Saturday, April 10, 2010

What a week

I am really glad to see this week come to an end. I've been laid up most of the week with cellulitis - my lower left leg was quite swollen and infected so I've had to take it easy. I'm finally feeling better so I did manage to get a card made for the challenge at Our Creative Corner - it's not my favorite card ever, but it'll have to do for this week!

The challenge this week is bows. You know I love 'em. I had a couple different ideas but this is what I ended up with. I used the Flower Folds die to cut flowers out of melon mambo and bermuda bay designer paper - you know the solid sheet that comes with the patterns packs? If you emboss it with the Big Shot then sand it, you get the white core coming through. Actually with using the Finial Plate folder rather than a texture plate, which I've done before, the impression is so good that it does a lot of the distressing for you, so if you don't want it to look too rough, go for the plates instead of the folders.

For the center I used one of the Sending Love brads on a 3/4" circle of the same bermuda bay paper. The "stem" is the large image from Wedding Sweet - its flowers are stylized enough that I think they can pass for pretty swirly stems with flourishes. I adhered a pretty in pink satin bow on the stem and then added a sentiment from the same stamp set with some piercing on either side.

Be sure you go check out what all the fabulous OCC ladies have made for this week's challenge, and then we hope you'll play along with us!

8 comments:

Joycelyn Turner said...

This is so much fun...I love the flourish-y bg and that flower just jumps off the screen!!! FABULOUS, Lori!!!

Diane Gilbert said...

I agree with Joycelyn ~ this is sooo fun! Love the bright colors too!

Sarah Gough said...

I love your colours and that oversize flower! So pretty.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

So sorry to hear you have been laid up - hope you are on the mend!

LOVE this color combo! I am going to my monthly stamping club tomorrow and will be ordering them from my SU demo! You definitely sold me with this beauty. Your die cut flower is great and I love the stamped image underneath. Great work on this challenge!

Crystal said...

such a beautiful card! love the pretty colors and the flower is gorgeous! thanks for the love on my blog! hugs!

Loretta said...

I'm so glad this are turning around for you! Hope you are all right again very soon!!!

Lovely card too...

Julie - Kewlstamps said...

Nice bow and Kewl flower... tfs!

Leanne said...

Sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well - I hope you start feeling better soon.

This card is great - I love that flower!

Hugs
Leanne
xx