Sending You Love

Hello to everyone on this incredibly HOT Wednesday!  Good grief!  I cannot believe how hot it is here in Montreal!  It was like 80 by 9 this morning...totally crazy...I'm so glad we went and bought a little cheap window air conditioner for our bedroom last night...
While I like that it is warmer now, I don't like sweating while doing nothing...I keep remembering living in Seattle and still wearing sweaters at this time!  Crazy how different the weather is from one coast to the other.

Well...sharing a sweet card with you today!  Even in the heat I managed to work this darling up!
It was really fun making this card.  I did a lot of different die cut border layering in the background...more than I normally do and it looks so cool!
The sweet little image is Blue's Branch from Pollycraft Designs.  He's just so sweet, perfect for any occasion :)  I colored him in with my colored pencils and mounted him on a scalloped rectangle frame.  The flower was suppose to be more red, but I didn't want to start with the red, so I started the shading with pink and gradually made it darker.  I love it, even if it is pinker than I wanted :)
I layered 2 ribbons under the image (really hard to see...one red and one white)...then made a bow with the red, laced some cord through the eyelet on my tag and stuck it all down together.  The sentiment is a stamp from Cardz TV's Encouraging Thoughts set.

Then I made my flowers.  The large daisy is a cut file from Birds Cards.  I rolled it all up and stuck a little bead in the center.  I tried making a different type of filler flower for this card.  That would be the blue ones :)  They are 4 petal cuts that I inked all the edges on, then crinkled up.  I think they turned out pretty good.  I'll still have to play with making them to figure out exactly how I like them.  Then I rolled some of my own roses and arranged them all together.
I strung together a few gorgeous stick pins with some of my beads that I have with me now.  Then shoved those into the arrangement for added bling.
Surprisingly...no glitter! lol...
It's just such a sweet card.  I absolutely love how it turned out and how everything flows together so well :)

This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Sketch Saturday #212
    Cupcake Crafts #197-Something in the Eyelet
    Kaboodle Doodles #124-Celebrate Your Country's Colors (yeah yeah...I'm in Canada now, but I will always be "made in America" :) )
    Paper Makeup #41-Things with Wings
    Paper Pretties #44-Red, White and Blue
    Tammy's Scrapin Corner #15-Ribbons and Bows
    Ladybug Crafts-Double Trouble (ribbons, stick pins)
    Pixie Dust Studio #131-Bird Theme
    The Poodles Parlour-Red, White and Blue
    2 Sisters #96-Plaids and Stripes
    Secret Crafter #190-Red, White and Blue

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14 comments:

  1. Hi Emily, oh what a lovely creation just perfect for our Red, White and Blue theme this week, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge look forward to seeing your lovely work next week too
    Hugs Kate xx
    SCSC DT :)

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  2. wHAT a sweet card! Beautiful embellishments and wonderful colors! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Colors of your Country” Challenge!

    Kath
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
    http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

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  3. This Birdie is so cute. I love the colors and the image. You rocked it.
    Thanks for Entering the Challenge
    At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
    I hope to see you enter next week!!
    Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

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  4. Lovely card :) Thanks for playing along with the eyelet challenge at Cupcake Crafts - Jane x

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  5. I love your card! Thanks for playing along with us as Kaboodle Doodles this week.

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  6. Gorgeous card I love you colour choice and all the flowers,thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck.
    Louise xx

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  7. Oh your bird looks so cute!! Thanks for sharing with us at Sketch Saturday this week xx

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  8. Awe so cute! He is way to cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

    Hugz
    Kim

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  9. Gorgeous Job! Thanks for sharing it with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Franz.

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  10. A beautifully coloured card Emily and I love your stick pins!
    Thanks for joining the Ladybugs at LCI this week for our Double Trouble and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

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  11. love your flowers and the bird is cute and colors too
    thanks for playting with
    us at
    tammys scrapin Corner
    Lisa DT Member

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  12. So adorable little bird. Love your coloring, color combo and layout. Such a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Digi Makeover Challenge - hope to see you back again :)
    Hugs, Eret

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  13. What a cute card! Thank you for joining us at The Poodles Parlour this time!

    Chrizette
    DT Member
    Celestial Things

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  14. This is just soooo tweet Emily! Thank you so much for joining the Ladybug Challenge this time, be sure to join us again tomorrow for a New Release Blog Hop, Hope to see you there,Julie.x

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