Saturday, January 19, 2013

Love & Kindness

Here's my card for the Impression Obsession Sweet thoughts challenge.  It's not a typical Valentine, but think it will work for one of my card-making friends.  The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug.  I used Encore! Ultimate Metallic Purple, Satin Rose & Teal for the sweet IO Flowers from Petite Flowers 1, CL179.  I wanted to keep a softness to the card, so the quote (IO C8356, Love & Kindness) is stamped in Brilliance Starlite Black rather than my usual "go-to" Versafine Onyx Black.  The circles & scalloped circles are Spellbinders dies.  I debated about embellishments & ended up deciding to only add a single tiny pearl to each flower.  I'd love to hear what you think--suggestions are welcome! Hope you found something inspiring from your visit today.  I've come down with a bad cold, so couldn't go with my friend to see Les Miserables--maybe later this week.  Hope you're all avoiding the bugs going around & are having some fun this weekend.
  

13 comments:

Shirley said...

Hi Greata, Your card is absolutely lovely!!! The colors against the white are simply elegant too! Thanks so much for playing and good luck in the drawing too!!

Robin K. said...

I think your card is so beautiful Greta! And I agree with your choice to stick with one pearl embellie on each flower- it really works:). I hope you feel better soon- my hubby and I were sick with what's going around and it wasn't fun.

Martha said...

OH, Greta this is so LOVELY! The texture, stamped flowers, and sentiment are fabulous! Beautifully done!

Hope you get to feeling better!

Trinh said...

Beautiful design, Greta! I love the softer ink color on the sentiment and I agree with you about the single pearl being the way to go for embellishments. Knock on wood, we've managed to stay healthy so far. Hope you are feeling better soon!

Virginia L. said...

So soft and beautiful! I love how you layered the image and sentiment! Enjoy your weekend, Greta!

Dawn Turley said...

What a beautiful card Greta. Love the embossing and the layered flowers.

Sue said...

Hello Greta,
The embossed background of your card catches the eye immediately, it has a certain simplicity, but it is also striking in design, I am pleased also that you kept the embellishments to a minimum, as this card is perfect.
I have been to see Les Mis; and once I got past the oddity of hearing Hugh Jackman sing, I began to enjoy the film. I hope you will recover from your cold and be able to see it.
Smiles :-)
Sue

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Very pretty! Love the white embossed bg.

Rosemary said...

beautiful, greta... the embossing looks so lovely with the stamped images!

Paula Huiras said...

Oh, I love this! It is arranged so just right.Love the three little images.
PH

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful & elegant care Greta ! Love that quote, it's fabulous ! Cheers, Shirleyx

Katie said...

Great card design! Love your images in color and how you brushed the edges of the scallops behind with the same color. Great card! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Cathy A said...

Love the soft colour palette on this Greta