April 17, 2012

Good Morning!  It's Tuesday and time for another challenge over at the Twisted Tuesday's challenge blog.  This week's challenge is a color challenge - we were to use pink, red, and green.  The twist this week was that we needed to use 3 brads and ribbon. 

I ended up using my 3 brads in the flower centers, and my ribbon is in place of my leaves, and I used some twine tied across my vase and it's threaded through my sentiment and then tied with a bow.

My flowers were simply stamped and then punched out.  Each flower was stamped twice so that they have another flower underneath- they are two layers and using my bone folder I rolled the flowers outward and the flower layer underneath I rolled under.  I wanted to give my flowers some dimension.  The centers of my flowers are just some more stamped flowers that I punched out using my smaller circle punches.  The green layer is a 3/4" circle punch and then my brads are in the center of those.

And here's a close up photo of the flowers on my card.  I wanted to try and show you the different dimension of my flowers.  I have one flower placed on my card just using glue dots and the next flower I used dimensionals, but the third (the highest flower) I ended up stacking my dimensionals so that it would raise up more that the others.  To stack your dimensionals, simply place a few dimensionals where you would like them to be and peel off the backing.  Next, place a few more dimensionals on top of the first ones you placed down and again, peel off the backing.
Did you figure out how I made my vase?  It's actually a die cut from the labels collection.  I just cut off the point along the bottom.  I love the versility of this die, I bet it would make a cute basket too!

I'm also entering my card above for the following challenges:
~ Stampin' Up! Only Blog challenge The challenge was to use a favorite item from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog that will soon be retiring.  I love the Mixed Bunch stamp set with the coordination punch!  Plus the labels die I used will also be retiring.  Hopefully the die will make it into the new catty!

~ My Craft Spot Challenge Which was to 'Make it Pop'.  I Really popped up those flowers with my dimensionals!  I love dimensionals and I find myself using them all the time.

~ Craft Your Passion We were to use at least one punch or die cut on our projects.  I used my Blossom punch to punch out my flowers.

~ Lollipop Crafts This challenge was to create a spring themed card.  Well I don't know about you, but nothing screams spring to me like flowers do, right?

~Made Especially for You This challenge was perfect for me since I love to do everything in 3's.  We were to create a card with 3 flowers on it.

Card Details-
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: White, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Real Red retired DSP- from 6x6 paper stack
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Black Stazon
Supplies: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits Die, Brads- retired from SAB, Ribbon, Twine, Hole Punch, Word Window Punch, Blossom Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Bone Folder, Dimensionals
Technique: Punch Art

Wait, don't go yet.....I had so much fun with the Twisted Tuesday challenge that I decided to make a second card! This time I wanted to make a card using the same colors only I didn't want to make a flower card.  All I kept thinking was that I wanted to do something with some strawberries and so this is what I came up with.

I stamped my images and punched them out.  My apple, cherry, and strawberry images were colored using my SU markers.  The apple image in the center has dimensionals underneath it.

I punched a white border using my eyelet border punch just below my wild wasabi dsp.  I decided to add my three brads just above my wild wasabi dsp.  And for my sentiment I stamped it and punched it out using my word window punch.  Then I placed my sentiment particially underneath my main image panel.  In case you are not able to read my sentiment is reads- 'sweet treats'.

Card Details-
Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: White, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi, Wild Wasabi dsp from the subltes designer series paper stack, Real Red, Real Red retired DSP- from 6x6 paper stack
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Black Stazon
Supplies: Ribbon, Brads, SU Markers- Real Red, Wild Wasabi, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Eyelet Border Punch, Word Window Punch, SU Mat Pack & Paper Piercing tool- for ligning up brads

If you have time be sure to stop on by the other DT member's blogs and check out their cards for today's challenge.  Here is a link to their blogs:
Have a great Tuesday, thanks for stopping by!

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Melina said...

Oh goodness Patty! 2 CARDS! I love the first with your label "pot" for the flowers and ribbon for leaves! Beautiful.
Your second card is sooooo yummy! I love the way you placed your stamped fruit! :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

WOW!!! Your cards are GORGEOUS!!! Both of them! I love those layered flowers on the first card! Amazing! And the second card just seems to scream BEAUTY with that take on the color theme of the Twisted Tuesday Challenge.

Becky said...

wow..Those flowers look just fabulous. Love the colors and design paper.

Cindy said...

What a clever vase! (You used all the products that I also hope will carry over to the big catalog.) Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at SUO Challenges!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Patty, your cards are so inspiring, especially how you made your vase! What amazing talent!

Jen Timko said...

These are both fantastic! That vase really is awesome and the flowers are so pretty. Glad you joined us this week at SUO Challenges!

:: BlueInks :: said...

I am so lovin' both of your cards!

The flowers turned out great. The layers really lend dimension. The vase, well pretty clever!

I so enjoy the summer feel to the second card. Makes me want to go to the farmers market!

glowegal said...

Oh wowza, this is gorgeous!! I love how the flowers are 3D and so life like! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Made Especially for You!!!

Scrappin Abby said...

Love love love the big flowers. Great card!! Thanks for joining us at Made Especially For You : )

AnnMarie said...

Beautiful challenge card and your second card is fabulous too!! You were really on a red, pink and green roll! Love them both! :)

Shelly Koskinen said...

WOW!! Gorgeous cards!

Ashley said...

Gorgeous flowers! :) Thanks for playing along with us at Made Especially For You!


Jackie said...

Well you've been busy young lady :-)

I LOVE both of your wonderful creations & the colors are FAB! Very nice work Patty & TFS!!!!

Jayne said...

Beautiful vase of flowers and love the dimension on the flowers.Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot this week.
Jayne x

Beckie said...

If I buy your SU stuff will it make my cards look as awesome as yours ;0) I LOVE both of these!!! Fabulous. New follower.

Thanks for playing along with us at ME4Y!

Be blessed, Beckie

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

What lovely projects! The dimension on your flowers is gorgeous!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

Barb said...

Patty--love both of your cards--but your first is just perfect!

Mimi said...

Gorgeous cards! Fantastic details and nice colors! Thanks for joining us on Lollipop Crafts! ;D

MiamiKel said...

Gorgeous work ... Thanksmformshowing your cards in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

Aixa M. said...

Beautiful cards! The flowers on the first card are stunning!

Cathy Lee said...

Lovely card, Patty. I love your dir cut flowers, they are awesome. Thanks for joining us at CYP this week.
Cathy Lee

Heather B said...

Love both cards, but the second one is so much fun!!! I promise to get over to the Twisted Tuesday blog soon!

Heidi Baks said...

Wow, very fun little flower pot! Thanks for joining SUO Challenges.