Monday, April 23, 2012

For the "Boss"



There's a delightful little hop happening today in celebration of Michele's birthday (the mastermind behind CAS-ual Fridays) where the Girl Fridays will be featuring clean and simple creations, of course!

Michele, thank you for being the best "boss" that ever was, and I wish you only the happiest of days!


I gathered inspiration from Lily Pad's Virginia View's Challenge #4. I so very much admired the transparent quality of the poppies in the photo, and how the red contrasts against the green. So...I grabbed some tissue paper, misted it with spray ink and then stamped and fussy cut some blossoms. Then, I adhered the blossoms to a white card base, being careful to overlap in choice areas to achieve some transparent petals.

I'm the first stop and I'm going to send you on to Dana! The complete order is listed below.

39 comments:

Dana said...

This seems like the perfect card for her Karen. You are a rockstar for organizing this hop!

~amy~ said...

Oh your card is gorgeous! Such striking colors! Off to hop!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow - great thinking using the tissue paper!! This really came out fabulous!!!

Kelly said...

Tissue paper: what a clever idea. I bet this is really cool in person!

Gayatri said...

Beautiful and vibrant card, Karen! Love the technique used :)

Laurel said...

What a gorgeous card!

Michele Gross said...

Oh my gosh!! I just woke up and saw your post on the CAS-ual Fridays facebook page! What a splendid surprise, I'm so touched and honored that you organised this for me!! Thank you!! This is the best possible way to start off my birthday! Many hugs to you my friend :)

Piali said...

Beautiful card!!! What a great technique!!

Barb said...

How beautiful! I love the technique you used, Karen! Gorgeous results, and I'm so glad you entered this into the challenge at Lily Pad Cards too! :)

Jenny said...

You're card is just stunning Karen, that blaze of red just grabs your attention :0)
What a great gal you are organising this hop for Michelle.
Jenny x

Annette said...

Beautiful Birthday card for Michele....gorgeous color...

Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful card! I love how you pulled your inspiration from the transparent look of the poppies - very creative!

Jingle said...

This is very pretty!

Virginia L. said...

How stunning!! This is such a perfect card for Michele's birthday! Way to go on using the tissue paper! So glad that you join the fun with us at Lily Pad! xo

Cassi said...

love your tissue stamping and misting, what a beautiful birthday card!

Lisa said...

Stunning card Karen, she'll love this!!

Lisa A. said...

This is beautiful, Karen...tissue paper...would have never thought...LOVE IT!! Thanks for all you have done to make this happen for Michele, today...it is so appreciated by all:)!!

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous card. love the transparent look you created.

Jen W. said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the look of the layered tissue paper and misting.

CinnamonSally said...

This is stunning, love your beautiful poppies!

paperella said...

Oh my gorgeousness! That tissue tape technique just rocks! Thanks so much for organizing everything Karen, you're an amazing friend to Michele :)
xo
Lorena

Deb said...

Fabulous job with your card and the inspiration photo! Thanks for starting the celebration!

Aimes said...

Oh my! What a beautiful use of Beautiful Spring - truly bold and stunning!
Hugs!
x
P.S Hope you got my email yesterday - it not lemme know! :)

Kimberly said...

Karen - this is awesome, and definitely a technique I'll have to try! Thanks for organizing this!

Alice Wertz said...

awesome technique. really like how you created the background. beautiful card, Karen!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Beautiful red... love the colors here!!!! I remembered this quote from Leonardo Da Vinci... which best describe you.... Simplicity is the ultimate Sophistication...You are just amazing!!... hugs..xoxo

Lisa Arana said...

wow... yup, just wow! you have stunned me speechless.

Angie Tieman said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for organizing the blog hop, job well done!!

Julie Hoffman said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! I Love it!!

Rose said...

beautiful!!!! tissue paper?? wow!!!

Lucy said...

You couldn't have picked a more pleasing color combo. That red really pops out atcha. I'll have to check into that tissue paper technique. For right now, I'm off to hop at bit. I LOVE CAS cards!!!!!

Christina said...

Wow! That must have been a pain-staking process, but so worth it! What a cool effect from the tissue paper. Thanks so much for organizing this hop, Karen!

Laurie said...

Karen this is gorgeous! Thanks so much for setting this up!

Emily Leiphart said...

So pretty! What a fabulous birthday card for Michele!

Kary said...

Wow, I love the bold colours and the flowers!! Great card for Michele.

Melissa Shea said...

Wow! Love the colors and dimension you achieved! Really bold and stunning card!

Julie E said...

So striking! What a great way to pull in the green.

Barb said...

gorgeous! love the saturated colors and funky sentiment...great design

jen said...

wow. Misted tissue paper poppies. wow. And happy birthday to Michelle!