Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Petal Wishes

Card Patterns     Sketch 120
Our Creative Corner     A Punchy Color Challenge

I think blogger is still having problems. For some reason it will only display on post at a time on my front page. You will have to click on Older Posts to see the rest of my posts for now, unless when I publish this post it corrects the problem. I also think they are hard to get in contact with when asking about problems, but since they are free I can't complain to much. 
Onto the card above. The sketch is straight forward, I didn't veer. The challenge at Our Creative Corner takes a little bit of explanation. The girls over there really keep us creating out side our boxes.
We were to use 4 colors: Baja Breeze, Regal Rose, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry. Then, to add to the fun, we were to use at least 3 punches with one of them being a border punch. The border punch is Scallop Trim, a corner rounder, a 1/2" circle punch, Ex. Lg. Blossom Petals. I squeezed 4 on here. I used the Build a Blossom stamp set that goes with the punch, as you can see it builds quite a flower. There are some very clever artists out there who have taken this blossom punch and stamp set and created some other clever things. It's one of those times when you say, "I wish I'd thought of that!", but they have been very generous to share their creations with us on YouTube. Be careful, you can spend a lot of time there. ;-)
OOPS! Look at the time--off to finish the rest of the day. My Mom says she needs a Taco Bell fix, so we'll have dinner in her room and visit til she goes to bed. July 12th is the target date for her to come home from the nursing home. She has really made major improvements in the last month.  Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes you've sent my way during the last 3 months.
Some more great news today--I got featured as Special Guest over at Gingersnap Creations on the Wrap Up-Denim, Rust, and Dust post and--drum roll please----
I got Published again in the July 2011 issue of Vamp Stamp News. If you don't know about Vamp Stamp News I highly recommend that you take a minute and hop over to Nancy Waterman's site and check out her wonderful publication. She is sole owner and publisher. Vamp Stamp News is packed full of articles, tips, photos, and Nancy chooses a group of wonderful artists each month to show case their work. Oh dear, just a little patting the back, quieter than clapping and drum rolling. ;-)
Pick up a subscription while you are there and check out the challenges in the back and how to get published and we see you too in a future issue.

Supplies: 4" X 5 1/2" Soft Suede card blank, Papers: SU-Soft Suede, Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry, Designer Series Paper Paisley Petals, Naturals White, Stamps: SU-Build a Blossom, So Happy for You, Ink: SU-Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze, Fiskars corner rounder, SU punches-Scallop Trim, Ex.Lg. Blossom Petals, 1/2" circle, ribbon unknown, glue dots.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥


PetraB said...

This is a beautiful card, love the flower. And it is very good news about your Mum. All the best.

Linda said...

Great card! I really love the way you layered the blossoms and that color combo rocks...

Congrats on being featured AND published, and Blogger is letting more than one post show at a time so fantastic news all around LOL!

The best news of all of course is that your Mom is better ;-)

Paper Squirrel said...

Great colors! Bold and beautiful.

anja curvers said...

Great love that big flower. Glad you joined us at cardpatterns.