Thursday, December 27, 2012

Needing To Create!

Hi there!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Mine was lots of fun! Time spent with family is the best! Boy did we ever laugh!

I had yesterday off from work too, and really wanted to get crafting, but wasn't feeling any creativity. So, I looked through my little notebook of ideas and came across a technique shared awhile back from Shari Carroll called, Soft Shadowed Background.

I used the Hero Arts Fabulous Flourish and Music Background, along with Old Paper and Weathered Wood Distress Inks. A pretty silk ribbon and a couple of punched butterflies finish off the card.



Soft Shadowed Background by bdengler4 (Barb)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fab weekend and Happy New Year! :)

26 comments:

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous card Barb!! Love that background!! Glad you have a great Christmas. Happy New Year!!!

joy said...

Hi, Barb! I'm still in CO, but have some time this morning to catch up with a few blogs.

Love your card; the colors are beautiful! Looks like you found great inspiration in your little (black?) book!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love it! Happy new year!

Laura B. said...

Beautiful flourish on the music notes!

Elizabeth Allan said...

A flourish of beauty Barb! The soft colors accentuate the white embossing and deep rich bow fabulously!

Cindy C. said...

What a elegant beautiful card you've created Barb!

Cat Craig said...

Stunning card, so in love with this one. The colors and the ibbon so elegant. Can't say enough, you've hit it out of the park!

Nancy K said...

Oh my, so gorgeous! That black ribbon is the perfect dramatic touch! Love this, Barb! So glad you had time to get crafty.

stamplover2011 said...

Barb, your card is stunning! Really like the bg you have created!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, I think I need to peek in your little book! What a GORGEOUS card! So classy with the black ribbon and butterflies...lovely colors, super technique. So glad you enjoyed your Christmas...it is good to spend time with family, having fun and laughing!

Trinh said...

Beautiful card, Barb! I don't use the flourish or music background enough and you make both of them shine.

Anita Rex said...

Gorgeous card Barb! :> Love the embossing and background colors!

Michelle said...

Beautiful, Barb! I love everything about this card, the music, the flourish, the butterflies, the colours, and that beautiful bow!

Linda Beeson said...

Another great reason to use that pretty flourish! Nice

Dawn Turley said...

I enjoy going back over older techniques Barb and you did a superb job on this delightful card,

Tina said...

Barb, your card is so great. Totally love the bg with partial stamping and gorgeous touch of black.

Maureen Morton said...

This is so glamorous, Barb! I see tuxedos and elegant ball gowns and I hear that music! A wonderful combination of images for the New Year! Have a happy one, dear pal.

donna mikasa said...

Hi Barb! You soft shadow background is perfectly paired with the music background and flourish! So elegant and classy with those butterflies and bow!

Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy New Year! Hugs!

Bethany S. said...

beautiful Barb! I love the colors you used :)

Lynn said...

Happy, happy new year Barb! I love this card...the inking is simply gorgeous! Happy creating :)!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love the background with the black ribbon and butterflies! Gorgeous card, Barb!

alexandra s.m. said...

such an elegant and gorgeous card Barb!
Thank You for sharing~

Brenda said...

Stunning Barb! Those two colours go so nicely together! I must bring out my Flourish stamp, it's such a beauty! Wishing you and your family all the very best for 2013 and hoping it is everything you want it to be Barb! Sending you lots of hugs! xxx

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW! This is sooo BEAUTIFUL!! Wonderful colors and fabulous design! Love your card!
Thanks for being a wonderful and supportive bloggie friend! Happy New Year hugs, Karin

Colleen Dietrich said...

The soft shadowed background is sooooooo pretty, Barb. This is lovely! Happy new year. 😊

Greta said...

I LOVE this card, Barb! Fabulous look!