Tuesday, July 10, 2012

If Friends were Flowers ...

Another beautiful day on the Westcoast.  Had a long a leisurely cup of coffee out on our back deck this morning.  Hubby and I usually start of the day out there ... but today was exceptionally relaxing and quiet, so sat there for a long time ... just listening to the birds.  Ahhhh, life is good!

Weatherman is predicting some warmer weather as the week wears on (up to 30 degrees C ... or 86 degrees F).  So did a little prep work in the kitchen this morning, roasting veggies to make Quesadillas later in the week.  Headed over to my mom's for lunch and a visit (and dropped off roasted veggies, tortillas shells and grated cheese for her dinner tonight).

Once back home, I worked on my card for this week's Color Challenge at SCS (CC383 - raspberry ripple, pink pirouette, crumb cake).  The layout of this card is from Dawn Easton (TreasureOiler on SCS).  Just love the colors this week ... that new Raspberry Ripple is such a beautiful, saturated color.  Looks incredible with the Crumb Cake.  The inside of the card reads "I'd pick you". 

"If Friends Were Flowers"

Stamps:  Watering Can Logos (C.C. Designs)
Paper:  White cardstock (C.C. Designs); Raspberry Ripple, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake polka-dot DP (SU!)
Ink:  Basic Black (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Punch Bunch punches (giant daisy, medium sun, small sun, mini sun); corner rounder, square punch, mat, stylus, Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, glue dots, adhesives, and dimensionals

To make the daisy, I punched three flowers from Raspberry Ripple cardstock, pinched the petals, shaped the flowers with my mat and stylus and then glued the layers together, offsetting the petals slightly.  For the center of the flower, I punched three medium suns from Pink Pirouette cardstock, three small suns and three mini suns from Raspberry Ripple cardstock.  For the medium and small sun punches, I cut each ray in half to create a spikey edge.  I shaped the three medium suns with my mat and stylus and then glued the layers together.  I repeated shaping and gluing the layers for the small suns and mini suns ... and then glued the different-sized layers together.

I used my square punch to create the banner ends.   I stamped the sentiment using the Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement.  I then mounted everthing together as shown in the photo above, popping up the banner layer.

I stamped the inside sentiment and added a smaller version of the Raspberry Rippled-framed Crumb Cake polka-dot strip.


Mrs. O said...

Wow! Love this card... especially the daisy! So, so pretty.

Chris said...

Hi Loll, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll.....you have mastered your 3-D daisy design with the 2 toned sun punches for the center. I LOVE your layout and color combo too. TFS

shirley-bee said...

This is so elegant, love the colour scheme. And I'm loving these flower centres - two-tone is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful and I love that color combo. The flower is terrific.