And then, add into the mix the wonderful Blossom punch! And then . . . two of our embossing folders! And then, two of our purples and Whisper White! A stunning winning combo for sure.
While I comPLETEly understand about the need to retire colors, accessories, etc., to make room for new product, I wish some of them could just linger forEVer!
A couple of the items I used in this card are retired and gone forever -- unless you are lucky enough to still have some in your stash.
One of them is the Concord Crush card stock. A dream when paired with Wisteria Wonder (which is not retired yet). I loved the color so much, I purchased a whole package of it so I would have it to use for a long time.
The fancy brad in the center of the flower is another item I love so much. BUT, can you imagine one of two current products in the center instead: A few of the Antique Brads (page 174 of the big catalog) would work well, OR, how about the wonderful new Designer Builder Brads (page 12
of the new Spring Catalog)? Ooooh. Aaaaah.
I love the combination of two different embossing folders, the Elegant Lines Folder and the Vintage Wallpaper folder. It adds a sort of dimensional crisp whimsy.
This was the anniversary card I made for my husband, and normally I would not show you the inside of a personal card. Actually, usually I wouldn't show you the inside of almost any card
I create -- because there is seldom anything inside to show you.
I put so so much into designing a card that once I finally get the front finished, I am FINISHED.
I admire card artists who do just as much work on the inside of the card as they do on the outside. But, it's just not me.
However, this time was different. The flower image begged me to put it inside the card too.
So I inked it up in the Concord Crush, stamped it off, and added it to the inside panel. I then stamped "Happy Anniversary" in full strength Concord Crush and added it to the flower.
Nice finish, eh?
That's really gorgeous! I wish I were that crafty.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Michele! If you want to become "that crafty", I'd be honored to help you out! Let me know. :>)Delete
Thanks for sharing on the Farm Girl Blog Fest #15!
Thanks, Kristi! And thanks for having me. :>)Delete
Another "Love"ly card :)ReplyDelete
Aw Paula. You're so "love"ly also! :>)Delete
YAY! Purples!! And a lovely job you did indeed. I love that punch with the stamp on it...it makes it just pop too. And always whisper white! I have my stashes of fave colors too, and always hate to see SU get rid of certain colors.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for joining my party this week!!
Oh Doni. You truly make me smile! Thanks so much! :>)Delete
Sweet card. Love purple. Saw your link on Nap Time Crafters:Friday Favs PartyReplyDelete
Thanks so much! :>)Delete
That is so pretty. I love those purples together. I even have the stamp set.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Christina! Do you use the set very often? And do you have the punch to go with it? Great combination! :>)Delete
So beautiful and feminine! Thanks for sharing on Super Sweet SaturdayReplyDelete
Thank you, Stephanie. And thanks for having me! :>)Delete
Cute! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects :).ReplyDelete
Thanks, Carrie. And thank you also for letting me share! :>)Delete
Hey! I found you at Shaken Together linky party and I naturally look at everything with purple in it. My blog is "Purple Hues and Me." I must say after reading all of the comments, I have never come across so many people who love PURPLE! That shade you used is so romantic and the white really sets it off!!!! Let's hope it's never retired! Btw, you are so creative and talented!ReplyDelete
Oh my, Gail. Thank you for the wonderful comment. I'm so glad you liked my Purple Passion! :>)Delete
Lovely card - thanks so much for linking up :)ReplyDelete
Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity
Thank you, Sarah. And thanks for letting me link up! :>)Delete
I found you at www.delicateconstruction.com and I love the color purple so naturally I had to visit! Love the card and like you I wish some of the Stampin' Up products could stay around forever.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kim. Your comment made me smile. :>)Delete
Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!ReplyDelete
Why, thank you so much, Tonna! :>)Delete
Beautiful card, thanks for linking up at the BFF Open House this week. Hope to see you again!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Carol. And thanks also for letting me link up! :>)Delete
Your card is SO BEAUTIFUL. I've never made any cards as lovely as that. Thanks for sharing your card at What to Do Weekends. I hope you will come back next week, too. So nice to meet you. My name is Linda also! :)ReplyDelete
Linda, thank you SO MUCH! If you would ever want any help with cards, I am so there for you! Just let me know! It is great to meet you also! :>)Delete
This is really pretty! I am a new follower! I found your link on Flamingo Toes. I would love for you to link up to my weekly linky party Fluster Muster on Wednesday’s @ http://www.FlusterBuster.com.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Robin, at Fluster Buster! Your blog is so entertaining and informative. And thanks for letting me link up with Fluster Muster! :>)Delete
Thank you, Diana. You are so kind. :>)Delete
How pretty! Just saw you over at the DIY Dreamer! Nice job!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Danni! :>)Delete
Such a pretty card!ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
Thanks, Jill, for your compliment and for letting me link up at a Round Tuit! :>)Delete
Your card is beautiful, and I love the colors. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! I hope you are having a great week. :)ReplyDelete
Aw, thank you so much, Kathy! :>)Delete
It turned out beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing it at SHOW-licous Craft Showcase!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Marti! You are so sweet! :>)Delete
It's absolutely STUNNING!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!
Oh, Christine, thank you so much! Thanks also for letting me link along! :>)Delete
Who wouldn't love getting such a pretty card? Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.ReplyDelete
What a precious compliment! Thank you so much! And thanks for letting me share on BeColorful! :>)Delete