Saturday, 11 August 2012

CAS Flower

For my second card today, I chose the awesome sketch challenge at Create with Connie & Mary as well as the color challenge at Color Throwdown.  These colors are right up my alley, although funnily enough, of the four colors, Pumpkin Pie is my least favorite, yet that is the one I chose for the main focal point - go figure LOL.

Because the sketch has a lot of white space, I chose to go CAS with this card.


The flower was made using the faux suede technique and the 5-petal flower and spring bouquet punches.  To finish it off, I tied a bow using linen thread through a small Pumpkin Pie button.

Here's a close-up of the flower so you can see the cool texture the faux suede technique creates.






Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamps:  French Foliage
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla; Basic Gray; Poppy Parade; Pumpkin Pie
Ink:  Basic Gray
Accessories:  5 petal flower punch; spring bouquet punch; Brights button; linen thread; 1" square punch (for the fish tails); crimper (for faux suede)

12 comments:

Beverley said...

Lovely card, great use of the colours. Beautiful flower too!

Kim S said...

Gorgeous flower and even more so set against those rich colors!

Melissa Davies said...

Fabulously simplistic! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

Broni said...

What a perfect blend of the colors and the sketch! I LOVE your pumpkin faux suede flower!! Thanks so much for playing along in the Color Throwdown with us!

Deb said...

Love your card! So clean and classic! These colors are so pretty together! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

I LOVE the clean look of your card and how you used the yellow on the flower to make it pop! STUNNING!!! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Pretty clean and simple looking card with a FUN flower! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!! What a gorgeous flower and I love the awesome sketch!!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

Debbie Henderson said...

The pop of Poppy Parade really makes the other colors stand out. What a pretty card! Thanks for playing CCMC!

Paula Sievers said...

Wow. This is such an awesome card. I love these Colours together and you have pulled of the pumpkin pie flower beautifully. I love it. Thanks for playing at create with Mary and Connie.

Lisa said...

Great way to combine two combos! Pretty card! The 3D flower seems to be a theme with lots of folks this week...love it! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Jen said...

Great take on both challenges! I love your faux suede flower - that's such an awesome look. Thanks for joining us at Create With Connie and Mary!