Jun 11 2010

Stamping 411 – Island Floral Bigz Die

Today is the Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge again!  This sketch was pretty fun to play with.  I like the large focal element.

 

Instead of the heart, I thought of the new bigz die, Island Oasis.  It was one of the FIRST things I wanted to order when I saw the Summer Mini.  I've used it a lot on projects!  I think it is because the size is SO great for putting on a card or bag…it fills the space! 

Of course, I had to pull out my Island Oasis Designer Paper, too.  I just love the bright colors in it!  I've already finished up one pack and starting on a second one!  For my card, I started with a base of Rose Red cardstock.  I layered on the polka dot pattern from Island Oasis across the top.  Instead of using ribbon to hide the seam, I added strips of cardstock in Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise, then the Eyelet Border Punch strip from Old Olive cardstock. 

 

The flower is cut using the Island Floral Bigz Die with So Saffron for the large flower and Tempting Turquoise for the small center flower.  I used the large triangle petals for my "leaves' with Old Olive in the background.  I ran all the cut pieces thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions Die for some added texture.  The center is a Pumpkin Pie Corduroy Button (on the retired list!) and I thought it finished it off perfectly!  Finally, I stamped Celebrate from Fundamental Phrases in Rose Red and punched with the Word Window Punch, then layered it on an Old Olive Modern Label punched piece.

 

Make sure to check out what the rest of the Stamping 411 Design Operators did this week!  I know they will have some fabulous cards, they always do!  I hope you play along this week.  Post your creation over on Stamping 411 with the InLinkz program!  It's easy!

 

Thanks for stopping by!


4 People have left comments on this post

Jun 11, 2010 - 10:06:00

Wonderful take on the sketch!  You've inspired me to get my die out and play!  Beautiful job as always Connie!

Jun 11, 2010 - 11:06:37
Patti Chesky said:

This is such a fun card!  I really like how you used the die cuts for your focal image.  They are so beautiful embossed with the folder too!  Great idea!

Jun 12, 2010 - 09:06:03
Kerin said:

LOVE the texture on the flower, and the colors are perfect for this summery card too!

Jun 12, 2010 - 09:06:37
Sally Davis said:

Love this card.  Can you tell me the difference in size between the die cut and the Fancy Flower Extra Large punch?  They look the same to me.  Thanks.