Thursday, 15 June 2017

The Flower Challenge #9 - Halfway Reminder

It's time for our halfway reminder over at The Flower Challenge and my teamies have come up with some more amazing inspiration for you.
I decided to use up some flowers that I had stamped in black on white paper and fussy cut some time last year and which had been languishing in a pot on the bookcase. I think they are Chloe stamps and the smallest flowers are from a Dreamees set.
I painted the flowers with some diluted starlights paint, so they have a lovely shimmer to them. I also painted the edges of a piece of card with the starlights to give me a coordinating mat on my 8x8 card. I used a piece of white card on top of this which had been embossed with a free emobossing folder that came with my cut n boss machine. I arranged the flowers in a circle on the embossed card, placing large flowers at 12, 3, 6 and 9 if it was a clock face and then filling in the gaps.
I die cut Sue Wilson's faux quilled leaves out of green card and snipped them up and tucked them in being the flowers. I also cut the lawn lawn hugs out of the green and layered it up to add some dimension and added it to the centre of the flowers. I then added some bling from my stash to the centre of each flower and corners of the card. I still wasn't feeling the love for this card, so I added some details to the flowers using a white gel pen. Much happier with that. I hope this second picture shows some of the shimmer, 

19 comments:

  1. Hi Cara,
    what a very beautiful card and those flowers are gorgeous.
    Love your wreath and the embossing is super.
    You could enter this into this fortnights MAWTT Challenge.
    You have a chance of winning a John Lockwood set of stamps.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  2. Hi there Cara this is stunning, beautiful colours and design, I love it Kate x

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  3. So beautiful! You've arranged it all so well and the 2 tone flowers look fab!
    Lucy x

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  4. A fabulous wreath and some gorgeous flowers and colours, the shimmer and the gems look fabulous, really lovely creation.

    Kath x

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  5. Beautiful card Cara, love call those flowers on that wonderful embossed background. Stunning

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  6. Those starlight paints are so pretty and what an amazing layout. The colours are perfect together and absolutely love the pop of the vibrant green. The white gel on the flowers really sets your card off...love it! x

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  7. Great card Cara and loving your beautiful shimmery flowers too ;) hugs Viv xx

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  8. Aww - this is lovely! The flowers have a gorgeous shimmer and the whole design is very pleasing on the eye!

    Sharon
    x

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  9. the picture does show the shimmer perfectly. lovely colorful shimmery flowers, and like the bling in the middle, Vicky

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  10. Cara, this card is beautiful! Love the fussy cut glimmer-shimmer flowers and those pretty die cut leaves on your wreath. The EF is a lovely background piece too :)

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  11. You do so amazingly well on giving your cards superb texture with embossing and die cuts. I love the colours and you can just about tell the shimmer - bet in real life it's stunning xx

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  12. This is a gorgeous card. Love the shimmery effect. By the way, maybe I need to get a bunny as we have loads of dandelions in our garden. Happy crafty weekend xXx

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  13. Hi Cara
    Beautiful floral creation. Love that embossing folder too.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

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  14. This is beautiful. Love the colors and the embellishments.

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  15. Indeed it does, Cara! Beautiful colors, shimmer, and texture! I think you could hang this on the front door for summer!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. Oooh this is so pretty Cara, your stitched flowers look fabulous!

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  17. What a lovely floral wreath in pastel colors!! The shimmer of your starlight paint is so pretty!

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  18. such a gorgeous wreath done in such lovely colours...
    xx Karen

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  19. Oh Cara, love this beautiful wreath, the colors are so soft and the shimmer is looks amazing.
    Hugs,
    Maria

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