Saturday, December 3, 2011

Soft & Subtle Thanks

Okay. This card is actually something that I am terribly proud of. It's turned out sooooo much better than I thought it would! Can you believe it?! I can't...it's really late I didn't think it would be good at all!!!

Okay, I am entering this into a few challenges AND my first blog hop--I am just so happy with it, I want to share it with as many people as possible!!!

1. Play Date Cafe (colors)

2. Gingersnap Creations (Thank You Notes)

3. Simon Says Stamp (ANYTHING GOES!)

4. Techno Stamper (layout--I turned it...)
And now, here it is~

And details~



And the inside~


Oh. My. Word. It took me quite a while, but it is so ridiculously fabulous and I don't even mind!!! This is my first attempt at ribbon pleating--it came out pretty good!!! I heat embossed the flower outlines, colored them in, sponged the panel, and THEN dry embossed it. I almost added glitter and rhinestones, but then I realized that pearls would be more soft and subtle...and that's what I was going for!!! What do you think?! Don't tell me if you hate it... ;D

BTW~If I get 100 followers by January 1, 2012, I am giving away a bunch of blog candy!!! Please follow me and join in the fun! :)

Well, that's all for now! :) Happy stamping!!! Feel free to join in the blog hop~


21 comments:

Julie said...

And now I have found you Mynnette! What a beautiful name by the way. Your card is gentle and pretty, I love the pearls!
Thanks for visiting me!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hello Mynnette, thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on my 'Star Light, Star Bright post.
This is a very beautiful card, so classy & elegant too. Adding the earls to the flowers was an excellent idea.
Wishing you a happy weekend.

Kirsten Alicia said...

Note to self: always read what you've written before hitting 'post'. Just realised I didn't add the 'p'to 'pearls'. Grrr.

Wilwarine said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. This is a really nice card, so sweet, love the colours.

Helene said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog I discover you now You are making very nice cards This one is very pretty with the dots Have a nice day
Helene from Quebec

Lisa said...

You should be pleased Mynnette this is lovely! So soft and delicate with the pretty pearlsdotted swiss and whispy flowers!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Thank you for visiting my blog........ a really nice card.... love the colours.....

Hugs
Bella

Denise Lavender Rose said...

Mynnette your card is superb! I love the colours and beautiful words and of course those flowers with the pearls. You did a fantastic job with the ribbon pleating and the embossed dots look great. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog too.

Yogi said...

nice card. Thanks for the nice comments on my blog
Have a great day

Stempeltiger said...

This card is absolutely GORGEOUS Mynnette. Oh how I love the soft delicate colors of this, plus all the little pearls ... soooooo beautiful!
Many thanks for your kind comment on my blog.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend.
Hugs, Swantje

Ally said...

What a beautiful card! So many lovely, sweet elements. The ribbon is fantastic, and the flower branch with all those lovely pearls is just amazing. Such a pretty, pretty card. ;-)

Mynnette said...

Thank you, friends!!! :)

MJ said...

wow, that is really pretty. So many great details. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

Sundee Himburg said...

Your card turned out so lovely! and the pearls were definitely the right choice vs. glitter and rhinestones. I always say the problem with jumping the shark is that you usually dont know you have done it until you are airborne! I have to toss so many cards because I never know when a little more glitter is too much! I so love my glitter. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card! (its my favorite this week!)

Joy said...

Simply beautiful and elegant... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Colleen Dietrich said...

Mynnette, you have every right to be proud of this! It's elegant, and soft. I love the waterfall ribbon and your eye-catching layout, too.

THanks a bunch for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week. :) And thanks for leaving love at my own little blog!

Mynnette said...

Thank you, ladies! :)

Jinny Newlin said...

This is beautiful, Mynnette! LOVE those pearl-kissed flowers and all the delicious texture you've tied into this one! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

trisha too said...

VERY pretty, Mynnette--and thank you for joining in the Thank You Note, Once in a Blue Moon Challenge at Gingersnap Creations!

:)

Cheri said...

Beautiful card, Mynnette! You received a GEM for it over at Gingersnaps Creations.

trisha too said...

Mynnette, congratulations on your lovely card being chosen as a Ginger Gem in the Blue Moon Thank you challenge!!

:)