Sunday, February 23, 2014

Floral Theme


This week the ladies at Card Concept have chosen a Floral Theme for us, and being the flower girl that I am, I knew I couldn't let that pass without throwing my hat in.  I loved the pretty coral flowers in our inspiration photo, so I pulled out some inks that I thought would work and my Papertrey The Sweet Life 3-step roses and had a play. My original idea was to make a clean and simple card, one layer, with the flowers in the top left corner and a sentiment below them.


I spent a good amount of time stamping and masking my rose and fern bouquet, and then I stamped my sentiment.  Wouldn't you know, it was not straight.  I really need to get myself an acrylic block with grid marks on it - anyone want to recommend a good one?  So I decided I'd fussy-cut the stamped flowers and redo the card as I had planned, but popping them above the card this time.  At some point my mind remembered this lovely old remnant of vellum in my collection of papers, and sure enough, the colors are great together.  So my design morphed a third time to this final one.  I stamped my sentiment before attaching the vellum panel, then popped the flowers above and added some pearls to match.  Would have liked to use the trendy sequins, but my colors are still too limited........and I still love my pearls.

supplies:  PTI The Sweet Life, Hero Arts mid-tone inks: soft canteloupe, fresh peach,  pale tomato, and punch, Hero Arts Woodland Ferns, grass chalk ink, Hero Arts Dauber Bunch (sentiment), VersaFine onyx black ink, Doodlebug pearls

We're supposed to categorize our creation, so I'll put this one into Clean and Layered.  

These roses are so fun to stamp - wish more companies would do 3-step stamps for us! 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  Is spring on the way yet?

22 comments:

Kara said...

very pretty! looks victorian!

Hannelie said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Cathy Weber said...

I am sure the first card was lovely...but what it morphed into on the third try is definitely a winner! I love that soft piece of vellum and your stamping of the roses are so well done I could almost imagine buying them at a stamp store...they are that perfect!

Betty said...

so pretty Lin - the pp is so perfect with the roses in those colors - i love the layered stamps too, but really have a hard time lining up those roses from pti.

Barb said...

I love this version - it's so beautiful, Lin! Great idea to use that pretty vellum, and your pearls look perfect! ♥

jintyoo7 said...

GORGEOUS, LIn! YOur vellum scrap - matches perfectly :)

Nancy said...

Just lovely, Lin! Such pretty colors!

Karen Dunbrook said...

just stunning Lin...

Lisa Elton said...

Beautiful Lin. love the rose/fern bouquet!

laurigami said...

I love your card which is smooth
See you again

Leni said...

Love the beautiful roses! The fern with it is definately a good choice! YES, spring is on it's way here! we already have our first spring flowers and even some little leaves are appearing here and there. We enjoyed a walk this afternoon and it wasn't cold at all!

Sue McRae said...

What a beauty of a card Lin!

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful card, this challenge is on my list this week. The vellum is beautiful and pearls are perfect. On the grid lined blocks...mine are inkadinado and the come in a 3 piece set with wavy edges, easier to grip with my often sore hands. Matha Stewart also has a couple of stamp presses with grid lines, and I think tim holtz has a set as well but they are not as thick...I think I'd end up getting inky fingers with thin blocks. Enough rambling. Have a wonderful week.

Sharon Underwood said...

Oh, wow...I LOVE those flowers! They are GORGEOUS! Your vellum panel is perfect, too. This has to be one of my favorite cards from you.

Greta said...

LOVE the design of this card, Lin--absolutely gorgeous! As far as I'm concerned you can't go wrong with pearls--trendy or not--LOL! Thanks for the suggestion to enter my card at SSS--had debated & wasn't sure, but now I will.

Geri said...

Absolutely stunning! The roses look incredible stamped in the colors that you chose! Of course, the DP velum with the sentiment stamped behind is gorgeous. Awesome job fussing cutting the flowers.

Personally, I think the pearls were the right choice - especially with the somewhat vintage feel of your card. Thanks so much for choosing to share your card with us this week at the Card Concept Challenge :)

Barb Ghig said...

You sure are the 'Flower Girl' Lin! These PTI roses have never looked this beautiful...seriously!!! The colors are so soft and lovely, and your ferns are perfect! I love your choice of patterned papers, too...Stunning card!!!

Dawn T said...

this one is certainly gorgeous Lin. The way it morphed is a creative journey that really worked well. I think the pearls look better than sequins would have.

Hussena said...

Its such a gorgeous card Lin ..I just love the way you have created the layer with the vellum and stamping and the colors are just perfect !! Love your take on the inspiration picture :)

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous beautiful card.
luv
Debby

Petti said...

Your card is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Karen Davis said...

Third time lucky Lin! Your masked bouquet is gorgeous, and the vellum you have used is so perfect with it. A gorgeous card. Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept.