Sunday, March 15, 2009

Paradise

It's another travel day for me today...heading home from Calgary. Now I know I'm not headed to Paradise in the tropics, but if I wish hard enough, maybe all the snow will have melted this past week and I'll return home to more spring-like conditions. 

This is a card I made for one of the Stamping Bella Bellarific Fridays a couple of weeks ago, but I haven't shared it here yet. I stamped the image, Palm Tree With Umbrella, with Memento Tuxedo Black onto white cardstock. I cut out the circle with my coluzzle, intentionally making it a little smaller than the image, then I trimmed around the palm leaves with my scissors. The image is coloured with copics and I wanted the look of a sun rise, so I completely filled the white circle with shades of yellow and yellow-red. I paper pieced the umbrella with a patterned paper from a Basic Grey 6x6 pad and popped the largest palm leaves for dimension. 

Next I used circle nesties and cut out white circle which I ran through my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, then layered that onto a scallop circle of blue. I used my scallop border punch on a rectangle of So Saffron then added the patterned paper on top. 

The finished card size is 5.25" square. The base layer is a square of Certainly Celery with white stitching. The sentiment, Simple Pleasures, is also from Stamping Bella.  I finished the layout with some ribbon and my favourite emBELLAshments, Aqua Bonbons

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

10 comments:

Dana White said...

AHH so sad that you had to leave me :(
Love the card though!

jacque4u2c said...

Just stunning!

Janet said...

love your card! Hope you have a safe trip home!! 8 sleeps!! :)
hugs

LindaH said...

WOW! this is sooooo cute!

Miche said...

Love this card!! I like the way you popped the one tree...did the snow melt??

Leslie said...

I'm baaaaaaaaaaack! You are too - I'm sure you had a fantabulous time with Dana. I like how you did the Swiss Dots on the circle - you are always coming up with little things that I'd never think about which make your cards stand out!

Christina Fischer said...

Oooooo -- I love this, Karen! The colors and layout are fantastic! :)

Emily said...

Great colors in this card Karen! I love the look of images popped over the edges of circle backgrounds.

Leanne said...

Your card makes me want to head south. Great colour sense!

paulatracy66 said...

JUST GORGEOUS!!!!!