Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Blossoms are a bloomin' for HSS Challenge 60!

Hi there blog peeps!  Ready for this week's challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments?  It's flower filled and fun!  How do you like the little snippet of my card so far?  I went with a retro-ish color scheme that's a little out of my element, but I'm pleased to say I'm really happy with the outcome!  Before you see the full card, let's take a look at the HSS inspiration photo:
Doesn't that look fun?  I'm a big fan of ranunculus, so I love this inspiration image.  Now, here's a look at my full card:
How do you like my retro blossom tribute?  I have been wanting to do this color combo since I saw a a textile pattern in this palette last year.  And, more recently I also saw this cute retro jacket from BodenUSA in the same color scheme:
{photo from bodenusa.com}
It's a little funky and maybe even a little on the bold side, but I like it!  Hope you do, too.  Now, back to my card -I used all kinds of fun flower punches and dies.  The large white flower background is from the Island Floral Bigz die and the Melon Mambo flower layered over top is the Fancy Flower Extra Large punch.  For the black flower centers an smaller Melon Mambo flowers, I used the Boho Blossoms punch, and then used the Itty Bitty Punches for the cute teeny blossoms.  I had fun with the Basic Pearls as my flower center embellies - I used all 3 sizes.  And, to create my backdrop, I used the Top Note Die on the textured More Mustard cardstock.  How about the cute little punch I used for my sentiment?  Do you recognize it?  It's a modified version of te Decorative Label Punch!  I loved the idea I got from Mary Fish's blog post, that I had to give it a try.  Here's one parting look at my card:
{Retro Island Blooms}
*Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
*Cardstock: Textured Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White, Textured More Mustard
*Inks: Melon Mambo
*Accessories: Top Note Bigz Die, Island Floral Bigz Die, Boho Blossoms Punch, Itty bitty Punches, Decorative Label Punch, Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones
Thanks for peeking in today!  Would love for you to play along with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  How about hopping over to check out all the fun blossom inspiration projects from the rest of the DT and then sharing your own creation with us?  Can't wait to see what you all come up with.  In the meantime, leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this color combo - love it or no?  You can be honest :)


Desirée-ScrapDees said...

cute card and i like the colour combi!

~amy~ said...

love it...the bold colors and blooms are simply perfect!

Anne Marie said...

Rose, this is too fun! Those blossoms are bloomin' perfectly! SUCH a happy card! Love everything about it! That coat is pretty fabulous, too. Wowza! :)

Sam said...

Beautiful card Rose. These blossoms are bright and beautiful. Yes, I love the colour combo too.


Anonymous said...

I love that your project was fashion inspired. What a clever idea to combine the flowers from the Island Floral die and the Boho punch. It makes your flowers jump out. Fabulous!

Helen F. said...

Love these blooms! So bright and cheery on your wonderful card, Rose :o)

Regina said...

Fantastic! These colors are gorgeous together. Your card inspire me to make something with these blooms only I must waiting of the punch, it's a pitty

hugs Regina

Regina Mangum said...

Gorgeous, Rose! I love your color inspiration -- I want both it and your card! Thanks for your good wishes, by the way. I love visiting your world! XOXO

Shannon said...

Love the bright colors! I just saw that tutorial on Mary's site too, and really want to try it, yours turned out great and I like how you trimmed it off at the edge. Great job-you're one creative girl:)

inkedx2 said...

I love the bright cheery colors!


Sherry said...

Rosemarie, I love the bright colors you used for your card. It's bright and festive!

StampingMinnie said...

Rose -- I love the colors you selected; so springy and cheerful. Cute card!!