Sunday, 29 March 2015

Card for Laura

Hi and welcome to the latest challenge for The Paper Players.  This week, Claire has given us a tic-tac-toe challenge.


I wanted to make a birthday card for my work colleague Laura, so chose the bottom line:  Flowers/Any shade of Pink/Polka Dots.

My friend Laura has just discovered my blog and she oohs and aahs over my cards and generally makes me feel like a superstar :)  So I wanted to make her a special card with lots of texture for her 20th birthday.  (Her birthday was last Friday, so she'll have the card before she sees this post.)


I colored a flower image from Clearly Besotted with Copics then die-cut it using the matching dies.  Of course it goes without saying that I colored the flowers with my clear Wink of Stella pen!  For the polka dot element, I masked off an area on the card base before coloring some embossing paste with Rose Red ink and using my Tiny Dots stencil from Simon Says Stamp.  The sentiment was stamped using another Clearly Besotted set and both the sentiment panel and the flower are popped up on foam adhesive.  A few pink sequins finishes off this card.


Thanks for visiting.  The rest of the design team have some wonderful cards to inspire you.  I hope you'll have some fun with this tic-tac-toe challenge.

Products used:

Stamps:  Fresh Flowers, Say it in Style (Clearly Besotted)
Ink:  Memento Gray Flannel, Archival Black, Rose Red (SU)
Cardstock:  White, X-press It
Accessories:  Embossing Paste, Tiny Dots Stencil (SSS), Copics, Wink of Stella, Fresh Flowers die, sequins

Cheers
Karren

18 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

You are a superstar! This is a death of fresh air! The coloring is fabulous and I love the pink!

Linda Callahan said...

omg and I hate autocorrect........Breath not death!

Marika said...

You are a superstar!! Beautiful colouring and very clever design. Love the polka dots stripe on the background.

SonjaK said...

Oh, I love this card! Love the colors, the flowers, the tiny background dots, the glittery sequins. This cards just amazing!

laurie said...

Your coloring so so pretty..what a gorgeous card. I bet she loved it!

Jen Mitchell said...

You ARE a superstar so it's no wonder that Laura oohs and aahs over your cards! And this is a perfect example. You've colored these flowers perfectly and I love how they look against the polka dots!

LeAnne said...

Wowza, those flowers look like they could pop right off the card, they are stunning! I can see why Laura thinks you're a superstar! I'll bet she loved this card, too!

Becca Cruger said...

I'm sure she will LOVE this sweet card with its springy brightness! Your friend sure is lucky!

Debbie Mageed said...

Oh, Karren, this is gorgeous!! I just got texture paste (hope it's similar to what you used) and need to get up the nerve to open it up. Your card is pushing me closer to doing just that! Really love those flowers!!

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, what a stunning card, Karren! Love the blossom, which you colored beautifully. I've played around with texture paste a bit but haven't tried coloring it yet, so I thank you for the inspiration!

Laurie Unger said...

I love this! Off to check out the flower and die set - thanks for the enable! :-)

Claire Broadwater said...

Gorgeous card, Karren! Those flowers are colored beautifully and they pop right off those fun polka dots! Your friends will cherish her card! I just love it! XX

Lee Ann Barrett said...

What a stunner, Karren! There is such an elegance about this- the monochromatic colors, perfectly colored flowers, and of course, the wonderful dotted panel. CAS perfection!

Joanne James said...

Gorgeous! A beautiful, pink and white CAS card - I love the addition of the sequin trio too. I'm sure Laura will love it!

Claire Grantham said...

This is stunning!! I love the flower, but the polka dots are the thing making me swoon :)

Shannon Jaramillo said...

Karren, this card is amazing!! Clean and simple perfection!! I have this stamp and now I can copy what you did...I'm sure mine won't be nearly as beautiful but I'm going to try!! The polka dot background is a fabulous detail!!!

Nance Leedy said...

Well, you are a superstar and this card proves it. Fabulously shaded flowers. Love the simple row of polka dots and the subtle way the leaves trail over the sentiment. Divine!! I'm sure Laura was thrilled with her superstar original!!

Jaydee said...

OK... I NEED this stamp set.... and you colored those flowers so beautifully. the sequins and the polka dot background are the perfect backdrop. I bet Laura loved this gorgeous card
hugs
jaydee