Sunday, 25 May 2008

Say it with flowers

This card didn’t quite turn out as I’d anticipated – they often don’t – but I quite like it anyway. In my head it had eyelets holding down the vellum but that didn’t work out; I was only looking for an excuse to use my new Crop-A-Dile™ anyway.

I made it for a challenge on In Love With Stamping – we were to take inspiration from a picture of a brightly-coloured floral lunchbag. Its colours were Rose Red, So Saffron and Taken with Teal but I have a few issues with Taken with Teal so I swapped it for Tempting Turquoise.

Attaching vellum can be a problem but there are many ways to overcome this and, on this card, I folded the ends round the back of the So Saffron layer and attached it there.

To curl the paper, I wet the edge and then rolled it up around a small paintbrush.

Stamps: Shapes & Shadows (p54), Wonderful Words (p60)
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, So Saffron, Whisper White, White vellum paper (p78)
Ink: Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Rhinestone brad (p85)

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  1. I really love what you've been doing with Shapes and Shadows. Cute, cute, cute!

  2. What bright, happy colors! :) I really like this card.

  3. Well, I like this a lot!! A lot of nice details on your card. I LOVE the flower and the curled edges.

  4. love those colors! and again with more amazing distressing

    <---------distressed paper challenged

  5. What's wrong with Taken with Teal?? Just kidding - this looks terrific! The vellum really softens it up!


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