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Sunday, 6 March 2011

Dark Blue and Green Scalloped Florals

Here is an anniversary card that I made for a couple of pals over on the docrafts forum, both of whom celebrated their anniversaries on Valentine's Day. This is something a little different for me and was inspired by the very talented Ikki. The inspiration for this card is here.


I have just noticed that I managed to choose exactly the same papers as Ikki, which wasn't my intention, it's just that those two seemed to go together best when I looked through all the papers. Just goes to show we both have a great eye for co-ordination!

A square was die cut using a Nestabilities die and the image, from the Papermania Jesse Edwards Memories stamp set, was stamped in the centre and the sentiment, from the same stamp set, along the edge using a combination of Charcoal and Blue Iris ColorBox Fluid Chalk inks.


This was then matted onto a die cut panel of dark blue and green paisley paper from the Laura Ashley Traditional paper pack and a panel of dark blue shimmer card, die cut with a scalloped square Nestabilities die.

A panel of the green and dark blue etched botanicals paper, from the same paper pack, was matted onto a panel of the shimmer card and onto the card blank, from Craftwork Cards. I bought these last year at the Make It show at Farnborough, and this is the first time I've used them!

The flourish, cut using the Vine #2 Sizzix Sizzlits die from cream card, was coloured using the blue and grey chalk inks and adhered over the corner of the image panel. It was then highlighted with Craft Planet Iridescent Sparkle glitter glue.

Here are the challenges that I am entering this card into:

28 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

Pretty little card . wonderful colour combo
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)

*psychangel* said...

Fantastic Card Kathleen! Great use of our itinerary. Thanks for sharing at Desert Island Crafts. Hugs, Ang x

mrs ann said...

Gorgeous card.x

Kitty said...

Gorgeous card, love that stamp irts so pretty and you have done a wonderful job with it!

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire and hope to see you again for the next challenge!

Kitty

Ps - i have a blog candy giveaway on my blog!

ikki said...

Great card, lovely papers - surprised you have not used them before - you must have too many! lol. Hope you're lucky with the challenges. Thanks for the link and for all your support. ikki

Pami said...

A very elegant card Kathleen, beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Good luck. Pami x

kay said...

its even more beautiful in the flesh,we both loved it,thanks again kathleen,x

Anne said...

What a lovely card, such great colours. Thank you for taking the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hope you’ll join us again!
Hugs
Anne

DesignerDiva said...

FAB card Kathleen you have a great eye for colour and detail. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck
Laurie x

PS I love your funky blog too!

Noreen said...

Fab card, great colours you've used xx

Fiona Keel said...

Hi Kathleen, your Laura Ashley card is beautiful, I also have those papers, my daughter bought them for my birthday in 2010, Fi from DC xx

Scrappychick said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at DICC this week, we hope to see you again soon :)
Cyndi

E.T said...

beautiful card hun! love the colour combo too! Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, WOW I love the colours you have used fore this card they are brilliant, Thanks for joining in on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

fionalawlor said...

Beautiful card, i love the glittery swirls,gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
Fiona x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous colours, great papers and super design. I love it Kathleen.
Thanks for joining in with the Stamp Man and MAWTT challenges.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Lori said...

What a beautiful card. I love the colors and the scalloped edges are so pretty. Thanks so much for playing along at the Catch the Bug Challenge. I hope you'll join us again.
Lori

Stephanie said...

Very pretty card, thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug!

...just Barbara said...

Dropping by and making my rounds at all the wonderful creations! Thanks for playing along in "Designer Paper" challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. :D

Alicia said...

Ooh, I love your shabby chic/vintage card! Thanks for joining in at Paper Play this week!
Alicia xx

Min said...

This is just gorgeous!
Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Shelly's Images for our Lots of Layers Challenge!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min

Heather said...

Love the card. Thanks for joining in at Card Cupids.

Steph said...

Very pretty. Thanks for joining the Card Cupids Challenge.

Lynn said...

Wonderful card and love the flowers and the swirl is gorgeous:)
Thanks so much for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges :)
Huggs
Lynn xx

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oooo! Love your sparkly flourish!! And your framing is beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining in on our CCEE challenge!!

...just Peggy said...

Very pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at Little Miss Muffet this week.

Judie aka Craftymess said...

Great card and lovely papers used

Thank for getting crafty with us at Crafty Cardmakers xx

hugs
Judie xx

Jack said...

Beautiful card, love the image and bg paper. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

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