Sunday, November 7, 2010

Perfect Plum Flowers


Hi everyone! A few months ago I started a second blog, Feline Playful, to keep track of all my favorite challenges and I'm excited to share that today Feline Playful is kicking off "The Cat's Meow"!  The Cat's Meow is featuring fantastic prize giveaway sponsored by some of my favorite online stores and challenge blogs.  Hope you will stop by Feline Playful and join in the fun!  While you are there don't forget to enter the draw for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Digi Doodle Shop!

Today's card was created using the Natural Beauty stamp set from Stampin' Up which is actually the stamp set I used on the very first few cards I blogged.  How is that for coming full circle!  My card base Perfect Plum layered with a slightly smaller piece of Flourishes Classic White then Pale Plum cardstock.  I embossed the Pale Plum cardstock using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and distressed the edges for a softer look.  The two banner strips are Kraft cardstock. 

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Flourishes Classic White Cardstock using the Natural Beauty stamp set and colored in using copic markers.  For the leaves I used G94, G99 and V93, V95 and V99 on the flowers.  I paper pierced around the edge of the image then layered it on to a slightly larger piece of Perfect Plum cardstock before attaching to the card base with mounting tape.  To embellish the card I made two flowers by punching flowers from Perfect Plum cardstock and finished each of them with a button threaded with DMC White.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Natural Beauty (Stampin' Up)
  • Paper: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Kraft, Flourishes Classic White Cardstock
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics G94, G99, V93, V95, V99
  • Other: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Flower Punch, Buttons, DMC White, Edge Distresser, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
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26 comments:

karlinchen50 said...

Hi Karen

wonderful wonderful
Hugs Karla

Rae Anne said...

Karen, what a pretty card! I love the pennant strips, the 3D colors, and the embossed panel, the paper-piercing (one of my favorite things to do), and the colors! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Anything Goes challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

tiggertastic said...

stunning card, i love the clean lines to your make which really show the image off


good luck in the challenges.

Sarah-Louise xx
tiggertastic blog
(CPF - DT), (CCC - DT) & (BMD - DT)

darling Ho said...

Pretty Card.
Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

Annette22 said...

hi, your card is great thanks a lot for joining us at the Fairytale challenge

hugs

Annette

Paige said...

great card - love the sketch you used!

Bianca said...

One more pritty card made from you! I really like it very much! Thanks for playing with us at our very first challange of Fairy Tale. xx Bianca

Becky said...

Lovely card and lovely colors. Thank you for playing with Speedy's friends

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is fabulous! Love those side flowers! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Sarah A said...

Stunning card, love those flowers and the colours are amazing!

Thanks for joining us over on Incy Wincy this week.

Sarah x

Good Kardma by Jules said...

What a wonderful card! Love the clean design and the flowers you created. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

Min said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the sketch too!
Thanks so much for playin' with us for this week's "Anything Goes" challenge at Bugaboo Stamps Catch The Bug Challenge blog.
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min

Joanne (jojot) said...

thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week...this is a truly classy card...love the horizontal panels/ribbons

redwasher1 said...

Love the flowers and the whole of your card!
Thanks joining us at Speedy's Friends

Carrie said...

Wonderful color combo, the plums are one of my favs.

Beth said...

I know that set! :) I used it well myself! :) You're better. LOL Significantly! Seriously, your card is beautiful - as always! :) Thank you so much for sharing your Punchy Love with us at StampInsanity!

Suzi said...

This is so pretty Karen, Love the simple clean design and your image and flowers are wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday this week, we look forwared to seeing more of your lovely creation in the future.
Hugs
Suzi x

Lynne said...

Such a pretty card & lovely flowers :o) thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday xx Lynne xx

craftybunny said...

Beautiful card.Love these colours together.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Pasion :D
Lisa x

Joanne Travis said...

So beautiful!
Thanks for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

PokSa said...

Very sweet card.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

The Mama Monkey said...

This is so pretty! I love the color palette you used!

Kelly said...

Beautiful card, I love the soft colors you have chosen. Thanks for joining us at FFF, we look forward to seeing your future creations.

Patty said...

Lovely card and such pretty, soft colors too. I really like your layout on this card and how you've used your buttons layered on your flowers, great idea!

Paddington fan said...

Really stylish card! Thanks for joining us at Lexi’s Creations this time for our ‘Anything goes’ challenge and good luck, love Jacky x