Monday, July 29, 2013

A Floral Sympathy for the ColourQ

Hi Stampers! 
I hope all of you had a great weekend!!  I wanted to create a card using this week’s CQC199 ColourQ Challenge and it seems as though lately, I never have enough sympathy cards on hand…

Again, if you have not already visited the ColourQ site yet, I urge you to take the time to do so- a wonderful weekly challenge that provides unending inspiration!!

To create this card:

Ink the floral image using Crisp Cantaloupe (a substitute for Groovy Guava) and stamo repeatedly onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock. 

Distress the edges of the Crumb Cake layer using the Distressing Tool and sew onto a piece of Cajun Craze (sub for Dusty Durango) cardstock.    Distress the edges of the Cajun Craze , add the Tea Lace Paper Doily along with the Satin Ribbon. 

Layer onto a piece of Old Olive cardstock and distress those edges as well.  Mount the entire background onto a Whisper White card base.

Create the rolled flowers- Using the 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punch, punch out four circles from Cajun Craze and 3 circles from Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock.  Carefully cut a spiral from the outside of the circle towards the center and roll each up by hand (starting from the outside towards the center).  Splitcoaststampers has a great tutorial here using just a rounded square-  I prefer the scallop circle to give a bit more realism to the petals :-)

Punch out the leaves using the Bird Builder Punch (I used Old Olive as a substitute for the Kiwi Kiss) and adhere using Mini Glue Dots.  Add the rolled flowers and Pearl Centers along with Pearls in the upper and lower corner of the card.

Stamp the sentiment using Cajun Craze Classic Ink onto Whisper White, punch out using the Artisan Punch and add a Cajun Craze layer behind the sentiment (split the Cajun Craze layer in half horizontally and layer behind the Whisper White).   

Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms, Petite Pairs

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Cajun Craze , Crumb Cake

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake, Old Olive

Accessories: Distressing Tool, Sponge Dauber, Sewing Machine, Punches- 1 ¼” Scallop Circle, Bird Builder, Artisan; Tea Lace Paper Doily, Pearls, Satin Ribbon (from my stash)

Thanks again for stopping by!!!  Have a great evening and if you have the chance to visit again tomorrow, I will my card for the new SUO Challenge card :-) 

1 comment:

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Julie, I love the stamped background! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ.

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