Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Febr GinaK CSS Blog Hop



 Hallo,
    Welcome to the Februrary Gina K  CSS blog hop - this time we are using a color challenge from our very own Geri - for red, pink and a neutral color.
   You might have come to me from Vicki - http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/2013/02/stamp-tv-css-hop-february-5.html  I am sure she had some yummy goodness for you!!!
  Make sure to leave some comments along the way, because we will be drawing for a huge grab bag of Gina K products from among the commentors!!!
   I did a little something different than I intended on doing and made up a few Sympathy cards. I realize that these are not the normal colors that most - even me - would use for a Sympathy card.....But I lost a very Dear Aunt on friday and she had a Birthday coming up Valentines weekend....these cards went out this am for my Uncle and cousins....
    The sets I used from Gina K are 'By your side' and the phrase is from 'Block Greetings' I stamped them with brown memento ink and colored them with copic markers. I did this first one onto neenah desert storm paper and the other one onto cryogen white.
   I cut them image and the next layer with a Spellbinders die - layering the main image to some silver paper and edging the image layer with silver metallic pen.
  The red paper is coordinations - red with a pink/red core  - I ran it through a texture folder and sanded off the top of the texture. It is a very elegant and subtle look - verses a white core cardstock. Lastly I added some silver pearl drops with some liquid fabric paint from tulip.
  Next I am sending you off to Sharri  - http://istamp4u.blogspot.com/2013/02/stamp-tv-css-group-february-blog-hop.html
   Have a great week everyone!!!
      Take Care
             Tera





92 comments:

Miesje said...

Those flowers are perfect! I love that set and need to use it again.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very pretty -- love love love that bg!

joy said...

Gorgeous cards - I love how you have colored each a little different and each vase is colored beautifully!

Diana Queen said...

Lovely, lovely cards! I think using the red turned out beautifully. ;D

Lori said...

So pretty!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

very elegant and serene - good to have these cards on hand...

Gayle said...

Very pretty with an awesome background.

craftymom205 said...

Lovely cards.

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Christine said...

Gorgeous cards - love how each one is slightly different

Cheryl Wright said...

These are lovely sympathy cards, Tera. It's amazing how using another colour can make the card look so much different!

Brenda said...

Pretty cards Tera!! Love the background.

Rosy Newlun said...

So very sorry for your loss. Your cards are beautiful, and I am sure her family will appreciate your loving handmade beauties very much.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Gorgeous. That background is stunning. It looks like velvet.

Cheri said...

Fabulous cards, Tera!!!! Love how you used the image in different ways.

meemee48 said...

Beautiful cards for any ocassion!

Carola... said...

Love the cards, colors are fitting for the Occasion. So bright and clean. So sorry for your loss may God comfort you and your family...

Teri said...

Oh wow! Beautiful!

Julie Allen said...

Wow! Those flowers are perfect. I need that stamp!!!!

Connie Ludgate said...

Very nice cards. I like the way you did the vases.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty cards. The background is stunning. It does look like velvet.

Becky said...

Both are beauties.

Karla Sue said...

Love what you have done with these cards, love the background!

Ann said...

Wonderful!

Directmailscrapper said...

These cards are lovely -- and make a perfect sympathy card. Sympathy cards don't need to be all dark, dreary colors!

Robin said...

I agree that I might not have thought to use these colors for a sympathy card - but they work!

bridget22868 said...

They are still verry pretty no matter the color because its the makers vision of what she wants it to look like and thats what youve done! VERY NICE!

Irene said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Elizabeth said...

Love the richness of that red background.

Divinity said...

lovely card. great choice of color -- and i love the embossing! TFS :)

Debbie Bradford said...

Beautiful! The flowers with that bright red background is so pretty.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful cards. And, one needs sympathy cards on hand for sure. I love that background...so like a tapestry.

Kathy said...

Oh the beauty of making your own cards - you can customise to your heart's content. Where would you ever buy something so attuned to your dear one. Sorry to hear of your loss.

itzamitzi said...

Your bkgrd. is so rich. I like both looks on the flowers, but somehow the red one keeps drawing my eyes in. Beautiful cards!

Brandy said...

Elegant and beautiful!

Joce Turner said...

Love lillies and these are so delicate and gorgeous. Card is amazing.

mermaid fenicia said...

Love that card ^_^

Kathryn A said...

I love this set! And I need to use it more :)

katherine M. said...

Love the card. The color combination is amazing.

nancy said...

wow, so pretty.

marypat27 said...

Love it.

Sharon said...

Beautiful card - very elegant!

Pattie J. said...

Beautiful cards, love the deep red textured background, to pop out your image and sentiment.

Clare Pearce said...

Beautifully made and so appropriate.

Donna Simonson said...

Love these cards! Sympathy cards are sometimes difficult to make because the occasion is so solemn, but these put a whole new look on it. Very eye-catching! Thanks for the inspiration!

Opal said...

Love your sympathy cards; the coloring is nicely done. Never can have too many sympathy cards. Thanks for sharing

Margy said...

I'm sorry about your aunt. The cards are beautiful - love the pen work on the flowers.

Dawn Miner said...

I love that red background

redwasher1 said...

Tera, beautifully done!! Love it!!

Tracy said...

Love these cards. The coloring is so pretty.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Your flowers are so pretty, and I love the background.

Sandy said...

Lovely!

Kitt said...

love the background paper beautiful

Arnette said...

Beautiful cards I love the flowers!

weechi2 said...

Very pretty . It's a different kind of sympathy card but still looks elegant.

Donna Phelan said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Aunt, (((hugs))) to you. Beautiful cards, love the coloring of your lilies!

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards, unusual, but lovely colors.
mary l.

NancyLynn said...

Love it! I love what the added embossing does for it!

mtscrapgal said...

The background paper really makes your cards outstanding.Thanks

Lagene said...

Beautiful, love the flowers & that background is lovely!

Robin said...

So very pretty!

Heather Amuny said...

Rich background colors.

Kris B said...

Beautiful card! This flowers are colored perfectly! Thanks for sharing.

LisaMartin said...

I love the pearl accents. The flowers are a perfect color. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love the textured background. It reminds me of woven tapestries you used to find in old fashioned theaters. Don't know about red for sympathy,but all in all a beautiful card.

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

A truly wonderful card!

Mida Williams said...

Beautiful cards. Sorry for your loss.

scootingranny said...

Really like the layering and shadowing. Shows two very different looks with the same stamp.

CraftyMomFL said...

Beautiful cards - I never thought to sand off the top of the paper after embossing - great idea I'll be trying soon

MCH said...

Love this hop -each is more beautiful than the last! You ladies are awesome!

Anna Jernigan said...

Wonderful card. Love that background, it's gorgeous! The sanding bit really sets it off.

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

Your vase of flowers is beautiful. So sorry about your aunt.

DebraAnn Costanzo said...

Just beautiful. The blog hops are always stunning. Thank you for sharing

naneruth said...

Very lovely! Nice coloring.

Nanc said...

I just had to do a sympathy card never thought of using red although red is my favorite color. Loved it.

Cards By Betty said...

Very lovely cards combinations are great

Melanie said...

I love how you made the vase pink!

Arlene said...

Like the flower shading...rich looking background!

Arlene said...

Like your flower shading and background.

Sharon said...

These are sometimes the hardest cards to create, thanks for the beautiful inspiration

Sue D said...

Lovely sympathy cards--I like the backgrounds.

Cynthia Clark said...

Who doesn't love calla lillies? Beautiful cards.

Sharri said...

Beautiful cards Tera! I love how you colored the flowers differently for each card

Judy Woodland said...

Beautiful card. Love how you have used the core paper, very striking. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Deborah said...

Lovely!! Talented!!

Sue Bridges said...

Wow so pretty- great coloring!

cjgusloff57 said...

A beautiful, rich looking card.

Snowystamper said...

It's nice to see a sympathy card that is boldly done.

Gabby Lou said...

Love to blog hop and see the incredible talent you ladies have. This sympathy card is gorgeous and speaks for itself. Sorry to hear about your aunt. God bless!

Betty Neville said...

So beautiful, Tera! The embossing folder is perfect with that image; and you did such a great job colouring!

KraftyKim said...

Love the colouring of the different flowers. Beautiful!

catdidit said...

Love that bg you created! Gorgeous!

Angie said...

Beautiful card and I love your coloring on the flowers!