Tuesday, October 30, 2012

vive les fleurs!

if you happen to like flowers, this week's brief at shopping our stash is a slam-dunk!

Challenge 75: Flower Power
Use your handmade or 3-d flowers! 
 (your project can include stamped images but it also needs to have at least one flower that is either handmade or a 3-d flower you bought. Think Wild Orchid Crafts, puffy stickers, Primas, etc.)

i am a sucker for dimensional items, generally, and florals in particular, so my only problem was deciding which, of my considerable stash, to use. i went with pink velvet. because, well... why not, eh?!

(patterned paper (all scraps, woohoo!): crate, pink paislee, glitz; pre-folded, but unused (woohoo!) cardstock card base: core'dinations; diecut frame (dating from the civil war, i think--woohoo!!!): k and co; velvet flower (ok, not thaaaaaat old, but still stash, woohoo): petaloo; fabric tape: love my tapes; "thank you" formatted in "manuscript" font and printed on a staples brand inkjet clear label; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)  

i used this sketch from raise the bar

and i'm still quite clearly "thinking pink" as they suggest, but i have not actually stamped at all on this card, so i might not technically qualify for the challenge. that's ok. it's a brilliant sketch and it totally HELPED me speed up my "process"!

i went quite simple-- well, simple for ME! :) i actually came very close to running out of time completely this week, which is sometimes a good thing, as it forces me to pare down, use ready-made items, and stay focused. i made a thank you card because i already have sufficient "girly" birthday cards for the rest of the year. what i don't have is enough "guy cards" but i couldn't quite see a *QUICK* way to incorporate dimensional flowers into one of those; maybe next time, lol!

why not drop in at SOS and see what my fellow designers have done with this fun challenge?! ♥


  1. Time crunch is easily my most creative time - no dithering, just DO it :) It's not much of an encouragement for me to work ahead because of that...oh well :) Love the velvet - there is something so wonderful about a card that wants to be touched!

  2. What a pretty card! Love it! That flower is the perfect embellie here!

  3. Pretty in pink and LOVE that gorgeous flower!!! Lovely card.
    If I'm not mistaken, you live in the area of that storm! Hope you're staying safe and thinking of you.

  4. Lauren - Gorgeous as always! Love the assortment of paper you used and the velvet flower is so fun! Hope you are weathering the storm ok. Been thinking about you and praying for everyone all day.

  5. So many pinks! So pretty! Especially the flower with the beaded center...lovely.


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