Saturday, April 2, 2011

Remember when...

I had time to stamp more than once a week, and I didn't feel like I had to rush when I pulled out my supplies? Oh, how I miss those days. I have a card buffet coming up on the 10th so I'm pretty sure I'll be stamping a lot in the coming week - but I hope I get to go back to doing challenges for fun after that! So stay tuned... In the meantime this is my card for this week's challenge at Our Creative Corner. Our hostess for the next two weeks is Sharon Wheet and for this week we're to make something girly, with the following recipe: a handmade paper flower, ribbon and bling.


I started out with the flower, which I made with the 2 3/8" scallop punch and Blushing Bride designer paper. ETA: The instructions I followed for the flower can be found here - I just used DP instead of vellum and didn't do any sponging. I needed a large brad for the center, which led me to the retired corduroy brads - and somebody stop me, I went with the brown and pink combo with Chocolate Chip. The only stamp is the sentiment from Word Play- it seemed like a pretty and girly choice. The scallop trim punches dressed up my vanilla sentiment panel, and for bling I added rhinestones I colored with a Sharpie. For the background I kept it simple - Chocolate Chip designer paper, Blushing Bride embossed card stock (using the vintage wallpaper folder), and Chocolate Chip satin ribbon.

I know the rest of the team has fabulously pretty creations to share this week so be sure you go check them out, and then play along with us - it'll be fun!

9 comments:

Wendy J. said...

Lori, this is so soft and pretty. I love your colors. I like the way you used that stamp and your homemade flower with that button center is wonderful. All the textures add such interest to this card. It's wonderful!

Amanda said...

Would you be able to share the instructions for making the flower?

Sharon said...

Lori, I love the pink and brown! It's one of my all time favorite color combos. I think your card has an elegant vintage feel. Love it! And I love the flower. It's super pretty! And thanks for the link.

Kristin said...

What a gorgeous flower! This card is wonderful with all the textures and the colors are warm. Great job on the challenge!

Sarah Gough said...

using a sharpie to colour the bling is so clever! Love it - such a classic and girly colour combo!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Your colors are wonderful, and the paper flower is gorgeous- thanks for the link to the tutorial! I also love that you colored your rhinestone with a sharpie- I'm definitely stealing that idea! Hope you have a super week :)

Rebecca Ednie said...

Such soft and pretty colours; one of my favorite combos! And that flower is perfect. I haven't seen one folded quite like that before but I love it!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Lovely, just lovely Lori! One of my favorite color combos and the textures are terrific. I have never made a flower like that, but I love it and will have to add it to my growing list of handmade flowers. Beautiful work this week, as always.

Hope you had a great weekend.

Hugs,
Linda

Vicki B. said...

Lori, this is awesome. I love that flower and the color combo on this is a favorite!!! Just perfection!