Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Card for the Flower Challenge #5: CASE our Guest Designer and Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge

Hello everyone!! It is a snow day here and I am having fun in my craft room. I should be making Valentine's but instead I did a challenge.

Today I am playing with "The Flower Challenge" blog. Challenge #5  is to CASE the guest designer. Here is my card:

Here is the guest designer, Therese's card. Isn't hers beautiful?

I was inspired by several things on this card. First, the die cut rose. I also liked how she used ink on the bottom of the word, as well as the pretty colors behind the roses.

My first step in making my card, I used Paper Smooches "Roses Wise Dies" to die cut a large rose and the matching leaf out of Neenah "White" card stock. I taped the rose die back in the panel but left where the leaf was to go back in blank.

I then used Simon Says Stamps "Stitched Rectangles" to die cut the panel and covered the back with foam adhesive. I placed the white card stock over an A2 sized card front that was covered with a piece of Fancy Pants patterned paper. The paper was a bit brighter then the inspiration piece but since it had rich, beautiful colors on it, I decided to use it.

Next I die cut the "wish" sentiment using PaperTrey Ink's "Good Times" die and blended Hero Arts "Raspberry Jam" ink over the bottom half of the word. I adhered this over the card front, adding an enamel dot over the "i."

The card front looked a little bland so I added some clear, iridescent sequins around the sentiment and covered the rose with a little sparkle using a Spectrum "Clear" Sparkle marker.

This was actually a quick card to put together once I found the right dies to use and the fun patterned paper to go behind the die cuts.

Once again, I am entering this card into "The Flower Challenge #5: CASE our Guest Designer." I am also going to enter this into the Happy Little Stampers Challenge-"Anything Goes with Dies." The paper behind looks like a watercolor though I did not paint it myself!


Before I go I have to show you a photo of my dog going outside to do his business. He was NOT a fan of this huge snowfall!! I had to shovel him a tiny path down our deck while the storm was still going on because he was too short to get through more then a foot of snow.

He is looking at me like "Really Mom?" Too funny!!

I thank you for stopping by tonight. I hope you are tucked in and staying warm on this winter Thursday.

Dies-Paper Smooches "Roses Wise Dies," PaperTrey Ink "Good Times" and Simon Says Stamps "Stitched Rectangles"
Paper-Neenah White Card Stock, Fancy Pants "Atwell" 
Ink-Hero Arts "Raspberry Jam"
Other-Sizzix Big Shot, Ranger Multi Matte, Scrapbook Adhesive Foam, Sequins, Spectrum Clear Sparkle Marker