Thursday, July 30, 2015

Birthday Blossoms Color Challenge

It's Thursday and time for our weekly challenge from Create with Connie and Mary!  This time is it a very lovely combination of colors:  Perfect Plum, Mint Macaron and Sahara Sand; I also used Very Vanilla as a neutral.

First I dry embossed the top 3/8's of the Very Vanilla background piece with the Elegant Dots Embossing Folder then added a 4" x approximately 2-1/4" piece of Mint Macaron and Very Vanilla Stripe from the Pretty Petals DSP Stack which was torn on top and bottom (I had previously stamped it with the small flowers stamp in the set, stamping off first for a lighter color.  A length of Sahara Sand Lace Trim was then wrapped around the center of the DSP. The greeting, from this same Birthday Blossoms set, was stamped on the lower portion of the front panel in Perfect Plum.

I stamped two of pansy flowers then colored them with inks and my AquaPainter then punched them out.  I did the same with the Petite Petals flowers and the leaves then stamped and cut out one of the small flowers from the birthday set. 

I began my arrangement first with a small Silver Foil Doily then placed the flowers and leaves and adhered them.  For a little more shine, I tucked loops of Silver Metallic Thread beneath the flowers before adhering them, although they don't show up well in the picture.  Tiny Basic Pearls in the flower centers are the finishing touch!

Stamps:  Birthday Blossoms, Petite Petals
Inks:  Perfect Plum, Mint Macaron
Papers:  Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Pack; Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Whisper White cardstocks.
Accessories and Tools:  Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Blender Pen, AquaPainter, Basic Pearls, Paper Snips, Sahara Sand Lace Trim, Silver Metallic Thread, Metallic Foil Doilies, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive.

Isn't this a pretty combination for our Color Challenge from Create with Connie and Mary this week?
So now it's your chance to use these colors for your creation this coming week!  The participation guidelines are on the Create with Connie and Mary website; while you're there, peruse the cards offered up by the challenge team this week... they always amaze me with their talent! 

Thanks for visiting this week!  Here's wishing you Happy Days and happy stamping!

Margaret

11 comments:

Joanne James said...

This is so pretty Margaret - I love the dimension the fussy cutting of the leaves and punched flowers adds and the texture and layering with the embossed panel, stamped banner and lace. Just beautiful!

Marlene said...

Love how you used these yummy colors on your lovely card. Unique!

joeytipping said...

Those are the most gorgeous colours, Margaret. I so loved what you did with this card. So soft and feminine.

Lisa Martz said...

Very pretty! Soft and delicate. Great combination of accessories...the silver thread and doily and lace ribbon. Just lovely!

Lisa Young said...

I just love what you did with these colors, Margaret! The torn paper and all of the details make this a standout.

Chris Slogar said...

What fabulous attention to details, as always!! What a great use of the colors and the stamp set - I especially love that you stamped on the designer paper. Beautiful!!

Susan Mac Donald said...

beautiful flowers on a beautiful finished card; TFS!

Laura said...

So pretty, Margaret! Love how you colored your flowers with the aqua painter. Did you pick up the color by dabbing the inkpad on the craft sheet? Or some other method? Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

Bridgette J said...

Love the feminine feel of this card. I can see the metallic thread and it adds the perfect amount of bling to compliment your lace and pearls. :)

Connie Babbert said...

Beautiful card, Margaret! I love the silver foil doily and wisps of metallic thread along with the gorgeous flowers! Great job with the color challenge this week!

Jenny Engelke said...

Wow! I love the mix of big, medium and small flowers! The peek of silver doily and delicate thread combined with the lace trim make it all so soft and pretty!

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