Friday, April 4, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - week 41

Hi all!

This card is for blogger's challenge. We were to case the card on page 65 in the catalog. The long and low card. Here's mine!



The base is groovy guava. It was cut to 6 3/8 x 6 folded in half to form a 6 3/8 x 3 card. I stamped the leaf branch from Embrace Life in groovy guava and then stamped my sentiment in jet black staz on with my stamp a ma jig. The background to my main image was a rectangle of saffron designer series prints paper that I rounded off with my culuzzle circle cutter. I also cut a piece of white with the same circle and scalloped the edges with my 3/16th inch corner rounder with the guard popped off. LOVE to make these scallops with my corner rounder!!!!!


My flowers were stamped three times on whisper white with jet black staz on ink. I used my sponge daubers to color them. Can you believe it????? No aquapainters?!!?!!??!!??? Here is what I did......used so saffron in the centers, finished off the entire flower with blush blossom and then hit the edges with groovy guava. I purposely went "outside the lines" when I colored them so when I cut them out if I didn't cut exactly on the line...you would see no white! I always do this if it is something I am going to silhouette. I then took my white gel pen and colored in the stamen ends....what ever those are called.... :) Here's a close up of those beauties (if I can say so myself....):


I adhered them with lots if dimension. I started by curling some of the petals around my fingers to give the petals a more realistic look. The I pulled out the stampin' dimensionals and went to town!!!!! After they were mounted in place where I wanted them, I adhered flat backed pearls from The Pretties Kit with mini glue dots. I really love those pearls and since I am out of flowers in my pretties kit...I can STOP HOARDING those beautiful pearls, right???? I don't know why I keep doing this...not like I can't order another pretties box!!!!! ARGH!!!! Wanna see all of that dimension?


Oh yeah!!!! Before I mounted the flowers down, I tied a piece of 5/8 inch old olive grosgrain ribbon around the top.


Need some inspiration to stamp today...play along and case the same card.


19 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Stunning card! The colors look fabulous and the pearl accents dress your card up so very much giving it just the right touch of elegance! Wonderful inspiration!

Barb Hardeman said...

Just beautiful! Very elegant! Your attention to the details give this card a very polished and professional quality. Wonderful!

MJ said...

Your flowers are beautifully colored and the pearls are perfect with them. All around beautiful card.

Basement Stamper said...

Wow! This is an awesome card, beautiful!!!

Connie said...

VERY pretty...love the colors! We had a similar thought with the trio of flowers, but ours look totally different!

tonistamps said...

You did an absolutely fabulous job with the flowers! I love getting all these great ideas for sets that I have already...although I'm sure I can't color them in as nicely as you, even with the daubers. Excellent job!

amycara said...

Great card! Love your coloring!

Beckie said...

Very pretty! I love all the dimension!

Ida said...

This is gorgeous. The colors are perfect together. Love the dimension of your flowers.

Leigh said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous....the flowers, colors, pearls! Just fabulous!

mommy0f4 said...

love, love, love those flowers!!!!

KimberlyG said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I just love these colors together! Your coloring is beautiful and the pearls are such a great detail! Thanks so much for sharing! :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful - love the coloring on the flowers adn the bling!

Lori said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! The flowers are colored beautifully and the pearls in the centers are the perfect embellishment.

Lisa Bohler said...

Oh MY!!! Those flowers are STUNNING! What detail! Absolutely wonderful card!

Sheryl said...

Wow! Beautiful card! Your coloring is awesome and the pearls are just perfect!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Stunning!!!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh, Ahhhhhhhhhh, simply FAB!

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful card. Love the details. You did a great job on coloring the flowers with a sponge dauber. Gorgeous!!!