Friday, September 28, 2012

Pairing up with Cindy!

Happy Friday!

When you're having trouble finding inspiration to create a card, pairing up with a crafty friend is a great idea to help jump-start your creativity.They talked about just that in the Kickstart, online card class the other day, so, I was excited when my friend, Cindy, asked if we could pair-up and challenge each other. You can find Cindy's Flickr photostream here and her blog here. We decided to each use the same stamp from Hero Arts called, Large Flower Background. It's one of my faves and it was fun to pull it out and play with it again.

Here's my card:

I stamped the Large Flower Background in VersaMark and white embossed. Then I lightly colored two of the flowers with Copics and cut them out. The background panel was stamped with the Hero Arts, True Friends cling stamp. I used  Hero Hues Lavender Dye Ink, stamping onto a lighter purple cardstock for a tone-on-tone look.

Please join me and pop over to Cindy's blog to see how she used this beautiful stamp!

Hope you all have a fun weekend! :)





19 comments:

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful card Barb! Love the white flowers!

Cindy C. said...

Hi Barb, your card is really really beautiful! Love the colours, and the text background is just perfect!

Anita Rex said...

So pretty! Glad you paired up with Cindy!!! Love that you did this card in purple! :>

alexandra s.m. said...

so feminine and delicate!
I love your card Barb!
TFS~

Tina said...

Such a delicate card, Barb! Love the cut out flower and gorgeous coloring.

walchowDesign said...

Great idea to stimulate back your inspiration by pairing with Cindy, Barb!

Such a feminine card!

Donna Bowman said...

Love this card Barb!! You know purple is my favorite color and add some green and it's FAB!!!

Lynn said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Barb! also love your blog header photo...stunning fall colors!

Karen B. said...

I really like how the flowers seem to move on your card, and fabulous color choices!

Brenda said...

Totally yummy Barb! Love your soft colouring!

Nancy K said...

Great idea to do a little challenge to get the creativity going. It must have worked wonders because your card is marvelous, my dear Barb! I just love how the flowers seem to float over your fab background, really beautiful design!
blessings sweet friend~

Cat Craig said...

Very pretty Barb.

Dawn said...

beautiful Barb. Love the way you have used the background stamp to make your focal point. Very cleverly done.

Jacqueline said...

Gosh, what a beauty this in in such a gorgeous lavender color!! I really love that background stamp too!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous! Love the contrast of the colors! What a great idea to pair up with Cindy! Off to check it out...

Martha said...

OH, this is really PRETTY, Barb. What a lovely background color. You colored the flowers SO beautifully!

How FUN that you and Cindy paired up.

HUGS!

Greta said...

This really came out neat, Barb! Great background & gorgeous flowers!

donna mikasa said...

So beautiful and elegant! I love the white embossing and the lavender is so fresh! Off to Cindy's blog!

Nina Yang said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Barb! Love how both your cards turned out! So much fun!