It's Not All Black and White

Monday, February 18, 2008

Matchbook Flowers

Today's card features Verve Visual's Serenity stamp set and some Cosmo Cricket paper. I stamped the flowers with VersaMagic Dew Drop inks and cut them all out to make a bouquet. Since I couldn't find a matching blue paper to go with the Cosmo Cricket, I opted to make my own. The background for the flowers...I cut the circle from white paper with my Nestablity die, then smeared my Aspen Mist ink pad all over it. Tah Dah! Instant matching paper. All of the circles were cut with Nestablitity dies. The scallops were done with a corner rounder (guard removed).

This is a matchbook style card. The top piece tucks into the lower scalloped layer. To keep those scallops shut, I adhered some Sticky Strip right above the crease inside. (Think right behind those lower red brads.)

I highlighted the flowers and added dots to the scallops with Star Dust Stickles.

What's In It?
Stamps: Serenity, Happy Thoughts (Verve Visual)
Paper: Dutch: Anna and Klara (Cosmo Cricket); white (Papertrey Ink); Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Aspen Mist, Tea Leaves, Sage, Red Magic (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Corner Rounder (EK Success); Nestabilities dies; brads (Making Memories); ribbon (Target); white gel pen; sticky strip; Star Dust Stickles

17 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is gorgeous, Bethany! LOVE that scallop on the matchbook. . .very pretty!

veronica said...

love those blooms! the way the color changes on them is great. the whole card is wonderful.

Flossie's Follies said...

This is such an elegant card, lovely.

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Just beautiful! Love the sparkle and your homemade bg paper. :) I've never tried a matchbook card, but it looks like fun!

Jenn said...

Wow, you really nailed this, Bethany! It is beautiful!

ElyBlair said...

Wonderful card! The color scheme is to die for!

Chrissy said...

gorgeous card! I love it

Crafty in Calgary said...

Wow, this card is absolutely beautiful!! :)

Allison said...

This is lovely with the Cosmo Cricket paper!

Lila H said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the matchbook style and those flowers & blooms are wonderful.

Christina Fischer said...

Gorgeous!! Love the colors, the scallops, and the flowers! Everything is terrific! :)

beate said...

Bethany, this is stunning! I love it!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...that's a lot of cutting...and so worth it!! Your card is gorgeous, Bethany!!

Kylie S said...

That is gorgeous.

Dana said...

Bethany, this card really blew my socks off. Amazing design work here. Every detail is perfect and the colors are striking!

Joan B said...

Yikes, this is amazingly beautiful. The colors and the details all work together so well. TFS

the scrappy chick said...

ok, I am backlogging through your archives and thinking, why on earth have I never been to your blog?? You have fantastic samples! I am saving it now :) The colors on this card are gorgeous.
Cyndi