Tuesday, February 23, 2016

CAS White Delphinium

The DSP that I found in my stash reminded me of Delphiniums that my mother had in her garden when I was young. She had numerous varieties but the white with dark blue centers were my favorite. When I chose the DSP I was looking for the right mix of colors. This DSP has every color required, although the aqua is subtle. In addition, I prefer to make landscape cards that open from the side so they have more support when standing up than landscape cards that open at the lower edge.

The camera did not catch the colors accurately but they are in keeping with the color requirements. This card is being entered into two challenges:

1. Just Us Girls #331 Color Challenge (teal, aqua, navy and neutral)

2. Can You Case It #108 sketch challenge

Cardstock and DSP panels were cut and layered onto the card base, which was edge-sponged. Two strips were added with the sentiment stamped in navy ink and a tiny punched flower. The flower was die cut and sponged. A tiny punched out center was adhered to the center and covered in Glossy Accents. The flower petals were also randomly touched up with glossy accents. Leaves were also die cut. The leaves and flower were adhered to a die cut doily, which was edge-sponged. The doily was backed with foam for dimension and adhered to the card. The inside was lined with white cardstock and decorated with a coordinating die cut flower and leaf.

To view the beautiful cards used in the challenges, visit the challenge blogs at JUGs331 and CYCI108.

Techniques: CAS, Stamping, sponging, die cutting, punch cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamp: Gifts of Kindness (sentiment)
Inks: Island Indigo, Night of Navy
Cardstock: Whisper White, Island Indigo (teal), Baja Breeze (turquoise), Night of Navy
DSP: Pretty Petals Collection (retired)
Dies: Botanical Builder Framelits; Spellbinders Splendid Circles
Punch: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (tiny flower)
Misc.: Craft foam, Glossy Accents


  1. Your card is so pretty Melanie! I love the flower, the sponging and glossy accents are perfect. Great colors and design! :)

  2. That dp is perfect for out colour challenge at Just Us Girls. Lovely flower and pretty layout. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. Love your card Melanie...and love that you completed the inside of the card as well! Thanks for joining the girls and I at JUGS this week!

  4. What a pretty flower...both inside and out! I love the idea of putting the flower inside of the card...thanks for joining us at CYCI ~ Wynne

  5. Great layout from the sketch and love the blue floral background with the pop of the sponged white flowers. CAS and beautiful.

  6. Wow what a fantastic card. The patterned paper is perfect for that beautiful die cut flower. I lovechow you've carried it through to the inside too. Thanks for joining us at CYCI - Chlo x

  7. Melanie, Lovely card! I love the colors and the die cut flower. Thanks for playing along with the CYCI? Challenge. ~Pam, DT