Apr 30 2009

Fifth Avenue Floral

Today’s card started with a challenge by LateNightStampers to recreate a card on Sherrill’s Blog.  I chose this card by Laurie Schmidlin to recreate.  To accept the challenge, I had to change at least two things on the card.

So, last night, I started playing with the Reinker Watercolor technique? and made up several roses and flowers.  This is a WOW technique featured by Connie Ingram at the Seattle Stampin’ Up! Regionals.  On this Fifth Avenue Floral rose I used Almost Amethyst and Lavender Lace.  Since they dried overnight, I was able to cut out the rose this morning and build my card. 

The base card is Lavender Lace and I layered a piece of Tea Party Designer Paper on top.  I added a piece of Lavender Lace in the background and two banner strips, edging each of them with White Craft Ink.  I stamped A Note For You from Sweet Sentiments Hostess set with White Craft and embossed with White Embossing powder.  Then used my Circle Scissors Plus to cut out the smaller circle in Whisper White and larger circle in Almost Amethyst (wow…this circle cutter is the BEST one I’ve ever used!)  I layered my cut out rose over top of the circles with dimensionals and popped all of it up with more dimensionals.  I used the Big Shot to cut out some Build A Flower Sizzlet petals out of Sage Shadow for leaves and ran them thru the crimper, then inked the edges with Sage Shadow and placed behind the rose.  Finally, I added the button touches which I loved on Laurie’s card (wish we had the Corduroy buttons in ALL our colors!)  I used a Clear Round Button backed with Lavender Lace cardstock for mine and two small white buttons from Latte Designer Button Assortment.  Oh, I also added a White Taffeta bow and piece of ribbon over the bottom banner piece.  I loved this challenge…turning Laurie’s inspiration into my own piece of art. 

I have a class tonight and need to finish cleaning up my Studio.  I’ll have more time to play today with all the dried roses and flowers laying on my desk!

Have a wonderful day!

Set:  Fifth Avenue Floral, Sweet Little Sentiments (Hostess)
C/S:  Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, Sage Shadow, Tea Party DSP
Inks:  White Craft
Other:  White Craft Embossing Powder, Clear Button, Latte Designer Buttons, Build A Flower Sizzlet dies, White Taffeta Ribbon, Linen Thread, Circle Scissors Plus


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May 2, 2009 - 07:05:01

This is absolutely beautiful Connie! Love those colors together and your blossom is so pretty! Well done! 😀