Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Belli Challege (CBC8) and Sketch Card

Happy Wednesday!! You know what that means - time for another Belli Challenge over at Creating with Chrissy! This week's (CBC8) was to use flowers as embellishments. Fun fun fun - maybe this will help speed spring along toward Wisconsin because we're still knee-deep in snow up here.

This card uses Prima flowers (bottom) and those AWESOME shimmery paper flowers from Michael's bridal section that Lauren told us about a couple weeks ago. The ones on this card are from the Ivory bucket.

The Deets: Very little stamping on this one - wow! I cut my Elegant Eggplant cardstock to 7" by 8" and scored the long side at 4" to fold. Scuffed the edges with Eggplant ink and a sponge. Then I ran the River Rock cardstock through the Cuttlebug with one of my new folders, then rubbed Palette Haystack ink over the raised parts - just a little. Went around the edge with the gold end of my Zig Painty. Then I dyed a large white Prima flower with Elegant Eggplant ink. The River Rock-ish layered flower came out of the Got Flowers jar that color. I added a pearl brad (also from the Michael's bridal section) to finish it off. The Eggplant grosgrain is from Stampin' Up, so is the retired metallic gold grosgrain. I used Holly's Easy Peasy Ribbon Tying on the cross ribbon. The ribbon goes around both layers.

The flowers are out of the can that way, but I took some gold brads and added a mini glue dot to each one then dipped them into Eggplant-ish glitter that I just happened to have, LOL. They are all attached to the card with mini glue dots.

Again, I didn't have the right color Hodgepodge Hardware frame (this is from a pack I got at Hobby Lobby) so I colored it with my Zig Painty also. Stamped the sentiment (from Stamping Bella) onto a scrap of River Rock cardstock with Elegant Eggplant ink and placed it onto the card.

The sketch for this card came from Lucy at My Sketch World. I had fun making this one, and it is going out in today's mail to a VERY special birthday girl on Splitcoast Stampers!! She is in Wish RAK (as I am a birthday fairy) and her birthday is this weekend! Can you believe I am actually mailing a card I made instead of hoarding it in a box in my stamp room?! I just hope it brings her an extra smile on her big day.

This one works for Bela's flower challenge too - bring on Spring!!

12 people made my day!:

Holly said...

Cool hardware, and I love all the flowers on your card! TFS!

Heather said...

Cute card!

Coley said...

Lovely card - looks fab x

Gia Harvey said...

very pretty

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Love the cascade of little flowers!

Diane said...

Looks great,love the color and the flowers add so much to the card!

Belas Creating Place said...

Hi Jennifer: Thanks so much for entering in my 5000 Blog hit contest. Your card is so pretty. Good luck.
Bela

Richelle said...

another elegant card.
richelle sbs13

Maria Levine said...

Sounds like a fun challenge, I might try and play along. OH don't you love those Michael's flowers that Lauren told us about? I went there not too long after she posted (of course I'm there all the time anyhow) and checked out the bridal section to find them on sale!!! LOVE THEM!

Good job with this challenge!!

Linda Elbourne said...

Very pretty


SBS-13

Maureen said...

I am a HUGE flower fan and I LOVE this card!!

Belas Creating Place said...

Jennifer you are the winner of my What's Blooming Contest on my Blog that was posted on March 12th. I am sending you a personal e-mail on where to reach me for your snail mail. You won a HH stamps woo hooo....great card, it is very pretty and blooms nicely.
Bela
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