Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Floral Happiness

 Since things have been a little crazy around my house, I have missed joining in on challenges lately. I always love it when I have the time to join the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge. This week is a color challenge and the Design Team, once again, has given us some great inspiration to begin.
The cards I have been making of late have been CAS cards..not alot of layers and very easy to replicate. I decided for this challenge I wanted to spend some time and create some different layered flowers. I used several punches to create the flowers as well as some different techniques to add texture. If you look close you can see that I used the blossom punch for the large flower. I used a bone folder to breakdown the card stock so I way able to pull apart the layers. I love the texture this adds to the flower. I also used some Shimmer Paint and added to the Night of Navy flowers as well as the ends of the "scrunched" flower. This flower was created by using the new smaller scalloped punch. I punched Rich Razzleberry DSP 5 times, added a brad in the middle, spritzed with water and "scrunched." The water allows you to mold the paper more but also makes the flower more stiff when it dries. Here is a close up picture...
Sometimes I don't know when to stop when I am adding details, but I think this worked out just fine.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Sets: Elegant Eleanor, Pursuit of Happiness
Paper: Night of Navy CS, Lucky Limeade CS, Rich Razzleberry CS, Rich Razzleberry DSP, Whisper White CS
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Shimmer Paint
Tools: Blossom punch, BohoBlossom Punch, Small Scallop Punch, Little Leaves Sizzlits, Fancy Fan Impressions folder


  1. Beautiful card!! Love all the different flowers you have on here! And the greeting stamped on the label really caught my eye, too! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. My what fabulous dimension with all those 3D flowers on there. BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  3. Oh...glad to see that greeting fits in that image! Love the flowers! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. Absolutely stunning! I love the greeting on the label and how it runs vertically. I am so glad you added your amazing card to the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary. Smiles, Elizabeth

  5. It's a very pretty card with all the different flowers. I'm so glad you decided to join our challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

  6. WOW! I love how much dimension the flowers give to this card! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

  7. Love the array of flowers you have showcased with these colors. Thanks for joining us at CCMC!

  8. Really pretty! I love all the 3D flowers. What fun! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!