Thursday, 11 July 2013

Pink Lavalier Flower


Hi, I'm squeezing in another card today as I'll be heading to my sister's place in Brissie tomorrow. I doubt we'll get any cards made LOL!!

Last time I was there I did a few die cuts and did some stamping from her stash.

The challenge at Cuttlebug Mania is to make your own flowers for your project, by hand or using a manual die cutting machine. I thought I'd drag out these die cuts as I think  they look like a flower. 
 I sponged them  with memento and distress ink. (There are 2 glued together). I glued some shimmer bazzil to the flower and fussy cut it. If I had the die I would've re-inserted the cut outs! 

It was quite a job. I remember watching a British vintage type renovation show on TV not long ago. The renovators were having a sewing lesson, and while she was stitching the instructor commented that she had a lovely sewing face!! I think my eyes were screwed up and my tongue was hanging out, not a pretty fussy cutting face LOL! 

The die is Memory Box Lavalier circle, and  the embossing folder is Couture Creations Hyper Magical. The sentiment is from Penny Black Social Butterfly set, stamped in Versafine and clear embossed. I shaped some 1/8 punched circles to put around the bling centre.

I was also inspired by 2 other challenges. At Addicted to Stamps & More, there's a colour challenge.'


I followed the sketch at  Freshly Made Sketches.


Thanks for visiting :)

14 comments:

  1. Very nice - Love that ef and in such a dark colour the flower just pops... very nice... Mxx

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  2. I love this Cathy, the die flowers are gorgeous and I love the slanty sentiment. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

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  3. What a beautiful embossed background, Cathy! That pretty flower just pops against it!

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  4. What a lovely card! The colors and embossed background are a perfect complement to the pretty flower! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  5. Oooh I love the way the darker background really makes that gorgeous flower 'pop'. It's a really beautiful card Cathy! Hugs, Anne x

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  6. Gorgeous card Cathy - the darker embossed background looks amazing and I love your pretty flower too - hugs xx

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  7. Love the flower you have created! Love the shape!!! And I love the embossingfolder you have used too!!!

    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Cuttlebug Mania!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs
    Jannie

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  8. Wow, what a stylish card, our colors look amazing! I envy you for having a crafting sister, you must have so much fun together! :) Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM.

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  9. Beautiful card Cathy,love the embossing and the flower is fabulous...
    Mandy x

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  10. This is so pretty. That flower is just beautiful--I love now you inked it.

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  11. Stunning! This is so pretty. Terrific combo of our colors this week at ATS&M. Thanks for joining us!!

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  12. I love the flower, I've not seen one of these before. Thank you for joining in with us at Cuttlebug Mania this week. x

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  13. Wow this card is so pretty! I love that gorgeous flower and the colour combo you've used is so striking! Thanks for joining us at Freshly made Sketches this week!

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  14. Lovely card Cathy. Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM. Good luck.. :)

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