Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Stately Flowers

Good morning!  Happy Wednesday!  I'm off to an early start and hope to get a lot done today!  Before getting to it, I have something fun to share this morning!  I was so thrilled and honored last week when the super-talented Melanie Muenchinger asked me if I'd like to make a few samples to showcase her latest Gina K. Designs stamp set, Stately Flowers 2.  If you been following the last couple of GKD releases, you know that Melanie has illustrated the first two sets in her Stately Flowers series.  Each month, she will release a new set with a different collection of state flowers and corresponding sentiments until all the states are done!  What a brilliant idea!  In addition, Melanie has a companion set called Make A State-ment that has lots of great sentiments that work perfectly with the state flower images!  These sets will be perfect for your card-making and scrapbooking projects!  Anyway, this month's set has the state flower for Alabama, where I recently moved.   I know I'm going to get a ton of use out of this set!

Here is my first project with Stately Flowers 2 and Make A State-ment that
Melanie shared on her blog today:

I started with a card base of GKD Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White and layered with Pure Luxury Lipstick Red.  I embossed and die cut a panel of Layering Weight White with the Marianne Designs DS0912 folder and layered that so the red cardstock showed through the holes.  Camellia is the state flower of Alabama and I used some photos from the internet to guide my coloring.  I stamped two each of the small and large camellias from Stately Flowers 2 and colored them with Copic markers.  I added a bit of yellow Stickles to the flower centers.  I cut them all out and popped them up on different levels to add some dimension.  The top sentiment is from Make A State-ment and the bottom one is from Stately Flowers 2.  I matted them with Lipstick Red and popped them up to finish my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day and hope to see you again soon!


  1. absolutley gorgeous, got this set on my wish list!!!!

  2. WOW Carla! This is awesome...I love that look of the embossing folder with the red showing through. I need to get more of GinaK's cardstock...I only have the White & Lipstick Red. I love them both!!!

  3. Wow! This is beautiful, Carla. And, you know I need this because I'm from Alabama, too. Great job coloring the camellia. I just made a list yesterday to order that Marianne embossing/die folder. It is just beautiful.

  4. Beautiful card. I love the camellia done in red.

  5. Hi Carla, you will do such a wonderful job for the red showing through the die cut and your coloring is so pretty. These will be such useful sets...congrats.

  6. oh my goodness, this is beautiful! I wanted to stop by to say welcome to the Create with TLC DT! we are happy to have you join us! :)

  7. This card just takes my breath away! :)

  8. This is so beautiful, Carla.
    Blessings on your New Year,

    PS - I have a blog candy giveaway that I am running all month. Pop over for a chance to win.

  9. Beautiful!! I love how vivid it is!

  10. Wow Carla this is so beautiful!!! Your coloring is out of this world.


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