Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Happiest Birthday Flowers

Without this week's ColourQ challenge, I never would have put this combination of colors together.  And for a while there last night, I didn't think it was going to happen.   But before the night was out, I had this card designed and most of it compiled.  I finished it up this evening.

I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch for the layout.  

Here's a close up of the elements that helps show all of the layers. I made my own DSP by stamping on white and then embossed it for texture.  I had to carefully line up the pattern and run the piece of paper through a second time to cover the entire 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 piece of white.   On top of the pennants, I added the label cut out by hand.  I really wish SU would have released that shape die in the size to work with that stamp.  It's just a tease knowing that SU has a die in that shape, but it's too small.  The flowers are stamped and layered using pop dots.  The bits of ribbon are added to mimic leaves for the flowers.  I managed to adhere the label down before I stamped a greeting onto it, so I improvised and added another pennant with a greeting.  I think I like it better this way anyhooo. 

And the inside of the card.  I stamped some more of the flowers and used some craps of the pattern paper from the Twitterpated DSP for another pennant. 

These are the two challenges I used as inspiration for this card. The first is the Mojo Monday sketch and the second is the ColourQ color combination challenge. 


Supply List
Stamps: SU Everything Elanor, SU Apothecary Art (for the greeting)
Paper: SU cardstock, SU DSP (Urban Oasis, Twitterpated, Welcome Neighbor)
Inks: Stampin' Up
Markers: Sakura Clear Star Sparkle Gelly Roll pen
Tools: SU embossing folder
Accents: SU Gumball Green stitched ribbon. 
Challenges: mojo256, cQc152


  1. What a beautiful card! I love the layered flowers on the pretty label. And of course, your custom-made, textured patterned paper pulls it all together. Love it!

  2. Monika i love all the texture on your card. So pretty. Thank you so much for joining us at the colourQ this week!

  3. Beautiful card, Monika, I love all the different elements you put in this card! Thanks so much for sharing your card this week at the colourQ.

  4. GORGEOUS! Love the stamped/dry embossed bg:) Thanks for playing at ColourQ! :)

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the stamped panel & beautiful flowers.

  6. This is such beautiful "eye-candy" and the inside is beautifully decorated, too! This color combination is lovely and you really scored big with the layout!


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