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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Lilac and Olive Build-a-Flower Swirls

Here's a card I made last year following an idea in a magazine. If I find out which one it was, I'll update!

Plum and Lilac floral border paper from the Papermania 'The Big One' Temptations paper pad was attached to the upper part of the card blank and a panel of lilac paper was added below. A length of olive green grosgrain ribbon was attached over the join.

Using the Autumn Leaves Build-a-Flower stamp set, a flower was created by stamping on the lilac paper using Versafine Imperial Purple archival pigment ink. The petals were then overstamped using another of the build-a-flower stamps and the 'Happy Birthday' Multi-text stamp by Whispers using the ColorBox Eggplant pigment ink to create the patterns on the petals.

A swirly flourish was stamped over the edge of the lilac paper using a stamp from the HOTP Swirls stamp set and the Versafine Spanish Moss archival pigment ink.

The stamped petals were adhered to the back of a circle of olive green card cut using a Nestabilities circle die. The flower was attached over the ribbon and a clear faux gem was added in the centre of the green circle.

The 'Happy Birthday' sentiment, from Whispers,  was stamped using the Imperial Purple ink.
Clear faux gems were then added along the edge of the lilac paper.

Here are the challenges I am entering this card into:


pickle said...

Lovely card Kathleen. Nice colour combo.... the pop of the green really sets it off.

Kerry xx

Shaz said...

Great card Kathleen. Such a pretty colour. Like the way you have stamped the swirley flourish at the bottom. xx

lindyloo said...

Hello Kathleen when I first so your card it made me go ooooo lovely and its aslo in my fav colours thank you for joining us at the creative cottage hope to see you again and good luck hugs linda x

Donna said...

Pretty card and fab use of flowers for our challenge at the Creative Cottage this week! Thanks for joining in the fun with us :) Donna x

Eisbärin said...

Lovely card, Kathleen! Really like your choice of colour!
Hugs, Alex

Gemma said...

a gorgeous card Kathleen! Thanks for joining in this weeks Bling challenge at I Did it Creations! Gemma :)

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you so much for playing with us at Stampin With The Dragon.
Hugs Nataliya.

Patricia St Martin said...

Very nice card. I really like your layout. Thank you for playing with us at For Fun Challenges. We always love seeing you designs. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Patricia

Sheila said...

Beautiful card Kathleen. Such a nice colour and love your wee tutorial! Sheila:)X

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely card, love the colour purple

Tracy said...

gorgeous card, love the colours.
Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

Leighpea said...

Hi Kathleen
There is something for you over on my blog, please pop along and have a look?
Lovely card and fab blog!

Anonymous said...

Visão exurbitante aqui, tópicos como aqui está realção a quem quer que observar neste sítio .....
Entrega muito mais deste sítio, a todos os teus visitantes.

downrightcrafty said...

A beautiful creation thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

Georgia Ehrmann said...

very pretty card and I love the soft purple! Thanks for playing with us at IDIC this week!

Marie said...

Really cute. Lovely colours!Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
Love n hugs

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Kathleen! I love your colour combo too :o))
Thank You for joining us at Mami Doodles and good luck in the draw too xx

Padster said...

Beautiful - thanks for blinging it on with IDIC this week
Debbie xx

Meera said...

This is a really fab card. Thanks for sharing in with our birthday fun at For Fun.

x Meera x

Antonella said...

What a great card!! I love the way purple and green look together and your card is so pretty. I popped over from the Creative Cottage Fab Florals challenge!

Hugs, antonella :-)

Karen Taylor said...

Love your **GLITZ**!!
Thank you so much for joining in the the fun at Papertakes Weekly!!

See you next week!



Scrappy Rat said...

Purple birthday wishes are the best kind! Thanks for playing along with this week's For Fun Challenge!

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