Saturday, April 17, 2010

Flowers of every color!

(hint-hint, check out my post today at Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker too,
there is a flower in that one)
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Todays post is full of flowers and flowers of every color. For the cards, color is the key ingredient with a couple challenges, Moxie Fab and Embellish Magazine.
This is this weeks Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger. A bowl full of pink and red roses is just so elegant.
I chose to focus on the green vase and the pink roses. You have to love the cardstock for the card base, it is brand new from Core'dinations and Cosmo Cricket. The embossed design is already in the cardstock and all it takes is a little sanding.
And, here are my paper roses. I used this wonderful, woodgrain patterned paper by American crafts.
Here are three of the four layers of my roses. Layer one is a punched scallop circle, layer two is a circle that I roughly cut out and then I folded back the outside of this circle, (the backside of the woodgrain paper is green), not taking care to have it too perfect. The third layer is a punched circle with the edges roughed up with a Tonic Paper Distresser. The last little layer is another punched, scallop circle. I added glue to the back side of the second circle that I folded the edges back on and glued it to the white, scallop circle layer.
The next card and challenge is a color challenge from Embellish Magazine.com.
Gotta love how elegant these colors are together and this also happens to be almost the same colors in the Play Date Cafe challenge for this week. Theirs is really an orange instead of the red.
With this card I got to show off my most recent purchases, this wonderful flower wood stamp from Hero Arts and the Spellbinder, Nestabilities label shape.
The flowers are stamped on Curious Iridescent Cryogen white cardstock with a black Versafine stamp pad and then embossed with clear embossing powder. They were then colored with Copic Markers and cut out. I coated the buds only with Aleene's Paper Glaze for a glass-like finish.
The cardstock that is the card base is a text patterned embossed cardstock from Jenni Bowlin and Core'dinations cardstock. The color is from the Black Magic collection so it is black on the front side and brown or tan for the core and reverse side. Sanding exposed that great brown/tan core and makes the text design really show up. What I really like is that the card is black but the inside is lighter for the sentiment.
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I also wanted to share more photos from my trip about 2 weeks ago to a garden we have in our area. While it is spring and things are just starting to bloom, there was still a whole lot to get photos of.
You would almost think that these flowers were the exact inspiration for my previous card!


Orange blossoms with an orange in the background. If you have never smelled these, you have really missed something amazing.

This sign just cracked me up, not knowing there could possibly be a plant with that name!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
PINK ROSES card
Materials list:
Cardstock – Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – American Crafts and Jillibean Soup
Circle punch – Papershapers/EK Success
Scallop circle punch - Marvy
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Pearl brads - Doodlebug
Sandpaper
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RED FLOWERS card
Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Essentials and Core Impressions/Jenni Bowlin/Core’dinations
Flower stamp – Hero Arts
Spellbinders Nestabilities die
Copic Markers
Corner rounder punch - Fiskars
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.
3D Foam squares – Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Curious Iridescent Cryogen White/CutCardStock.com
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®
Ribbon
Sandpaper

23 comments:

Cass. said...

really like the cards you made. The flowers really pop! The little lolli flowers are so cute :)

Elaine said...

Linda!!! I absolutely love every single thing in your post today!! Thank you so much for sharing! The flowers are superb and darling, the card with that new nesties panel is divine, and the garden photos are luscious!

ScrappinCntryGrl said...

beautiful cards...just beautiful..

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful Poppies and lovely card. Your cards are beautiful and the pictures from the gardens are so pretty. We don't have that much blooming yet. Thanks for playing with us at PDCC!

Julie Ranae said...

Linda ~
Great to have you along with us over at The Play Date Cafe....we look forward to you playing with us again next week : )

Lea L. said...

Very pretty cards Linda! I love the sanded embossing on the backgrounds! Pretty photos too!

♥♥♥Lea

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Always love how what you create with those Core'dination cardstock. Just gorgeous!

dstandard said...

Gorgeous work! I now have to get that stamp and spellbinders kit! AND your flowers have convinced me I need a trip up there too. Your work is awesome as always!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Linda. Love those flowers... and that black and red card! Gorgeous poppies! :o)

Ruby said...

Beautiful cards and photos! I LOVE your poppy card for our challenge, beautiful!

Love that sign too, very funny! Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Susie said...

Gorgeous black card. Absolutely stunning.

Tenia Nelson said...

What great cards!!

PetraB said...

These are fantastic cards.

Melanie said...

wonderful card, and I love your photoographs! love taking pics of flowers, thee are superb!

Staci said...

Really beautiful cards!!

scrappermimi said...

Those flowers are cool, never saw those before! Your pictures are always gorgeous...that bowl of roses really is inspiring!

Cath said...

Hey Linda! What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

travelingmama said...

Wow! What a way to use those florals for inspiration! Your embellish card is so elegant and enchanting! Thanks for playing along with us at Embellish!

Angela Mclean said...

Wonderful design with the mega gorgeous poppy stamp.... FAB!
Angela xxx.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Breathtaking flower cards. WOW! And your photography of the flowers (and the sweet family pics in the other post) WOW to that too! You have a really artistic eye. :o)

Charlene said...

What sweet sweet cards !

Sarah Anderson said...

Lots of yummy flowers in this post. Thanks for choosing the play date colours to work with. such a pretty card

Mariana Grigsby said...

I love all the details on your card! Great coloring! And those pictures are wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us!