Sunday, July 26, 2009

Chrysanthemum

I Love this image from Artful Inkables. Guess you can tell that I am just a "little" bit partial to Artful Inkables stamps. I have had the best time on this Design Team and coming August 15th my reign will be over. I have certainly learned an awful lot about Design Team duties though and working with these INKgirls and Kristin has been just a "DELIGHT!"

Remember to check out Kristin's blog because she is going to pick some very talented INKgirls for the next go round.

The base of this card (5"x5") is SU's Sage Shadow (one of my very favorite colors). I then cut out a square of black cardstock that I bought from Michael's. The DP is from Hot off the Press Flowered "Handmade" papers and Vellum. These are some of the most beautiful papers I have ever worked with. I used my Circles Nestibilities for the back ground of the Chrysanthemum. I used Gold Embossing Powder and Heat Embossed the image. I was going to color in just a little, but I thought it would take away from the elegance, so I left it as is and just cut it out and put it on dimensionals. I used some very small gold beads for the center. Gold Glitter dots for the corners and Gold Ribbon for the sides. This image has sooo many possibilities and I will be using it again and again.

Please click on the photo so you can get the IRL look of how pretty it is.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog and for all of your sweet comments. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead !!



17 comments:

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Velta,i love the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Cindy Haffner said...

Your card is just beautiful
Velta!!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Velta this is so stunning!
hugs
kim x

Elena said...

Gorgeous card, Velta! I love how you added the beads and golden brads!
I am glad you liked my cards, and of course I don't mind if you can be inspired by them too!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Velta, I clicked on it and it is definitely a beautiful card.. they are certainly going to be losing a awesome designer... someone else will be grabbing you up to be a designer on another team... thank you for your lovely comment ... I am glad I am not the only one that has problems with thick paper. LOL

Loretta said...

Velta - I like your gold chrysanthemum too!!! It is very elegant.

Tami said...

This is GORGEOUS!

Joanne Travis said...

Velta, this is so lovely!!

cats whiskers said...

I clicked hun and I agree it is just stunning love your embossing, something I am not very good at
Hugs Jacqui x

Selena said...

This card put a smile on my face the second I saw it. Your work always makes me happy.

chelemom said...

This IS beautiful!!!

Rose Ann said...

This is gorgeous, Velta!! I love the Sage, embossing, and the beautiful image!! So lovely!!

Leslie Miller said...

That's a pretty flower, Velta! And the close up reveals some very cool paper, too. Love how you added the beads and gold ribbon. Enjoy your little extra freedom!

Joan Fricker said...

Velta, what a beautiful card! Absolutely stunning!

Joan

Ila said...

This card is so Gorgeous Velta!!...they are going to miss you and your Beautiful creations!!...Hugs, Ila

Jamee said...

very pretty card!

Laurie Unger said...

Great colors in this card! I'm sure that you will be missed on the DT. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creations!