Sunday, February 28, 2010

Embellish and Stamping 411 Challenge combo

Hi there blog peeps! Hope you're enjoying your weekend! We started the weekend off with some heavy rain yesterday, but today is just a gorgeous and clear day in Southern CA. It's a little cool (high 50's or low 60's) but I guess for other regions around the globe, that's probably pretty temperate! Anyway, I'm back to share a card that incorporates 2 challenges - the Embellish Color Challenge with Borders and this week's Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch 140 Challenge Here's what they look like: I love the colors in the Embellish challenge - so springy and Easter-y! The colors I used are Stampin'Up!'s Barely Banana, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery and splashes of Melon Mambo, and Old Olive. The peach color I used was ribbon from PTI. The challenge also included using a border, so I used SU's Scallop Trim Border punch.
The sketch from 411 was a nice and clean sketch, so I wanted to incorporate it in my card. Here's what I came up with:
Isn't that flower fun? I was inspired to try this circle flower from Mary Fish's card from Stampin'Pretty. Then I wanted to add a little texture to "make it my own" by folding each petal in half and then crimping it. For the flower center, I went around the circle using my papersnips to cut lines about 1/4" long to create the fringe, then wrinkled the circle to add more texture. The scallop leaves are crimped the same way I did the petals. Here's the recipe for you:
{Circle Flower Birthday Card}
*Cardstock: Barely Banana, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Sweet Pea DSP, and Tall Tales DSP
*Stamp Set: Wow Flowers (for the birthday sentiment)
*Inks: Certainly Celery and Melon Mambo Markers
*Accessories: Scallop Trim Border punch, Modern Label punch, Scallop Oval punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Word Window punch, Sherbet buttons, Linen Thread, PTI hibiscus ribbon, Polka Dot embossing folder
Hope you like it! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Thanks for visiting :)


24 comments:

Kimberly's Krafts said...

Oh my goodness Rose! This is just darling! Love that flower!! That Mary is so inspiring!
Great card!! Love it to peices!!

xxoo

Lynn said...

Your card is stunning. Absolutely beautiful!

Garden of Egan said...

That card is sooooo cute! I can't wait to try it!
Thanks so much for the great ideas. I love your blog!
Tauna

Crafting Clare said...

This is beautiful. Love that flower!

~amy~ said...

Such a sweet card...sooo springy!!

Winter said...

How cute! I love the flower! :)

Selene Kempton said...

This is fantastic! I love all the elements and textures.

Jane said...

I LOVE LOVE this card!!!

Krista Driessen said...

Hi Rose ! You did a great job with the challenge ! Nice to see your picture on your profile ;-0

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

Really GREAT job combining two challenges like that
the coluors are super nice!
The flowers are adorable the way you put them on your sketch
Great card!

Amy Liz Schultz said...

this is lovely, I adore this large flower!

Robin Merriman said...

Cute, cute card! Love the crimping on the flower - clever! Thanks for playing along this week!

Kris said...

So cute.. love the crimping..can't wait to try it:)))))

Traveling Mama said...

Oh how CUTE! I love the texture on the flowers! What great detail! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Embellish!

sarahmartina said...

Hi Rose! I love all of the texture. :) So glad you joined in on the Embellish challenge!

Patti Chesky said...

I am a sucker for texture, and this card has lots to love!!! Great job with the sketch!!

Connie said...

Love the flower...beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 sketch this week!

tina... said...

This is a fab card! Love that flower.

Anonymous said...

Rose,
Very pretty!
:)
Kris

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Great Job Rosie!!! As always!!!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love this!!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful flower with us!! I need to make one of these for myself!! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at the Stamping 411 Blog!!

Helen F. said...

Soooo gorgeous, Rose. Love the flower and the pretty Hurry-Up-And-Get-Here Spring colors :O!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Rose, this card is wonderful! Love the flower! Thanks for playing along with us!

Cindy Major said...

This card is AWESOME!! I love the textures and colours on it :)

Cindy