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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink May 2013 Blog Hop Challenge

This month we were given a rainbow of "bouquet builder" color schemes to 
incorporate into a new floral project.  Using a floral set and one of  the inspiration 
pieces we were challenged to experiment with colors to create a project.


 The above colour scheme appealed to me, but I don't own all 
 of the ink colours suggested, so I created my own combination 
of colours and used the Mini Blooms stamp set for my card. 

Ink Colours 
  PTI: Berry Sorbet, Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise, 
Close To My Heart: Orange (second generation stamping)
 Stampin' Up: Old Olive 

I was in a bit of a time crunch, so I decided to keep this card very simple. 
I started by stamping the large 'corner' image from Mini Blooms onto scrap paper. It was used as a template/guide to position the flowers and leaves 
onto a white card front, with various ink colours. I also filled in some spaces 
on the left side and added a grouping on the bottom right side.

The sentiment (Movers and Shakers) was stamped with Berry Sorbet. 
The card front was impressed with the Cane Print IP, and the right bottom 
corner was rounded. The card front was matted with Berry Sorbet card 
stock and then attached to a white card base. 
After finishing this card I realized it was an "ink and paper" card - not my usual style. 
I like to add layers, die cuts, buttons and "do-dads" to my cards. 
I love the Mini Blooms stamp set, but have only used the little flowers as accents along 
with other stamps. This is my first card using it for the main focal  image - now I'm 
ready to make another card featuring Mini Blooms!!

The inside of the card also has a floral grouping and sentiments. 
(Close To My Heart: Happy Birthday;  Big Birthday Wishes)

Enjoy the blog hop today. Thanks for visiting.
Karen C. 


Leigh said...

Oh, I'm so glad you managed to get a card made for the hop, Karen! And it's gorgeous! I love the mini-blooms in the corners like that, the colours of the sentiment and the texture you added to the background!

Kara said...

really beautiful!! love it!!

carefree creations said...

Wonderful card - love the composition!

Marcia said...

This is absolutely beautiful Karen! I love your layout and colors...it just all works! Someone will be very happy to receive this card! :0)

Cassandra said...

Gorgeous card Karen. Particularly like the inside, worthy of an "outside".

Susan said...

Beautiful!! On both the inside and the outside! What a great layout too!!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful card! I'm so glad I clicked on it, so I could see the added texture from the impression plate. Love the rounded corner and the inside, too.

LINDA M said...

A really super CAS card. I love the mini blooms - your layout with all the different blooms and leaves looks really terrific.

Nerina said...

This is so lovely! Your blooms look so crisp and perfect on the white and the embossing just softens the overall effect without distracting from all that goodness! Beautiful!

Joyce Casaldi said...

You should create in time crunches always, it's gorgeous!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Lovely, lovely! I love the arrangement of colourful blooms!

Jacquie Southas said...

So pretty! Love the balance of flowers and that one rounded corner is perfect!

LEG Studios said...

Love your card - inside and out!!

craftmates said...

What a pretty card. Love the impression plate and use of mini bloom. - Irma

bjmartin said...

Sweet! Love the inside and the addition of the cane print!

samantha's cards said...

great card, inside and out. really like the texture you added.

Jill Norwood said...

Karen this is so lovely! I love the mat and the embossing, and all of the beautiful stamping you did!

Anonymous said...

Your card is beautiful, both inside and out. I love the layout, color and the stamps you chose. Thank you for sharing.

Linda said...

This is so beautiful. Love that you also stamped the inside.

Marcie Rhys said...

So many comments for a wonderful card. I just love the composition, and the fabulous way you used your colors. You really did this color palette proud. Thanks for detailing how you went about it. I always learn something new from you. Hope you are enjoying the long weekend and getting some creating time.

jintyoo7 said...

Beautiful, this really caught my eye! Love the colours and design :)

Nora N. said...

Oh my!! This is stunning!! Looks like something that I would want to have on my bed. Your work is beautiful!