Sunday, September 13, 2015

Floral Wings Celebrate You - TGIFC20

Yesterday I made my friend Jess her birthday card.  Like many of my cards, it was put off for far too long and I had to be quick.  We were meeting her family at a campsite for dinner and cake.  I will not talk a lot about getting so lost with no cell service and my GPS just showing white space...  Yeah... That was not good. 
So we actually ended up being late and the sun had gone down.  She had to use flashlights to look at her card but she was so excited about it - makes it all worth the effort!  Happy birthday Jess!
As I was making the card I remembered the sketch from TGIF Challenges being similar.  After it was finished, I realized the middle didn't have the wider piece in it like the sketch. But hey - if Allison from the design team can make a great card without the wider strip, I can get away with it, right? :) Right...
Here is the sketch:

I have no idea why I picked this color combo but I'm so glad I did.  I actually stamped Watercolor Wash in Smoky Slate on a piece of white CS.  I wasn't feeling it so I covered it with this vellum.  Can you see it peeking through?  The black and white stripes were bold so I picked Bermuda Bay to go along with it. 

I think my favorite detail on this card is the Calypso Coral strip with the grungy roses.  I stamped the roses and actually rocked the block in ink as well to give it the messy look. 

I love doing the inside of the card too to add the extra detail.  I think the stamping world can always credit Ms. Teneale for that!

Thanks for joining me today!  Hope you have a great week!

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  1. Just gorgeous as always Holly. The colours are really striking. Love the touch of vellum! Thanks for playing along with the TGIF sketch this week :)

    1. Thanks for the kind words Jennifer! Loved your card too!

  2. Stuuuuunning! As always, of course, but this just sings to my heart. Gorgeous, Holly!

  3. Oh, this is just stunning ! Love the colors, butterfly...everything ! Great job !

  4. Super pretty! I am in love with those bold colors. Thanks so much for playing along with us at TGIF!