Sunday, December 16, 2012

Peaceful Orchids

I thought a card that exemplifies peace would be a good choice for today in our world.  I pray that today peace can begin in you and me.


This beautiful little scene is part of the new set from Flourishes called Garden Dreams.  I think the thoughtfullness and dreaming that is demonstrated in each part of the set is so lovely.  Orchids are a favourite of my mom's too, so they always remind me of her.  

I began by cutting the shape for this set with the Silhouette cut file from Flourishes on Classic Ivory Cardstock, and then stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured up the image with Copics and then popped it up on a pretty layering of Flourishes Color Made Easy Rich Browns Cardstock and Color Made Easy Crocus Cardstock.  The purple designer paper is Echo Park Winter Wishes, cut with the Edgeabilities Classic Petals dies (on sale!)  The embossing layer is done with the Fireflies Embossing folder (so pretty).  


Finished off with some pretty velvet and lace.  

Here is the inside of the card....


I stamped off the orchid image before stamping it on the cardstock, so it would have a softer watermark feel.  


11 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a very beautiful card Christine.

greetings karin

Karen McAlpine said...

So pretty. Love how you finished the inside too!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card,I love your color very pretty...

TLady said...

HOW BEAUTIFUL Christine!!!!!!!! :) Your petals die makes your card look LACEY!!!!! :) AND I like that Orchid image too!!!!!!!! :) WONDERFUL JOB!!!!!!!!!!! :)

TLady said...

P.S. Forgot to add, LOVED the inside of your card too!!!!!!!!! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

So beautiful and very poignant, Christine. Peace does begin in each of us.

Marisa said...

Lovely embossing in the BG and fabulously coloured image. I just love those orchids. Have some white one myself. Fun big looped lacy die too!

Conniecrafter said...

such a pretty scene and I just love the coloring, such a pretty combo of framing, embossing and border!

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Christine!

Joan V said...

Oh so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.