leaves with their matching dies. Added a few sequins for some sparkle!

I hope I have inspired you to play here at 
I believe my card style today would be considered 
Classy & Elegant:
Shiny finish
Sparkling embellishments
Rich color scheme
Sophisticated sentiments
Layered Testures
Awe & Impress

All of the styles are explained HERE.
Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. 

And I am entering my card at the
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used:
Stamp: More Spring Flowers (Simon Says Stamps)
             Friends of Life (Simon Says Stamps)
Dies: More Spring Flowers (Simon Says)
          Friends of Life (Simon Says Stamps)
Ink: Versamark
        White Pigment (Simon Says Stamps)
Coloring: Prismacolor Pencils
Paper: Neenah Desert Storm, Black, Neenah White (Simon Says Stamps)
Other Stuff: Woodgrain Embossing Folder (Cricut?); White embossing powder (SSS)


Darnell said...

You've made the ultimate perfect take on the beautiful photo, Mackie! It's the sort of card that I can't stop looking at to soak up all the details! Thank you for the stunning inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is simply stunning, Mackie! Love all those beautiful blooms and leaves!

Lisa Elton said...

Wow, wow, WOW!!! This is exceptionally gorgeous Mackie! Love the way you've layered all of this together so beautifully!

Maria said...

Gorgeous card with the lovely pretty!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Mackie! What a stunning card! I love those beautiful colored blossoms! A real stunner!

Melissa Bove said...

Stunning card! Those flowers are just gorgeous!! LOVE!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Julie Gearinger said...

Mackie, your flowers are amazing! I thought you had stamped them onto vellum until I read your post- great job with the pencils, sweet friend! Hugs and thanks for always inspiring all of us :-)