Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bold Fun Flowers Birthday!

I needed a card for my sister's birthday this weekend, and I usually go pretty conservative for her. But since I knew I was just going to get her a gift certificate, I figured I could go BOLD for the card! Got keep something exciting, huh?

I did decide to use the Sketch Challenge from Create with Connie and Mary to help with the card layout. And I made it a 5 1/8" square card - kind of a fun change! I'm not sure what inspired me to go with these colors, Melon Mambo and Concord Crush, but I thought they were kind of a change of pace and fun.

I used the Fun Flowers Big Shot die for the flower parts. And I used the Clearly for You background stamp on the in-between flower layer. I also did lots of sponging with the Concord Crush.

Then I used the Happy Birthday from the Curly Cute set (love those words!). For the flower stem, I just free-handed the cutting. But for the leaves I used the Blossom Petals Punch. I also added some Perfect Polka Dots to the bottom part of the card, and a White Stain knot!

Thanks for stopping by,



Deb said...

This is very pretty! The colors are bold and beautiful! I like how the middle flower is defined with the stamp! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Agustina said...

Great card, your sister is going to love it. I too like how you stamped the middle layer it just makes the flower pop even more!

Connie Babbert said...

I colors! Love that flower with this sketch! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Martz said...

The die cut flowers you used for this card are the perfect element for this sketch. I agree with the other...the stamping on the middle layer makes the flower pop! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!

Mary Brown said...

LOVE your big bold flower on this really nailed the sketch! Thanks for playing along with this on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Debbie Henderson said...

I think it's great how you stamped on the middle layer for your flower and sponged. What a nice effect! Thanks for playing CCMC!