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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Blog hop for FCD Singing about L-O-V-E!!!

Welcome to the February Firecracker Designs by Pamela Blog Hop, where the Design Team is singing all about L-O-V-E-!!! That was not too hard for me, as my 23rd Wedding Anniversary is this Sunday! The Blog Hop officially starts Friday at 8AM, so if you arrive early, the links may not all connect yet.
  I have a fun song that we love to sing by Nat King Cole called L-O-V-E :
                               L is for the way you look at me
                               O is for the only one I see
                               V is very, very extraordinary
                               E is even more than anyone that you can adore
AAAAwwwwww  isn't that sweet??? The sentiment reads, " If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I'd walk in a garden forever".  Stamps are Paper Roses by Firecracker Designs by Pamela.

The background technique by the Technique Junkies- first I used 'Dabbed Shimmers', then 'Cuttlebug Highlights'.  (That BG paper started out white......).  Roses were colored with reinkers and the aqua brush, then highlighted with SU markers, and 'Whisped Edges' done on the main panel. The smaller leaves and gold embossed on White CS, and water colored, then carefully cut out.
Next, I punched out some flowers using Rich Razzleberry SU CS and Poison Ivy Iridescent paper and I stamped it with German Script from FCD. I put the layers together and used a brad in the center.  The Sketch is MoJo Monday.
  On to the BLOG HOP!  This is a circular Blog hop- keep hopping until you come back to where you started!  There is a prize- only Pamela knows where it is.........so, leave a comment on each blog for a chance to WIN!  To check and see if you won, check Pamela's blog on Monday.
  Next Stop is Tesa's Blog
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you enjoyed my card!
Shelly Schmidt

41 comments:

Annie said...

awww, these are so pretty!!!! Such cute flowers! :)

lcamacho said...

What a beautiful card!I LOVE IT!

Ursula said...

Happy Anniversary, Shelly!! Love your card; it's very romantic, and the flowers are terrific! :o)

Tammy said...

Oh this card is really pretty!

Chrissy D said...

Shelly - THIS IS sooooo elegant and romantic - love this! Beautifully done! TFS!

jimlynn said...

So pretty, Shelly. You do some amazing things with paper!!!

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Beautiful card. Very inspirational.

Thank you for sharing.

Happy crafting!

Rhonda said...

Another fantastic card. So pretty!

TesaB said...

Stunning!Absolutly stunning! Amazing embossing, and cutting, and distressing and... LOVE this!

Donna Moore said...

Such a great time for you to make such a romantic and beautiful card. Shelly dear this is an amazing creation of art, I hope this is the card you are giving your dh for your anniversary! Lovely!!!

FireCracker082 said...

love the timeless romantic feel of this card. the colors are so perfect and you've really captured the feel of an old world romance...LOVE that song too!

Carrie said...

THese are awesome Shelly...I love that rose you did and I love the sentiment too.

Chrisd said...

So lovely and those flowers are outstanding!

Diana said...

Very romantic card - love the colors and the flower - Thanks for sharing the method in making the flowers - I'm going to have to try this.

dj_enns@yahoo.com

PamS said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the card.

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

I love the background technique! I'll have to try it sometime! Great job!

StampnInkLady said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love Nat King Cole and Love your Roses! Very Romatic! Hugs Lori Reinholz

Sonia said...

Hi Shelly:
Fabulous, elegant and so romantic card. Love how you did the 3d flowers. Great Job!

**Sony**
Sonia-Studio60

pehtdn said...

Such great ideas. Beautiful!

Juliet A said...

This is incredibly elegant - and I remember that song, my dad used to sing it to me.

JP Card Crazy said...

Beautiful roses!!! I love the love!!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Love those softly stamped roses and the vintage feel of this card!

Vickie Kertz said...

Such rich looking colors!!! TFS

Priscilla said...

Happy Anniversary, Love the card, the flowers are awesome. Nice shimmer.
Priscilla

Basement Stamper said...

gorgeous card, love the flower!

Bluemoon said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for showing it up close to show the background and the tutorial for your flowers...just awesome! Thanks

Karen Howard said...

Beautiful card! LOVE the flower. Happy Anniversary, hope you have a wonderful day together!

Booknplays said...

Vintage song. Vintage looking card. Love the colors

Gayle said...

Love these flowers! Nat King Cole was a good one to choose for your song and inspiration. He had some of the most beautiful love songs and that voice of his was so smooth and rich. The card is so beautiful! I love all the steps you showed us. You ladies on this FCD hop are so talented. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Gayle Taylor
gaylememoires@sbcglobal.net

trisha too said...

That is a lovely card, Shelly--thank you for the tutorial, too! I always wonder, "How did they do that?"

:)
sandtneal at mfire dot com

LuLu said...

Fab, romantic card. Love how you made your flowers too. Lou x

Loretta Rodger said...

Very pretty card!

kc_froglady said...

Lovely card! I really like the paper you used for the flowers and they turned out so pretty! Congrats on your Anniversary too!

Stampin_melissa said...

I've just got to try that technique! You've done a wonderful job with your card!

christina d said...

I love your card. The flower is so neat. I've got to try one too.

Tracey said...

Happy Anniversary Shelly! This is beautiful, love the handmade flower :-)

Hugs
Tracey
xx

Kathy said...

This is a real wowzer! Love the background and your hand made flowers. I'll have to try to make some of my own flowers.

Cheryl said...

Very pretty! Hey, I know that song! Great choice.

Anne said...

Happy Anniversary Shelly, what an elegant and beautiful card you made, those flowers are amazing

Patty (LaLatty) said...

Your flowers are just amazing. I might have to try making them now because I've been seeing so many of them lately. Thank you for sharing how you made them! Also Happy Anniversary to you and your husband!

Melisa Waldorf said...

BEautiful girl! and I love your paper flowers!