Friday, January 14, 2011

Gracious Hostess


She's always got clean sheets on the bed, toys in the bin, fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, a spot for a large dog and Lucky Charms for our breakfast of choice! She's always on top of things when we invade for a week or more and I couldn't appreciate more. Thanks Mom, for being a Gracious Hostess.

The super talented and super sweet blogger Jen has a really great tutorial up over at the May Arts Blog on Burnt Ribbon Flowers. I decided to try my hand with it and like the results. The colors of the card were inspired by The Play Date Cafe.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Natural White) SU
Stamp: (Mega Mixed Message) PTI
Ink: (Chestnut Roan Chalk) Colorbox
Embellishments: (Pewter Brads) SU, (Natural Burlap String) May Arts
Ribbon: (Offray)
Tools: (Flower Die) Cuttlebug

55 comments:

  1. So so so love this card girlie!!!!!

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  2. Love the colors on this card and the flowers are fabulous.

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  3. wowzers! This is a beautiful card!

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  4. Very cute! Love the flowers - thanks for link - I'll have to try them out!

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  5. I SO LOVE this card!!! Those turqoise flowers are so pretty and that matching ribbon...PERFECT!!! Thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe :)

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  6. oh i love these colors and your flwoers are so cute!!!!!

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  7. Oh...you made this color combo look easy...love your flowers!

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  8. OH MY GOODNESS THIS CARD IS JUST STUNNING! Gorgeous! I love how small your flowers are! I usually make them with satin material but love seeing it made with ribbon as that's easier to have on hand! Oh and I do it with a BBQ lighter! :> I love your card today Karen!

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  9. Great job with the colors, Karen! I LOVE those flowers!

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  10. A fabulous card with amazing flowers! Love the colors and dimension on your card...so pretty!!!

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  11. Absolutely beautiful! I'm going to need to check out that tutorial. Did you add color to your ribbon? It's just so fabulous!

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  12. Oh that's fab! Love the ribbon off the side too.

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  13. I am in love with this design!!! So great to have you play along with us again this week in The Play Date Cafe!

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  14. So I checked out the tutorial and I've actually made one of those before. I love that you used a grosgrain, though. I love the texture it gives.

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  15. Hi Karen,
    What a fabulous card! I love the layout - your designs are awesome (have I said that before??) LOL

    I can see using this for other messages, so will definitely be trying to imitate your fabulous card!

    I'm happy, and busy - miss you, but I'll find balance here (soon, I hope) and be able to reconnect with my dear blog friends.

    Hugs!!

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  16. This is fabulous! You did an awesome job with those flowers - and they're SO FUN! You also nailed the color combo!! This a wonderful card!!

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  17. Wow, you had the perfect ribbon for that colour combo! I love the texture on those flowers. I'll have to check out that tutorial.

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  18. Love, love, love this one, Karen!

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  19. Oh Karen! Absolutely ridiculously fabulous! I LOVE this design!! You used the PDCC colors beautifully and I'm so glad you played with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  20. Agree with everyone here, absolutely goregous

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  21. A beautiful CAS card Karen! Good on you for showing your mum some love! Thanks for playing along at the PDCC this week :)

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  22. Oh wow! thats one pretty card, love how you dressed it up with those pretty flowers.. Will definitely check out the tutorial:-)

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  23. Just lovely Karen! Love those flowers! Such sweet colors! :)

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  24. so beautiful. love your ribbon flowers! have a wonderful weekend! =)

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  25. So beautiful Karen! I adore those flowers.

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  26. this is just gorgeous. Love the flowers, the distressing and the colours :)

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  27. Gorgeous! What a great idea with the string :>)

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  28. This is so pretty, love those flowers!

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  29. Gorgeous one, Karen!!! Love the flowers and the ribbon!!

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  30. I'd say your first try at these flowers turned out spectacular. Great CAS design. Glad to have you playing along again in the Cafe this week.

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  31. What a cool idea. Your flowers turned out fabulous! I was wondering how you kept them from unraveling!

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  32. great tutorial, karen-tfs:) love the pretty card and your great mom! she's a keeper:)

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  33. This is out of this world!!! LOOVE your flowers (blushing! thanks sweet friend!)- perfect combo for PDCC!!!

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  34. Wonderful ribbon flowers! I think I have some of that multicolored ribbon in my stash. Great inking too Karen.

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  35. Beautiful card, I really love those flowers.

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  36. Fantastic card, love all the textures and the slightly shabby look of it.

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  37. Wow just beautiful! Love the colors!

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  38. This is beautiful Karen! Love those charming flowers as well as that elegant sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

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  39. Oh Karen...this is gorgeous...I love how you were inspired by the colors...

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  40. Oh, those flowers turned out scrumptious, Karen! And I love the way they take center stage to all of your other beautiful elements, too! Way to rock our color story! Thanks for playing with us in The Cafe!

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  41. Wow! What fabulous card! The colors are pretty! Great job, Karen!

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  42. Gorgeous! Spot on with the colors!
    smiles,Deena

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  43. Gorgeous! Spot on with the colors!
    smiles,Deena

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  44. I can't tell you how much I LOVE those flowers! THX for sharing the tutorial info! Can't WAIT to look at it! Just GORGEOUS!

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  45. The flowers are gorgeous, going to have to check out that tutorial! The layout of this card is perfect.

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  46. Karen, this is wonderful! Beautiful design with the colors and the ribbon is perfect! Lovely card!

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  47. This is obviously a popular card, due to all these lovely comments above me! I like it too. Love those flowers and the twine stems. THanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe!

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  48. Gorgeous card! I love the simplicity of it too! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC this week!

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  49. Your flowers are so sweet! Wonderful card.

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  50. Those flowers are too much fun and I love your adorable card! Thanks for playing along with this week's Play Date Cafe challenge!

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  51. I so LoVe those flowers - the burnt edges and the delicate stems. Thanks so much for joining us at the play date cafe this week :)

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  52. What a gorgeous card with super colors...how did I miss this one???

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  53. Absolutely wonderful card. I hope that I can figure out how to make it.

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