March 4, 2012

Spring has Sprung with a Twist {PP885} & {PPA130}

Hi everyone! Today I'm posting my card for two challenges! I just Love when that happens, don't you?
The Paper Players has a "Spring has Sprung" challenge #85 and Jaydee thought it was time to make a Spring card. 
Then the Pals Paper Arts has a "Color with a Twist" challenge #130, and we must use Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke (or similar colors) and add a color of your choice.
The color of choice for me was Melon Mambo and here is my card.
I finally broke down and tried this cute flower featured in the SAB book. I thought it was going to hard, but in fact, it's pretty darn easy. I used two of the 'flirtatious fabric' patterns for the blossom. Just a few stitches to hold everything together and wallah!
A cute button tied with embroidery yarn to make the center, then the blossom sits atop the die cut leaves. The base is Artichoke, then layered with the lighter green. (can't believe I used wild wasabi instead of lucky limeade! - dahhh). I guess I forgot that from the time I looked at the challenges to the time it took me to go down to my scrap room!
Here's a peek at the inside that will remain blank until I decide the occasion to mail. The flower is also from "Apple Blossoms" set and I thought it worked well with the fabric flower. In fact this fabric flower went together so easy, I made another but this time I reversed the green card stock placements and used the "Fun Flowers" die cuts in the same fabric I had in my stash for the blossom.
 The good news is I did use a lucky limeade button on this one! BUT it's not matching that wild wasabi too well.
The sentiment and random back stamping is also from the "Apple Blossoms" set on both cards. If you look close you'll notice the back stamping behind the blossom and to the left, as well as behind the sentiment. Sorry but this is not a very good photo.
Now before I go... I have to confess one more thing. This morning while blog surfing some of my favorite designers, I made a comment on Ann Marie Hile's blog about OCD. She said she would redo part of her card when her OCD kicked in. I commented that I just don't have OCD and would let it go... too much work.
Well... I DID have to redo my second card!
When I went to glue the inside piece I realized I had glued the front piece on but the card was UPSIDE DOWN... so it opened backwards. What a STUMPER I am. Needless to say I had to rip the front off, turn the card around and reglue the panel on the card front.
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Sherry Eckblad said...

Great card! Love your flower. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

Karen said...

Great cards Diane. I love the bright colour of this fabric and your cards sure do look like spring. Good luck in the challenges.

Dawn said...

You did a great job! Your flower(s) is gorgeous and looks great with the greens. Very pretty! Thanks for joining the Pals Challenge this week!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, beautiful card, Diane! Using the fabric was so clever! Thanks for playing with my two favorite groups of stampers...The Pals and The Players!

Nancy said...

Great card Di, love, love the fabric flower and the print, oh my, gorgeous! Had to laugh at your "oops" moment, haven't we all done that before.

Nance Leedy said...

Great flower Diane!! Love how you've combined Melon Mambo with the two greens--it's perfect. Love that big, bold glad you played along with us at the Paper Players!

TrishG said...

Beautiful flower with button. I like the dots behind the sentiment too.

Jenn said...

Wow what fabulous flowers! Love both cards and I am totally inspired to pull out my fabric:) Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players

Linda Callahan said...

Well my friend your fabric flowers are fabulously fantastic! Wowza!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Diane, this is so fun! Love how you featured the fabric to create these big, bold blossoms! So glad you joined us this week at the Paper Players! :) Hugs!

Christina said...

Oh, what fabulous flowers! I love the texture the fabric adds to the design. Both are just beautiful!


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