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Monday, May 21, 2012

Thanks in Daffodil & Black

Happy Monday all.  We're off to a very rainy start to the week, but we sure had a beautiful weekend.  I started out making this card using two challenges:  Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenge #66 and Dynamic Duos Challenge #3 with dry embossing.  After I had finished, I found two other challenges that this card would work for:  CAS-ual Fridays #53 - Punchy and Stampin' Up! Only Challenge #45 - 3-D Flowers.  I very rarely do more than two challenges on a card but this week there were a lot of different
challenges that worked for this card.  I hope you don't need your sunglasses while checking this card out.

The card base is Basic Black card stock - will definitely need to line the inside of this card.  The next layer is Daffodil Delight card stock that was run through the Big Shot with the Houndstooth
embossing folder.  I embossed another piece of Daffodil Delight card stock with the Big Shot and the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, hand tore the bottom edge, sponged the edges with Daffodil Delight ink, matted it with 
Basic Black card stock and attached it to the card.  Two flowers were punched out of 
Daffodil Delight card stock and Flirtatious designer paper.  The edges were sponged with Daffodil Delight ink.  I then punched out two Basic Black flowers using the same punch.  I cut off the petals and used them to mat the edges of the yellow flowers previously punched.  An Antique brad was added to the center.  The flower was attached with dimensionals to a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock that was matted with Basic Black card stock.  The sentiment from the Fabulous Phrases stamp set was stamped on Daffodil Delight card stock and punched out with the Small Oval Punch.  I then matted it with a piece of Basic Black card stock punched from the same punch.  It was attached to the back of the flower layer and the whole layer was added to the card using dimensionals.  There you have it - a sunny card for a gloomy Monday.  Enjoy the rest of your day.  Will you find some fun time to be creative today?

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Set:  Fabulous Phrases (w-#117002/c-#120501)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight Ink Pad (#119667); Basic Black Ink Pad (#101179)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Basic Black Card Stock (#121045); Daffodil Delight Card Stock (#119683); Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper (#122360)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Blossom Punch (#125603); Small Oval Punch (#120908); Sponge Daubers (#102892); Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335); Houndstooth Embossing Folder (#123134)
The Finishing Touches:  Antique Brads (#117273); Stampin' Dimensioals (#104430)
 



 

18 comments:

Paige said...

Love the textured layers and the big, beautiful bloom! So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos!

Deb said...

Nice job. Like the color colors. Thanks for playing along at Try Stampin on Tuesday

lalacraftworld said...

What a great card! Love the houndstooth embossing and the burned distressed look on the bottom paper. Great card!

Susan Joyce said...

Your card is so pretty Patti! I love your flower and the very fine black borders on your layers and the flower. Beautiful! Thanks' for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week.

Nancy Seed said...

Love the effect of the stamp set on the flower. Great job. Thanks for playing along at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

Lisa said...

The tiny black border on your pretty flower really makes it pop! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos Patti!

Anni said...

Love the different textures on your card!
Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!
Anni

nitestamper said...

so bright and cheerful!!!!
love it!!!!
excellent layout!!!!
tfs:)

Shari Winterstein said...

This is a striking card! Thanks for sharing and thanks for blessing my day. :)

Allisa said...

I love how you added the black matting to the flowers. Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, I absolutely LOVE the black edging on the flowers. It takes them to a whole new level! Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

I love how the flower just pops with those matted edges, Patti! The antique brad is the perfect touch. So glad you joined us this week over at Dynamic Duos! :)

Gayatri said...

Beautiful flower and great texture. Love it! Thanks for playing with us @ CAS-ual Friday :)

CherylAnn Robinson said...

Your colour combo is awesome! I love your card. Thanks for playing at Try Stampin'.

Debby said...

Love all the texture you've incorporated. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

Dale Morin said...

Another great card! Love the texture and the added black. Just super.

Heidi Baks said...

Love how you used the black petals to subtly highlight your flower - awesome! Thanks for joining SUO Challenges.

Jen Timko said...

Wow, Patti! That flower is amazing! The black edging is so striking and the texture on this is lovely. Thanks for joining us this week at SUO Challenges!