Sunday, April 15, 2007

Retro Paisley Flower

Vicki posted a challange on the Scrapbook Divas forum to make a card featuring a hand made flower. After a minor freak out some ideas started flowing in my head, then Vicki relented and mentioned the retro flower punch was ok to use... well I thought that was too easy! But it did plant a seed...


I punched the flower out of some scrap paper to create a reverse mask, laid it over the fab Stampin' Up! Paisley background stamp (inked in Regal Rose), then laid my Whisper White cardstock over top and rubbed over it. Stamped the stem and flowers (from Bodacious Bouquet) in Green Galore. The sentiment (from Bloom with Happiness hostess set) was stamped on some scrap Whisper White using Glorious Green then punched out with the large oval punch, edged with Glorious Green ink and mounted on dimensionals. To finish the card off I added a couple of Carl butterfly punchies (the small one is CP1, large one is CP2) that had been punched from some shimmery wrapping paper, and a Crystal epoxy sticker for the flower center. Card base is Regal Rose cardstock.

Can't believe it has been over a week since I last posted, I don't know where the time went! I hadn't created anything for a while, but last Wednesday and Thursday I got a lot done... just forgot to edit and upload the photos after I put them on the computer. Think I was distracted by the new LOST to download and my boxes of SU goodies arriving. Haven't been completely with it today after a busy day yesterday, very little sleep last night and weather that was far too warm for mid autumn, so I am only posting the one card tonight and getting to bed at a reasonable hour!

3 comments:

Allison said...

Cute and simple card...really like the color palette here!

Joanna said...

What a great idea Carol. You are very clever!

Roz said...

Lovely simplicity and great ideas Carol.