Monday, July 20, 2015

Flowers for a Friend

My card was inspired by the color challenge at colourQ #299. I struggled with how to place these colors together without going for the obvious, which would have been lots of tiny flowers! I did not have any Rich Razzleberry cardstock so used Blackberry Bliss and no Blushing Bride cardstock so used Pink Pirouette.

Flowers were stamped with white ink on cardstock of the four required colors, die cut and then adhered to four panels of white embossed cardstock. The edges of the squares were sponged with Rich Razzleberry ink. A panel of Summer
Starfruit patterned DSP also sponged with the Rich Razzleberry ink was adhered to a card base of Summer Starfruit cardstock. The card was lined with a panel of white cardstock and trimmed with flourishes that were "negative" leftovers from the die cut flowers.

The four floral squares were backed with craft foam for dimension and adhered to the DSP panel on the card base. The center was cut from a die and popped up with thin foam tape and adhered to the card. Another die cut from the embossed white cardstock was adhered, then a heart that was punched from the pink cardstock and sponged with Rich Razzleberry ink.

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Techniques: Die cutting, sponging, stamping
Size: 5" x 5"
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated:
Stamps: Choose Happiness stamp set
Inks: Rich Razzleberry and White Craft ink
Cardstock: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Pink Pirouette, Summer Starfruit
DSP: Sycamore Street Collection (retired)
Dies: Spellbinders Marvelous Squares; Punch: Itty Bitty Accents punch pack (heart); Embossing Folder: Lacy Brocade
Misc.: Craft foam, thin foam tape


  1. I think this turned out great Melanie! I love the colors, it looks just like a quilt. Fantastic die cuts, great design! :)

  2. WOW....what a stunning card! I love how you took each color and made it shine. Simply fabulous! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

  3. Very cool! love all of the texture and it's so colorful...