Friday, January 14

Gina K CSS Alumni hop

Hiya and welcome to the first Gina K CSS alumni hop of the New Year!

If you came from Peggy Wainman's blog, you are right on track. If not, please go to Stamp TV and start at the beginning so you do not miss any of the fabulous projects the gals have created to share tonight!

Here is a little peek at my card...can you guess what our inspiration was?

For the hop tonight we were asked to follow along with this weeks Color Spotlight Challenge. Gina gave us two different color combinations this week. You can read all about the Color Spotlight Challenge and the two color combinations here.

I used this color combo... I wanted the focus for the card to really be on the colors for the challenge so I made a card without any pattern paper...can you believe it?!!
The image is from Buds and Vases. I colored the flowers with copics - YG63, YG67, G94/R22, R24, R27, R29/YR20, YR21, YR23/WOO. The Sentiment is from the Picture It stamp set.

I added a few layers of matting behind the image and the sentiment using Spellbinders Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangles.
The papers are of course the Pure Luxury Red Hot, Sweet Corn and Fresh Asparagus. Since I did not use pattern paper, I gave my embossing folders a workout. I used 3 different dot embossing folders. The border edge along the right side is a Martha Stewart border punch.
The next stop on the hop is to the talented Tera Fujan's blog. Let's go see her gorgeous project shall we?


75 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous coloring on the flowers, Sharri! Wow!

Giovana said...

Awesome coloring Sharri! So pretty!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Sharri! Fantastic coloring! No DP needed! For once I didn't use any either!

Melissa Cash said...

Oh Sharri, me likey, me likey. I love everything about this card. The layers, the texture the ribbon and punched edge all came together so beautifully and then you had to go and add the perfectly colored flowers. Love it!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Oh wow! Gorgeous card! You've used the colors with perfection. I love the border punch.

Becky said...

Lovely card! Love the colors and textures. Awesome coloring.

Carolina said...

Simply stunning Sharri! Love all the details - the textures, the layers, the ribbon, and the border is such a great touch!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Those flowers look so realistic and such a wonderful design.

catdidit said...

Wow Sharri! Does this ever pop! Your coloring is spot on!! LOVE this!

Miesje said...

Those flowers are wonderful Sharri! The coloring is so perfect! Great layout and card.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful coloring on the flowers and I love all the layers and dots!!!

Cheri said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love those roses. Your coloring is perfect. Love the sketch and the details. This is a must CASE card.

Deb said...

SO gorgeous, Sharri, with all those beautiful layers and that wonderful lacy edge! Love this!

Kay S said...

Whoa, Sharri, this is an absolute stunner! Love all the dot layers and that punch is beautiful. Your flower coloring is perfect! Love it!

Lori said...

Oh Sharri, I'm going to need this set now, your card is gorgeous!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

truly truly elegant! GF your coloring is perfection - love the layers...I mean this is one GORGEOUS card (-:

Melanie said...

one of my fave Buds and Vases cards ever!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Sharri- Wowza-absolutely stunning. Your Copic coloring is outstanding!

Jennie said...

Love this Sharri!! The combo of colors POPS on your design and love the border punch you used on the edge, just lovely!

joy said...

WOW!! Amazing coloring! Everything about your card is perfect - the coloring, placement -- your beautiful bow -- everything!!

buggin2stamp said...

Wowza, this is Be-U-Tiful! Your coloring is amazing. I love the embossing and that gorgeous punched border. You did an amazing job on the color challenge.

Betty Neville said...

WOWEE Sharri! Amazing card! And on top of it all, your coloring is outstanding!

Shawna said...

Love this card Sharri --- the vibrant colors you chose and all that texture. Beautiful!

lisa808 said...

Stunning! Your coloring is gorgeous. I love the punched border along with the embossing.

SueB said...

I'm lovin' the coloring, mix of polka dot embossing folders, and that border punch is to die for, one I've not spotted in my local stores ... YET, LOL! TFS!

Carol said...

Simply gorgeous!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Rita said...

Such a cute card!! :)

Lorraine said...

your card is so bright and crisp. wonderful job and gives you a good feeling just looking at it

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great Card! I love all the layers and the sketch used.

Sharon said...

Stuning.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous card! Love the boarder punch & layering!

sghay said...

Gorgeous. I love all of the layering.

Tamara said...

Big dots little dots, Ribbon and lace! This is a beautiful card!

scootingranny said...

I like everything about this card-the layers, the texture, the border, the ribbon, the stamp and coloring. Super card!

lips said...

This is an exceptional card. Everything about it is perfect, from the dry embossing, to the flowers to the lace border.

Golda said...

What a fantastic card! The bow is gorgeous, as is the edging, the coloring, well, the whole thing!

Marsha said...

Can we say "beautiful"? Wow. Love everything about this card.

Donna Phelan said...

WOW lots of layering, Sharri, just love the punched border edge, beautiful, oh and all that embossing too! FABULOUS!!!!

Ink-Pattie said...

beautiful!

Designs By Sky said...

gorgeous card!! TFS

Judy Shuck said...

WOW! Looks great!

Darla said...

Love this card, the colours, the embossing, the layout, the image - all very nice.

debmiata2001 said...

What a beautiful card...love how you merged all the colors...looks fantastic

Darla said...

Fabulous colouring! Great use of the embossing folders and that punched border is the perfect finishing touch! I could picture this being a gatefold opening too with the exact same look on the front just opening where the right layer meets the left with the focal image joined to the right side just to be different!

Barb said...

love the border punch and the embossing.

pamcherold said...

Nice job. Plain and simple paper and great colors. Thanks for sharing.

jean w. said...

Wow what a beautiful card! You really got the colors done good!

Janeen said...

I love the way you did the different size dots with the EF's

Chris said...

What an absolutely beautiful card! I really like what you did, and that border punch really adds a lot!

Karen Denson said...

OMG! What an absolutely beautiful card. I love the different techniques you used on the card. The embossing is gorgeous and then the border punch just tops it off.

Lydia said...

your card is very nice...you did a wonderful job on the coloring...wish I could color the good...

Lori said...

Wow this is beautiful!

Wink said...

This card is just Beautiful!!! I love the way you tided all the colors together in the flowers.

Cynthia said...

This is beautiful, Sharri! Your coloring of the bouquet is fabulous.

Shelly said...

awesome awesome card love it

Virginia Wingo said...

This is about as pretty as it gets. Wonderful coloring on the flowers and all the layers, not to mention the ribbon and to top if off, that MS border punch.

luvhymns said...

Your coloring is outstanding and so many comments to that fact! BEAUTIFUL!

dj said...

What a beautiful elegant card Sharri...absolutely gorgeous!!

Sharon Jones said...

Gorgeous is an understatement for this card! It all comes together perfectly. I would love to receive a card like that!

Pat Jandacek said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I love this clean, bright look and the asparagus ribbon and border are, of course, gorgeous!

Beejay said...

Wow! Your card knocked my socks off!

Valerie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love your card.

Booknplays said...

I rarely use DP but my cards never come out that gorgeous!

Cheryl G said...

Great card!

Sharon Mattingly said...

Absolutely beautiful! The colors are gorgeous together and the coloring on the flowers is incredible!

Celeste said...

Your beautiful card just illustrates that there is not always a need for dp on a card. I love how you used different embossing folders. Your coloring is wonderful. The image you chose is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

Joyce Thurston said...

wow! great card

naneruth said...

This is down right gorgeous! Love the flowers coloring and how it is layered.

Theressa said...

pretty

Jenny H. said...

Love all the layers and the embossing. Very pretty!

Dave said...

Wow, what a fantastic card. To receive a card like this, would be a great substitute for winning candy, love it.

Sonia said...

Love this card! The way you put the elements together is stunning!

Anonymous said...

Very nice card. Your coloring is great.
Jean McGee

Susan said...

Sharri -- your card is stunning! The use of different embossing folders and dies really work to showcase the centerpiece -- your artfully coloured flowers. Amazing!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous card - I'd love to receive one like that. Thanks for sharing you wonderful idea with us.

Joan
MN