Sunday, February 21, 2010

Embellish Birthdays Color Challenge

Hi! Just wanted to pop in and show you the card I made for Embellish Magazine's Birthdays Color Challenge! The challenge is to create a birthday project using blue, green, pink, and brown. What a fun and fresh color scheme!!! I love it! Here's what I came up with:

I started off by stamping the "Jumbo Flower" image (Stampendous!) in the bottom left-hand corner of a blank white card. Then, I stamped the flower again five more times on patterned paper, cut out the various petals and paper pieced the flower together. The center of the flower consists of a punched patterned paper circle and a fabric covered brad from American Crafts.

I decided to offset the chocolate brown matting on the front of the card to give it a funky/trendy look. I drew the solid frame using a ruler and a dark brown TUL marker and then stamped the stitched lines inside of the frame.  

Here's a close-up of the flower:

I was thinking I should make sets of these with different sentiments to give to family/friends as gifts. 

Hope you're having a super weekend! Thank you so much for all of your comments on my blog! It's like receiving special little gifts each day!!!!

Stamped Images - "Jumbo Flower" and "Hand of Friendship" (Stampendous!)
Stamped Sentiment - "Hand of Friendship" (Stampendous!)
Ink - "Timber Brown StazOn" (Tsukineko), "Vivid! Ultramarine" (Clearsnap)
Patterned Paper - "Fresh Print Cherry 8x8 Paper & Punch-Out Tablet" (Deja Views)
Cardstock - "White" (The Paper Company), "Chocolate Truffle" (The Paper Company)
Fabric Covered Brad (American Crafts)
Brown TUL Marker
Adhesive Tape Runner (Therm-o-web)
Adhesive Foam Squares (Therm-o-web)

Finished Card Size: 5.75" x 4.5"


Teresa Kline said...

oh my goodness, I adore this flower.....sweet, great job with these embellish colors....have a fabulous day!

enjoy *~*

Heather P. said...

This is so fun and totally fabulous! Love the colors, the design, the images, everything! :)

Courtney Baker said...

So pretty. Love that flower.

Geny said...

Love this card, the flower is so pretty and all the white space is perfect!!!

Laural-Lee said...

What a wonderfully fun flower!!! Great job on the embellish challenge I like what you did.

Mariana Grigsby said...

Love the flower and the button detail! Thanks for playing along with us!