Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Flowers and Frames


Today's set is a beautiful one in our new family of sets The Blossom Collection illustrated again by our wonderful Marcella Hawley.  It makes layering a combination of images and sentiments easy and beautiful.  I think you'll love it's versatility.  

I decided to try an oval easel card again, with great thanks to my friend Dawn for the instructions.  It's such an easy design, but gives such wow results.  


I layered up several of the oval frames and layered them (Oval Spellbinders, Lacey Ovals, and Floral Ovals Spellbinders dies).  Coloring the different layers with Prismacolor pencils.   I LOVE this sentiment and it means a lot to me personally, so I had to use it with this set first.  


Coloring details above.  I accented with a little thin 1/8 inch velvet ribbon and used My Mind's Eye Sunshine as the DP.  One of my favourite MME packs from this past year.  The pretty embellishments are Prima Faceted Crystals -  Harvest.  I've re-ordered these many times I like them so much :)  


Above you can see how the thin line of velvet ribbon is the holder for the easel to stand up.  


Inside detailing.  I stamped one of the smaller images from the set in the top of the oval.  Aren't these fancy ovals amazing?  The piercing detailing is so classy!  

I know you'll see some wonderful creations today with this set from the Design Team....

New Release Details!
  • Be sure to visit all the Design Team's Blogs and comment because hidden amoung us is....

If you find the Mystery Bloggers Blog, you could be chosen to win today's set!
  • Come back at Noon Central Time today to the Flourishes Blog see the Flourishes Noon-Time Challenge   Join us in the Challenge and you could win New Release Sets too!
  • And a chance to win the WHOLE July New Release can be had if you participate in our July New Release Challenge - and it's a Sketch.  Deadline for the Challenges is Friday July 13th.  

54 comments:

Allison Cope Israels said...

Delicious card Christine! I love the colour palette, the design of the easel card and your colouring! Just gorgeous!

Anne-Elise said...

Stunning card, Christine! Love all the layers and the gorgeous new stamps!

Linda Carson said...

Lovely artwork Christine! Love the unique shape for an easel card! Beautiful colors too!

Cheryl said...

WOW! I LOVE THIS! Gorgeous colors, and I really like the yellow highlighting of that pretty sentiment. Great job on the easel card!!!

Cheryl O said...

What a beautiful card, and the colors are just gorgeous! I've never done an easel card, however you made this look so easy, that I think I just may try it!!

Karen W said...

Wow just beautiful and what a perfectly shaped card for this set. I love all the new sets this month, can't wait to get them.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the layers. I have that oval too and think that it's just stunning. Beautiful colouring. I like that little pop of yellow with it. I've not done an oval easel card. Have to give that a try.
Beth Greco

Gloria Westerman said...

So Pretty!!!!! love it....tfs

Linda R. said...

Wow! Amazingly beautiful card...even the colors are perfect!

Diane said...

Another stunning card!! Beautiful layers, beautiful coloring, beautiful colors....love it~love it!!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Christine, your card is so pretty! Love the colour combination and I love the way you layered the different elements from this fabulous new stamp set.

Teresa said...

Beautiful card - gorgeous colour choice!

Anne Molberg said...

Love the card---and love the colors!!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow that is such pretty framing with the flowers, love the oval easel shape

Patti J said...

Christine, this is fabulous! The new set is beautiful, and you have done a great job of showcasing it! Thanks for sharing :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous colors and design! Such a wonderful sentiment too.

Beate said...

Christine, I absolutely LOVE your card. It's stunning! Gorgeous coloring and great idea to use those gorgeous dies for an Easel card.
Hugs and smiles

Anonymous said...

Xiomara
Gorgeous card!!

Julie Koerber said...

oooooOOOooo! I love the colors you used Christine and the close up of all that coloring detail just makes me sigh! Fab card girl!

Amanda said...

W-O-W!! What a cheery colored card!! I love, love the blues and yellows!! I love that you used your SB oval frame and made it an easel card - Very Stunning!!

~ Amanda :)

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card - i love everything about it!

Queen Mary said...

Christine, I love that you made it an easel card! I also love your color choices and the tiny velvet ribbon! Perfect!

Colleen said...

Christine,
This is an amazing creation! My jaw just dropped it is so pretty.

Joanne O'Brien said...

This is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen! Thank you for sharing your talent.

Sazz said...

Lovely card and I like how you have used the stamps to show them at their best.

Chris said...

Ooooh a beautiful card. Love the colours and all the layered ovals.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Mary L Schreiber

Leslie Miller said...

This is certainly pretty! Love the colors and that delicate velvet ribbon. Of course, the stamps and the Spellbinders are gorgeous, as well. Mostly it's the way you put all the parts together. Very nice!

Janet said...

I like how you highlighted the sentiment.

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful christine.

greetings karin

Heather said...

Gorgeous easel card! Love the colors and I absolutely love the floral oval die, it's soooo elegant and adds such beauty to your card.

stampqueen said...

Oh I love the colors - especially the blue!!! Beautiful layers!!!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, what a perfect application for this new set! I love how elegant your oval easel card looks!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Wow.... Christine this is fantastic! What a clever easel fold, gorgeous colors! Simply fabulous.

Queen Leticia said...

so lovely!

Marisa said...

What a fabulous easel card!! Love the colour combo and the way you highlighted that wonderful sentiment :)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Love the blossom collection!! This card is so elegant. What a lucky person the recipient will be!!

Tricia

scraphappy4067 said...

Beautiful card!!

kathy s said...

what a beautiful card Christine and love those colours

Marguerite Rose said...

Christine, how astonishingly beautiful your card is! You've given it so much texture, the colour palette is so soft and pretty, the ribbon is the crowning touch. And the sentiment is a shining star! Thank you so much for sharing. Thanks, too, for showing us the inside details!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beyond GORGEOUS Chris!!~

Francie (Montreal) said...

What a pretty card. Beautiful colour combo and design. Beautifully done!

Silke Ledlow said...

WOWZER Christine....your easel card looks super gorgeous! Fab idea and I like how you highlighted the sentiment! Hugs ~S~

Sasha said...

Such a lovely card design. The shape works so well with the fabulous new stamps. Beautifully coloured, too.

Greta said...

Beautiful layers & colors! Love the new stamps!

dpkennedy said...

Wow Christine! This is stunning!

Theresa said...

Great easel card...beautiful colors and design with this lovely stamp set.

Becky said...

Wow, what a gorgeous easel card. I am in love with this new set. :)

Unknown said...

Carolen (have no idea why I have become anonymous with Google - a new hiccup)

I so appreciate your (and Dawn's) help in providing us \with a tutorial for this amazing card.

Can't wait to see all of the new products!

Pattie J. said...

absolutely gorgeous, breathe taking colors and the easel. well done.....hugs

Sue D said...

This is so pretty as an easel card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine,

This is such a lovely card! I happen to have that die, so I will take inspiration and make one. Thanks!

Cariños,

María Alba Negrón
San Juan, Puerto Rico
perfectasimperfecciones@gmail.com

alicaz said...

Great card! Just loove your color combo and the dies too!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Christine! What a unique design!