Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sweet Stamps- Summer

The Sweet Stamps challenge this week is Summer.  What says summer like flowers?


 In the Midwest, we do not have flowers until Mother's Day, and once the first frost sets in- no more flowers until the following year.  So, we enjoy our flowers so much!

 I made a background using various inks, then stamped the background stamp over the back using Paprika ink. The floral image is stamped and embossed with Black Detail EP, then water colored. Happy Birthday is also embossed.  Pearls and lace finish off the card- this was for my Mom's 86th Birthday : )

Challenges:
ABC Challenge- O is for Open
613 Avenue Creates- Twist B-day
Allsorts- Pearls/Gems
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards- Flower in image
Seize the Birthday- B-day w/embossing
Fab N Funky- No Patterned Papers

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

18 comments:

Maxine D said...

What a very pretty card Shelly - I am sure your mother must have appreciated it :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful card. Love the flower image and your background is so pretty.

Terry said...

What a pretty floral bouquet, Shelly! The coloring is sheer perfection and I am sure your Mom really loved her birthday card! Enjoy the week!

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! The flowers are gorgeous!! I love the background!! It looks amazing!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sandy Fredrick said...

Awesome, beautiful coloring on the flowers and I love how you used the border for the background. Sweet!!

Sheryl said...

This is such a pretty card. Your colouring is fab - I love the lace too. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hugs Sheryl xx

Beth Norman said...

Such a pretty card. I love your stamp.

Penny said...

I would imagine that your mom loved this! It is so feminine and beautiful! Love the pretty image, your palette & paper, and that wonderful lace bow! :^)
Hugs, Penny

*Vicki* said...

Yes, we sure do enjoy our flowers while we can here in the Midwest!! :) This is really elegant and so beautiful Shelly!! Nicely done!

Bonnie Taylor said...

Your card is stunning! I love the flowers and design. Thanks for joining us at CC & CC! We hope to see you again!
~ Bonnie DT

chingaling ling said...

This is the country western kitchen motiff done up in pinks and oranges perfection!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty card and pretty flowers. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant card and fabulous design for our challenge of adding a flower to your card...thanks for sharing... aNNie xx
{Chocolate Coffee and Cards DT Member}

Nancy said...

This is a very nice card Shelly! Love the lace bow and the pretty background paper! Thanks for linking up your creation with us over at Seize the Birthday and including the topping too!

coldwaters2 said...

Beautifully designed creation it looks so pretty, thank you for joining our challenge at FAB 'N' FUNKY
hugs
lorraine x

Stacey Schofield said...

love the colours on this very nice card. Thank you so much for playing in our neighbourhood 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope you stop by to play again next week.
Keep Smilin',
Stacey xxx
613 Avenue Create DT
Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! Lovely coloring on the flowers and BEAUTIFUL card!

Tania said...

Gorgeous! Love monochromatic cards.