Sunday, August 22, 2010

Inspired by Nancy!

Hey there!

I just came inside from mowing the lawn. Wow, it is so hot outside! The sky is such a gorgeous blue and I did a whole lot of sweating, but the grass looks wonderful, and I really DO love to mow the lawn! I need to get back out there to pull all the ugly, old looking flowers out of their pots. They always look terrible by this time of year. I'm sad to see them go, but will soon be planting some mums and other fall plants.

Last week, my good friend and fellow hostess, Nancy, made a card for the Hero Arts blog and I just loved the way it turned out! It was the one that was embossed with black on kraft. You can see it here. So since that day, I have wanted to try it too. Here is my take on Nancy's amazing card.



I don't have black embossing powder so I stamped the La Lettre and Hydrangea with Jet Black Archival Ink and clear embossed. I cased Nancy's design almost exactly because I loved everything about her card! Thanks so much for inspiring me, Nancy, not only with your gorgeous cards but with your kind heart and lovely spirit! So glad to call you my friend!

Have a beautiful day everyone! I'm off to pull some flowers. . . . :)

15 comments:

Virginia L. said...

How GORGEOUS!! LOVE this stunner! So sophisticated ....I can't get over it :)

Lin said...

That is one beautiful design! I may case both of you!

CinnamonSally said...

Stunning Barb, love this card, Nancy's inspiration has definately fired your imagination!!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Barb, this card is gorgeous--you did a wonderful job and I love it. Love your design and it is so elegant.

Rosemary said...

your take on nancy's card is just lovely, barb! that card was a favorite for me, too!

Tiffany said...

Perfectly elegant and that bold ribbon finished off the beauty of this card even more, great inspiration from Nancy!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Oh wow, this is so stunning Barb! Just gorgeous! Love the ribbon and pearls you added too.

AnitaRex said...

I love Nancy's card too so much Barb! And it inspired me too but I have yet to do anything about that! :> I love yours also! Something about the black on kraft! I have never mowed the lawn. I bet I would really screw that one up! :> My hubby actually likes to do it! :> It was so hot here too today, but very very windy!

Simone said...

This is so stunning and elegant Barb!! Love everything about this - too gorgeous! :)

Nancy said...

Hi Barb...how sweet are you?!! Your card has a wonderful elegance and sophistication to it, must be that gorgeous black bow and the excellent loopy sentiment you chose. Thanks so much for being such a sweet and wonderful friend...you totally inspire me!
bless you!
ps- make sure to post the photos of your fall flowers once you plant them, I love seeing your garden.

Caryl W said...

This is very beautiful...I can see I am going to really enjoy following you here and on flickr!!!

donna mikasa said...

Love your take on Nancy's card, too! (Just came from Lin's blog!) You took the idea and made it your own with the hydrangea. And way to go on mowing the lawn! Don't forget the sunscreen!

lynda said...

Another great card, Barb. Love this hydrangea, and the look of black on kraft. Great job.

Anne said...

Hi, Barb! This is STUNNING! Sooooo pretty! Love the sheer ribbon and the pearl accents! :-)

Suzanne C said...

So wonderful as was Nancy's card! Love them both!