Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Retro Gold

Well I seem to be on a bit of a card making roll at the moment, I've barely packed up all my cutting, sticking and stamping supplies before I feel inspired to get it all out again and make something else.  Maybe it's something to do with the lovely British summer we're (not) having!
I'm entering this card into three challenges -

Less is More, #75, Gold
Retro Sketches #19
Sentimental Sundays, #110, Bingo ( I used pearls, flowers and stamp)

The bottom half of the card is dry embossed with a flower design on plain white paper.
The top half is stamped with a small flowery design in a caramel/gold colour.  I stuck a layer of thin white tissue paper over this to soften it a little.
The stamps are all Stampin' Up (Office Accoutrement and Elementary Elegance).  I heat embossed the large flower in gold, the other stamping was done in gold and just off-gold colours.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

There are too many great challenges out there this week to only make one card, so here's my second one which is entering
Mojo Monday 248 - sketch
Papertake - Anything Goes

I loved working with just white the other week so thought I'd give it another go.  I used some white diamond bling card for the big piece, and some plain white thick paper which went through my paper crimper for the smaller piece.  The stamped frame is from a Stampin' Up set I purchased on ebay recently and have used lots.  The scalloped edge is a XCut Dielicious border die, and I made the paper roses after seeing Brenda's beautiful creation for the In Bloom challenge from Allsorts (week 161)

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Patterned Paper Flowers

Just when I think that the weekly challenges out there couldn't get any more exciting, four fabilicious ones come along at once!
Clean & Simple Stamping provided the sketch
The Daring Cardmakers dared us to use a minimum of six patterned papers
The Allsorts challenge blog is In Bloom and required the use of  a flower (or bunch)
and the team at Papertake have an anything goes week with the option of using some glitter

So here's my creation which I had lots of fun putting together
The flowers are die cut using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.  I managed to find six patterned papers in my stash that (sort of) coordinate.  The flower centres are Stampin' Up glitter brads.
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