Thursday, February 20, 2014

Get Well Floral, MOJO333, CQC229 & CC4



Hello once again, my inky friends! I'm happy to report that the sun was shining brightly and it was in the 40's yesterday, woo hoo! I think it may take an entire week of that kind of weather to melt the mountain of snow on my back deck, though. I had lots of fun making today's card and I'm pretty happy with the way it came out. I had lots of great inspiration.

 

I'm playing along with three challenges today. The first is the beautiful color challenge at ColourQ. What a beautiful combo, but I don't have the retired Peach Parfait or Apricot Appeal. I substituted the closest I could come up with, Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral. I hope it will do. The awesome layout is compliments of Mojo Monday.


I'm also playing along with a new challenge called The Card Concept, where this week they are asking that we use a floral theme. I think the hardest part of this challenge is to name my style. I decided that my card best suits the "Clean and Layered" category.


I wanted to have lots of white space to allow the colors to really pop. I was able to layer white on white by adding some texture with embossing and piercing. The flowers and leaves were cut out by hand, and the layers of the larger flower separated by Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Simple Stems, Summer Silhouettes, Delightful Dozen
Card Stock: Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Birthday Basics
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Always Artichoke, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe
Tools: Big Shot, Circles Framelits, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Piercing Tool & Mat
Accessories: Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, Regals Candy Dots

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15 comments:

Brian King said...

Absolutely beautiful, Sandy! The colors, sketch and theme all work perfectly together here.

Marybeth said...

Sandy.......this is stunning ! I love the flowers you hand cut and the colors are perfect! Your arrangement and design are amazing love it.

LeAnne said...

Wowza, you hit a home run with this creation, Sandy! It's stunning!

Tracey McNeely said...

Sandy beautiful flowers! Your card is just fabulous, love the design. Thank you so much for joining us at the Card Concept and the colourQ!

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Gorgeous card the colours are so lovely

Lesley Croghan said...

Gorgeous card with lovely colours and that sentiment works perfectly with the whole "feel" of the card!

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card. Love the details and the colours. Hugs Michele x

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful card - love the extra texture from the white on white layers!

Angela said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sandy!

artful-notions said...

Not hard to love your card! Those beautiful flowers, sweet grouping, and each and every perfectly detailed element. Can you tell I'm a fan! Gorgeous!

Sylvia said...

Very pretty card, Sandy! So happy you joined in the fun at the colourQ.

Laura Davis said...

Oh wow, this is beautiful!
Laura

Narelle Farrugia said...

Sandy this card is incredibly lovely! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Fabulous job with all of your inspiration, Sandy! Your flowers are beautiful embellishments for your white circle elements. Love the placement of your sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Card Concept!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Yay, Sandy!! Congratulations on the HM honor from CCC for this superb card!! Hugs, Darnell