Saturday, 17 April 2010

Happy Blooms!

Hello again!

Two posts in one day! Must be a record for me lol! I'm feeling very inspired today and have now churned out a number of cards. This one is my FAVE - I love how it turned out!!


I used the colours from the Colour Q challenge this week: Ruby Red, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie and Taken with Teal (I substituted this for Bermuda Bay as it's a US in-colour). I used the CPS sketch this week, which is FAB!

These colours made me think of a really tropical theme so I pulled out my new Flower Accent a la carte stamp from the mini catalogue and created some bright blooms by pairing it with some Teal flowers from One of a Kind. I added rhinestone brads in the centres and shaped the petals to give a really dimensional effect. The teal flowers were punched out with the Boho Blossoms punch and snipped in between each petal with my paper snips - this makes it possible for them to curl inwards. The leaves are punched from Taken with Teal cardstock using the new Two-Step bird punch. The greeting is from Bella's Bloom and was punched out with the Oval punch. I added filigree flower brads at the end of the Pumpkin Pie panels for extra bling.

Not sure whether I'll be able to part with this one!!

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you come back tomorrow for another Curtain Call colour challenge!

x Amy x

19 comments:

Lea L. said...

Those flowers are gorgeous, and I just love the color combo of this! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!

♥♥♥Lea

Marisa said...

I can see why you love this card, because I love it too!! It is gorgeous, Amy!!! Great colours, flowers and the filigree brads are a fabulous touch. Great card :D Looking forward to seeing what you have for tomorrow's Curtain Call.

Kari Linder said...

What a gorgeous card! It's totally wonderful! Thanks for playing along with week at the Colour Q!

Samantha said...

What a beautiful card! The design and placement of every element is just perfect!

Anita Hovey said...

WOW...your card caught my eye on the ColorQ site and I had to come over and tell you how fabulous it is! Definitely the best one there so far...just lovely!

Rochelle said...

I love how it came out too! Great job!

Sue Kohler said...

wow wow and more wow!! I just love those flowers (I hope I can get my hands on that stamp set!), great use of the colours! :)

LeAnne said...

Ah, you're like me....you like a card, you don't want to send it away. I can see why, this is FABULOUS!! You did an awesome job!!!

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Wow! Gorgeous, gorgeous card! Love how you combined the colors for the challenge -- you rocked it!

Jen said...

What a spectacular card. The colors are wonderful. I think I would keep it too!

Grableblatt said...

What a beautiful card! Those flowers and colors are gorgeous! Which mini catalog is that a la carte stamp in?

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing at the colourQ this week... You're the colourQueen!!! Congratulations!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Congrats on your win!! This card is so deserving! It is absolutely stunning!!!

Smiles,
Lesley :)

Linda Beeson said...

Those flowers are oh so beautiful! You did such an amazing job with the color combo.

Jo said...

Love this card so much!

TrishG said...

Wowzers! This card is so very eye-catching. Amazing job. Thanks so much for sharing!

Cheryl said...

The card is beautiful. I love that large flower stamp - which mini catalog did you purchase it from - would love one for myself.

Andrea said...

Fantastic card. I love the flowers and the colors.

Allison said...

Beautiful! Love the colours and design!