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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Beige White and Cork Flower and Flourish

This is a card that I made last year that was inspired by a card I saw over on Amy Rysavy's blog.
For my card, I started by creating the background. For that, I took a piece of beige card and stamped it with the French Script stamp from the Bo Bunny It Is Written stamp set using Memento Toffee Crunch dye ink for a tone-on-tone effect. I then punched the top left corner using the WRMK 1/2" Corner Chomper.
I then created a panel from white hessian effect card and added pricking detail using the Stampin' Up piercing template and a pricking tool. The sentiment, from the Kaisercraft Life Sentiments stamp set was stamped onto this panel using Versafine Onyx Black archival pigment ink.
Next I created the flower detail. To do this, I die cut some Fablon self-adhesive cork sheet using the Sizzix Sizzlits Flower, Centre and Leaf die. This was overstamped using the script stamp and the Onyx Black ink. The Flower Centre, from the same die, was cut from the white hessian card and distressed with the Toffee Crunch ink, and the scalloped circle from the Sizzix Sizzlits Flower and Flourish die using black cardstock. Black and white Baker's Twine was then threaded through the centre holes.
To complete the corner detail, two flourishes were also die cut from the black card using the Sizzix Sizzlits Vine #2 die.

The card was then assembled as shown in the main picture., mounting the beige card onto black card and positioning the flourishes and flower in the bottom right hand corner.

To finish the card, flat-back pearls from the Kort & Godt Autumn Shades selection were randomly added.

Here are the challenges that I shall be entering this card into:

Art By Mi Ran - #24 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - #131 - 3 Embellishments
Crafts 4 Eternity - #211 - No Patterned Paper
Sister Act - #91 - Anything Goes
Stamplorations - Stamps & Inks
The Stamping Boutique - Make Your Own Background
4 Crafty Chicks - #231 - Anything Goes
Red Rubber Inspiration - #204 - CAS
Scrap & Craft - #1 - Anything Goes
Baffies Kreativladen - #40 - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Café - #101 - Make Own Background
Inspiration Destination - #18 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - #212 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - #60 - Anything Goes/Optional Sketch
Inky Chicks - #45 - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - #194 - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - #44 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - #246 - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap - #46 - Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends - CAS
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - #58 - Anything Goes/Happy Birthday
The Paper Girls - #72 - Cork
The Paper Nest Dolls - #1 - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - #283 - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - #1 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - #108 - Anything Goes
Amusing - Anything Goes
Fairytale Stampers - #50 - Flowers
Glitter and Sparkle - #121 - Pearls and Swirls
Pile It On - #53 - Hearts and/or Flowers
Paper Creator's Crafts - #34 - Anything Goes


Desire Fourie said...

Kathleen this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. It is perfect for our 24th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

rachel taylor said...

lovely creation thanks for sharing with brown sugar Rachel dt

applejack cards by sue said...

This is gorgeous, so carefully made with the stamp and embellishment. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT x

applejack cards by sue said...

This is gorgeous, so carefully made with the stamp and embellishment. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT x

Cornelia W said...

So pretty your stamped cork flower! Thanks for linking up with us at STAMPlortions!

Chana said...

I love the clean lines of our design. The colors are very sophisticated and help to elevate the project elements. Very nicely executed. Thanks for dropping by our house here at 613 Avenue Create. We always enjoy your visits!
Chana, Owner

KarinsArtScrap said...

Kathleen what a beautiful card

Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

Sandra H said...

So beautiful Kathleen is your card x

Sara Sherlock said...

This is a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create! We hope to see you again soon.

Suzi said...

Fabulous card Kathleen, love the stamp and embellishments. Thank you for joining in our 1st challenge over at Scrap & Craft. Good luck!
Hugs Suzi DT

Tina Goodwin said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the colors you chose.Thank you for joining the challenge at Through the Craft Room Door.
Tina DT

Mynn xx said...

What a gorgeous card! I LOVE the neutrals and clean design! So pretty!!! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Artesania said...

Hi Kathleen, beautiful card!Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
Greetings Gudrun DT

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such a brilliant design.
Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts.
I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -

Barb said...

Great Card and I love the background!

Thanks for joining us at The Crafters Café Challenge Blog--TCCCB--this week. Good Luck! We hope to see you join us in future challenges too.

Lillian A said...

Great cork flower, that coordinates well with the whole card design. Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

chanya13 said...

Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

Lady E said...

Stunning card and absolutely beautiful design !! Thank you for sharing with us at Scrap & Craft and good luck!
Lady E Scrap & Craft DT

Leanne said...

So awesome thanks for playing our Anything Goes Challenge and what a wonderful card, love it, great details. Color is awesome. Great job! Thanks again for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne DT
4 Crafty Chicks

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Wonderful creation. Love the sentiment too.

Thanks for playing along at Inspiration Destination. Good luck.

Lynn, IDCB

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

karalschuknecht said...

I love the cork flower, what a great card. Thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar Challenges.
Karal DT

Natalie said...

lovely card, Kathleen. :)
Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
Stop by for my Birthday Candy :)

michele said...

Lovely card :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Love the cork flower! Thank you for joining us this week at the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

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