Monday, January 23, 2012

Timeless Tuesday / Celebrate Your Day

Hello.  I am back with another Flourishes Timeless Tuesday post.  This week Cindy is our challenge hostess and she has challenged us to make a center step card.  I really like how this turned out.  I am sure you will have fun with this too.

 I think this is one of my favorite Flourishes sets.  It is called With Gratitude, and you can find out how to purchase it HERE.  I hate to admit that I had to look up this flower.  I am a big gardener and usually know all flowers.  This one had me stumped.  From what I can find, I believe these are Canterbury Bells.

I just ordered myself a bigger and better light tent.  I have a 10' tent and smaller side lights.  A lot of times the wrinkled sides show in the pictures and that drives me crazy.  The tent I just ordered is a 17" with two, two bulb lights.  You can find it HERE.  I sure hope this makes for better pictures.  I also have a HUGE 30" tent so I think those lights will work for either tent.  I have yet to use the big one.  My 12 yr old son can sit in it...that is how BIG it is!

A couple close ups so you can see the details.  I love how the darker cardstock makes the image pop off the card.

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Cardstock: PTI Rustic White, Kraft, Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye/Lost and Found Market Street
Stamps: Flourishes/Flip(With Gratitude)
Ink: Memento/Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz/Tattered Rose
Copics: G21, YG93, R20, R32, R30, Y21, B000
Ribbon: PTI/Ocean Tides, Twine
Dies: SB Petite Ovals/sm&lg, MFT Scallop Border die

Here are the links to the rest of the design team for additional inspiration.
Cheryl Lea (January Guest Designer)

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Cindy Haffner said...

Heather this is GORGEOUS, I LOVE your stitching!!~

Cheryl said...

Very pretty, Heather! Love that aqua ribbon with the orange and kraft papers, and the flowers are beautiful. As for having to look the flower up...shoot, I have to look every single one of them up! Have a fabulous day! ~Hugs, Cheryl

ChristineCreations said...

This is beautiful Heather! I love the peachy tones!

Naomi said...

STUNNING card, Heather! I just LOVE it! I will have to try this centre step card out sometime! LOVE the gorgeous colours you chose, too!

I hope your photo tent works out well for you...I believe mine is 17" and so far, I think it is great for my needs...I didn't have one until December...I was a slave to daylight, LOL...which is bad for a night owl like myself!


Anonymous said...

Heather this card is so many ways, the color, the layers...i love it :D
i switched to Google Chrome about a week ago and it makes visiting friends soooo much better :D
Happy Tuesday! ~victoria~

Ros said...

Lovely card Heather ... love your papers too ... and I have a tent 20" ... which my cat thinks is for her to play in!!

farmhouse-story said...

i've not seen this card style before--your is so lovely, heather! google chrome seems faster for me, too:)

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Heather. I love the coloring of your flower, your layering, stitching and paper choices.
Hugs and smiles

stamping sue said...

this is such an elegant looking card.
stamping sue

Unknown said...

Hi Heather
This is Simply Stunning...... your detail is so beautiful.
Hugs Sarah x

cnelson said...

So incredibly lovely! !! LOVE the soft colors! !

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Heather! Awesome job coloring those beautiful blossoms and fab mix of patterned paper!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful colors, Heather and love all the stitching!

Jean Martin said...

WOAH! Heather this is stunning! Your coloring and stitching are always perfect!!! And your choice of patterned papers are wonderful! Gorgeous, gorgeous card!!! :)

Jodi Collins said...

This is truly BEAUTIFUL Heather! LOVE the papers you used and that fold is just fabulous!!

Stella said...

Your ioea to use darker carstock makes the flowers even more pop. And they have something subtle and look so real. Fabulous coloring;love the design of your card too.
Keep us posted about the light tent. I am thinking about buying one myself; I am now using my daylight lamp and an off white wall in my living room :)

Lindsay said...

This is so so pretty Heather! Love the design and the dimension!

Unknown said...

Such a gorgeous card. I just love that peach color. It has such a fresh feel to it.. I love it!!

Hugs, Linda

tammejean said...

very pretty--thanks for sharing

Shannon White said...

Oh Wow Miss Heather, this is just GORGEOUS!! What a beautiful fold and I Love the Pretty Canterbury Bells and your Wonderful coloring! And you Know I am loving the Gorgeous dp's you chose too! I am trying so hard to be good and limit my dp purchasing, lol ;-)


Lynnda said...

Gorgeous card Heather... I love it... hugs..xoxo

Theresa said...

Hi Heather - beautiful! I am so totally inspired by this card. I need to pull out that set and get to coloring. Gorgeous.

Diane said... it!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous, Heather! Love the fancy step card and the colors are so soothing and beautiful together!

Silke Ledlow said...

So pretty Heather! I like the the soft color palette! Hugs ~S~

Unknown said...

Heather, this is so beautiful! your coloring, papers and those colors...super fantastic!

Pauline said...

This is just so pretty Heather! Absolutely stunning!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the colors and all the layers!!!

Greta said...

Gorgeous coloring, beautiful details--stunning card!

redwasher1 said...

Wow! Over the top gorgeous!!!


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