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.

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


scrappymo! said...

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

rachel said...

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


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

roffeycreations said...

Very nice - nice ef too... Mxx

Brenda in IN said...

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

Di said...

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 :(


Di xx

Deepti said...

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

Bonnie said...

Such a pretty background and pretty flower!

sandie said...

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

Irene said...

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

Colleen said...

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

Mrs A. said...

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

Dragon said...

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

Jules said...

Hi Cathy

Fabby use of your snippets!

Love your background very much!

I hope you had a lovely Easter holiday.

Love Jules xx

Elizabeth said...

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

Glenda J said...

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

Sarn said...

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

Marina said...

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