Monday, August 12, 2013

Smile!



Hi everyone.  Today's card is for two challenges ... first Queen for the Day (QFTD174 - previous Queen with the initials E - I) ... and today's CAS challenge (CAS233 - Alumni Love! - honor Harriet Skelly).  Even though it's two challenges, they are both honoring Harriet ... a friend and fellow DT member of ATCAS.  Harriet loves to make CAS cards and I love her style ... check out her blog here.

I CASE'd this sweet card made by Harriet, making the stencil border and flower larger and leaving off the bee (I didn't have one that was the right proportion!).  I love the yellow and black together ... and especially love the gingham center on the daisy.  I also used some NBUS  ... never-before-used-schtuff, as Darnell would say ... :)  I have about 1/2 dozen stencils from Crafter's Workshop and I think it's the first time I've used one - yeah!!

Here's a close-up:





Stamps:  Sweet Summer Sentiments (Amy R); Gingham wheel (SU!)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Daffodil Delight, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Giant Daisy Punch (punch bunch), Circle Nestie (Spellbinders), Hexagon stencil (Crafter's Workshop); stylus, mat and tweezers, sponges, Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, glue dots, adhesives, and dimensionals



I punched three daisies, sponged the edges with yellow ink, shaped them with the tweezers and stylus/mat and glued the layers together.  The gingham was stamped onto a scrap piece of Whisper White and then cut out with the smallest circle nestability, shaped with the stylus/mat and adhered to the center of the daisy with two (stacked) dimensionals.

I taped down the stencil onto my card front to hold everything in place and then sponged with black ink.  Then popped the flower up on top and added the sentiment.  I also sponged another strip of hexagons and cut it down to 1 1/4" wide and glued it to the inside of the card for interest.




16 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

A card full of sunshine Loll and it would cheer anyone up...also lovely for a birthday card...

Anne

Darnell J Knauss said...

This would stand out in a gallery from a mile away, Lolly! I adore that gingham center of your card candy! Awesome tribute to Harriet, who is also a sweet lady IRL!! xxoo Dolly

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous card, Loll! I love the black gingham flower centre.

Karen B said...

Wow, this is stunning Loll. That border of black hexagons is so striking and that yellow flower is stunning on top. Glad you put the gingham centre on the flower ........ it would have been so easy to add more of the hexagon pattern but think the flower wouldn't have such an impact.

Karen x

denmo said...

wow! superb - love the gingham flower centre, adore the background...I have just bought an Aster Die which would suit...Saving this for inspiration...BIG HUGS.. LOL Denise x (UK)

Victoria said...

You're right - yellow and black is a terrific combination! Great results!

Anne said...

This is so chic yet fun! Love it! Bravo!

Cathy said...

Hi Loll, Love the bold yellow flower on the black, so striking. This card does make me smile :) Cathy x

Bonnie said...

I LOVE this sunflower with the gingham center! The stenciled background is perfect to show it off!

Donna Przybylowski said...

I love every card you do with this die, and keep saying I am going to get it, and keep putting it off, well no longer. I am going to go order it right after I finish here. Thanks
Hugs
Donna
Love the colors!!!

Danielle Vincent said...

So lovin' this flower Loll - the middle is fabulous. A happy, happy card.

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Nonni said...

Such a fun card, something really joyful in this one!

Jessica Martin said...

You're right - yellow and black is a terrific combination! Great results!

Emma said...

Such a beautiful combination, really nice cards

james anderson said...

Fabulous card, I love this combination.