Sunday, 16 August 2009

A colour challenge based on bright gerbera's

Today's challenge on Stamp With Us is a colour theme using this image:

How gorgeous and vibrant are these flowers - just the perfect excuse to use some of my Bold Brights colour range. As is often the case with these colour challenges, I also found the elements of my card suggested by the photo as well and decided to stick with the flower theme.

Here's my DT sample:

Stamp sets: Leaves a la Carte, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Ruby Red, Only Orange, Pumpkin Pie, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red
Brads: Apricot Appeal
Punches: Scallop Circle, Boho Blossoms, Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Other: Crafters Toolkit

For each flower, I punched the main colour using the Scallop Circle and the centre, muted colour flower using the smallest of the Boho Blossoms. The large flower was shaped by snipping every two petals and then in between. (I find that if you go straight to snip each petal then they don't come out so even). The petals were creased along the centre of each (using the blunt end of my needle from the toolkit) and folded slightly. The centre flowers were also snipped slightly for shaping. All snips need to stop clear of the centre or the flower will fall apart when you add the brad. The flowers were added to a layer of Certainly Celery stamped with Leaves a la Carte so that the brads wouldn't show on the inside of the card. Some paper piercing was added to the top left corner to provide a little balance with the sentiment over on the right.

As it's such a bright and cheery card I though it would be ideal as a Get Well but of course it also works well for birthdays.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and don't forget to check out the rest of the DT creations.

Sara xx


yvonne said...

Beautiful card.
Have to say , i really like the punched corners, and the flowers, so sweet. a wonderful card to cheer any one who is feeling down.

juliejules said...

I love this card Sara, its gorgeous, Jules x

Alex said...

Love the card, so bright and colourful! I'm going to have to try out these flowers using a scallop circle punch one day soon.

Thanks for sharing.

Alex x

Bekka said...

Love the card Sara - stunning flowers :-)

Leigh said...

OMG, this is a gorgeous card. I love the colours, beautiful.

margaret said...

Beautiful card Sara. Love the flowers and the colours.xx

Crafty Dawn said...

I love making these flowers they are gorge and such a wow effect love it!

Love Dawn xx

sugacatz said...

Hi Sara, Thanks for the kind comments on my project. I love your card. Just got some mroe stampin up goodies. Loving the products. Lx

katou said...

So cute ,I love the way you cut the scallop circles to make flowers.

simplyfairies said...

I love this card, bright and bold....