Saturday, 7 May 2016

Birthday Flowers

Hi and welcome!  Today's card was inspired by Michelle's gorgeous Muse card, as well as Kay's beautiful card at Time Out.  I used the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch and the left vertical column from Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.  I probably shouldn't link to both Muse and Time Out, but I was genuinely inspired by both cards and in fact, I have a DT card coming up later in the week which was also inspired by both cards!



From Michele's card, I took the bottom right layout and the dark sentiment banner as well as the beautiful lilac flowers.  I actually have the same set she used, but I wanted to do something a bit different.  From Kay's card, I took the pale grey frame and the bunch of flowers.

I stamped a cut a hole lot of masks for my bunch of flowers, then before I stamped them I had to work out what I wanted in the forefront of the bunch and what I wanted in the back, so that I could mask properly.  I could have die-cut the individual blooms but I chose to mask for the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.  I also did something a bit different and cut a hole in the card base and layered some vellum under the rectangle frame.  The card base was spritzed and splattered with some gold Color Shine and the sentiment was white embossed on a black banner.



Thanks for visiting.






Products used:

Stamps:  Fresh Cut Florals (WPlus9), Communique Curves (PTI)
Ink:  Versamark, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, Midnight Violet, Cotton Candy, Dark Chocolate, Peach Perfect
Cardstock:  White, Fog, Black, Vellum
Dies:  Pierced Rectangle Frames (MFT), Pierced Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Gold Color Shine (Heidi Swapp)

Cheers
Karren

16 comments:

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Karren, can see where you got the inspiration from. Looks brilliant with that grey frame.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The bouquet of flowers are so pretty and the black sentiment is such a striking touch!

Ardyth said...

Fantastic combination of these challenges - love the pop of colour against the grey frame! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Karren!

Petra Swart said...

What a great card you have made combining all the challenges, Karren!!! I really like the beautiful colours you have used for the pretty flowers and the idea to use the vellum is so clever and I can imagine how lovely it must be IRL!!!!! Love the few gold splatters to add just that little something to make it even more stunning!!!!! So beautiful!!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

Lindsey said...

What a gorgeous card! You've combined these challenges wonderfully and I love how they each inspired your card but that you still made it your own. So pretty! Thanks so much for joining us for Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge Nine!

I Card Everyone said...

Hi Karren!!! SO happy you've combined these challenges! All the more chances to see this beauty ... thanks for including it in the CTS and Muse galleries! xx
=]

Susanne Vargas said...

This is so pretty, Karren!

Rosemary said...

oh this is just so beautiful, karren!!!

Joyce said...

This is such a pretty card. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Gerrina said...

A real beautiful card! Love your colourcombination! Thank you for joining at TIME OUT!

Hannelie said...

Clever combination of challenges to make a beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at CTS !

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Patti said...

LOVE this!! your bouquet is so sweet!!!! perfect take on this challenge : )

Patti

Marlena M. said...

Such pretty blooms~love the pops of gold!

donna mikasa said...

So pretty! I love the colors and the framed bouquet. Wonderful take on the sketch!

Barb Ghig said...

You did an amazing job combining challenges...WOW! Gorgeous color combo, and I'm loving the gray frame...so elegant!