Wednesday, July 14, 2010

CQC41 Birthday Girl

Happy Wednesday!!!

My girls wore me out yesterday....LOL...I had to recuperate today!!! Tonight I finally felt like making a card!!!

Here is my idea.......



I used the beautiful ColorQ41 for my inspiration. These colors are so dramatic and fun....I just had to create a girly birthday card with it!!!  I asked my oldest daughters which Stamp Sets she would like to see on my card and she chose two of my favorite PTI Sets ~ Turning A New Leaf and  Butterfly Dreams

The Design Paper in the BG is from my SU stash....I think it was in the past Mini Brochure?!?
I added a Large Black Scallop Border, some PTI Ribbon and some Silver Pearls. Before I forget... I stroked my Basic Gray Ink Pad over the entire leaf image...I love that look!!! You can accomplish this look by stoking your pad in ONLY ONE direction!!! Try it...!!!

Have a wonderful evening!!! Hugs ~S~

42 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really beautiful Silke, I love how the leaves looked streaked (not sure how you did that but it looks great!)

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Danni said...

I love this! So pretty!! and butterflies, yay!!

deesdesigns said...

Gorgeous!

StampOwl said...

this is stunning Silke

Holly aka Toy said...

I *LOVE* these colors, Silke!! GAH!! Must.go.stamp!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Chrissy D said...

Ahhh SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!

Crystal said...

Happy Hump Day GF!!! WOW WOW WOW I totally LOVE the look of those butterflies, they are soooo pretty!!! I really like how they Pop off your card...Beautiful use of these colors..!!!

Basement Stamper said...

I need to tuck that technique tip into the back of mind as it looks fabulous on those leaves. Love those colors together too...I have a card posting tomorrow with similar colors LOL!!! Not a floral theme though :-)

Great card, always gorgeous work!

Robin said...

I love the look of your leaves in the background. Great technique! Also love the gorgeous butterflies!! Wonderful card!

Theresa said...

As always...amazing! I love the way you posted the photo...it's so huge that I can see every detail. I LOVE IT!!

Your card is simply fantastic.

~Hugs, Theresa

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Silke! Love how you colored those butterflies - they look so pretty!

Anke said...

Zauberhaft liebe Silke, traumhaft schön, die Schmetterlinge wirken wunderbar auf diesem Zweig.

Herzliche Grüße
von Anke

Viv said...

Eyes out on stalks as usual!!! Fabulous stuff Silke!! Viv xxx

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome!!! I just love that Butterfly Dreams set....and especially how you paired it with the leaf set. I KNEW I should have bought that leaf set....hmmm, maybe on my next order! ;)

MelodyGal (LorieM) said...

Silke, this is lovely. The colors are so soft and pretty. I love the beautiful bow and your silver pearls. The technique you used on the leaves is fabulous. Very Beautiful card.--Lorie

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Great card - love the way you did the leaves. Hope you're prepared to be worn out again today, GF!!

Terri E. said...

This card is a stunner and I love the great effect with the leaves.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super wowness!!! This card is all types of gorgeous!!!

Marisa said...

GORGEOUS!! Just love how you've used the colours. I continue to laugh because I was typing up a post for Saturday and in it I said "whenever you reeeeeally want a set you seem to see it everywhere" - well, you're included in that tally and I'm already up to three blogs that have used it in one day!! I WILL get that PTI leaf set soon!!!

Wendy J. said...

Oh soooo beautiful, Silke!

Sylvia said...

This is a beautiful card! Thanks for playing the CQC!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Silke! I love how you inked up your leaf stamp!!!

Allison said...

This is absolutely stunning! Fabulous take on the colour challenge. I LOVE the stroking look on the leaves - I've never seen it before but now I'll have to try it!

Linda Beeson said...

Love how you used the colors and LOVE the butterflies!

Niki Estes said...

This is beautiful, Silke!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Gorgeous, Silke! Wonderful colors and fab details. Had a super time today, y'all come back soon!

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful card!
Thanks for sharing it with us.

Joan
MN

Nance said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Silke! I love, love the streaky leaves...can't wait to try it. Thanks for the idea!

Dawn B. said...

You are right the leaves look fantastic.. Love this Silke...

Dana said...

Awesome card. So beautiful.

Silli said...

Genial schön schaut die aus...die Fraben sind himmlisch meine Liebe...Schönes WE!

Sara Mac said...

Gorgeous!! Love this card. Can you believe I don't own either of these sets? They're both on my wishlist though. I love the using this 'swiping' technique with solid images. Do you have Damask Designs by PTI? Try it with the largest stamp. You'll love it.

Traci M said...

What a pretty look to those leaves, and I happen to have this set...thanks for the idea,Silke!!

Sue Kohler said...

What a fantastic effect on the leaves Silke!!! Your daughter obviously has very good taste in stamps!! Love it! :)

suzARTe said...

this card is just WOW.

Stacey Schafer said...

this is AMAZING!!!

Shelley Germann said...

Incredible! Love your swiping technique...must try!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely gorgeous Silke!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Silke, your card is so fabulous and so dramatic.....I just LOVE it!!! Those butterflies are wonderful...you know I love me some butterflies ;D. Hugs, Sabrina

Robin said...

Fabulous card - love the colors. And what a clever trick about pulling ink in one direction on the leaves - this is way cool!