Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Flower Challenge #58 Reminder

Hi everyone.  Today is the reminder that we are half way through the month for The Flower Challenge.  Still lots of time to play along ...

I added both spots and stripes to my card today.  Started by adding a dotty border using the Hemstitch Rectangles die (Spellbinders).  I then stamped my flower (Birthday Blooms - SU! - retired) in princess gold embossing powder and heated it to melt.  I watercoloured using distress inks (Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness).  I fussy cut my image and set aside.

I bought some corrugated card stock from AliExpress a while back and wanted to add some to my card (the stripes!).  I used a dark brown which worked really well with the colours of my bloom.  Added a piece that fit just inside the dotty frame and then popped up the flower over top.  I stamped the sentiment (part of the stamp set) and also heat embossed in princess gold.

Close-up ...

I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the amazing reminder cards from the Designers.  Make sure to take a look at the gallery ... it's filled with lots of amazing spots and / or stripes cards!

Thanks for dropping by!

Product Links

Stamps:  Birthday Blooms - retired (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Corrugated Brown card stock (AliExpress)
Ink:   Versamark; Distress Inks:  Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Princess Gold  Embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, water brush, Hemstitch Rectangles (Spellbinders)

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23 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

Simply beautiful! Love the dramatic black with the gorgeous flower

Marcia Hill said...

Oh Loll...how pretty is this??!! I love your corrugated (striped) background that's framed out with the hemstitch dies...that looks FABULOUS together!! And then your gorgeous flower with the gold embossed outlines...SOOOOO pretty! Lovely, lovely card Loll!! Hugs. :0)

nancy littrell said...

LOVE your Gorgeous Spots and Stripes flower card design, Lolly:-) I just got some of the beautiful Gold EB Powder because of your beautiful flowers that you have been creating! Thank you for always inspiring me, my friend! Your Hemstitch dotted frame and corrugated paper background are perfect for your Stunning watercolored flowers. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Priscilla said...

Lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Oooo.......so pretty! I wouldn't have thought to try the dark brown layer [it looks black on my computer], but I will now!
Laura

Pat said...

I love the contrast between the dark brown corrugated card and the beautiful pink flowers Loll, and the ornate hemstitch edge is so pretty and also the gold embossing which adds more rich texture. A gorgeous card. x

BożenA said...

WOW! Such a beautiful and elegant card, Loll. I love the dark brown striped background for this amazing rose. Your rose is also gorgeous in golden embossing and beautiful reds. Every detail of the card seems very thoughtful and perfect.
xx

Nstiz said...

What an incredible effect using your perfectly colored and cut image with a black background! I’d have never thought to do that and it really makes your artwork stand out. Fabulous card!

Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning Loll, love the rose against the black corrugated card.
Faith x

Linda said...

This is lovely. The black stripes in the background give it such an elegant look xx

Susan said...

Love the gold heat embossing and those beautiful colours against the black background - gorgeous card!

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful flower, Lolly! Love the corrugated background that adds wonderful texture and fits perfectly inside the dotty frame!

Char said...

What a beautiful, elegant, classy card. All the right elements came together for this one. Love it!

Christine Alexander said...

Stunning flower Loll, I love the dark brown corrugated card as the background ♥

My Paper Epiphany said...

What a dramatic way to add stripes behind your gorgeous bloom!

Brenda said...

Oh I love that flower and love how you colored it! Love the hemstitched die with the corrugated card stock, clever to use for your dotty and stripes and makes those beautiful blooms pop! This card came together so nicely. Now I need some more of those hemstitch dies, I love them so much! Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

Such a dramatic look with the dark striped background, Loll. The gold embossing also adds drama. Beautiful card.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love that pretty bloom, it so pretty embossed in gold and water colored. It is one of my favorite flower stamps and use it quite often. Love the dots and stripes on your card.

kiwimeskreations said...

High drama on this stunning card Loll - love the contrasting textures and colours
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Sandy said...

What a beautiful card Loll - just stunning and I really like the gold embossing.
Sandy xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Beautiful floral card Loll, and a fabulous combination of the theme spots and stripes, Robyn

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, this is stunning, Loll! The gold outlined coral flower looks so dramatic against the dark brown background! Love the corrugated texture fit inside the hemstitch frame. A wonderful way to add spots and stipes to your card!
Hideko xx

Mac Mable said...

You know how much I love this Loll....Stunning card, which I am proud to own x.