Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Card Concept #47 Floral Elegance

 I hope you're having a great weekend!  I'm enjoying a little crafty time and one of my favorite "go to" challenges is The Card Concept.  They always have a great challenge, and wonderful DT samples in so many different styles. 

I'm not much on color challenges - I guess my brain just doesn't work that way, so maybe a few liberties there?  I was inspired by that gorgeous cake decorated with leaves, flowers and branchy lace.  Of course I saw a wedding cake in my head - this is so elegant and beautiful.   So that's what I'm going for today.. 

I mimicked lots of elements from the inspiration photo.. branches, leaves, flowers...

The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps Big Day Additions.  The font in this set is perfect for any formal occasion.  I fussy cut the sentiment and adhered it with adhesive foam tape so I could insert the branch underneath it. 
You always know a wedding invite when it comes in the mail.. the envelope is thick and the paper is always the best quality.  I wanted that same feel to my card so I used watercolor paper. I die cut and embossed both corners with the Poppystamps  Clara Corner die.
The sentiment flowers and leaves are also cut from watercolor paper.  The thick paper picked up lots of the engraved detail on the leaves.   A sprinkle of pearls was my finishing touch. 
If you're having a quiet day like me you might want to give this challenge a try.  You can get all the details here at The Card Concept. 










Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies: Poppystamps Clara Corner, Small Hydrangea Blooms, Viola Leaves, Memory Box Branching Out
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Big Day Additions
Pearls

11 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous card Jeanne! So elegant!

pam said...

Stunning..Stunning..Stunning Jeanne, do you think I love this card!, looks so elegant and classy, love WOW touch of silver & black..Perfect..
Hugs Pam x

Lisa said...

Oh goodness is this ever pretty Jeanne!! It's elegant too, nicely done!!

Marybeth said...

Such a wonderful photo to be inspired by! Your card is dreamy and elegant Jeanne, I love it! Very smart to make that corner on both sides!

Sharron said...

You did an amazing job with the neutrals, even if they are a little out of your comfort zone! Beautiful details and I bet the heavier weight papers look fantastic. The WMS sentiment is perfect!

Donna said...

Simply beautiful, Jeanne. X

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful and elegant...love those colors too.

Joyce said...

Wow, Jeanne--such a beautiful and elegant card.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the colors and the corner die you used.

Diana K said...

Simply gorgeous. Love this.

cm said...

Class, sophistication, elegance...a keepsake to the couple blessed to receive it!
Hugs~c