Thursday, 24 July 2014

Aqua and Lime Peonies


Hi, I wanted to CASE this gorgeous card by Katherine at
I love how she trimmed the Lovely Peony Outline diecut so that you can fit more of them on the card.

My colours came from the current challenge at The Card Concept

as did the inspiration for the lacy background. My card is in the clean and simple category, or maybe clean and layered.

At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday blog the challenge is to emboss it, using dry or wet embossing or paste.
My background is embossed with the Entangle folder (I think it may be retired).

A new challenge for me is AAA Cards
The challenge this week is to create a CAS card be inspired by Angela.

I was inspired by her row of gorgeous crisp flowers and the pops of colour.

I diecut the peony centres from scraps of white and cream card. I used up quite a few bits as I cut 2 for each flower, coloured them with distress inks and glued them together for dimension. I was even tempted to put the trimmed outer petals into the snippets box! The only thing that stopped me was the fact they were too fiddly to untangle from the rest of the scraps.
So, I'm visiting the snippets playground again at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Materials used:
Memory Box Lovely Peony Outline die; Entangled embossing folder; distress inks; ribbon and bling from stash.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


28 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Cathy love the embossing huggles Sue xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Fabulous card Cathy! Sigh, such a shame that embossing folder is retired, it's lovely. WHY do they DO that, grump, grump :( The peonies are just perfect!

    I spotted it's number 3 :)

    Hugs, Di xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the texture the created by the entangled embossing folder, it goes perfectly with the flowers.

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a pretty card! So fresh and crisp! Think I have to put this die on my wish list!

    ReplyDelete
  5. MMMm nice - love those colours.... Mxxx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Gorgeous card, Cathy! Good job! =)

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is a CAS stunner with that embossing! I love the delicate look of the flowers, and the colors are wonderful together! NJ!

    ReplyDelete
  8. What refreshing colors! And I love the vertical design and embossing!

    ReplyDelete
  9. So beautiful! Love the color combination and that wonderful embossing. That's really a different embossing folder and love the look it gives.
    Lynn

    ReplyDelete
  10. Cathy, your card is truly beautiful! I love the lacy background and the colours are great, it's a soft and feminine card and you've done real justice to the inspiration photo x

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow! I love all the lines and the motion of your card. The colors are fabulous too. It has such a clean look as well. What a great job!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful colours and I love that flower die. One more for my wish list! Hugs Mrs a.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Very interesting, pretty colors, pretty flowers. So glad you were able to play along with the AAA Cards challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love the clean fresh look of your CASE of Angela's card. Pleased you found us at AAA Cards and hope to see you playing again soon.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love the colours you have used for your flowers. Very gorgeous and elegant card.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

    ReplyDelete
  16. hi Cathy! fabulous, gorgeous embossed background! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

    ReplyDelete
  17. The embossing is so pretty but the dies and the colours of the dies are beautiful.
    Beautiful card.

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a lovely elegant CAS card Cathy, and I love the embossed background and then those pretty MB peony flowers. x

    ReplyDelete
  19. Cathy, your card is, indeed, so fresh and pretty! Thank you so much for joining AAA Cards this week!

    ReplyDelete
  20. This is so pretty, I like the how embossing goes perfectly well with the flowers :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. I like this card. It is very clean and elegant. I actually like it better than the original! You have used an interesting embossing folder for the background too. Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday. I am just getting back into the swing of things after my visitors and the village fiesta. Kate x

    ReplyDelete
  22. Love this die! Looks fabulous - Thanks for joining in at AAA~

    ReplyDelete
  23. Gorgeous and modern! A wonderful take on Angela's card. Thanks so much for playing with us! Cheers, Victoria Lavender AAA Cards

    ReplyDelete
  24. Lovely card ..beautiful die cuts:)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Love that embossing folder. The die flower is so pretty and the aqua and lime go so well together. Great card.

    ReplyDelete
  26. The embossing is so perfect with those outline peonies, Cathy ... just lovely! Anita :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Oh this is pretty. The embossing and the pop of color from the cut flowers is stunning. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept.

    ReplyDelete
  28. That background makes your flowers just pop out at you!x

    ReplyDelete

I love having you visit, and enjoy reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time! :)