Sunday, February 2, 2014

Flower Power

I've been busy crafting again this weekend and have managed to make a few cards. Here's the first...

I've used all manner of new things on this card today- some of which are completely new (as in arrived on Thursday from C&C) and some which are new as in had for ages but not used yet!

This card started with the flower design embossing folder which is from the Sheena Douglass range which was a Pick of the Week/4 day deal on C&C last week. I inked one piece of white card using both Picked Raspberry & Peacock Feathers distress ink and then embossed it with the folder. I then sanded back the top of the card to make the flower design stand out as white against the coloured background. I had to join the design as it is an A5 folder so I placed a purple ribbon across the join and attached the 2 pieces to the outside panels of the card. To provide contrast, I wanted the middle panel to be embossed in the opposite way so I embossed it first and then inked it using the same distress ink colours, so that the debossed side was used.

I then coloured the Ebony digi stamp (from The Greeting Farm) using a similar colour palette of pink, turquoise & purple and some gems for her headband. I cut out the digi leaving a small white border and then attached her to the central panel of the card with 3d foam pads. I then added the peel-off message.

To complete the card, I used the same floral embossing folder and three different colours of black core'dinations cardstock to emboss more flowers which I sanded back before cutting out and using as toppers across the card.

This is the first time that I've made a card in this 3 panel style but I really like it and it was quick to put together (although the sanding took ages and made a lot of mess!)

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Catch the Bug 'anything goes' 8/2
Polkadoodles 'anything goes/oriental' 9/2
Cards Galore 'bling' 28/2
Graph'It 'anything goes/different colour hair' 9/2
Cute Card Thursday 'something new' 5/2
TGF Farm Fresh Friday 'layers' 7/2
Creative Inspirations 'stamping' 4/2
Digi Choosday 'anything goes/in the pink' 3/2
Challenges 4 Everybody 'anything goes' 28/2
Daring Cardmakers 'belt & braces' 7/2


  1. A lovely card Vikki, love the colour scheme and a really cute image. Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Bling It Up Challenge#2

  2. Lovely sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  3. This is a gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  4. I really love this card. Thank you for entering the Polkadoodles Challenge . Keeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT

  5. Sweet card Thanks for joining in with us this week at Graph'It colour challenge.
    Good Luck Susan xx

  6. Lovely card Thanks for joining Digi Choosday at Polkadoodles
    hugs Susan DT

  7. Such a cute card, love it! Thanks for joining us at Graph'It Colouring challenge this week
    Claire xx

  8. Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  9. What a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining our Challenge at Crafts Galore Encore this month.

    Hugs Erin DT x

  10. Oh I love this! Love the background that you created and the bright colours you used!! Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes/Oriental challenge at Polka doodles! Hugsxx

  11. Lovely creation! Thanks for joining us this week over at the Graph'It color challenge!