Friday, February 28, 2014

Birthday wishes for Mom


     This card is a bit of a departure for me.  First of all it's one of the trendy "skinny" cards that are hot now, and secondly I stamped in something other than black.  LOL  That sounds really silly since I have a whole drawer full of ink pads, but it's true.  Very seldom have I stamped something on a card in anything but black and I really like how it turned out.
     I was inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch for this week and my sweet friend Katie Sims who posted the most amazing card this week for the challenge at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge.  They wanted cards with a stamped image, but no coloring.  GASP!  No Copics????  Could I do it??  Well I gave it a shot and the result is this little card which will be going to my mother on Sunday for her birthday.  That means I can enter this in the "Anything Goes" challenge at Seize the Birthday too.


     Here's a close up of the images which are stamps from the "Blossoms and Butterflies" set.


     Here are a few more challenges I found to enter:

Simon Says Stamp--pearls
Incy Wincy--birthdays
Catered Crop--good birthdays ( HI LINDA!!!!)
  Catered Crop Recipe Swap Button
Make It Monday--anything goes

     Enjoy your weekend!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "In Bloom", Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Flourishes "Blossoms and Butterflies", sentiment from Inkadinkado
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog
Tools--Nestabilities Standard Circles and Lacey Circles, Memory Box Fabulous Phlox, Cuttlebug Houndstooth embossing folder
Miscellaneous--The Paper Studio pearls

31 comments:

  1. VERY pretty!! I love the soft grey and no coloring of the image, really looks beautiful with the bit of color on the dp!

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  2. Your card is beautiful! I especially like the color combo!

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  3. Stunning card Tracy, a really beautiful image. I love the soft colours and fabulous layout too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  4. Such an elegant card, Tracy. The image is subtle but works beautifully with the layout and colours you've chosen. Your mum is going to love it! Hugs, Tracey x

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  5. Super pretty! Love the stamped image along with the papers and the nice little leaves!

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  6. What a pretty card! Love the design and love the image.

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  7. Well, it's just been confirmed....Yes, Tracy can do everything! LOL! Girl, I LOVE the soft color palette that you used and the simple stamping for your image is so striking left without coloring..of course you added another one of your beautiful layouts and your knack for picking the absolute perfect papers for a card! The punched branch is such a sweet detail. Honestly, every time I see one of your cards, I am always amazed at your creative details! I am thinking you need to make more of these "no coloring" cards, because your first one was an amazing success and I am sure your mom will love it! Hope she has a wonderful birthday! :) Thank you so much for the shout out too! You made my day!

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  8. So pretty! I love the image without being colored. That ink color is just right. Perfect papers, too. Your mom is going to love this! :)

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  9. Ohmygosh Tracy! You absolutely did it with style! Such gorgeous colours & so elegant. Enjoy your weekend xx

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  10. Tracy, this is beautiful. Yes when I first saw it I thought is this Tracy's card and after rechecking I thought good for you...Stepping outside your comfort zone. And wow it is beautiful...Hugs, joann

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  11. Hey lady!! She will love this!! :))
    Gorgeous papers & layout!!
    Your soft spoken colors are perfect for your mom's bday card!!

    By the way, I really love the long skinny card style!! It's a fun departure from squares...!! ;))

    Xo



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  12. Tracy this is beautiful! Love this layout, papers, colours and that you just stamped the image and added no colour - this is just so pretty. Your Mom will love this! Hugs,

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  13. This is a beautiful card. I really like the colours you have used. Great design too

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  14. Well, it sure turned out lovely! All your colors, including the ink;) look beautiful together! Was that amazingly fast for you??? Just stamp an image and let it go??? I'll bet your hands were shaking! She's sure to love this, Tracy!

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  15. Very delicate looking card Tracy, love those fine, soft greys... Your mom will cherish your beautiful creation for sure! Hugs, Ira
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  16. Here I am again to say happy birthday to your mom, hope you will all have a wonderful day together! Hugs, Ira x
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  17. Beatiful card Tracy,your mum will love it!!
    XXX Heidy

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  18. Thanks for playing with us this week at Incy Wincy! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
    Be sure to check out the HUGE blog candy I have on my blog right now!! http://busyinspirations.blogspot.com/
    Hugs,
    Karen C

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  19. Such a soft, lovely feel to your card. I love the butterfly image as well, but the overall card is so soft and calming. Great job! <3 Hugs, Kelly

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  20. I LOVE the grey ... Fabulous card!

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  21. Gorgeous card Tracy, so pretty and feminine.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  22. I love how you've used these soft colors Tracy! Gorgeous card!
    Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday. :)

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  23. This is just gorgeous!! LOVE it!!

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  24. It was a little freaky to see no coloring when the picture came up, I gotta tell ya! Seriously, this card is gorgeous and you nailed the challenges Tracy. {a little trivia-your mom and DH share a birthday} Hope she had a fabulous day and I know she enjoyed this card. Hugs, Lisa

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  25. How very soft and lovely! Beautiful stamp and the papers are so perfect together!

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  26. This is so pretty! Love the soft, feminine colours and that gorgeous image. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  27. Beautiful... I just love feminine floral cards like this. Great colors!

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  28. I love how the image is stamped in a subtle colour! Very pretty!
    I'm so glad you joined us at Seize the Birthday!

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  29. Your card is so beautiful and elegant.

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  30. Love the design and love the image....so glad you linked it up with us over at Seize the Birthday!

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  31. Spotted you over on Seize the Birthday, Tracy. Your card is stunning!

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