Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Orange flowers

I have said this before but here it goes again...I LOVE CHALLENGES!
 I am always a fan of color challenges and Play Date Cafe does such a good job of putting them together but this weeks combo is a "MUST DO"! Is this yum?
 I also love sketches so as I was trying to decide how I was going to put that color combo together, I came across the Sketchy Thursday sketch and while these are meant for layouts, I knew I wanted to try it on a card. 
 I went searching for a photo to use because I liked that that one part of the card would be a photo that I took.  I found this wonderful, orange rose photo that I took as I walked through a garden.
 The flourish piece is cut with my Cricut using the Cindy Loo cartridge.  The sentiment is printed directly on the card front. I used a digital stamp by The Wax Fruit Company.
 I loved in the sketch that they used a butterfly going off of the edge and so I used my Kreaxions butterfly die with this text patterned paper.  Notice I created a decorative middle to the butterfly by pleating a strip of matching paper. 
 This card uses the Card Positioning Systems sketch for this week.  Want2Scrap is the sponsor for this week. You MUST check out their BLING! They offer shapes of rhinestones and pearls that fit with the shapes of Spellbinder dies. SOOO clever. 
I used a Springtime topper by Flower Soft, cut in a circle shape.  I layered that onto a scallop circle Spellbinder Nestabilities die.  The circle of rhinestones fit perfectly. Notice that great accent of the Flower Soft on the plant in the tea cup.  I used two colors of Flower Soft for a more natural look. 
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Materials list:
My own photo
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – BoBunny
Cindy Loo Cricut cartridge (2 ¼”)
Butterfly die - Kreaxions
Digital Sentiment – The Wax Fruit Company
Clearsnap Fluid chalk stamp pad
Copic Markers


Circle of rhinestones courtesy of Want2Scrap
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper and sticker – Gabrielle collection/Gabrielle Stripe/BoBunny
Springtime topper – Flower Soft
Christmas Green and Pale Green - Flower Soft
Spellbinder Nestabilities
Rub-on sentiment – EAD Designs/Paper Smooches
Little Flower


  1. This card is so cool! I love the photo and the butterfly! Awesome job!

  2. Linda this is a lovely use of the colours! Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe :)

  3. Love love love love these! I loveeeeeeee how you used our sketch for a card! AWESOME-NESS! I loveeeeeee that butterfly on the card!! Thanks soooooooooooooo much Linda for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. Such fab work! LOVE that butterfly and always love your work with the flower soft!

  5. Great cards! Lovin' that pleated butterfly, and what a great take on the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  6. Beautiful!!! You did a fantastic job with the sketch :). Thanks for playing at Sketchy Thursdays!

  7. Love how you turned the sketch into a card! Thanks for playing along at Sketchy Thursdays! xoxo