Tuesday, January 26, 2016


This is my post at the Classy Cards 'n Such blog today
for our current challenge and using the
inspiration photo below!

Hello Classy Friends!
This week our challenge is to use a neutral palette.
We have a beautiful inspiration photo to get you started!

I decided to go with totally cream colors.
Using the inspiration photo for guidance,

I embossed a cream panel with
Darice Quilt Blocks embossing folder.
This has to be one of my most favorite folders to date!

Next I cut a heart from Spellbinders Lace Hearts.
To achieve the heart shown,
I used two hearts from the set, one inside the other,
then cut...pretty isn't it?

Next I cut Impression Obsession Bird On a Branch
from Authentique 6 x 6 paper pad Faith.
This pad has a beautiful collection of neutral papers.

I finished by adding a sentiment held by a tiny clothespin
and added a few gold Dew Drops.

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Entering the The Card Concept Classy and Elegant Style 
and using the inspiration colors below.

Also entering the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts .... Hearts
Crafty Cardmakers .... Punches and/or Dies
Creative Knockouts .... Embossed Delights
Moving Along With The Times .... Embossing


Ros Crawford said...

And I am totally loving the neutrals!! Gorgeous card Diane!

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely love the tone on tone colours, the layering and all that texture. Beautiful card x

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is beautiful Diane! Love the classy look of this.

Leslie Miller said...

Just beautiful, Diane! All pretty elements that work so well together. Love the bird on branch in the subtle designer paper, and you even added the clothespin! I was surprised to see Classy Cards is closing their doors, too. It's hard to keep a business going. Lots of work and competition. I just want everyone to be happy!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Diane!! I love the layers and the dies you used!! The embossing is so fabulous!! Elegant and beautiful my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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ednamburgess said...

Beautiful card. Like the cream colors and just got the quilt folder. Edna

Ina G said...

Absolutely stunning in those neutral colours. Awesome layout with all those beautiful dies and the quilt embossing folder. Love how you finished it off with the sentiment and peg. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
PS Love the new DD challenge blog. Lots of talent on the DT.

Kristi said...

What a gorgeous card! Love all the texture!

Sally Dodger said...

A beautiful card. I love all the different textures that your fabulous embossing folder adds to the background and the bird and heart dies are lovely. Having the mini clothes peg holding the sentiment is such a good idea and a wonderful interpretation of the inspiration photo. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Sally.x.

Alanka said...

The colours are great! Absolutely love them. Andthe embossing folder is adorable. I also like the heart daisy-shape.

Unknown said...

This is SO very lovely!! Love the monochromatic look and all your texture!
Just gorgeous!
Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!!

Wendy L said...

Lots of lovely embossing on your gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxx

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT, good luck!!! Amy DT

Cathy P said...

Gorgoeus use of your embossing folder and die cuts! What an elegant card. Thanks for joining our Embossed Delights challenge this week at Creative Knockouts. Hugs, Cathy DT

Darlene said...

WOW! I am so in love with this card! The pieces all work beautifully together! So rich and beautiful! WELL DONE GIRLFRIEND!!!

Kerin Sylvester said...

Oh my I don't even know where to begin...the texture, the elegance, the embellishments...WOW!!! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

Rebecca said...

Simply divine. That heart is gorgeous and that embossing folder gives so much texture. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Maike from Maikreations said...

Stunning card! Love the monochrome look and all the dimension you get from layering the die cuts ;o) Thank you for joining our „Dies & Punches“ challenge over at the Crafty Cardmakers ;o) Happy crafting,

LauraJane:) said...

SUPER collage elements..LOVE the white on white:)) Thanks for playing at the Card Concept:)

wannabcre8tive said...

A very beautiful card, Diane. I love the embossing folder you used, it is on my wishlist. I like that you used the bird die in patterned paper over the pretty heart.

Jeanne J. said...

Wow your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!