Monday, 3 September 2012

Craft Your Passion #126 Flower Power

Lately I have been using a lot of flowers in my projects so this week's Craft Your Passion challenge is perfect - flower power!  This is what I came up with:

Part of the challenge is that your flowers should be part of the image used, not just your embellishment. I am slowly getting into Christmas crafting mode so when I saw the poinsettia image from our sponsor Delicious Doodles, I had the idea for this card right away.  Don't you love it when that happens! 

I started with the poinsettias which took the most time. Since I knew I wanted to use a form of paper tole, and I wanted  two flowers so I printed the image six times.  I coloured the images and trimmed them out, making each level slightly smaller. I layered each level of petals with foam tape, then added some Sakura glitter pen.

I decided I wanted to layer cream on cream, so I cut my pieces accordingly and dry embossed the main panel.  I sprayed all pieces with gold mist, and inked the edges of the embossing and the sentiment piece with creamy brown.  

I added ribbon to the main panel and adhered the main panel to the card base with foam tape.  At this point I added a bow with separate pieces of ribbon and a wooden die cut snowflake that had also been sprayed with gold mist.  

The sentiment was heat embossed in gold and also foam taped to the card front.

I kept the inside simple by just heat embossing another sentiment.

Don't you want to join in with us?  Create your project and add it to the inlinkz at Craft Your Passion  by September 9th so that you can be entered into the draw.  See the blog for details on prizes!  Also, don't forget to visit all of the other DT members for all of their lovely inspiration!

I used the following supplies:

Card Stock:  Gina K Designs Pure Luxury 120# Pure Ivory, Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla

Stamps:  Digital - Delicious Doodles Poinsettia.  Rubber - Stampin' Up!  Many Merry Messages.

Markers:  Bic Rambunctious Red, Prairie Berry, Yellow Blaze, Margarita Green.  Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star

Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown, Versamark Watermark Ink

Mist:  Shimmerz Paints Gold Or

Embossing Powder:  Stampin' Up!  Gold.

Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Paperlace II set

Ribbon:  May Arts Vintage Seam Binding, May Arts Curly Sparkling Ribbon

Embellishments:  Maya Road Vintage Embellishment Pack

Adhesive:  Foam squares, Tombo Mono Multi liquid glue, Zots.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
  1. Everybody Art - Anything Goes
  2. Creative Card Crew - Christmas
  3. Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
  4. Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
  5. Daring Cardmakers - Focus on Flowers
  6. Christmas Card Challenges - Use Three of Something (each flower has three layers)
  7. Creative Stamp Friends - Distressed


Bonnie Irvine said...

This card is so beautiful. I absolutely love what you did with the poinsettia images. Wonderful dimension. The embossing adds great texture as does the mesh ribbon. Awesome.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!! Simply stunning!! Love the embossing!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


FiLoMa said...

This card is beautiful. I love the embossing, it is very effective. Thanks for playing along at Creative Card Crew. Cheers FiLoMa DT

Brigitte said...

WOW, your card is AMAZING!!!!! It's so elegant!!!! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

~ginny said...

What a gorgeous card Kathy! I love the embossed and distressed background panels. They add elegance to that beautiful group of poinsettias and the snowflake! Well done!

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Oh, what a wunderful card,i love the backgrond and the flowers you have used, they are so beautiful.

Thank you for joining our challenge over at creative Stempelfriends

nice greeting from Andrea

Ellapu said...

This is gorgeously festive thanks for sharing over at CCC this time
Elaine DT

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Wow, what an absolutely gorgeous card! I love it! Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x