Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Sending You Hugs

Hello friends! The Card Concept's new challenge is this gorgeous
inspiration photo:

Are you as 'wowed' as I am? So many directions and styles you could choose.

Contrast of the red bloom against shimmering white satin drape was my starting point.
I selected Altenew's Build a Flower: Aster and Aster die, and stamped
the red Bold Bloom.

Lots of drama and and a sentiment banner to mimic the photo.
Here's the link to get you started, and to see the rest of the DT's inspiration:

PTI's Banner and sentiment
Background is a stencil from PTI's Make It Market: Garden Gate
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste (Gold and Silver)
A few sequins from my stash.

I'd say it falls under the category of Classy and Elegant.
Our challenge is for 2 weeks, and you can choose from the styles listed
on the Card Concepts's blog, or combine a few of them.

Happy Crafting! Hope to see your creation in the challenge lineup!

Catherine Pooler Inks


  1. This is a beautiful card, the blossom jumps off the paper. Thank you for sharing.

  2. This is glorious Nancy, my goodness! I've never seen this aster image, it's fantastic!

  3. Wow, what an awesome card! Love that gorgeous aster in vivid reds. The neutrals in the background and your wonderful layering makes it really pop!

  4. I just love your stenciled background Nancy - so subtle but effective! Your bloom is gorgeous!

  5. Gorgeous card Nancy and so happy to say I am the recipient of this beautiful piece of art. It's even more stunning in person. Thank you so much for all your prayers during this exciting time for us. The triplets are all doing so well and all are off the CPAPs. We are so blessed to welcome these 3 little angels. Thanks again and hugs. Linda

  6. This card is perfect for our Bold Bloom challenge! Love the bright aster image as well as all of your other beautiful finishing details! Sounds like Linda was very appreciative of your prayers and thoughtfulness- hugs and thanks for sharing!


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