Sunday, May 3, 2015

Navy, Raspberry and Pink Watercolor Flowers Card for May 2015

I just purchased the new "Spring Flowers" embossing folder, made by Sizzix for Stampin' Up!  I could hardly wait to get it and see how well it would work with a couple of much older watermark and open flower stamps I've reserved in my crafting collection.  After using the folder on cardstock, I used a brayer with some navy colored ink and gently rolled it across the raised flowers.  The background cardstock was stamped with French script, polka dots, and flowers, then I sponged the piece to tone down the brightness and help bring the colors together.  The vertical, narrow strip of white cardstock was treated in a similar manner.  I enjoy embellishing embellishments (a tongue twister!), so I added some bling to the center of the flower brad to tie-in to those found on the dragonfly cabachon.  The following card serves as the finished product:

613 Avenue Create #122 Anything Goes:  Create Something Feminine
Mojo Monday  #396 Tall and Skinny
Simon Says Stamp Wednesdays Anything Goes
Sothern Ridge Trading Company Spring

Card Ingredients
Papers:  Whisper White DSP (Stampin' Up!), Regal Rose CS (Stampin' Up!), Rich Razzleberry CS (Stampin' Up!), Pink Pirouette CS (Stampin' Up!), Night of Navy CS (Stampin' Up!), Regals Patterns Stack DSP in Night Navy (Stampin' Up!).

Inks:  Rose Romance (Stampin' Up!), Rich Razzleberry (Stampin' Up!), Not Quite Navy (Stampin' Up!), Night of Navy (Stampin' Up!).

Stamp(s):  French Script Background (Stampin' Up!), Polka Dots Background (Stampin' Up!), Fast Flowers (Stampin' Up!), Watercolor Joy (Stampin' Up!).

Punches:  Medium Scallop Circle (Stampin' Up!), 1/8" Circle (Stampin' Up!), 2-Step Bird (Stampin' Up!), Crimper (Stampin' Up!).

Cuttlebug/Big Shot:  Spring Flowers Emboss Folder (Stampin' Up! by Sizzix).

Embellishments:  Dragonflies Cabachons (Jolee's Boutique by EK Success), Bling Rhinestones (Recollections for Michael's), 5/8" Navy Organdy Ribbon (Sheer Creations for Michaels), Flower Regals Brad(s) (Stampin' Up!)


Carol L said...

This turned out quite lovely with those rich colors and patterns! I love the embossing along with that big flower!

Virginia Lu said...

Rich and striking colors! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Love the beautiful rich colors you've used and the stamps work perfectly together. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and I hope you'll join us again soon.

Em AKA Creative Em
613 Avenue Create DT

Chana said...

Wonderful texture and lots of fun details! Very nicely crafted! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

linda said...

hi libby, thanks so much for popping by to comment on my baby hedgie card! i LOVE the vibrant colours and colour scheme on this oh so pretty card and i can see why you like the embossing folder - such dimension!

Sara Barker said...

Love the colors on this card! And that the stamps go with that new embossing folder. (I think I have that stamp set--I have a zillion SU sets, and in doing a little clean out of my Closet, came across some I forgot I had! Or why I purchased them! Ha! Ha!

Nikki said...

Loooove the color combo in this card, and the embellishments. Thanks for linking up to Southern Ridge Trading Co x

Hazel said...

Beautiful colours. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge with your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon x

Dorinda K said...

Stunning. So elegant.
Thanks for joining us at SRTC

Dunja Dücker said...

Your spring card is beautiful. I like the colors you've used. Thanks a lot for joining our Challenge over at Southern Ridge this time. Hope to see you there again :)

Hugs, Dunja