Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thankful For You

More great challenges I participated in today!! First off, I incorporated Dawn McVey's Rasberry Suite Color Challenge - aren't these colors gorgeous together? Loved working with them! I also made the flower for the Just Us Girls 3-D Challenge this week. The challenge was to make a 3-D Flower on a project.
Now, the trick to making these layered cardstock flowers is to spritz each layer with water before wrinkling. It allows you to shape them into a sort of "cup" while drying. Once they're dry, the cardstock is much stiffer. I also added some Desert Sand ink to give it a more vintage look.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!
Supplies:
Stamps: PTI (Background Basics:Text Style, Polka Dot Basics) Verve (So Happy)
Cardstock: PTI (Kraft, Rasberry Fizz), CTMH (Chocolate and Colonial White)
Inks: CTMH (Chocolate, Desert Sand)
Accessories: PTI (New Leaf Saddle Stitch Ribbon), CTMH (Organic In Color Dimensional Elements - button)
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Flower, EK Success Edge Punch, Paper Shapers Corner Rounder


18 comments:

  1. Oh WOW!! I really LOVE your card. The layout and overall design is fantastic! So vintage, yet chic. I especially love the cs layered flower that resembles our tissue paper flowers! That is just stunning especially with the ink you added to give it more of a vintage feel! GREAT 3-D flower...and it seems easy enough as well! Can't wait to give it a try :O)

    Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls today! Hope to see you again next week for the Wild Card challenge I'm hosting! EVERY participant will be a winner ;]

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  2. I LOVE your flower and the overall design of the card! Thanks for the tip of spraying the flower plus I LOVE how you inked it! FAB!

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  3. Your flower is very pretty, Karla! I love seeing new techniques like this one. Thanks so much for playing our JUGs challenge! We hope to see you next week!

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  4. Karla this is fantastic - great layout - super colors and a ROCKIN awesome flower. I have made these before but never spritzed them - good to know it makes a difference. Thanks SO much for playing along with Just Us Girls! I hope you had a great time and will join us again next Saturday for a brand new challenge.

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  5. Oh my Karla! Your card is beautiful! I love your vintagey 3-D flower & the way you tied your ribbon! Great way to combine challenges! Thanks for playing with the girls at Just Us Girls! I hope to see more of your creations in all the upcoming challenges!

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  6. I have never come to your blog and looked at a project and thought, "Cute. OK, I guess." I always come to your blog and see your work and think, "WOW! How do I create like her?" You rock. This card is no exception!

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  7. Beautiful card, really like the layout and your flower is stunning.

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  8. Oh my goodness. I love this and this was something I totally could have done (I have the supplies) but didn't even realize I could make something so beautiful with the right card stock and some water! Thanks so much for sharing. Your card is beautiful and I just love the flower and especially the added ink around the edges. I love distressed things. Thanks so much for sharing your creation. It is stunning....

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  9. This card is so pretty! I just had to come back and leave a comment and let you know that seeing this card inspired me to make a card this morning, using similar elements. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work... I LOVE your blog! :)

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  10. wow this is a beautiful card! it's my favorite so far! great job with the 3d flower! love love love it!

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  11. That flower is perfect!! Love everything about this card!

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  12. Your card is fabulous!! Just darling!! :)

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  13. Lovely, lovely, lovely! Love the layout and colors! And that flower - awesome :) Great job. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. So pretty! Love that flower! :)

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  15. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous flower-making tips! I must try this soon. LOVE your card!

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  16. Fantastic job with the flower!! Love what you did!

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  17. Great job with the flower!!! Loved these colors together too!

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