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Jan 7, 2017

Blue and Yellow One Layer Card

Last night I actually managed to make a card!!! I came across a beautiful card by Kay, and wanted to give the design a try.  I don't have the products Kay used, so I used what I had instead. I also wanted to play along in the Blue and Yellow Flower challenge, so I switched up the colors. The flowers on Kay's card made me think of the really old Stampin up set "In Full Bloom" which sadly had been sitting on my shelf for many years unused. One of my New Year's resolutions this year is to use more of my older stamps, there is a reason why I don't  part with some of these old sets, and that is because I love them. This was the perfect chance for me to ink up the pretty flower from the set.

I started out by masking off the top and bottom border of the Neenah linen card base using washi tape. Then I used Mustard distress ink and Apricot SU ink for sponging and stenciling. Sorry, but I threw away the stencil packaging so I have no idea what brand they are. 
The blooms were stamped onto xpress it blending card, colored with copic markers and then fussy cut before adhering to the card. Flower stems are from the SU set "Both Way Blossoms", another really old set, and the leaves are from the set "Roses in Winter", also old.
Sentiment is by Penny Black (Sprinkles and Smiles). I thought the card needed something black on the bottom, so I used the little "Happy Birthday" sentiment from the PB set Snippets across the bottom border.

As mentioned above, the colors were inspired by the  Flower Challenge  so I am entering my card there.

Also playing along here:
Brown Sugar –  Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends  Anything Goes
Creative Corner -   Anything Goes
Catch The Bug  -Anything Goes

And that is all for now. Hope you all have a great weekend!

PS: If you're interested in some Elisabeth Bell Whimsy stamps, I have several listed on ebay - sorry but US shipping only.


Monique said...

What a beautiful card. Real summer feeling!
You also can join your card at where we ask for a one layered card.

Have a nice weekend!

brenda said...

This is absolutely beautiful Ellie, the colours are stunning, one of my fav colour palettes and the subtle background stenciling really adds to the interest.

Belated Happy New Year to you and your family.

B x

Viv said...

Wow Ellibelle great flower stamping and such a bright and cheerful Spring card also.Thank you so much for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the flowers!!!!!!!!

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at CWF
DT Crafting With Friends

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Beautiful sponged background, love the contrast with the gorgeous blue and perfectly fussy cut flowers.
Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you join us again next time.
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Natasa said...

Beautiful! Love the colours!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful and cheerful card Ellie, and beautifully made too!

Anke said...

So beautiful, I love your card.

Davi said...

Beautiful,,,I love the sunny blue and yellow combo, very cheerful! The background looks so pretty with the flowers! I have that set tucked away, need to get it out :)

Amy Johnson said...

Oh my gosh Elli, this is gorgeous! I have that set so I pinned it and I will definitely be making it! TFS!

Pia S said...

I didn't immediately realize it's a one layer card, but that made me even more impressed! Fantastic colors and dimensional feel. Perfectly designed!

Sharon Fontenot said...

Love the vibrant colors!

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks for joining our first challenge of 2017 - good luck.
Remember to join us for our week-long Birthday bash event that starts later today!

Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Virgo5 said...

Stunning card, love the colours! Thanks so much for joining us at Catch The Bug. Today we start a week of challenges Celebrating Bugaboo Stamps Birthday, you should check it out!

Aileen said...

Wow Elli What a stunning creation. I don't think I have seen such a beautiful combination of blue and yellow, so vibrant. Love the flowers you used and your sentiments, all comes together perfectly. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge this month. Your support is really appreciated.

Karren said...

This is just gorgeous! Your blues are so vibrant against the yellow! Beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge.