Monday, May 13, 2013

Pink & Black

Last chance to win the Flourishes new release with the Timeless Tuesday challenge to use black accents.  I grabbed one my all-time favorite Flourishes sets called Thinking of You (It may now be retired).  I clear embossed the image & then covered it with victorian velvet Distress Stain using a circular motion.  I just love the natural shading that resulted.  The dies are Spellbinders Labels One & Decorative Labels One which cut beautifully using a piece of wax paper between the paper & the die.  The dies are so pretty I kept my embellishments very simple--3 tiny black pearls & a little black bow.  

Thought I'd share 1 more picture with our rhodies.  Over the last few years we've made the change from a blue house to a taupe one.  The final step was getting a matching roof & changing the blue trim to a darker shade of the house color.  Now I really like it & the flowers look so pretty with the taupe background. Thanks for coming by--enjoy your day.

21 comments:

  1. I don't think I've seen that pretty stamp before - it's wonderful the way you used it here, Greta!

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  2. First I want to comment on your gorgeous card! The details and fine layering really make the card a stand out! Now...about the backyard flowers and the matching roof...? SWOON! Looks like you made them match so beautifully--just like your card, Greta!

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  3. WOW!! What a really gorgeous creation!! LOVE the elegant details of your edges and the embossed floral image!! HUGS :)

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  4. Beautiful card and I do like that set of dies too ~ very elegant!

    The house looks great! And so do the rhodies ~ I love that nickname ~ they are just beautiful. I am hoping to take out a couple of camelias and replace them with my own rhodies. The are so striking in the Spring!

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  5. beautiful card...i love the diecut shapes!
    your flowers are beautiful too. i love that bright pink!

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  6. Very pretty card Greta I like the fancy die cuts! Thanks for the tip about the wax paper. My SIL gave me a die that is a real bugger to get out!! And WOWZERS on your pretty floral shrubs they DO look pretty with your house make-over!!

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  7. Those Spellbinders frame your gorgeous creation perfectly! I love it when you can make a simple stamp design look so special with extras like diecuts and embellies. So fancy and sophisticated looking!

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  8. LOVE the card so BEAUTIFUL!! =) Like your house color too and I agree it really makes the PERFECT Back ground for your Flowers!! They are so pretty I'd LOVE to have some flowering bushes some day!! Maybe once we get into a larger home!!?? I'd hate to put them in and then have to leave them!! THANKS for sharing anf have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  9. Hello Greta
    This is such a pretty card, the SB dies look gorgeous and I love that it is a square, even though envelopes are hard to match. Your Rhodes look amazing, such a vibrant colour.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  10. Gorgeous card, Greta! I think the few touches of black are just right. And those flowers are beautiful!

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  11. Love the card and your beautiful flowers!

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  12. wow! such a beautiful card Greta! I love the soft pinks and fancy die cut. The front of your house is amazing with these pretty blooms. :)

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  13. totally beautiful Greta. Such a pretty colour. Love your house and the flowers out front.

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  15. Your card is beautiful Greta, I love your rhodies too!

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  16. Beautiful distress with the circular movement, Greta! Great layering with the right amount of both mixture of colours too!

    You have a beautiful house and great colours too!

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  17. Your gorgeous card is stiff competition with the photo, but the photo wins (barely)! You are so right about how fabulous the rhodies look against that taupe!!

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  18. Hello dear Greta,

    Your card is a stunner! I think it is gorgeous and timeless!
    and may I just say: "Wow! wow! wow!" I have NEVER seen such pretty Rhododendrons.
    I can totally see what you mean about changing the color of your house...
    Thank you for sharing~

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  19. Very pretty image with the contrasting colors, and fun die cuts.

    The pink Rhododendrons are fabulous.

    Regards diane

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  21. I love the distressed ink and the touch of black adds such elegance! This is fit for a queen! Your rhododendrons are so pretty!

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