Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Working with Stripes!

Brrr.....it's SO cold out there! When it's weather like this, it makes me want to see something colorful even more.  I am popping in to share a card with a stripey background. Previously I had submitted this card for publication, but with Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking closing its doors, this card will never have a chance to get published. Well, today is the day for its debut here.
love you
This card is almost a one-layer! The only thing that pops up on the card is the butterfly.


 
Ding---> use the BACKSIDE of your stamp (as long as it is solid)

I used the backside of the sentiment from Label Love (Atenew) to stamp AND emboss the colorful stripey background

Love You (Stripe)         4 ¼” x 5 ½”

Card stock: White (Michael’s)
Pattern paper: Simple Stories (DIY Boutique)
Stamps: Label Love (Altenew), Butterfly Friends (Simon Says Stamp)
Inks: Mint Dye Ink by Simon Says Stamp; Rose Bud, Angel Pink by Memento Ink; Versafine , VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder: gold (fine) by Recollections


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23 comments:

Barb said...

So pretty, Virginia! Love the unique color combo you used! ♥

Shelly said...

LOVE.THIS.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the color combo with the gold!

conil said...

Nuts about those awesome stripes...the gold fairly pops with those stripes surrounding it.

Milka Gubo said...

Pretty card, Virginia :-D

Kara Lynne said...

I love the little sprig of mint that flows up off the card with the sentiment. That and the sequins give such movement to your card.

maria f. said...

Love your creativity with the stamps. And melancholic, about PCS. But thanks for sharing the oh-so-cheerful card and colors with us this winter ;)

Charlene said...

Beautiful! LOVE those stripes, colors and pretty green in the BG!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card! So cheerful, so you!

~amy~ said...

awesome work! Love those fun stripes!

Annette Allen said...

oh wow this is fabulous.. totally love it

Mandy LaCroix said...

Love this Ms Virginia!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cool!!!

Becca Cruger said...

Your talent with color schemes never ceases to amaze me. I would never have thought to combine those soft pastels with the bold pink and black stripes. I wish I had your brain!
Thank you, by the way, for stopping by my blog to say congrats. It really made me feel extra special.

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous Virginia. You are so talented.

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This is such an elegant card. Love the detail with the gold!

Hope you have a lovely day//Gunilla

Renee said...

This is so pretty and I love what you did with the label stamps! More bang for your buck!!!

Carol McCready said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing.

sandie said...

I love this Virginia! Fab embossing x

Melissa F said...

Love this color combo with the gold embossing, and brilliant idea to use the back of the stamp!

Sheila H said...

So pretty!

Beth H. said...

So pretty. I also agree that I need some color this time of year. Very cold in Minnesota and very dreary!

Taunya Butler said...

Great idea and such creative thinking!!! So very impressed with the soft tones mixed with the golden ones - makes for a real statement!!! In love with what you do and who you are - keep up with what you are doing , you are a pro!!!