Wednesday, April 24, 2013

WMS Flower Show

 
So yesterday we had snow.......sleet......in APRIL!!!  Field trips and baseball games.......all CANCELLED.  I am soo longing for sunshine and blue skies and so are my kids!!! 
 
So you may have seen a wonderful blog hop of crafters last week.......Waltzingmouse Stamps Flower Show.  Well, they haved issued a challenge to CASE one of the cards from the blog hop!  I have a very limited number of WMS sets and was determined to make what I had work for this challenge.  After all, that's what a challenge is! 
 
So I chose this fantastic card by JJ Bolton.....who utterly ROCKS anything she touches.  Her card is so simple but elegant at the same time and I certainly wouldn't have EVER created anything like it.  She uses black cardstock and gold embossing powder.  Those 2 things alone......I almost never use.  So friends........here is my best version of JJ Bolton's card.
 
thanks

 
I worked with Big Blooms Chrysanthemums and Vintage Alphabet.  I masked off my chrysanthemum and stamped the leaves and then heat embossed.  I looked and looked for some gold cardstock and came up empty.  So I went with gold pearls and rounded edges to bring in the extra gold that JJ used at her corners.  Thanks JJ for the beautiful inspiration!!!
 
 
 
I wanted to take this moment now to thank YOU all for the warm congrats, emails, and FB msgs about my Stamping Royalty win.  I am very humbled to have been chosen and it has certainly made my year!!!  ♥♥
 
 
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Stamps:  Big Bloom Chrysanthemums, Vintage Alphabet (WMS)
Paper:  Black (PTI)
Ink:  Versamark
Misc:  Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Pearls, Foam Adhesive

16 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous Amy!

Marisa said...

Loving the gold embossed on the black/chocolate!! Very elegant feel to the card.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Awesome CASE Amy! Love the embossing and the pearls are a great touch!!

Joyce said...

Such a beautiful card. Your gold embossing is beautiful, and the pearls are the perfect extra.

Deborah Frings said...

Simply beautiful! I do like the elegant feel to this card.

And I know just what you about spring! It's snowing here in Northville - crazy weather!

Sarah said...

Very classy and elegant choice of colours.

Lynn Hardy said...

Your card is just perfectly elegant and the pearls finish it off nicely.

Kary said...

Amy, this looks beautiful!! You created a wonderful, elegant card & I love the gold pearls. Great case job!!

Renee said...

YAY!!!
You joined in!! :)
And it's a gorgeous CASE of JJ's card...
love the gold pearls...
perfect accent! :)

Crraftymama said...

Just Beautiful! Loving the black and gold and how clean the embossing looks.

Kate said...

Wow love your card, so elegant- such a lot of work and risky with gold embossing powder on black but you pulled it off brilliantly !!! Love those pearls !!!

Jill Norwood said...

Amy this is so gorgeous! Congrats again on your win!!!!! So very happy for you!!!!

Marlou McAlees said...

absolutely beautiful, loving the gold ♥

Jeanne J said...

Oh I should have known - you and JJ have such a clean style! Love your take - that rich gold embossing is wonderful! And big congrats on your Stamping Royalty win!!

Kim Heggins said...

Amy, this is so classy and very elegant, love it!

Vickie Z said...

Love it!! The gold embossing looks fabulous and the pearls are the perfect touch! Congrats on your Stamping Royalty!!

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