August 4, 2010

Happy Wednesday!

Another Wednesday is upon us! And I'm truly feeling old because my lil' brother just got engaged! This week's card is made for my brother and his fiance and these fun summery colors made a lovely Best Wishes card for them!!
Broni is our hostess this week at the Color Throwdown Challenge and here is that summery and fun palette I was mentioning

This week I am heavily influenced by some of the recent cards of Barbara Anders, fellow Color Throwdown design team member. She's done some amazing work for the Throwdown using the Turning A New Leaf set from PTI recently and I totally jumped on it with this week's card.

I stamped the background on the Top Note felt good to stamp...using Turning A New Leaf and Piece of Cake(flower). I added in the orange centers using a Copic Marker. I mounted the die cut on an orange and yellow matted background which I ran through with my linen/canvas texture plate - my new go to texture plate. I added in the SU! striped ribbon, a very mini-rolled flower and leaf on a stick-pin, a yellow button threaded with linen and a sentiment panel and I called it done.

Considering I started this Tuesday afternoon, it's not bad!
Make sure to stop by the Color Throwdown Challenge blog and view all the delicious creations of the design team and help me welcome our guest designer for the month of August, Iwona Palamountain, better known as Chupa! I cannot wait to see all of her fabulous creations right here for the next few weeks!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Piece of Cake, Turning a New Leaf(PTI), Vintage Labels(SU!)
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White(SU!)
Ink: Old Olive, Summer Sun(SU!), Copic Marker, Brilliance
Accessories: Top Note Die, ribbon, linen thread(SU!), Lemon Tart button(PTI)


  1. This is just gorgeous, Laura! I can see the Bar influence and you do it so well! What a great congrats card for your brother! And I really love those textured layers.

  2. So cute...I love seeing cards with the top notes die. That swirly flower is the perfect touch.

  3. Awwww, thank you for the shout out, sweetie! That is one of my favorite sets and you've used it to perfection! LOVE how you stamped the little flower on the sentiment flag--what a great accent that is!

  4. Gorgeous card! I love the images stamped on the die, great idea!!

  5. Gorgeous card, girlfriend! LOVE the rolled flower stick pin!

  6. Oh Wow! What a great use of that die! You are one amazing card artist!


  7. Fresh and funky, I love it! The ribbon embellies are over the top.....and I just love that little tag, so cute!

  8. Absolutely stunning! Fresh, fun and fabulous.

  9. I just love the stamped background you created, and that textured panel is awesome! The tiny button looks amazing too!! Great card!!

  10. i Spotted this card in colour throw down and i felt in love with it..!love the background so much!and the ribbon is so hard to find as for the colour of the ribbon!


  11. Great card, Laura! Love that leaf image...may have to go back to PTI and check it out!

  12. This is so pretty! I love the pattern you created with the images and love that ribbon!

  13. This is gorgeous girlfriend! LOVE the pattern you stamped and your card design. Great idea to frame it with the top note die and layer some handmade textured paper behind it. Very pretty! Also love your sentiment on the cool flag ;]

  14. Love the background you created with the leaf and flower stamps. The bow treatment/tag are fabulous.


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