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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tropical Bloom -- Just Us Girls

Good morning! The rain has stopped (for now) but it is still gray and gloomy here. Yuk! Sorry for the bad pic, but what is a girl to do without sunlight? I created this card for the JUGS2 challenge on the new Just Us Girls blog. JUGS is a new blog that will have a new challenge each week. This week we were asked to paper piece somewhere on our card and to use pink as a bonus for Breast Cancer Awareness month. I paper pieced the squares from the Hip to Be Square set from GKD with cardstocks from Basic Grey's Bittersweet collection. I'll be sad when I run out of this cardstock cuz I think it is soooo purtiful! The cream and pink backgrounds were embossed with the Victoria CB EF. The stamps used are from GKD's Tropical Blooms set. I love how they look like pink poinsettias. You can't see it in the "oh so fine" pic, but there is some microfine glitter on the pink flowers. I used teeny tiny brads in tan and brown for the centers of the flowers. I used the Chocolate Spica glitter pen on the stems and leaves of the flower and they are so pretty and sparkly. For the outer edge of the frame I used my Copic marker R81 to give the look of another layer of cardstock.

Supplies:

Stamps: Hip to be Square, Tropical Blooms--GKD Paper: Cream and Pink from Stash, Chocolate-GKD, Bittersweet DP-Basic Grey Inks: Espresso-Adirondack, Petal Pink-VersaMagic Extras: Ribbon-Stash, Mini Brads-GKD, Chocolate Spica, Copic R81, Microfine Glitter, Victoria CB EF

Have a great day,

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Stampin' Pam said...

Mmmmm Mmmmm good! Melissa this is stunning - very eye catching - you are so right that they look like poinsettias!~ I also love the extra copic coloring along the edge of the layer to look like another mat :-) Clever.
Thank you SO MUCH for playing along with Just Us Girls this week. I hope you really had fun and will come back again!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Melissa, this is such a gorgeous card! I love your paper pieced pink blossom! Your card has such an elegant feminine touch to it! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls! I hope to see many more of your creations in the upcoming challenges!

NinaB said...

Lovely as always, Melissa. I love how you did the flowers.

Terri E. said...

Such great dimension on your card. Way to rock the JUGS challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kristin Bueter said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your card!! It's so PRETTY!! Great colors and layout...love how you popped up your flowers :]

Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls this week! Hope to see you again on Saturday for a fab color challenge!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

love your new word "purtiful"! Ü

Your card is lovely! I love this line of BG too!

Dana Gustafson said...

*gasp!* THis is breathtaking! I love your card Melissa! The flowers are to fresh and light and the embossed layers are fabulous!

Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Donna said...

what a pretty, soft & elegant card!

Emily Leiphart said...

Melissa, this is gorgeous! I love the embossed layers and the flowers look wonderful popped. I have to make a wedding card and have some inspiration after seeing this!

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