October 13, 2010

FTL #111 & C4C58


Hi friends!  How's your week going so far?  I have a card to share for two challenges today.  First up is the Fall-to-Layout #111 at clean&simple.  I really like the versatility of this sketch.  This card also qualifies for C4C58 at Crazy 4 Challenges, which calls for a birthday themed card this week.  And since I just found out that this week my blog friend Jean is celebrating a birthday, this one's for you girl!  (Enabling alert:  I used my new Verve stamps!)


I finally had a chance to use this big, beautiful flower from Verve's Dream Big set.  It seemed perfect for the C4C challenge since they are sponsored by Verve this week!  I stamped the smallest flower onto Vintage Cream cardstock and cut it out to layer over the larger one, and used some pearls for the flower center.

I masked the large flower and stamped two of the leaf images, then added a sentiment from a wood mounted stamp from Hampton Art.  My Stamp-a-ma-jig came in very handy when lining it up.

The background is Pure Poppy cardstock stamped in Vintage Cream with PTI's Background Basics:  Tin Types.  This is my favorite pattern from that set!

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream)
Stamps:  Verve (Dream Big), Papertrey Ink (Background Basics:  Tin Types), Hampton Art (sentiment)
Ink:  Clearsnap (Cranberry, Lettuce), Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (ribbon), Michaels (pearls), thread

Another strip of the stamped Pure Poppy cardstock and some leaves finish off the inside of the card.


Make sure you go by and wish Jean a happy birthday!  She's having a giveaway on her blog to celebrate, so be sure to leave a comment on her post here for a chance to win.  Thanks for stopping by today!

13 comments:

Marisa said...

Gorgeous card, Christina! Way to flash some Verve :) Love the pearls in the middle of the flower.

Natasha said...

Wow!! Totally gorgeous!!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is so bold and beautiful!!!

Jean Martin said...

Thanks Christina! Haha thanks for the early enabling warning! :) Fantastic card! I love that flower. And that tin type background is also on my list! :)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I love that big, bold flower with the pearl center. You stamped the background on the red paper perfectly. It make a great design. Love the color combo too.

Dana said...

This is so pretty! I love the boldness of the flower and the pale green leaves.

Amy said...

Gorgeous Christina! I love the red and the perfect stamped Tin types background!

Niki Estes said...

What a pretty card! I love the color combo!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Christina. Love the colors and that flower image... the finished inside is the perfect touch. :o)

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Gorgeous card, Christina! I love those pearls in the center!

Jen Carter said...

Beautiful! This just POPS! I love how you finished the inside too! Gorgeous!

Sue Kohler said...

love this one too Christina, the flower is just beautiful!! The inside is just perfect, very simple but packs a punch!! :)

Lynn said...

Oh WOW this is beautiful! The big 3D flower with pearl center is knock out!

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