Saturday, April 28, 2012

Spring flowers

Today I'm posting a card for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge (CFC50 - Spring is here).  Immediately I knew that I wanted to create a card with orange flowers ... to me, it's one of the happiest flower colors and you know when you see orange flowers in a garden - spring is here!  I used all SU! products for this Clean and Simple (CAS) card.  Hope you like.

"Spring Flowers"

Stamp:  Up in the Air (SU!)
Paper:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie polka-dot DP, Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Pencil, eraser, Stamp-a-ma-jig, blender pen, 1/4" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, corner rounder, glue dot, and sticky strips

First I cut a strip of Pumpkin Pie polka-dot DP for the bottom of the card front (2 1/4" wide).  I then dry-fit it onto a Whisper White card front and made a light pencil mark onto the card front, just below where the top of the DP would be.  (This is to make sure the flower stems at just slightly below the top of the DP).

I inked the stems and flowers using Stampin' Write markers Cajun Craze and Old Olive.  I stamped the image onto a Whisper White card front, making sure the stems were just below the pencil mark.  I picked up Pumpkin Pie ink with my blender pen and colored in the flower heads.  I scribbled the blender pen onto a scrap piece of paper until there was no more color and then picked up Old Olive ink and colored in the leaves.  I erased the pencil mark.

I stamped my sentiment in Old Olive ink, using the Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement.

I mounted the polka-dot DP onto the bottom of the card front and rounded the bottom corners with the punch.  I wrapped the Old Olive ribbon around the card front at the top of the DP, and tied a knot.  I moved the ribbon around until I was happy with the placement of the knot and secured it with a glue dot.

I mounted the card front onto a card base of Pumpkin Pie cardstock (for stability) and then rounded the bottom corners of the card front.

For the inside panel, I added a strip of polka DP at the bottom of the Whisper White panel (this time I only used 1 1/4" strip of DP).  I wrapped a piece of Old Olive ribbon around the top of the DP and secured it to the back of the inside panel (no knot this time).  I mounted the panel to the inside of the card base and then rounded the bottom corners.


Virginia L. said...

So beautiful! I love your use of colors and ribbons! FABULOUS composition indeed! I'm glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Deepti Stephens said...

Really sweeet card!!! :)

Laura Davis said...

This is so pretty!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!