Thursday, January 13, 2011

Card for Joan's Gardens #2 Weekly Challenge

Be sure to keep scrolling down to see todays Challenge, new Spellbinders dies and the Magnolia Stamp sale!!!!
With the fairy

Without the fairy

Which card do you like best?  The fairy was cut out from the Spring Time Paper Pack.
I couldn't decide, so I thought I would show it to you both ways.  Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

This card is made using papers from the new Graphic 45 Spring Time (in stock).  Isn't it gorgeous? I just love the small delicate flowers and beautiful colors.  You will be seeing a lot of this paper, because it certainly is my style.

Isn't the Nested Heart gorgeous?  That is a new Nestie from Spellbinders last fall.  I hope you can see the embossing on it as that is what sets it apart from so many hearts.
You would never guess that the scalloping framing the heart was a new Martha Stewart punch, but it is.  You can see it below and be sure to check out Selma's card for today as she is also using it once she gets it posted.

Double Arch Punch
Set of 2 by Martha Stewart
MSRP $32.99
My Price $29.99 plus shipping

Nested Hearts by Spellbinders
MSRP $24.99
My Price is $21.99 plus shipping

Joan's Gardens
Paper-------------------Graphic 45 - Spring Time, card stock from my stash
Stamp------------------JustRite Cherish the Memories
Punch------------------Martha Stewart Double Arch Border
Pop Up---------------- Zva
Adhesive--------------Glue Glider
Heart-------------------Nested Hearts from Spellbinders
Bow--------------------Silk Ribbon from May Arts
Button-----------------Webster Pages

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Carol L said...

Your card is GORGEOUS, and I like the version that includes the little fairy! Beautifully detailed!

Gail S. said...

Beautiful card - so soft and delicate. My vote is with the fairy. It just adds a little extra special touch. Beautifu bow also!!!

Patty Sue 2 said...

It is beautiful either way, but my favorite is with the fairy. She adds a special touch of whimsy!

Darlene said...

LOVE both cards but the addition of the fairy is my favorite!! BEAUTIFUL creations Joan! OH I'm so excited ... this new designer pack might be here today!!! HOORAY!! It's gorgeous ... can't wait to dive into it!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Both cards are fabulous Joan, but being a fairy person, I totally adore the fairy being added to the card . . . I agree with Patty, I love the whimsical feel she brings to the card! {{{hugs}}}

Clare Curcio said...

I like both cards equally. The fairy adds a little something to it, but the other is just as elegant. The fairy one is fun! Very pretty!

Linda W. said...

Oh what great inspiration you are, Joan. I love the whimsy of the fairy - seems to complete the layout of the card. Colors are to die for!

velta said...

Amazingly beautiful Joan!!!! Thanks for sharing all of the deets :)

Patti J said...

Wow, Joan! If you had shown only the second card, I would have been oohing and aahing over it! However, the fairy just perked up what was already perfect! Lovin' them both!

Sharon Peele said...

Joan, this card is so gorgeous, I really love the peach colors!!! I have to say I like the one with the fairy the best!! Beautiful work!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Beautiful, Beautiful. I like the Fairy, don't see them to much and makes it kind of whimsical.
Love the colors and the papers topped with that beautiful bow it makes a stunning card.

CraftinGranny said...

Such a stunning and beautiful creation Joan! Love the monochromatic colors you've chosen. "Hugs" Carol

A Consuming Passion said...

Beautiful card Joan.......Trust me to be different!! I like the Fairy but I I prefer the card without it I have to say..........It's such an elegant card and the bow is gorgeous so I didn't think it needed the fairy!!!!!

Jean McKenzie said...

Just beautiful Joan! I like the card with the fairy - the darker colours on it just add that finishing touch. Gorgeous paper!

Cindy Lou said...

Hi Joan, Beautiful cards, but I too think that simplicity is the essence of perfection. I prefer the one without the fairy, the other is cute, but it seems to distract from the elegance ;) Each to their own, The cards are indeed very beautiful!