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Monday, September 14, 2009

IT'S MAGICAL MONDAY!

Hey All!  Hope your weekend was all that you hoped it would be.  The weather here was so beautiful and me and the boys hit several parks.  They are worn out (so is Dad!)


Since it is Monday, that means it is Magical Monday over at "There's Magic in the Air".  Today's FREE IMAGE is really beautiful, and I had a super time working with it.  Here is my card for this week:


This image is called "Deco Flower".  Nina did a great job with this one.  The challenge this week is to use this image on a card and use either dry or heat embossing on your card.  I went with the dry embossing.  You can't see it very well in the pic above (you can if you click on it), so here is a close up of the embossing just for proof:


I used one of the new Quik Cutz embossing folders for this.  (You can use the Quik Cutz folders in your Cuttlebug).  This folder almost matched the lines in the background paper.  Here is another look at the card so you can see the embellishments I used:


I colored the image with colored pencils and oms.  As you can see, I added pearls and rhinestones to the image.  I cut the image out with my oval Nesties and mounted the matted image to the card with a foam dimensional.  Super easy card.  This is one of my favorite color combos too!


So, there you have it.  Run over to "There's Magic in the Air" to grab this image.  It is only available for a limited time for free before you have to buy it.  So don't miss out.  And I'd love for you to play in the challenge this week.


Thanks for stopping by!  I'll have another post on Wednesday and I can't wait for you to see what I have to share!  Again, I appreciate you guys so much!  Hope you have a great week and I'll see you on Wednesday!


Best,


Curt

32 comments:

Wendalyn said...

Your card is gorgeous.. I just love your color combination

Lauri said...

Hi Cute! I always love your attention to detail! Maybe I can sneak in a card this with this image for the challenge...I will really try!

Nilla said...

Love the red touch in the haven of black! Super beautiful card, Curt! Hugs Nilla

Crystal said...

Oh, love this card ! What a gorgeous image and just love it with that background . Always good to come visit you blog and see your boys !

Nina said...

Love this Curt! When I first seen this card my first thought was it could be a menu in a very upscale restaurant. Love what you did with this! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents over at TMITA!!

Nina said...

ps. LOVE the boys new pic as well!

Patti J. said...

Love it!!!

Scossie Jane said...

A beautifully elegant card Curt, the colour combo is just perfect xx

Rose said...

this is beautiful!! love your coloring :)

Dru said...

Very striking - I really like the way you did your bow! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Your boys are adorable. Take Care

Dawn said...

Wow this is beautiful - love the bow the paper is gorgeous

mudmaven said...

Gorgeous card Curt! Love the pix of the boys in the pumpkin patch and the thistle too! ~chris

Danielle said...

Oooo, great card Curt! Love the B&W with the pop of colour - just awesome! Really beautiful embellishments and ribbon and the embossing folder is perfect for this card! GORGEOUS!!
Hugs, Danielle

Deedee Anderson said...

This is beautiful, Curt!! I really like the color combo and how you embellished the flower with pearls and rhinestones. I love how your dry embossing matches the pattern on your designer papers, too. Very elegant!! Thanks for the tip about using Quick Cutz in the Cuttlebug, too -- our craft stores never seem to have the CB folders, but they always have the QC ones.

Michelle U said...

This is so elegant and beautiful! Love all the details!

Hugs,
Michelle

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful card! The black lattice is so elegant!

Rita said...

I luv it, it's so beautiful!!! I luv that DP & now after the wedding I need to get me that embossing folder...I luv it!!!

1CardCreator said...

Great card Curt,and I really like the way you matched the embossing with the background paper! ~Diane

Joan Fricker said...

Curt, cute card! Love the embossing and the colors. Great job.
Joan

Diane said...

Great card.....love the colors and all the bling! See you on Wednesday..can't wait to see what you have next!

Ila said...

Fabulous card Curt!! the colors are Striking!!...Love the photo of the boys...They always look so Happy!!....Will be watching for your next post!!... Hugs, Ila

Sue from Oregon said...

This a very lovely and dramatic card Curt!

lisa808 said...

Love the black & white. Your embossing is perfect with the paper. Great card.

America said...

Such lovely work Curt! Keep it up!!!! :)

Juls~ said...

Hi Curt-baby! ;)

Your doggie-dogs header is TERR-RUFF-IC! And your babies put mine to shame; I absolutely HAVE TO BATHE THEM TONITE! NO EXCUSES! It just takes me soooo long to bathe, brush and clip! {I've been doing it myself lately!}

The embossing looks great and your card is really cute! The pearls are a great detail feature you worked in to give it some dimension. Very fresh!!!

I wish I had some of those oval nesties!!! I've been working on place cards for the Autumn Tablescape I'm working on and I don't have all the equipment it takes to make them. I have been looking at JoAnns and Hobby Lobby this week. It would be nice if they came pre-packaged! So, I'm just going to do some stamping. If I drink a little vino and go with the flow, the creativity comes alive! ;)))) LOL!

Hey! It's after 5 p.m. here!

Okay, have a great week and come visit soon. I hope I'll have the table done by Saturday -- just filling in details and have to photograph.

Happy Autumn!

Juls~

DeeDee said...

WOW, this is so pretty Curt! I love the simpleness of it and the color combo, well...you go that going on real good! I think I might need to join in! THANKS for the link to the freebie, it's GREAT! HUGS!

"Tillymint" said...

Hi Curt, Love how you've used this super little image!!!
Your choice of masculine colours softened with the addition of pink and some pearls! Great.
You get great results with Colouring Pencils and OMS I use Derwents and Baby Oil sometimes but these are not really soft crayons so not too easy to blend. My Copics can be a bit messy with small areas LOL oh dear need more practice - will give this one a try for sure.

The Rubber Maid said...

Wonderful use of the image..I love white and black with a touch of color so you did it so nicely. I linked you on my challenge for Timeless Tuesday because I love your photography...hope you don't mind. Pat

Sharon Caudle said...

Awesome use of the image, Curt!! Love the embossing too! Fantastic card my friend! I'm off to check everything out! :) big hugs!

mochamama said...

Beautiful card Curt. Your detail just adds to the beauty!
Hugs my friend

Gina Wrona said...

Hi Curt!

The first thought that popped into my head was how you made the flower look like it's "dancing". I love all your details w/the cross hatching matching the stamping and embossing.

Hugs,
Gina

Leigh Anne said...

I LOVE it - very elegant & deco :)