August 23, 2012

Congratulations!

Hi there!!  I have a card to share that I made for some good friends of ours that just built a brand new home in Santa Cruz.  They had us and couple other friends over for a barbecue last weekend to see their GORGEOUS new home.  After the barbecue we took all the kids and walked to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and then had dinner on the wharf.  It was a great family day.

I used Inspired By Flowers 4 for my card.  The flower was colored with Copics and was cut out with Oval STAX Die-namics.  The sentiment is from Big Greetings and was stamped in Baja Breeze ink on a Fishtail Flags STAX and was finished with a Sno Cone Button.  The Double Scallop Border Die-namics made the scallops at the bottom.  The colors come from CR84FN61.  It has been FOREVER since I've done any sort of color challenge, but couldn't resist these gorgeous colors together.  The patterned paper is MME Indie Chic "Citron".



Here is the finished inside.  The flower was stamped in Baja Breeze Ink.



Here are the Die-namics I used:





Paper:  Kraft (MFT), Vintage Cream, MME Indie Chic "Citron"
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze, Copic Markers
Accessories:  Die-namics Oval STAX, Fishtail Flags STAX and Double Scallop Border (all MFT), Sno Cone Buttons, Linen Thread, Sewing Machine, Foam Tape

12 comments:

Gabby said...

Lovely card! Your flower is beautifully colored. Oh, how I miss laying on the beach in Santa Cruz. Ahhhh, those were the days. Since moving to them midwest, I am surrounded by corn and soybean fields, w/no mountains or water in sight. But ... family is close, which is more important. :)

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful!!! Love the color scheme!!

wendy said...

gorgeous!

Deborah Frings said...

Your card is just wonderful, I'm sure your friends really love it! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

We stopped at Santa Cruz for a brief visit on our recent holiday - a really fun place!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Jackie! What a stunning card! I love that beautifully colored blossom and the scalloped trim! Surely your friends will treasure this beauty! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

P.S. ~ Hope you had a terrific birthday! :)

Leslie said...

This is stunning! It's one of my fav colour combos....just gorgeous!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Jackie! No doubt your friends loved this! I miss the SC beach boardwalk - fun memories!

Shannon White said...

Wow! This is Just Beautiful! Love your Wonderful design and beautiful Flower! Your coloring and shading is just Fabulous! I know your friends will treasure it for sure! Santa Cruz is So Beautiful! Used to live about 30 minutes away and Miss it Soo much! 8-) So Glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)

Pauline said...

Absolutely beautiful! A gorgeous floral image, and pretty papers and buttons.
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

Kelly S. said...

Oh Jackie, this is sooo beautiful! That flower is stunning in blue! The patterned paper is so lovely and subtle with it...and the stitching WOW! Love just the bit of kraft peeking out of the bottom border!

Heather Jensen said...

This is just beautiful! I love that scalloped border and softly colored flower. Thanks for joining us at CR84FN. :)