Sunday, 1 April 2012

FMS#28 and CCMC195

I again combined challenges from Freshly Made Sketches and Create with Connie and Mary and this time I struggled.  I'm still not happy with the final card, but after spending a couple of hours on it yesterday, I decided that enough was enough.  I don't know what it is about it that doesn't appeal, but I think that maybe the image panel is too big.

I'm also not too fussed on the rounded corners - but I was too lazy to re-do the panel.  Ah well, regardless of the outcome, stamping is always therapeutic for me, so it's worth it LOL.

So, after most likely putting you off reading any further, here's the card in question:


Here are the challenges I worked with:


Before I started, I knew I wanted the card base to look like it does and also to make some flowers with the Boho Blossoms punch.  From there, it was all trial and error.  My desk was a mess with discarded stamp sets and stamped pieces by the time I finished LOL.

Products used (all Stampin' Up!)

Stamps:  Elementary Elegance
Cardstock:  Basic Grey; Poppy Parade; So Saffron; 2010-12 In Color DSP Stack
Ink:  Poppy Parade; So Saffron; Versamark
Accessories:  Boho Blossoms Punch; So Saffron brads; White Embossing Powder; Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon; Corner Rounder; Stripes Embossing Folder

Cheers
Karren

9 comments:

Tui Nathan said...

What a super sweet card Karren ... I love the colour combination and the sweet trio of flowers are stunning ... love too the white stamping on the grey!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Connie Babbert said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who goes thru that process sometimes! I love the pops of color you used on the Basic Gray, the flowers and the white frame, too! Thanks so much for playing along with the Color Challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

I feel your pain! I love how you white embossed the frame on the Basic Grey...very sharp looking. Also love the flowers and banners on the side! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Allisa said...

I love it...sometimes it seems a card just has to grow on you. I think we are all our own worst critics! Love the butterflies and your flowers! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Deb said...

I think your card is super!! I love the clean look of it! The flowers and the butterflies are so great! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Cindy Hall said...

You really need to take another look at this card, because it's beautiful. I love the especially love the colors and embellisment choices. Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Nance Leedy said...

We've all been there, Karren, but I think this card is lovely! The white frame really pops from the gray and those boho blossom flowers are fabulous! It think it's beautiful! So glad you joined us at CCMC!

Debbie Henderson said...

I never had time to ink up this SAB stamp set. I like how you used it in the layers you created. Nice to see you at Create with Connie & Mary!

Lisa said...

Great card. I would not change a thing! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!