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Saturday, May 24, 2014

"Sweet" Blooming Flower

This morning, I made a multi-layered flower card, to simulate it blooming. My main color scheme was Sunset, Lagoon, and Olive.

I started with a 5.5" x 4.25" card, made with the Sunset cardstock, and sponged with Sunset ink around the edges. The next layer was a 5" x 3.75" piece of White Daisy cardstock, which I ran through my Cuttlebug machine with a Chevron Embossing Folder.

The long pieces of patterned Lagoon cardstock were from the Skylark Workshops On The Go Scrapbooking Kit. The vertical piece was cut at 0.5" x 3.75" and the horizontal pieces were approximately 3.25" x 0.5" and 2.75" x 0.5". All pieces were inked around the edges with Lagoon ink.

The flowers were cut from Sunset and Lagoon cardstock with my Cricut machine using the Art Philosophy Cartridge. The leaves were cut from the Artbooking cartridge, out of Olive cardstock. All pieces were sponged around the edges with their matching inks.

You can really see the flower layers when viewing from the side! The "Sweet" sentiment (from the Artbooking Cricut bundle) was stamped in Sunset ink onto White Daisy cardstock. I then cut it out and attached it to the card with foam strips, to pop off of the page.

The lagoon colored sparkles in the center of the flowers, and the green eyelets, were from some of my older, retired CTMH stash.

I am submitting this card to the following challenge blogs:

1. Mojo Monday #346, found HERE. This week's sketch looks like this:

2. Color Dare #95, found HERE. This week's colors include: Sunset, Olive, and Lagoon.

3. Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #211, found HERE. This week's theme is "May Flowers."

4. Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog, found HERE. This week's theme is "A Banner Day."

5. Linking to: Someday Crafts -  Whatever Goes Wednesday #223, found HERE.

6. Linking to: House of Rose Blog - Inspire Me Please #62, found HERE.

7. Linking to: Reasons to Skip the Housework, Skip the Housework Party #20, found HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I'll see you in the craft room,

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  1. I love the bright happy colors! Nice job :)

  2. Wonderful flower. Love all the layering and the color choice is so cheery. Thanks for linking to our challenge this week at FCCB. Kim

    1. Thank you, Kim! And thanks for the opportunity to link to the FCCB. What a fun challenge!

  3. I love your 3D flowers with the folded edges! They look wonderful in the Color Dare Challenge colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Color My Heart Color Dare--please join us again soon!
    :) Marie

    1. Thank you, Marie! Those were beautiful, bright colors to work with. I look forward to next week's Color Dare challenge!

  4. Oh, yum! I love all the texture on this card, and that "sweet" banner is one of my favorites, so I'm always looking for ways to use it. I've copied this for my "to be CASE'd later" file. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Color My Heart. We look forward to seeing you next week!!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Becca! I am excited to participate again next week!

  5. Great job! I love the colours! Thanks for playing along with us at H2H! :) Brandi @crzy4scrapbooking!

  6. Thank you, it was fun! See you again next time.

  7. Awesome card! Love that flower you made.
    Thanks for playing along with us at H2H

  8. Beautiful card, love the brightness and the flower is wonderful. Thank you for joining us at H2H


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