Monday, April 27, 2009

Bloomin' Beautiful

I really should have brought a bigger variety of stamps with me...LOL...but luckily my SIL has a fair sized collection so I borrowed her Stampin' Up Bloomin' Beautiful set to use with Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 15. Ha, I just thought of something...this card is a collaboration of Karens...I'm a Karen, the sketch challenge is done by a Karen and my SIL is a Karen too!  :)

I started by stamping the flower with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White and colouring it with copics. I stamped it again three times, cut out the leaves and different petals and popped them on dimensionals. In total the flower has four layers...very pretty IRL (and I can leave this one behind for my Mom when I leave so I didn't need to worry about mailing it). The image was cut out with my Petite Oval Nestabilities. I just recently learned that in addition to having a smaller scallop around the edge, the Petite Ovals are a narrower oval shape than the classic oval Nestabilities...who knew (well, probably all of you knew that, but it was news to me)!

I started with a white card base then layered some Pink Pirouette. Next I ran some Artichoke through my Textile Cuttlebug folder and cut it into four strips. I wrapped Pink Pirouette ribbon around the base and secured it with a large white brad. My intention was to add a tag with a "Happy Mother's Day" sentiment, but wanted to use a clear tag and I left those back home, so I had to settle for stamping the sentiment on the inside of the card because using a cardstock tag made the element seem too 'heavy'. I did add a small punched flower though and a Moss coloured Glass Pearl from Stamping Bella. 

Because of the Mother's Day sentiment, this card also qualifies for my friend Janet's Corrosive Challenge #9. This is the first card I've done in a while that doesn't use any patterned paper...likely because I didn't have one with me that worked with the image and colours I chose. But hey, it's good to get out of your groove once in a while...right?

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

12 comments:

Valems said...

Beautiful card! I love the flower.
Thanks for playing :)
Vanja

Denise (peanutbee) said...

You are one AWESOME stamper, girl! Look at this beauty!! The dimension on the petals is beautiful and I'm just LOVIN' that ribbon treatment...I need to try that. Looks great!

Anne said...

What an elegant card, all those layers to the flower - wow!

Thanks for taking the Corrosive Challenge :)

Melissa Craig said...

I love this! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Debbie Pamment said...

Your title says it all - blooming beautiful!!
xXx

Emily said...

Very cute take on Karen's sketch this week! Love the CB folder you used on your background piece...the color of your paper just makes it pop and the flower is so pretty!

Karen Giron said...

Holy cow, Karen! This is gorgeous! I love the layered flower and the ribbon treatment is beautiful! Love it!!

Monica Anderberg said...

So pretty! So wellbalanced and lovely colorcombo! It is so fun to visit your blog and see all the wonderful things you are making.

Hugs Monica

Jane Wetzel said...

All these GORGEOUS cards with flowers! WOW! Love how u did the 3 layers on the flower..very cool..

Leslie said...

This is just stunning! I love your image, it really pops off of your card!
Hugs, Leslie

Susan N. said...

You make the best cards! I love the colors you use and the layouts are always creative. Thanks for sharing.

Leanne said...

Beautiful card, Karen! Love your colouring and ... very cool way to tie the ribbon. :)