The Flower Challenge Reminder #69

It’s midway through June already and I am here sharing an inspiration as a reminder for The Flower Challenge #69. Our theme this month is “Yellow and Blue”

Hello everyone!

Hope you’re having a great summer so far. It’s been hot here in New York. And I am not a huge fan of hot weather. I hadn’t been feeling so great and I’ve had very busy few weeks. I even missed the inspiration post for this challenge on the 4th of the month.

But here I am with my idea of using “yellow and blue” on this card.

Focus

The main focus of my card today is this blue flower today. This is a digital stamp called Truly Inspire by Joy Clair Stamps. Instead of coloring this flower in reds or yellows, I decided to go with the theme and color the whole flower in shades of blue.

I used Copic colors in B01, B02, B04 and B06 and added a little highlights with white gel pen. You can hardly see the highlights in photos. But trust me they’re there.

Background

The other day I had ordered the Abstract Art stamp set from MFTstamps. This stamp set has several paint brush stroke like stamps. I stamped a few towards the bottom on a piece of Bristol smooth card-stock with Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Ink in Sunshine. This took care of the yellow from the theme.

I also added a sprinkle of gold embossing powder before the ink dried completely and then heat set it to melt the embossing powder. The point was to cover some parts of the brushstrokes with gold.

Sentiment

This stamp set is from Simon Says Stamp. I received it as my subscription for their card kit this month which has some fun birthday sentiments. It is called Happiest Wishes. I stamped “Happy Birthday to someone special “ on the bottom right of the panel with Ranger Archival ink in black.

I then matted the background panel with blue card-stock and added it using foam tape on my card-base. Propped up the blue flower and finally added some iridescent blue jewels in three groups to complete my card.

Hope you guys enjoyed going through my process of creating this fun inspiration for our Flower Challenge this month.

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50th Birthday Card / The Flower Challenge #68 Reminder

Hello everyone!

Today I am here with a 50th birthday card as a reminder for The Flower Challenge #68. Our theme this month is “Use A Number “

Here’s my take on it.

Background

I started my background with the Radiant Burst embossing folder from Spellbinders. Centering the burst towards the top left side is intentional as I was planning to have my focal image there. A little splatter of pearlescent metallic watercolor adds a touch of artistic look.

50th birthday card with altenew mini flower cluster die

Focus

This time my focus isn’t just one element. As The Flower Challenge requires flower as the main focus, I have used the Altenew Mini Flower die to create this flower cluster and leaves around it. I also have the pattern paper square cut with one of the Hemstitch Squares die from Spellbinders behind the flower. And of course to fit in the theme, I used a die cut number which says 50.

Most of the time I have a color palette already decided. But sometimes I just pick a pattern paper I want to use and then think of what other colors look good with it. This is what I did for this particular project.

Sentiment

The sentiment is the number itself. 50 could be a birthday or anniversary.

Supplies:

Spellbinders Hemstitch Square

Altenew Mini Flower Cluster

Random Number Die

Spellbinders Radiant Burst Embossing Folder

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Card With Heart

The title may sound relevant to all card-makers as we do create card with our heart. But in this particular case I literally meant with Heart as our theme for The Flower Challenge is “Add A Heart”

Hello everyone!

There are many ways to use heart in front of a card. You can use the background embossed with hearts. Maybe use a heart stencil to create the background. You can arrange the floral elements in a shape of heart like I did here in this project. You can just add a die cut heart behind the focal image like I did here.

For my card here today I used a small die cut heart to stamp the sentiment. A heart print background and even the sentiment says “A grateful heart is a magnet of miracles. And heart embellishments. I definitely went overboard with hearts today.

Heart Background

For my background today I used a pattern paper with hearts cut to 4 by 5 and a quarter inches. Layered a black and white stripe strip of patter paper across the lower portion of the panel. I added a green ribbon that would match the color of my leaves with a bow in the black and white strip. Matted the whole panel with a dark pink card-stock. I like doing that as pattern papers are not very thick and adding a mat also gives it a finished look.

Focus

As all Flower Challenge requires flowers as the main focus, I added these die cut layered pink morning glory flowers created with Altenew Morning Glory Layering Die. This was one of the Craft A Flower die subscription. I used Recollection Card-stock from Michaels to die cut the flowers.

Heart Sentiment

For the sentiment of this card I wanted to use a heart die cut to stamp the sentiment on. This Recollection hearts die had one die that was the right size. I used pink card-stock to die cut the heart. And I glued a darker pink card-stock behind it and cut it with scallop scissors around it carefully to create this scallop heart.

I stamped the sentiment from Gina K Designs Grateful Bloom stamp set which matched perfectly with my project. I used Simon Says Stamp Intense black ink.

Arranged the flowers and the heart towards the left side of the panel. And finally, added the whole panel on to an A2 size side folding card base.

Heart Embellishment

I had the My Minds Eye enamel pack which had matching color enamel hearts. I added some enamel hearts on the sentiment heart die cut. Finally, my card is done.

If this inspires you to create cards with hearts please follow along with us at The Flower Challenge and post your projects.

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Jyoti

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The Flower Challenge #67

Hello everyone!

Hope you’re all having a great day. Today I’m sharing a quick card I created for The Flower Challenge #67. Our theme this month is “Add A Heart”

When I said a quick card I really meant it. I had a bunch of these flowers cut and assembled. I used a digital design from silhouette studio.

I cut a panel of foiled pattern paper in the size of an A 2 card front. Used this beautiful heart die cut in the middle of the panel and arranged flowers along the bottom left corner of this heart.

The heart is popped up on foam tape and so are the flowers.

The sentiment was also a pre stamped and die cut sentiment from Taylored Expression.

I keep a bunch of pre stamped strip sentiments in a box organized by theme/ sentiment so I can quickly grab one and add it to a card whenever I need one.

This card has a lot of gold going on so I didn’t think any embellishment was necessary.

So this completed my quick heart card. Hope this inspires you to create your own projects with heart and play along with us at The Flower Challenge Blog.

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Jyoti

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Creative Use Of Scraps/ The Flower Challenge #66

Hello everyone!

This month the design team at The Flower challenge have come up with ideas to use scraps on your cards creatively. As our theme for this month is Use Scraps.

Here is my take on this challenge.

Background

The background is where I have used scraps for my card today.

  1. I picked up some scraps of pinks and reds from my scrap folder.
  2. Cut the scraps to make it onto half inch strips.
  3. Adhered these strips on to a piece of 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half inches copy paper diagonally.
  4. Embossed the whole striped piece using Spellbinders Sketched Floral embossing folder.

Focus

As this was the flower challenge and the main focus is supposed to be floral element I used the Altenew Magnolia Layering Die set.

  1. I used the scrap pieces of white card-stock to die cut the layers of this flower and leaves.
  2. To add color to my flower layers I used distressed oxide inks in shades of pinks. The bottom layer being the darkest and the top most layer the lightest.
  3. Similarly added green inks on the layers of leaves
  4. For the flower center I just used Copic markers to color the tiny die cut pieces
  5. Added the layers with liquid glue and arranged the flower.

The pink flower against the pink background was not so visible so I decided to add a square piece of vellum cut with the Spellbinders Hemstitch Square die.

Sentiment

  1. Stamped a sentiment from Altenew with clear embossing ink on a scrap piece of black card stock and embossed using white embossing powder.
  2. Added it right under the flower

This completed my card which I created from mostly just scraps except for the card base. I am famous for hoarding even the tiniest scraps. Projects like this make me use up these so I do not feel guilty of saving all these scrap card stocks.

Hopefully I am able to inspire you to use the scraps and create fun projects like this. If so join with us at The Flower Challenge and share your creations.

Happy Crafting!

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Jyoti

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