February 27, 2011

Build-A-Blossom PPA82 & CD98

Happy Sunday everyone.
 Today I'm posting a card that will work for two challenges; The Pals Paper Arts   theme challenge #82 and also the  Color Dare Color Challenge #98.

For the PPA challenge - Scallops of any kind could be used, and for the CD challenge - the colors are Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke and any Neutral.
It's always fun when the card you make will work for two challenges, isn't it? So with that being said... here's my card I'm sending to a friend going through chemo treatment.
I started with a 'Perfect Plum' CS base then added three layers (Always Artichoke CS, & two layers of Perfect Plum DSP) all scalloped with the scallop edge punch then glued to the front.

Next came that pretty blossom created with the new "Build A Blossom" stamp set. I double stamped the large petals in a lighter shade of purple {retired} then accented each with perfect plum ink on strips of whisper white CS [stamping the petals on strips of cs reduces the waste]. I punched them out with the "Blossom Petals" punch then repeated the process with the small petals.
 I built the blossom by adding sticky strip to a 1 3/4" circle of perfect plum  cs. Then I used the mat stack to poke the hole in the center.  I placed four large flower petals down on the circle and pressed to the sticky strip, then repeated with four more,  and then layered the small petals with tom bow glue. I pushed a large flower brad through the center hole but did not spread the clasp yet.

Before adding to the front I cut 3 large leafs with the build a blossom die and shaded the edges with AA ink; then held the Blossom in my hand and eye-balled where they would lay and glued to the card front with tom bow.

Next I stamped a sentiment on w.w. and punched with the smaller tag punch, then matted with an A.A. cs larger tag. I tied it to the brad by looping some twine around the pin with a bow, then spread the clasp on the back of the circle.
I mounted the large blossom with sentiment to the card front dimensionals.
Here is a peek at the inside with elements of the front; scraps of the DSP, a small stamped petal and a few more scallops! 


For the finishing touch, I 'finally' remembered to lined my envelope!

Well there you have it,  hope you like it.

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12 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Fabulous flower - terrific wow factor! Just gorgeous!

Nancy said...

Di, this is your best card ever! Love the colors, the flower blossom die the way you colored the petals, the Always A., is so pretty with the purple and the scallops using the 3 papers is perfect. Great Job!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous flower!! Love how you have attached the sentiment tag to the center. Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Dare this week :)

Anne Marie said...

Diane, this is gorgeous! I love how you used the colors and I love the mix of papers. Hope it lifts your friend's spirits as she goes through her treatment. The lined envelope is a snazzy touch, too. Have to try that out! :)

Mary said...

I just had to stop by and tell you that I think your card is beautiful.

Mary

Cards by Gina said...

Wow! What a striking card! Love that flower and the colors you chose to work with! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PPA this week!

Nance said...

This card is LOVELY Diane! I love your use of the CD color combo and the layering of scallops but I really LOVE the tag sentiment in the center of the flower--just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Color Dare this week--so glad you did! :-)

Kelly Birrell said...

This is gorgeous and I love the inside, too!

I gave you an award...http://mysocalledlife-kjb.blogspot.com/2011/02/stylish-blogger-award.html

Ann Schach said...

This is just beautiful, Diane! I am sure it will be a day brightener for your friend!

Glenda J said...

Love the flower and the layout is terrific! Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your card is just beautiful Diane, inside and out. I love your flowers and those colors together!!! Fabulous. Hugs,

Kendra Richardson said...

I'm your newest follower and look forward to returning for more inspiration!
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