Sunday, June 10, 2012

FIRST OF THE SUMMER


I'm a week into my Summer Break, and am working at getting back into the groove of stamping and creating.  I appreciate those of you who are still reading my blog, despite my sporadic posts.  This card is the result of my first efforts, and I've used two challenges that are new to me ... Freshly Made Sketch #38 and Dynamic Duos Color Challenge #6 of Regal Rose and Basic Gray.

RECIPE
Stamps:  Mixed Bunch, sentiment from Because I Care
Paper:  Walk in the Park DSP (retired), Basic Gray, Regal Rose, and Whisper White CS
Ink:  Regal Rose and Basic Gray
Embellishments:  Basic Pearls, Rose 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)
Tools:  Blossom Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Adorning Accents Edgelit
Supplies:  Stampin' Dimensionals

25 comments:

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Yay for Summer breaks and in my case, a winter one :) This is a stunning card, Nancy. Love the cluster of pearls in the centre of your flower. Thanks for deciding to play along at Dynamic Duos.

Susan Joyce said...

Pretty card Nancy, love your flower with the pearls. Thanks' for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos.

Anni said...

The pearls in the centre of the flower are so beautiful!
Thanks so much for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!
Anni

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MJ said...

Love the pearls in the center! Beautiful card.

Becky Green said...

Everybody needs a break! :) Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! You should show your creations more often! :) Thanks for showing us! :)

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... this card is just lovely Nancy ... love that pearl centre and pretty colours! Awesome ...
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Linda Callahan said...

So glad you are back! I always love what you create! This is beautiful with its bright bold flower and splash of Regal Rose!

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of the sketch and color combo! Love the pearls in themiddle and dots in the BG.

Lisa said...

A lovely card Nancy, the pearls in the flower center and the swiss dot background look GREAT together! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

Linda Suarez said...

Fantastic card Nancy! I love the large flower with the pearls in the center. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Patti said...

Beautiful card. The pearls are a lovely addition to the flower.

Allisa said...

Love your bling center on your flower combined with the embossing! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card and I'm loving those pearls! It's gorgeous!! -- Donna

Jenn Nahrstadt said...

i was just thinking over the weekend how i was missing your posts and seeing your creative juices flowing. now i don't have to wait any longer--YAY!

thanks for sharing. regal rose is not a fav of mine, but i love what you did with the center of the flower!

welcome to summer, girlfriend!

Jen Brum said...

What a fabulous card Nancy! I love the colour combination and totally love the pearl accents! Thank you for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Allison said...

Beautiful! Love it! Glad to see you stamping again!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Hi Nancy! Wow, is this ever pretty! I really like how you mixed the pattern and texture. That pearl-adorned flower center is fabulous, too. So glad you joined us at Dynamic Duos! :)

Mickey Roberts said...

Welcome back, Nancy! I can't wait to see what you come up with for the summer!

Joy Jones said...

Love these colors together.....Regal Rose is just such a clear pretty pink. The pearls are just the right accent for this blossom!
Joy Jones

Marybeth said...

Beautiful card. Congrats on your win!

Kards by Kadie said...

SERIOUSLY LOVELY CARD Nancy! I've missed your blog post and am soooo happy to see you've returned. Can't wait to see more of your fabulous creations. MANY THANKS for sharing with us.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on your DD Honorable Mention, Nancy! Your card is amazing!!

Cindy Beach said...

Such a stunning card, Nancy! I love the pop of color, the pretty pearls and the delicate border. Beautiful work!

Chloe said...

Such a beautiful card Nancy. I love how you have used the edgelits!!

Oh and your ipicks are great, they are pretty much every pin on my pinterest board lol. Fingers crossed one day one of my cards will be ipicked!!