I was going to use an eiffel tower, but then saw Smoatsmom cased this same card and used an eiffel tower, so I kept the same card, but turned it into a flowery orchid card.
I tried to stay as close to the inspiration as possible less the stitching, of course, and I used a nestie rather than a doiley for the image.
This is for a dear friend of mine who had a b/day on 7-11, so it's never hard to forget that day! Free Slurpee Day! She loves orchids and I didn't have an orchid stamp, so I downloaded a digi from Floppy Latte Designs.
Not sure I did it true justice, but after coloring it about 10 times, it is what it is. I angled the sentiment in the middle of the image with ribbon and attached 2 cute little dragonflies from K&C. For some reason I keep using Orchid Opppulence lately and have no idea why.
I used 2 layers of the same dsp rather than 2 different dp's like Emily did and instead of stitching, I paper pierced around the top panel. Added pearls, primas, rhinestones, dazzling diamonds and sponged the diecut panel.
Thanks so much for taking a look. I'm on a new laptop now and haven't grasped the ropes on using it and the new Windows program, so hope the photo turns out okay and no typos!
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Sun, Jul 15, 2012 @ 4:53 PM
Awesome, Pamzi! I'm sure Emzi is going to love this. Hey, did you find out through that spy equipment of yours that I bought some of those those sweet flowers at the top of your card...just used them on a card I made yesterday..one that isn't uploaded yet. I love your image and how pretty you colored it. The glitter is dazzling all over. It's a wow card!!!
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Sun, Jul 15, 2012 @ 5:21 PM
Swoon!! The Fruitcake is in the Gallery!!! And I caught you - now that's not a surprise, is it, my spyzi friend! Free Slurpee Day, you say? :) Your orchids look just lovely! I too feel a challenge when it comes to colouring flowers - but Fruitzi - you did a great job! Zuch pretty little flowers in zee corner too! Lovely delicate design- love your fancy pearls and border!
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Sun, Jul 15, 2012 @ 5:50 PM
This is wonderful Pamzi!!! You did a super job casing Emzi and showing your love. Wonderful image to select and how fun that Benzi also got the same image! Fun stuff. I like how you did that sentiment - very creative. Glad you are back and the computer and Mojo problems are over. Hugz - lotz of them to you!!!
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Mon, Jul 16, 2012 @ 8:43 AM
OMGoodness - this was totally worth the wait Twinzi!!!! It's so beautiful!! I'm in awe of your copic detailing here - with the yellows and orchid/purple and lovely greens - wowzers I think you can teach me a thing or two about coloring. Love the dragonflies, the pearls are an awesome touch, and the little roses are a perfect match. I'm sure your friend absolutely loved this beauty - it's exquisite!!!!
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Mon, Jul 16, 2012 @ 5:54 PM
Oh Pamzi what a gorgeous card!!! Delightful CASE of Emzi...I love, love, love the colors and your beautiful layout. Your coloring and sparkle are just wonderful. 7-11 is a day that I remember too...sons #2 & 3 were in a roll over accident. Jeff was passenger and had a concussion and compression fractures of 3 (lower) back bones. Jay was the driver and in the process of rolling over smashed his window with his arm - they removed over 60 pieces of glass. Fortunately they were both buckled. The first person on the scene was a doctor and stayed with them until the squad arrived. They are both OK, but 7-11 is NOT my favorite day! After all the blah-blah...love your card!!
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Mon, Jul 16, 2012 @ 9:00 PM
Wow Rooty Tooty Fruitcakes! Love loves loves those orchids!Your coloring is amazing! Love the touches of sparkle and the colors you chose! You made my day to see a card from you!!!!!Oh happy day!!!
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Tue, Jul 17, 2012 @ 6:45 AM
Congrats on your new computer Pamzi. Glad you are up and running and posting and commenting again. We missed you so much. Love this beautiful gorgeous card. The colors are amazing. Those purple flowers are wonderful and I love how you accented the corners with those pretty flowers. I loved all your comments on my DD cards. It was fun to read them. Thanks so much for being a great friend!
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