Saturday, October 15, 2011

Wisteria for You

Wow, Saturday again already? These weeks are flying by! Our hostess at Our Creative Corner this week is Marjie Kemper, and she is challenging us to use transparencies. I was a little stumped - it's not a product I usually reach for, but I did happen to have a retired SU transparency with black polka dots that I think I put to good use on this card.


I started by cutting out the transparency flower with the Big Shot. I layered it over Whisper White to make the dots pop. The leaves were cut with the Build a Blossom punch from Lucky Limeade cardstock I'd embossed with the lattice folder. The Wisteria Wonder flower center is punched from the lace border punch - the 3/4" circle fits the center of the punch's design perfectly. (I saw this on someone's blog recently but I don't remember who it was!) I brought in more doilies with this wisteria DP from the Flirtatious pack, and I repeated the lattice embossing on the white background panel. Finally the sentiment is from the retired set Great Friend, and under the words I stamped (third generation) the branch from the same set, then added a bitty wisteria flower and a couple rhinestones for a touch of bling. I think it turned out really cute!

I hope you'll play along with our challenge this week - we always have a great time bringing the challenges to you and love to see what you come up with! Have a great weekend!

7 comments:

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Lori... your card is beautiful! I love the difference in textures between the smooth transparency and the embossed leaves. Stunning!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wonderful work, Lori! The first thing I thought when I saw your card was how'd she get those dots on her acetate???? I thought you had embossed it with swiss dots and colored each one with a marker - LOL. I really love the way it looks over the white die cut flower. That's great wisteria DP too. Terrific take on the transparency challenge.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Hugs,
Linda

Tui Nathan said...

Lovely card Lori ... I love the combination of textures here and the layered flower with the transparency is just gorgeous ... Great work!!!

Sharon said...

love how you gave your flower some dimension! great layout!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I always love the way you use color, and the polka dots on the transparency work great on the flower! Hope you're having an amazing week!

Anne Marie said...

Lori, this is awesome! I really like how you showcase color combos so beautifully, every time. I love the balance of colors and how you showcased the window sheet. Just gorgeous! Hope your week is going great! Hugs! :)

Vicki B. said...

That flower is gorgeous, I sure hope I have some of that black polka cot paper left because I want to make a card like this!! So pretty!! Hope you are feeling better soon!!! ((((((Lori)))))