Thursday, March 21, 2013

Color Challenge Card

It's my day to post over at Pink Paper Bakery. Sometimes a card challenge helps to spark my creativity. Today was one of those days, so I went on a card challenge hunt! I found a great color challenge over at Fab Friday. I absolutely love these colors together! The best part is it's a new color combination for me.

While I was hopping around several of the challenge blogs, I also stumbled onto SUO Challenges, which has an Easter Parade theme. The color challenge from Fab Friday was perfect for SUO's theme, so I combined the two together!

Making paper flowers takes a little time, but it's well worth it! For the large flower, start with a 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, punched in Pink Pirouette. Sponge the edges in Pink Pirouette ink. Then clip every other scallop to create petals. Use a stylus to curl the petals. Adhere two scallops together to get this look. I made a Valentine banner with these paper flowers, back in January. I made a YouTube video tutorial on how to make paper flowers, for this banner. It was my first video, and it's a little long, but it's a great visual.
The pearls and a Vintage Faceted Designer Button to the center of my flowers. I gave them a little color first, with a Sharpie Marker. Immediately after coloring them, I wiped off the gems with a tissue, to lighten the color. Sharpies are permanent, so you have to work a little fast (mostly on the pearls).
  • Stamps: Delightful Dozen (122650 wood/ 122652 clear)
  • Paper:
    • Sahara Sand card stock (121043) 5 1/2" X 8 1/2"
    • Whisper White card stock (101730) 1 3/4" x 3 3/4"
    • Calyspo Coral card stock (122925) 2pcs 3/4" x 3 3/4"
    • Lucky Limeade card stock (122926)
    • Pink Pirouette card stock (111351)
  • Ink: Sahara Sand (126976) and Pirouette Pink (126956)
  • Tools & Accessories:
    • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439)
    • Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335)
    • Stylus - for curling the flower petals (122334)
    • 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854)
    • Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)
    • Boho Blossoms Punch (119858)
    • Basic Pearl Jewels (119247)
    • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555)
    • 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070)
    • Linen Thread (104199)
    • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. This is beautiful, Deena! I love the flowers, and your CAS layout is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

    1. Thanks, and yes, I did CAS this card layout. (I wrote this post so early this morning I forgot to include that) I have no idea who or where this sketch was from. Can you tell me who I should give the credit to?

    2. I think that Amy meant that your design was CAS (Clean And Simple) and not that it was a CASE. So many acronyms! Have a great day! :-)

  2. This is beautiful and a flowery Easter card is the perfect use of these colors. I love your paper flowers- they are lovely and so well done. Thanks for playing at Fab Friday. :-)

  3. So spring like! Your handmade flowers are great and I love that you matched the pearls and buttons to go with the color combination! Thanks for sharing with us at Fab Friday!