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:

Sue said...

Beautiful card Cathy love the embossing huggles Sue xx

Di said...

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

Robyn Rasset said...

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

Susanne Vargas said...

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

Maudieroff Roffey said...

MMMm nice - love those colours.... Mxxx

thingie said...

Gorgeous card, Cathy! Good job! =)

Carol L said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

jimlynn said...

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

Karen M said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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!

Mrs A. said...

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

Linda Beeson said...

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

Jane said...

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.

Jo Nevill said...

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

Teresa Kline said...

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

sparkle & shine *~*

scrappymo! said...

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

Pat said...

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

Angela said...

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

Deepti said...

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

mamapez5 said...

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

Vicki Dutcher said...

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

Victoria Lavender said...

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

Radhika said...

Lovely card ..beautiful die cuts:)

Brenda in IN said...

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

Anita in France said...

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

Deanna Dean said...

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.

Jenni's Jems said...

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