Sunday, July 29, 2018

Everything Has Beauty

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Everything Has Beauty card #timholtz #stampersanonymous #sizzix3dembossing #distressoxide 1

Hello and Happy Sunday! I had some fun with my new-to-me Flower Garden stamps by Tim Holtz on my vacation to our special place in the mountains of W. Va.-- Capon Springs. Short on space, I packed up all my Distress Oxides, water color card, Jet Black Distress archival ink and my stamp set into one neat box with thoughts of coloring to my heart's content! One problem! I forgot my water detail pen, so I spent the drive up to W. Va. looking for a craft store close to an exit. Right before we hit our destination, I found one! Yippee! When we got to our destination, I realized I didn't bring a stamp block for the cling stamps; duh! This would have been a good time to have a Travel Stamp Platform!

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Everything Has Beauty card #timholtz #stampersanonymous #sizzix3dembossing #distressoxide 2

I made this card for my friend, Kathy, one of my Capon Family friends. She and a few other guests took an interest in my flower stamps and inks, and we had our first Capon mini art class.  Lots of fun to break up all that hiking!

 Although I didn't do the best job of stamping using just my hand to impress the image, I still had so much fun coloring the flowers and greenery with various shades of Distress Oxides! I can't wait to get my hands on Tim's new colors!

After I returned home, I fussy cut my flowers and layered them on Classic Kraft Stock I embossed with Tim's Botanical 3D Texture Fade. Details on how I made this background can be found here. Plain white card inked with Wild Honey Distress ink gives some definition to the panel and is layered over a Lumber 3D embossed panel.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Everything Has Beauty card #timholtz #stampersanonymous #sizzix3dembossing #distressoxide 3

The sweet bee and butterfly are from Tim's Botanical Layers collection, and I added some Distress crayon to make them fit my color scheme. A Small Talk sticker stands in for my sentiment.

I hope you like my simple card! Thank you for stopping by today, and for all your wonderful comments! Stop by again later today when I will have another tutorial on how to use Tim's Lumber 3D Texture Fade. I should have a third post later in the day! Making up for lost time while in the mountains!

Hugs and Blessings!

27 comments:

  1. WOW! This is gorgeous! I love the 3-D texture fades folders!

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  2. A fabulous card Sara Emily, I'm sure you're going to enjoy using these flowers, they look fabulous on your background.
    Avril xx

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  3. Considering your lack of supplies, you did a fabulous job Sara, our Cone Flowers have just come into blossom in our garden, they are so pretty, as are yours! Hugs, Anne xx

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  4. What a beautiful card, Sara Emily! I love that Flower Garden stamp. Sounds like a wonderful vacation especially fitting in crafting with friends.

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  5. GORGEOUS CARD!!! This looks like it is RIGHT up my alley--style wise! LOVE the bits of gold (HA! I looked at your other post on how you did this! LOL) in the background to make the focal image shine!!! Your distress inks look GREAT for that gold tone! I WILL have to try this! I am EXCITED to get the new colors also! G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S WORK!!!!!!!!!! ;)

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  6. Wow! Your trip sounds interesting, having to look for crafty stores along the way - it must have made the drive more intriguing LOL - glad you found some items, only to discover no platform! Yikes! Despite all that, your colors, fussy cutting, and deeply hued project is simply breathtaking! So rich and colorful, and a fantastic use of the gold tones and embossing folder! Lovely! Thanks for uploading your fabulous creation to Back to Basics and Beyond Challenges. I hope we will see more of your artwork in our future challenges. Be sure to check back later to see if you have won!
    Crafty hugs, de
    {Creative Smiles}

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  7. AWESOME background using that 3D folder -- love those deep hues!! So pretty!

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  8. It's so good to see these flowers again (they are some of my very favorites)! You have made them so vibrant and delicious and they look just terrific on that dark colored embossed background. Nicely done!!

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  9. These botanical stamps are so pretty but they are so lovely against that embossed metallic background. A very elegant card!
    Kate

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  10. beautifully highlighted and textured background, the flowers are so beautiful against it, thank you for joining us at BBB.

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  11. Wow!! So stunning!! The colors look amazing!! I love the texture and the details!! So gorgeous, my friend!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. Wpw! Wow! Wow! What stunning use of that gorgeous panel you created with the texture fades Sara!! The flowers are so beautifully highlighted on that background .. absolutely stunning!! Gorgeous colour and amazing texture! Love, love, love this!!! Have a fabulous day!! hugs xx

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  13. Your card is gorgeous, Sara Emily, with those awesome folders (you're rocking those!) and your beautiful flowers! That's so cool you had a mini art class with your Capon friends, that must have been so much fun. Love this! Hugs :-)

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  14. What a lovely card! Beautiful flowers and background is amazing!
    Thank you for playing with us at Card Mania Challenge ! Wish you good luck !
    Hugs, Veana R.-DT
    https://veanar1.blogspot.com/

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  15. Fabulous card, Sara Emily! I also take crafting supplies with me for holidays, so I can understand you very well =)
    Thank you again for joining our challenge at Country View Crafts this month.
    Evelyn xx

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  16. beautiful embossing and florals . Good luck and thanks for playing along with us at Card Mania Challenge. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@CMC
    Adhiraacreations

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  17. This is really lovely Sara Emily. Thank you so much for joining in with us again at Country View Crafts, and I hope to see you again tomorrow for our new challenge. Have a fun week, Sue xx

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  18. Beautiful Card, Beautiful colors = Fantastic!! Love your card design and thanks so much for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Stamp Challenge! Have a great day!

    Theresa (SumMore Fun DT)

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  19. Wow, this is beautiful. I love those flowers and the coloring. The dimension on the flowers really make the card just pop. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday's Anything Goes Challenge. Good Luck!

    ♥ Mindy

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  20. Amazing and so beautiful!!! Thanks for joining in our challenge over at SumMoreFun.

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  21. Those flowers look amazing.

    ~Thanks so much for crafting along with the SumMore Fun Challenge~

    Have wonderful day,
    Jessica (SumMore Fun DT)

    Polka Dot Orchard

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  22. Love it! What a great card! Thanks for joining in on the SumMore Fun challenge! ~DT Jamie

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  23. This is such a beautiful card! I really love that embossed background. Thank you for joining the SumMore Fun challenge.

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  24. Beautiful colouring on the flowers and a great background. I also managed to forget a stamp block the last time I packed for the US - had to improvise for a while until I could get my hands on one!
    Alison x

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  25. Stunning, beautiful craftwork. I love your card. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond. Caz DT

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  26. Way to improvise...when in doubt, use your hands! Gosh this turned out so pretty. The embossed background really sets off your watercolor flowers. I enjoyed reading your post and I'm so glad you shared your art with all of us at the Southern Girls Challenge! Wendy DT

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