Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It is time for Flourishes FTTC114!  Cindy is the challenge host this week. She has a beautiful color challenge for us this week.  She has chosen blue, brown, and yellow for us to use on our cards!   You can use any hues of these shades.  We would love to see what you create!

For my card I am using the newly released Orchids set.  My card is 4.25 squared.  Really small since I usually do 5.5 square. I am trying to play around with different size cards.  Also, I am loving having the focal image hang of the edge a bit.   Crafting "off the edge" so to speak.    I stamped my orchids with Memento tuxedo black onto Flourishes Classic white cardstock.  I colored with Flourishes Copic Color Collection.  I layered onto Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock.     I finished my card with gold button, seam binding, and corsage pins.

Check out the other blog team designers to see what they created with the color challenge!

Cindy   Dee   Silke   MakiTammy, and 
March's Guest Designer Pattie Goldman!

I have entered my card in a few blog challenges.
Incy Wincy:  Bold and Bright
MMCC:  Anything Goes
Paper Cutz:  Button and Bows
Top Tip Tuesday:  Open Challenge
Aud Sentiment:  Anything Goes
CCC:  April showers/may flowers
Stamps Insanity:  Flower Power
Make It Monday:  Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious:  Keep it Simple (few layers and embellies)!
Woodware USA Challenge:  Die cuts/punches 

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Flourishes Orchids
Paper:   Flourishes Classic white and ivory cardstock, pretty in pink, MME dp
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, PTI camomille, Ranger walnut stain,  SU early expresso
Accessories: Spellbinders Lacey Ovals, SU ef,  seam binding, twine, CAD, sponges, corsage pins, glue dots, foam tape, foam dimensionals, copics, button, EK Success border punch


  1. I JUST got those lacy ovals and can't wait to use them!! Fabulously coloured image and a lovely card.

  2. Oh, the orchids are pretty. A lot of pretty details on your card. I love the little stick pins, what a nice touch.

  3. Absolutely stunning Betty! Love all the beautiful details!

  4. Beautiful flowers and layout design Betty! :)

  5. Oooooooh, look at these orchids! Gorgeous, Betty!

  6. I really love your design!! The embossed background is perfect and the coloring on your Orchids is just beautiful, Betty! Just a perfect pretty card!! :)

  7. Betty - pretty orchids image!
    Thanks for playing in our 'Easter or Spring Theme' challenge!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  8. Simply beautiful! What a great job on the orchids and gorgeous bow!

  9. I love orchids too. this is so pretty in the yellow...really lovely.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Don’t forget..if you leave a comment on another entry,
    mention that you saw their project on ‘Make it Monday’
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    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. GORRRRRGEOUS card, Betty! Those orchids look beautiful!

  11. Wow, this is truly stunning. How do you get the blue around the image to look so perfect?

    Thanks for joining us at My Mums Craft Shop Challenge and hope to see you again this week for the next challenge!

    Kitty xx

  12. What a beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and celebrating our 1st Birthday with us.

  13. Beautiful yellow pallette on the orchid stem.

  14. Hi Betty

    Wow, this is stunning, the orchids looks so realistic with you amazing colouring.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  15. Beautiful colors and coloring, Betty!

  16. Betty, 'crafting off the edge' and still fits the envie..makes for a beautiful card. I love the orchids and you've colored them to perfection. Gorgeous!!

  17. Just popping by from make it Monday Linky party..

    Pretty card. I love the colors and your use of the corsage pins.


  18. Beautiful!!! I love the orchids!!!

  19. Wow! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Totally Stampalicious this week :)

  20. This is stunning Betty! Your coloring and details are beyond fabulous! Beautifully done as always!

  21. Beautiful card..love the new orchid stamps. Pat

  22. What a beautiful card! I love how you used our Spring theme for this week’s challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Hugs ♥

  23. A stunning creation...love the vibrant flowers! Thank you for joining us this week for the Woodware USA challenge!

  24. Wow, this is gorgous!! I love those orchids the moment I saw the first peek of them. And I love the offset oval you used. Beautiful!

  25. So so pretty! Thanks for joining us in our birthday celebration at Aud Sentiments

  26. this is gorgeous betty and a great color combo-love the orchids-I have an indoor orchid that just bloomed-I have to take photos and put them on my blog

  27. A gorgeous card. I love the orchids. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.

    Nikki F x

  28. This is gorgeous - beautiful image and the 'over the edge' element is fab!

    Thanks for joining us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Open Challenge' :)

    Carol x

  29. Oh my word! You just blew me away. the yellow is perfection on those pretty Orchids. I love the buttin bling on your bow. :)

  30. What a lovely card. Your coloring is awesome. It is hard to try new sizes of cards but you made a great card.

  31. as always a completely amazing card!!

  32. My first words, according to my Mother, were "OH PRETTY!" Well, I must say, your card is OH SO PRETTY!! :) I love how you "craft off the edge"..very out of the box. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with me this morning. Have a great weekend.

  33. Great card for this color combo. Lovely!

  34. So so so beautiful! Love the image, the colors, the layout, the embellishments...BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge this week. Good luck!!!


  35. I just saw this orchid stamp set in the store! You've done a beautiful job with it. Wow!

  36. Absolutely stunning Betty! I love the design of your card. Fan-tabulous colouring!

  37. This is wonderful, Betty! I love how the die cut comes off the side.

  38. Beautiful card! I just love those orchids...and "crafting off the edge" looks great!

  39. wauw gorgeous card!! love your collouring!
    xx petra

  40. Stunning card, as usual. Thanx for sharing

  41. GORGEOUS coloring Betty! You made this new image shine! Hugs ~S~

  42. Gorgeous Betty!
    Thanks for playing @ Aud's!

  43. This is so great - love it!

    Thanks for joining in with Aud Sentiments' celebrations!



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