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 :)


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

  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

  3. Very stylish. Love that EF.

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

    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!

  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

  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!

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

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

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

  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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