Tuesday, November 25, 2008

PTI November Blog Hop "Floral Frenzy"


From Nichole Heady PaperTrey Ink...
"Floral Frenzy Challenge
I don't know about all of you, but I am ready to pull out a few non-holiday images in my studio, just for a bit of a break from all the holiday-themed projects I have been doing lately. Well now is your chance!
This month's challenge is to build your own floral embellishment for a card or 3D item. It can be created with die-cuts, punches, stamp images that have been cut-out and layered, slit scalloped punches, you can crochet or sew one, the list could go on and on! You can use interesting materials like newsprint, felt, fabric, metal, cork, vellum, patterned papers, etc... Be sure to provide some brief instruction as to how you created your one-of-a-kind embellishment so others can learn from your example!
Thank you and we all look forward to seeing all of your amazing projects!"

I love to use floral in my crafting designs in fact it is the class of stamps that I own the most of, LOL!! So when I saw the Blog Hop Challenge I had to make sometime to play along. My project for today is a card for our DD she will be turning 12 tomorrow. Happy Birthday L!

I love Flower Garden from PaperTrey Ink it has been one of my beloved stamp sets of the past year. For the card above I stamped Polka Dot Basics onto white card stock then stamped the outline flower from Flower Garden in Palette Noir Ink. I carefully cut it out then place some liquid lacquer on the flower center. (In the past I have used clear acrylic stickers but they have since been discontinued.) The leaves I stamped with the same black onto the spring moss card stock and carefully cut them out. I put them on my project with dimensionals to get more of a relief effect.

I also love to use PaperTrey Ink's Beautiful Blooms stamp set along with the Cuttle Bug Floral Dies to make awesome die cut flowers. You can see more examples below in the slide show...


Thank you all for visiting during the Blog Hop it is great to be back. I have some energy built up now and I have had a bit of stamp time. Not sure yet if I will be posting daily but you will be seeing my blog posts more often once again. Thank you all for your Prayers, Concern and cards as I get on the road to healing. My next Dr. appt is set for December 2nd.

Happy Stamp Day!

28 comments:

Amy said...

Love your beautiful card--Berry Sorbey is one of my fave colors!

Chris said...

this is gorgeous!!! love the cut out flower...i knew you couldn't miss blog hop, good to see you posting again!! >"<

Marge said...

Very pretty; I know your daughter will love it!!!

Jen said...

Beautiful card! Glad to see you back! You've been missed!

Verna said...

Nice job! Neat cutwork too.

Donelda said...

Love how the black outline really defines the flower!! And great colors on your card too!! Thanks for sharing

Jak Heath said...

That is just darling, beautiful.

melissa.flieg said...

Beautiful card. Love the polka dot flower.

ALLY said...

Very pretty cards Sara! Love the purple one the best!

cadnileb said...

Super cute! :-)

Deanna said...

Uber cute little pink polka dot flower Sara!

Kacey Elliott said...

This is a gorgeous flower Sara! Your card is fabulous!

Scrapping Julie said...

love the card sara and the slide show!

Juli Fish said...

Great card and technique!

Jen Caputo said...

what a beautiful card!! And the slideshow is just awesome, so many wonderful projects!

k prakken said...

Very pretty card. Love the polka dotted flower. Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Radiogirl said...

How cute is this? Very nice.

Debbie Olson said...

How clever to stamp Flower Garden on patterned paper--it's just beautiful!

Lacey said...

Very beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing.
~Lacey

sarita said...

what a bright happy card!
thanks for sharing..

Crystal said...

Pretty card- of course I LOVE this paper and I love the use of the buttons!

Lisa H. said...

great colors, love the buttons and that flower is so striking!

Terri said...

Nice job. I bet your daughter will love it. I hope you feel better soon.

Frogwoman said...

Love your polka dot flower! TFS.

Susan {craftycrunchymama} said...

Oh Sara! It's beautiful!! I love ALL of your flower cards. You are one talented lady!!

Lori said...

Fun flower! The black outline really makes it stand out.

Cindy said...

Love the orangish colors and the polka dots on the flower. Darling:)

Cheryl said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Happy Birthday to DD--today is the day as I am posting on the day of. Hope you keep feeling like creating.
Cheryl