Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Simple Flower Birthday Card

Today marks the start of another challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas.
This week the challenge is:

A Sketch Challenge

Here is my take on the sketch.
The card base is a standard A2 (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") and all the paper is from My Mind's Eye Lime Twist collection. I inked all the edges with some brown Memento ink and a sponge.

This adorable sentiment stamp is from Hero Art's Big Hugs stamp set. The scalloped border is from Fiskars.

I cut this little four petaled flower from Walk in my Garden. I chose the color and the shape of the flower to mimic the flowers in the background paper. A little button at the center of the flower finishes it perfectly, it matches the sketch too. 

I love my white gel pen. A few faux stitches give this card some wonderful character.

Before I attached the flower, I added dimension with a ball embosser and gave the petals a terrific curl. Using some small pop dots under each petal and gluing the center of the flower down adds just enough dimension without making this card too bulky for mailing.

We'd love for you to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and enter the challenge!
The sponsor this week is Pat from Pat Scraps


snappy scrappy said...

Love the colours...this one just popped out from all the blogs I'm folowing. Lee-Ann :)

Diana said...

Cute card! The button and the stitching makes your card pop!! TFS!


Georgiana said...

I think you have mastered the sketches! This looks exact! Awesome job!

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Candy said...

Beautiful card Cheryl! Love that big stamp and your stitching is fabulous!

Pat N. said...

Great card, Cheryl, and pretty papers too. Your cut flower looks just like the flower on the patterned paper!--Pat N.

Gerda said...

You're card looks so happy true the colors, I love it.

Sherrie K. said...

Pretty papers and great take on the sketch! Love the inking-looks fabulous!
Sherrie K