Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"Blessings" Challenge Card

I've decided to try and participate in challenges a little more frequently, to keep my mojo going and to pull out & use things I haven't used in a while (or at all).  Today, I'm using a stamp set that I love and just "had to have", but never actually used it - how sad!  Considering how well this card turned out, I think it's safe to say I will be using it more from here on out.  I'm also playing along with the challenges at Tuesday Morning Sketches (#152) and Heart 2 Heart (Wedding).


I stamped the vines & some leaves directly on the background in Olive ink (2nd generation for the solid portion).  Then I stamped some more leaves on a scrap paper and cut them out.  I stamped various sizes of the flowers on a scrap and cut those out as well.  Using the outline of the smallest flower, I stamped some in Olive randomly along the vines.

After cutting out the flowers, I used an embossing stylus (on the two larger sizes only) from the back side to curl back the flower petals, then I rolled it from the front side in the center only to give it some lift.  I adhered the larger flowers using 3-D foam tape, and glued the fat end only of the leaves I cut under the flowers.  I then curled forward the ends of the leaves.  I glued the smallest flowers directly to the paper, adhering smaller leaves under some of them.

I adhered Opaques Pearls to the centers of all of the flowers.  My bow at the top is some baker's twine from the Paradise Assortment - I poked holes right through the kraft card base and threaded it through on a needle and tied a bow.

Here's a closeup of some flowers - you can also see a bit of the background, which I filled in using the stipple brush from the Texture Tools set and some more Olive ink:

Supplies used to make this card are all from Close To My Heart:
 That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to see you again soon.

9 comments:

  1. Lori, this is beautiful! I've been "challenging" myself too...lol! It's a great way to keep the mojo flowin'!

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  2. Your card is beautiful!!!!!!

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  3. I just love the soft, subtle colors you incorporated. Your flowers are beautiful and I like how you tied your twine at the top!

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  4. This is gorgeous! I love how you did the flowers. It's so nice to read a blog that has CTMH - one of my favorite products. I have so many stamps, but sadly I don't ever seem to use them. Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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  5. Wow! What a stunning card. The colors are so soft and the dimension is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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  6. Beautiful soft colors and lovely layout! Your card is just so sweet! Thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week!

    Paige

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  7. Beautiful soft colors and lovely layout! Your card is just so sweet! Thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week!

    Paige

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  8. Love the pastel soft look of this card. Very nice.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Happily Scrapbooking My Memories~Sandra V.
    http://ohmyscraps2u.blogspot.com

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  9. This is lovely...so soft and pretty! Thank you for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

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