This card was inspired by Silke Ledlow's great card for Challenge No. 37 over at Case Study. Her card was beautiful (see below)! I knew I wanted to make a card patterned after it. I asked my sister what her favorite colors on a card would be, and she said red and yellow. I didn't really have any good red and yellow paper, so red and gold is what I came up with. This is similar to a lot of the colors in her house, so I think she will like it.
This card is also being submitted for the current polka dots and stripes challenge over at Frosted Designs. I love a challenge like this! The stripes are hard to see, but they are in the embossing on the panel down the side.
And lastly, this card is being submitted for the current "make it pop" challenge (find it here) over at Do You Stack Up?. Check it out!
Here are the details on the card:
Size: 5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Cardstock: Bazzill and Core'dinations
Patterned Paper: K and Co.
Ribbon: Satin from my stash -- not sure of the manufacturer
Large flower: I made this flower using two different sizes of flower punches. I spritzed the punched flowers with water, crunched them, and used a stylus on them on a foam pad to curl them and then layered them. I added a pearl to the center. If you'd like more details, just let me know. I've seen lots of tutorials for handmade flowers that sort of used this techninque.
Small flower: Punch (it's the smaller of the two punches I used for the larger flower.)
Label: I used my Cricut Elegant Edges cartridge for the background label using the frame feature. I ran the top (red) layer through my Cuttlebug to give it some texture. This cartridge is becoming one of my favorites! I then layered a lacy scalloped circle Nestabilities die on top of that. I used a little Cuttlebug folder with a gift on it that I have had for several years (love my Cuttlebug) and then cut it out with a circle Nestabilities die.
Sentiment: Computer generated and then punched and layered with two EKSuccess punches.
White pearls down the side of the card are Beads in a Bottle.
Inside sentiment: So He Made You. Happy Birthday Sweet Sister!
Thank yo so much for your comments.
Here is Silke's card:
And here is my card:
And here is a closeup of the flower: