Monday, 23 October 2017

Autumn Flowers

Hi and welcome!  It's been a long weekend here in New Zealand - the first in nearly five long winter months!  I spent a chunk of it making cards for upcoming DT challenges, as it's unlikely I'll get to stamp next weekend as the big office move is on!  Anyways, after finishing my DT cards, I took some time to make a card for a few challenges out there at the moment:  Paper Players' sketch, CAS on Friday's flower challenge, CASology's Sorry cue word and Card Concept's autumn love inspiration photo (clean and layered category).

As is pretty obvious from my card, I didn't go with an autumn theme, but instead was inspired by the rich orange-y hues in the photo and the white of the cake.  I stamped these gorgeous layering flowers using Altenew inks and cut them with my Scan n Cut.  The fishtail frame was extended using partial die-cutting to fit the sketch and was cut from Persimmon cardstock.  I used Rose Gold embossing powder on the gorgeous sentiment by Reverse Confetti and die-cut the panel with a stitched rectangle frame.

The flowers, leaf and sentiment panel are all popped up on foam tape.  To finish the card, I added a Copper Penny Nuvo Crystal Drop into the center of each flower.

Thanks for visiting!

CAS on Sunday

Products used:

Stamps:  My Best Friend (Clearly Besotted/SSS), Lots to Say (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:  Versamark, Bamboo, Parrot, Olive, Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Fire Brick (Altenew)
Cardstock:  White, Black, Persimmon (MFT)
Dies:  Stitched Fishtail frames, A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Rose Gold EP, Copper Penny Nuvo Crystal Drops



I Card Everyone said...

Karren we're in opposite seasons ... it has rained non-stop for two days and gloomy is the in-operative word! So thank you, for this gorgeous bit of brightness today! so gorgeous!

Jan Clothier said...

Karren, I really like the pop of the strong orange against the black and white. The rose gold is lovely and those little crystal drops are perfect finishing touches. I like the stitched fishtail frame is a fabulous way to interpret this sketch. Thank you for joining us this week at The Paper Players. On a side note, wasn't it wonderful to have a long weekend at last?! In Hawkes Bay, it's even better as our provincial anniversary day gives us four days instead of three.

Rachel Bergfeld said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Love the layout and those gorgeous flowers! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Claire Broadwater said...

WOW, Karren! This is gorgeous! I love the gorgeous layered flowers and that bright orange banner is fabulous! Even if it is a sympathy card, it makes me smile! So happy you joined my challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

Cara said...

This is so pretty x

Vicki Finger said...

Those blooms are just stunning! I love how you interpreted the inspiration image and translated it to your card. thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous orange blooms and I love the contrast of your Rose Gold EP against the black striking! Adding Nuvo drops to the center of the flowers is such a lovely touch, too!

Becca Cruger said...

Such a cool take on the inspiration photo! This looks great. Thanks for playing along at The Card Concept.

stampwithsandy said...

What an awesome card, Karren! I love the graphic lines, the beautiful blossoms, and the pop of black. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

Mariken said...

What a beautiful flower-card, love the colours. Thank you for joining our challenge at Cas on Friday! Mariken DT

anja curvers said...

Wow such a great card love the colors. Thank you for joining us over at CAS on Friday.