Saturday, 23 March 2013

Spring orchids

Spring orchids by cathroff
Spring orchids, a photo by cathroff on Flickr.
Hi, I managed to get another card made today despite the heat! A couple of challenges inspired me.

 Addicted to Stamps and More is a new one for me. They've just re formatted their challenge into a range of themes over the weeks. This week its Make Your Mark, to use markers in your project. The only markers I have are tombows, apart from the kids old textas!!

Over at Simon Says Stamp  the challenge is to make a project on the theme of Spring or Easter. The DT are using Memory Box products which I love!

I stamped and embossed this orchid branch onto normal cardstock and coloured with my tombows and a blender pen. Then I decided I wanted more dimension so I stamped and embossed on vellum for the top layer of blooms.

I was trying to keep it simple but with an oriental feel...the embossing folder is from the Asian design set I think.

Materials used: Memory Box orchid branch stamp; Provocraft embossing folder; Tombows & blender pen; bling and sentiment sticker from stash.
Thanks for looking :)

11 comments:

  1. That's so pretty Cathy - love how you made the flowers pop!

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  2. This is so beautiful - i love the CAS style of this card and the beautifully coloured flowers - thanks for joining in this week at ATSAM - Jacqueline xx

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  3. Very stylish. Love that EF.

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  4. Just lovely card and the same down below Cathy love it; the folder is from the Asia set. Shaz in Oz.x

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    1. Thanks Shaz, I have a few cards embossed ready to use as I don't own the set, can never remember what it's called!

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  5. Love the simplicity of the white embossed background, and adding the vellum behind your colored flower was just pure inspiration! This is a beautiful card. TFS

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  6. What a lovely design, Cathy! The embossed background makes me think of an Easter basket! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

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  7. That is lovely. You have captured the oriental feel perfectly. Hugs Mrs A.

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  8. I love this embossing folder and these beautiful orchids!

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  9. Hi Cathy. This is so pretty ... definitely oriental with orchids and the patterned, embossed background. Love it! Loll xx

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  10. Hi Cathy. Poor you with the heat!! lol! Stunning card. Very Elegant. Thank you for playing along with the ATS&M Challenge. There is a new challenge coming out tomorrow. Hope you will play along with that one as well.
    Florence x

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