Saturday, May 4, 2019

A Beautiful Day.....

Hello everyone: I hope all of you are enjoying Spring in all its glory, up here it's been a bit chilly for April-May, we even had some flurries the other day, sheesh!!
My teammates and I have a fun theme for you to play with over at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE and we hope you come and join us in our gallery, we want to see some embossing, whether heat or dry or both.

This beautiful flower is from the Altenew set called Peony Bouquet, I love these types of stamps that allow you to add shading and detail to the images.  First I embossed the white card stock with a retired SU embossing folder then, using the MISTI I stamped the outline of the flower with gray ink and leaving the stamp on the MISTI, I removed the panel to another section of the stamp positioner and proceeded to add the layers of color, the little bud and the leaves using a mask for the flower, when I was happy with how it looked, I placed the panel on the MISTI again and inked up the stamp with Versamark ink to stamp the outline on the flower again, then I heat embossed it with gold embossing powder, I sure hope you guys can see that.
The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Tea in the Garden and the little Butterfly from another Power Poppy set called Pure Prairie Spirit.
I added a few enamel dots from Gina Marie Designs. 
We have a sponsor this time around and it's ALTENEW so that means, there is a prize for our winner so, we all hope you will come and play along.

This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The border is punched with a retired SU punch, I forget it's name, I used two sentiments from a Power Poppy set called Daffodils and the leaf from the Peony set.

I hope you go to THE FLOWER CHALLENGE blog to get more inspiration from my awesome teammates' beautiful cards.
Please remember to include the challenge banner on your post when you upload your creation to the gallery and to limit your challenge participation to other challenges to 6, including ours.

Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.


Sonny P. said...

The embossing adds just the right accent ! The coloring technique is very interesting . You nailed it !
Pretty card !!

Darnell said...

Oh, Maria, your card is spectacular! I love the colors, composition, and wonderful texture from the embossing!! Hugs, Darnell

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, wow, Maria, this is so gorgeous! I love that you used this shade of yellow-orange for such a happy card. Your various steps produced beautiful results. I do see the gold embossing in the close up click. I hope I can participate this month. Embossing... love any kind -- wet or dry!

Patti Willey said...

Wow this Peony is striking! I love the beautiful butterfly too but this Peony is stealing the Show!

Mary Fish said...

stunning in yellow and i love all the white space, too!

TaeEun said...

What a beautiful design, Maria! How awesome that the floral cluster fits in the embossed frame exactly! Love the added butterfly, too!

Viv said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card my lovely friend, I love everything about it, esp. the fabulous yellow flowers ;) hugs Viv xx

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card Maria and I love the dry embossing around the gorgeous flower. So pretty and the colors are amazing!

Bobby said...

This is so beautiful, Maria, with the embossing around the gorgeous peony. The butterfly was a wonderful touch.