Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Cajun Flower

Here's a quick card I made on Sunday night.  It's for this week's Dynamic Duos challenge colors of Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke and the gorgeous Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch.


I made the flower using the Blossom Punch and the 5-petal Flower Punch.  After I punched the shapes I separated the layers to create the Faux Suede look.  Lots of spritzing and scrunching to end up with the flower you see on the card.  I put my scungy, well-used cutting plate on the wrong side of the Little Leaves Sizzlet and ended up with cut mark impressions on the side of the leaf I wanted showing, so I decided to put it through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder to hide those ugly marks!  I quite like the added texture.



Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamps:  Curly Cute
Cardstock:  Whisper White; Cajun Craze; Always Artichoke; Basic Black
Ink:  Always Artichoke
Accessories:  Tasteful Trim Die; Blossom Punch; 5 petal Flower Punch; Square Lattice EF; Antique Brad

Edited to Add:  This card was awarded an Honorable Mention at Dynamic Duos.  Thanks, guys!

Cheers
Karren


14 comments:

Vicky Hayes said...

This is gorgeous Karren! I love that showy flower and the textured leaves. Haven't seen this sketch blog before - thanks for the heads up. Vicky

Christine Blain said...

Great use of the challenge colours, Karren. Nice save on the leaves, too, you clever thing! Love the Cajun flower.

Deb said...

Stunning!! Love the flower and what a beautiful focal point it makes! You rocked the sketch!! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Craftystamper said...

Wow, beautiful. That flower is gorgeous and fits into the sketch so well. Thanks for joining us at SFF this week. Hope to see you again.

Jennifer Weide said...

Wow-very pretty! Stunning, yet so simple! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!!

Lisa said...

Karen your big beautiful bloom is amazing! The fancy brad center is a nice touch. thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

Tammy said...

WOW!! Love that flower! Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

inkedx2 said...

Your flower is gorgeous! I will have to play with those punches. So glad you joined us this week at SFF.

Michelle said...

Oooh, that flower is scrumptious! I love it against the white background! Beautiful brad too! Thanks for playing along with Dynamic Duos!

Kim S said...

Your flower is truly stunning - worth all of the work. And I love that you have kept the rest of the card mainly black and white as it allows that flower to be the star. So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

Paige said...

Fabulous flower! The mostly white card makes the perfect backdrop. Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos!

Melissa said...

Wow, Karren! This is absolutely stunning! That handmade flower is so elegant and looks so pretty with the single textured stem and scalloped strip!!! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Wow I lolve that flower, gorgeous.

Kim said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! I need to try the flower. Have not made any yet. Thanks for playing with us at Sketch Frenzy Friday.