I’m back with my second post of tonight, wow!
I usually like to post my cards in the order that they were made, but I’ve totally gone against that quite a lot this year, lol! I still have a backlog of older cards to show you but tonight I’m posting a card I made for the latest Embellish Magazine Colour Challenge:
I don’t usually do ‘non-PTI’ challenges, but this one had a colour combo too good to miss out on! Plus it took inspiration from PTI colours so that makes me feel a little better, lol! I also fell head over heels with some of the cards that the Embellish Magazine DT made for this challenge, particularly Sarah Martina Parker’s gorgeous creation here. Happy sigh, I wish I could create like her!
Anyway, once I got the idea in my head for what I wanted to do this card came together pretty easily:
I’m really pleased with how this card turned out! Not a huge amount of stamping for me, and the focal point is so much fun!
I began by creating the distressed flower heads. These were created from the Pretty Pastels patterned paper, cut into circles using my Nestabilities. I then distressed the edges of each one before crumpling them up a little bit then flattening them out a little, then securing the layers together with some gorgeous Making Memories brads.
The card base is Lemon Tart, and is a fairly large card, the front being 8″ x 4″. The back was actually half an inch wider so that I could punch the edge using my EK Success/SU! punch. I then set about the main panel, which is Vintage Cream, the top two corners being rounded. The stems were created using Faux Ribbon and Turning A New Leaf. The sentiment is from Signature Greetings and is stamped with Dark Chocolate ink, stamped off once before overinking with Smokey Shadow ink before stamping onto the panel.
After the flower heads my next favourite bit is the grass! I really like how this turned out! I started with a punched piece of Spring Moss cardstock and gave that a subtle deboss with my Tin Types Impression plate. Behind that are two pieces of cardstock cut with the Small Scallop Border die – I took both edges and mounted them to give an extra effect! The middle layer is stamped with Background Basics: Tin Type using Versamark ink. I then added a Melon Berry Bitty Dot ribbon and finished it with one of Dawn’s bows. :o)
So what do you think? A bit of a style departure for me but I really like the whimsy look that came out of it! I think this won’t be the last time you’re seeing some of these flowers! ;o) Hope you liked and I’ll be back tomorrow hopefully, still playing catch-up with all my creations!