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2/07/2017

Blue Floral Get Well

Welcome - always happy to have you stop for a visit. Today's card was started with a recycled floral bouquet. The original card was just too pretty to not share again. The card has been received, so remembered I could share it here, and do a little break from all the Valentine cards.



 
 
 
- Oval Double Stitched die for the pretty flowers, which had some additional shading added with colored pencils, then added Nuvo Crystal drops in the centers.
 
- S/B lacy oval die for the mat.
 
- Dots Embossing folder for the banner.
 
- Bazzill textured navy card base, added small strips of the same paper used for the banner.
 
I hope it made the recipient happy to know we were thinking of her and sending hugs & prayers.
 
Thanks for joining me this evening, and Big hugs coming your way. 



35 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

You are right Mary my friend! That floral bouquet is too pretty to throw away! You have certainly used it to great effect here! a very lovely card indeed! Have a great day! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Barb said...

It really is a lovely card Mary and the colour combination is so pretty too.. I'm sure the recipient was very happy to know that you were thinking about her. I'm off up the wooden hill now. Hugs, Barbxx

Carol L said...

I'm sure this card made someone feel a whole lot better! I love the colors and beautiful florals that look like a painting! I'm loving that subtle embossed panel and especially that great sentiment too! Well done Mary!

Maxine D said...

what a very pretty card Mary - and a great up-cycle!!
Blessings
Maxine

Birgit said...

I love the blue and this is so bright and spring like which is nice to see. In my neck of the woods it has been grey and gloomy and raining right now but could change to freezing rain so your card made me smile...thank you

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card Mary, the blue and aqua is delightful together. I would love to get those Nuvo crystal drops, been seeing them on cards everywhere of late..xx
{aNNie}

scrappymo! said...

Very pretty, Mary!

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Another pretty card.

Hope you have a good day. Sue

Shona Erlenborn said...

So pretty - love the color combination - goes so nicely with the flower bouquet! Haven't seen the oval double stitched die before but that is really pretty! Cute sentiment too Mary! Lovely job!

Pam said...

This is so pretty Mary! I love the pretty flowers and embossing is always a favorite of mine. Love the Spellbinders lacy ovals dies, I have those and use them often.
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful bouquet of flowers, Mary! I love the shading and the black center really makes the flowers pop! I'm sure the recipient is very happy to get this!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the floral image and embossing
Carol x

scrAPpamondo said...

These pretty flowers look so beautiful in that oval with scallop, you did so well to recycled them! Love the colours of your card, they are so sweet and also elegant and the embossing on the banner looks great!
Hugs

Brenda said...

Oh my Momma Mary, this is a beautiful card! I love the color combo and love that you recycle this beautiful image! I have such a hard time doing that and I don't know why. Maybe because the images I love on store bought cards are to big?? I don't know, but this one sure is a beautiful one definitely worth sharing and seeing again in a new card. Hugs, Brenda

Nancy Stislow said...

Mary, your coloring is exquisite on this beautiful card! I love your layout as well! Wonderful colors on this and love the die cut edge!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, what a pretty card, beautiful shades of blue and design.
Card-io stamps are the one you use with the little pegs. The range is fabulous and so well made. I love watching the demonstrator lady at the craft show creating cards, she is so quick and makes it all look so easy, hope you are well, Kate x

Donna said...

Stunning card Mary! I so love those beautiful flowers set so nicely in those gorgeous background colors. I am so behind in commenting since I've been so busy with the twins. I did post some pictures of them on their 4 month birthday earlier this week. Have a wonderful day!

Mrs A. said...

Now that is two shades of blue that you don't often see together but boy do they look swell on your card here. The blue floral image is lovely. Phase 2 of the bathroom refurbishment kick started today so I'm holed up in my craft room trying to keep away from the smell of the sizing on the walls and the paint fumes. Hugs Mrs A.

Loll said...

Very beautiful Mary. I'm sure the recipient loved your card. xx

Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE the blue flowers and such a pretty shade too, beautiful frame to show it off and embossing too, LOVE it.
Faith
x

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Mary, your flowers are so pretty!! LOVE the stunning color combo with the blue tones!! :) I'm sure the recipient loved this! HUGS

Diane said...

Fabulous coloring and design Mary.

Hugs Diane

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the beautiful flowers!! The colors are so pretty together!! The texture is fabulous!! Absolutely beautiful card, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Mary, such a pretty recycled topper and lovely blues.
Pauline
x

Veerle said...

Gorgeous card Mary. Love it.
Hugs Veerle x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a sweet image and loved seeing nuvo crystals being used..I got 2 bottles weeks ago and yet to really use them
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a very super card and your design is really great and lovely.
Love the wonderful flower posy, and your double stitched oval as it adds such a wonderful feature to this wonderful card.
I do hope the recipient is feeling much better after receiving this.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, surely the recipient of your lovely card felt very special and happy on receiving it. The flowers are so beautiful and I love the scalloped oval die and the lovely colours!!!!! Wonderfully done, my friend!!!
Enjoy the rest of your day!!!!
Hugz

Sarah said...

Definitely an image to be repurposed!! Gorgeous blues Mary xx

Kathleen said...

Really lovely flowers and in such lovely colours, super design and love those double stitched dies, very tempting!

Kath x

pam said...

That`s a beautiful card Mary, wonderful flowers and colours.
Pam x

Redanne said...

Those beautiful flowers remind me of 'Forget-me-Nots', which are wonderful for a card to send to a friend - beautiful Mary! Hugs, Anne xx

MagsB said...

Mary, the bouquet is lovely, a lovely focal point for your card! Recycling is important these days - I definitely approve of how you've matted the image on the pretty background paper, it looks great!

love Mags B x

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful card Mary...love your fabulous recycled flowers, they still look so fresh to me. Love your sweet design!

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous card Mary! I love the colors and your design!
xoxo Olga