Saturday, September 8, 2012

AM Inspiration

Good Rainy Saturday morning!  I just want to share with you today a card I made for a Color Me Beautiful Challenge.

These were the colors we are to use and to make any creation we want.  I needed to make a card for my niece's 13th birthday and didn't have any ideas yet so I thought this could be my inspiration.

This never happens to me but I must have been thinking on it when I was sleeping because I woke up and knew exactly what I wanted to do.

Here is my finished product...nice and simple.  I wish I had put the flower a little higher but, oh well.  I used Calyso Coral as my base with a layer of More Mustard and then Very Vanilla.  The Birthday Wishes is stamped in Always Artichoke  using the stamp set Bring on the Cake.  The leaves for the flower were die cut using the Big Shot and the Little Leaves sizzlet.
Now for some more details about the actual flower:
The three colors I used were Raspberry Ripple, Calypso Coral, and More Mustard.  I wanted something really soft and pretty so I decided to have the petals be sueded.  I punched out two 2 3/8" scalloped circles in Raspberry Ripple.  Then I used the regular scalloped circle punch to punch out two in Calypso Coral and one in More Mustard.  I then ran each scalloped circle through my crimper to get the paper nice and soft.  After that, you peel each circle into two pieces.

 Once they are separated, I used 3 pieces of the Rasperry Ripple, two pieces of Calypso Coral and one piece of More Mustard.  I spritzed them with a mixture of Champagne Shimmer Paint and alcohol to make them sparkly.  Then layer them on top of each other, put a brad in the center and starting with the top piece, smush them together.  Once it is dry (a few minutes) you can slightly unfold it.

After that, attach to your card!  This isn't a card that easily fits in an envelope so I'm going to hand deliver this one.  Here's one last photo - I tried to capture the sparkly on the flower.

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  1. Denise, your flower is gorgeous! I never thought to use multiple colors when making these! The clean layout of the card really makes the flower the star. Thanks so much for joining us at Color Me Beautiful!

  2. Lovely technique, especially using more than one color in the flower. So simple, but I had not thought to do that.

  3. I love your flower too! I have been making them like crazy, but I LOVE the way you have your colors going like that in yours. Love it! Thanks for playing at CMB this week!

  4. Very nice card and thanks for sharing how you made that gorgeous flower!

  5. Great card to showcase the CAS style! Your flower came out gorgeous & I love that you used different colors on it....thanks for playing with us @ Color Me Beautiful!!!

  6. I love your flower too Denise, it is just gorgeous. Glad you played along with the CMB challenge this week.

  7. such a beautiful flower!! You know, I've never made a paper flower - gasp! You really make me want to try one:) Thanks for playing along on CMB.

  8. Beautiful card! I just love your flower!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Color me Beautiful! :)