May 23, 2011

Fabulous Florets - Gem of a Friend PP48 sketch challenge

Today's post is for The Paper Player's sketch challenge. My wonderful up line Nance Leedy of Canopy Crafts was the Paper Players DT member that chose this great sketch..
and here is my card for the challenge using my favorite set from the summer mini Fabulous Florets, and another new item; the Flower Garden embossing folder.
I hope you can see the sketch, which I modified a bit, but I think I captured it okay.
I started with a white card base embossed with the Flower Garden emboss folder, then embossed another piece of wasabi green and placed it on the front left side.
Here is a closer look at the embossing side by side.
The focal point is a w.w. white scallop circle stamped with a sentiment from "You're a Gem" in wild wasabi ink. Then I stamped the stem from "Fabulous Florets" in wild wasabi, and stamped a second time (without reinking) on the inside. (you'll see that in a minute). Then I stamped the blossoms from the Fabulous Florets on tangerine with tangerine ink and cute them out. (I stamped a second time without re-inking on the inside again). I dusted the edges with a touch of white shimmer paint, then added a few rhinestones and popped them up with a dimensional.
 I stamped a few leaves in wasabi and cut them out and added to the focal point to complete my sketch items.
Here's a peek at the inside, but I haven't added the sentiment yet.
Then the finishing touch on the envelope.

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Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous, Diane! I love the embossing. However, it's the colors that steal the show on this card!

Nancy said...

Well Di, I'm trying to leave a comment again. Your card is so pretty love the vivid colors and the large scallop circle that sets the stage for the beautiful flowers,
Great job.

Nance said...

Love the side-by-side embossed panels, Di! The stacked flowers are gorgeous but I agree with Ann--I LOVE this color combo--it's beautiful! Great job. Thanks for playing along with my Paper Players sketch--so glad you could!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty, all your little details, esp the stamping on the inside! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Karen said...

Love your card Diane. I am glad that you were able to leave a comment on my blog. It seems that blogger has had its share of problems over the past couple of weeks. We do rely on technology so much. The green with the white is so crisp and then it is softened with the colours of your flowers. Hugs Karen

Rita said...

Love the double shot of embossing! I had no idea that the Fabulous Florets flowers would look so great in Tangerine Tango! Gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

Christy Q said...

This is beautiful, Diane! I love the two embossing panels. The colors are so striking.

Anne Marie said...

What can I say Diane? This is gorgeous! The color combo is stunning and I just love the way you used the embossing folder. Thanks for the inspiration to use mine for the first time. The stampin on the inside is the perfect touch, too. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week! Hugs! :)

Heidi said...

Love the embossed background! The red and green combo is very pretty and the stamping on the envelope is a great final touch.

Linda Callahan said...

This is just gorgeous - love the colors, the embossing - perfect!


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