Monday, 21 April 2014

Yellow Birthday Flower


I'm still enjoying getting inky so have made a few more cards while I had the distress inks out.
I finally worked out a way to use my mini tattered flower dies in my cuttlebug. I've written down the sandwich that lets it fit through easily and still cuts well! It needs 3 cardboard shims so I've labelled them so they don't accidentally get tossed out.
The centre is a little paper flower that I bought from Craft Queen years ago, painted with twinkling H2O's.

I've used snippets of watercolor paper for the petals and spritzed them with home made gold perfect pearls. It's a bit hard to see the sheen in the photo. The stem is from my offcuts, I save some of the little strips that I trim from cardstock! Need to talk to someone about that obsession!!

I'm visiting the snippets playground again at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

At Inkspirational there's a sketch challenge.

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I hope I haven't varied the sketch too much. My card halves are straight, not on the diagonal and I've moved the flower to 1 end rather than the middle.

Addicted to Stamps & More has an anything goes challenge theme.

I'm joining in for the first time at Time Out Challenges. They have a birthday theme with the optional twist of being masculine.

At Seize the Birthday, it's a birthday theme with an optional topping of white on white.

Materials used: Mini tattered flower die; distress inks; Petal Pleasures embossing folder; Memory Box leaves die; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

18 comments:

  1. Another beauty! The background paper you made is so lovely. It looks as though it may be embossed and then swiped with inky goodness!
    Lovely!

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  2. so very pretty - love this to bits! Great embossing and such a pretty background! Hugs rachel x

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  3. How wonderful your cards! I came to look around on your blog ... your works are just beautiful. I like the layout, they are very elegant and very original. I wanted to become your follower, but now I can not sign up, I have to try again later.
    Hugs, Ileanaxxx

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  4. Great background on this card. Your little stem just shows we shouldn't throw anything away!!

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  5. Fabulous Cathy! Really lovely how you did the background too.

    I think maybe we need a Playground Therapy Session 'cos I keep the teeniest scraps too :)

    Must hop over and see M - she hasn't been to play for ages :(

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  6. Oh this is so pretty !! I just love the way u make ur cards so beautiful; :) Thank you for sharing with ATSM !!

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  7. Such a pretty background and pretty flower!

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  8. Hi Cathy, what a great colour and love that bloom! Thanks for joining us at Ink, ATSM and TIME OUT x

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  9. A fabulous card Cathy, I love the embossed background and beautiful flower. Thank you for the tip to make stems.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  10. Your background is stunning! As is the whole card...beautiful color selection! Thank you for linking up to STB!

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  11. Gorgeous card. I will show you my snippet strips if you will show me yours!!!!
    Snippet snippet. Hugs Mrs A.

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  12. Lovely card, especially like the shading on the embossed background.

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  13. Hi Cathy

    Fabby use of your snippets!

    Love your background very much!

    I hope you had a lovely Easter holiday.

    Love Jules xx

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  14. Beautiful snippet card Cathy - love the embossed background, my favourite colour, and the flower is gorgeous. Elizabeth xx

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  15. So pretty! Absolutely love the background. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

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  16. I love your inky background and embossing and pretty flower - TERRIFIC xxx

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  17. Hi Cathy. What a great flower, and I love that you have the stalk and leaves too. Love the inky look.
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

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