Friday, July 15, 2016

Just One Flower

I so enjoyed making this card and I don't know about you, but I love these colors together. For this card I used Versafine clear ink, Gina K. Designs white embossing powder, stamps and dies from the Gina K. Designs Birthday Blessings set, pattern paper from Gina K. Designs, Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks, white card stock, rhinestones from my stash, Gina K. Designs black ink and a Cheery Lynn Designs die.


For these images I used regular white card stock and embossed them with white embossing powder. Then I added a thick coat of distressed inks to them and then with a brush and some water lifted some of the color. I only did this on the flower and butterfly and not the leaves. Once I had lifted some of the color I added more diluted distressed inks to the petals here and there so that they appeared to have a multi-color look. I also did this on the butterfly.



I layered the pattern paper onto the white card base and then over that I placed the Cheery Lynn banner die on which I had stamped the sentiment and the leaves. Next I popped the flower and the butterfly up on the card.


The final step to my card design was to add some rhinestones in orange and deep pink. I thought this gave it a more elegant and finished look.


Even though the flower and butterfly are popped up it still is flat enough that it won't take extra postage to mail it.

Cheery Lynn Designs die used:
DL303 Pierced Banner

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Stamp TV Mix It Up Monday Challenge
Crop Stop Blog-Linky Party #18 Anything Goes
Cheery Lynn Designs Blog Challenge #233-Anything Goes
Mod Squad Blog Challenge-Distress Ink Lifting
Scrapy Land Blog Challenge #45-Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Wow! The week seemed to zip right by again. But I had a productive one in making cards at any rate. I hope your weekend is a good one as well.

God bless,
Verna

19 comments:

Donna Phelan said...

OMGoodness, Verna.....this is gorgeous! I do love those colors and that flower is beyond beautiful, love that close up shot of it you can really see the details! WOW! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at The Mod Squad Challenge Donna, Challenge Host.

Vicki Dutcher said...

That flower is lovely!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card, Verna! I love this colour combo! You have some gorgeous stamps! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Donna Ellis said...

Oooh! Beautifully vibrant sunrise-sunset colors, Verna! Love the white EP. Hugs, de

Rosy Newlun said...

Sumptuous! The color is so rich!!! I'm still trying to figure out how to use just one flower. You nailed this challenge!!! Way to go Verna!

Ina G said...

Gorgeous card Verna. Love those colours together too. Beautifully coloured.

kittykat3308 said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the colors.

Kathleen

Barbara said...

Wow! Love the effect of the white embossing powder on the orange card stock. Looks amazing.

Joyce Erb said...

The color combo is lovely, I'll have to try it:-) Very elegant card

Judy Woodland said...

Great use of that stamp set, I don't pull it out enough. And yes, that color combo is one of my favorites, thanks for the great inspiration. I love your design too!

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Verna, one of my favourite colour combinations and what a beautiful flower.

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful, Verna. Love the technique.Just gorgeous on the butterfly and flower.

Sharon Underwood said...

Wow, Verna! You really outdid yourself on this one! I just noticed the two colors--the pink with the orange. Way to go! What a great idea to do that using Distress Inks. I might have to try this one!

Bonnie Garby said...

Beautiful card Verna! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

Shari M said...

Love the colour Combintion. Totally a very pretty card.

Juliz Design Post said...

Such an eyecatching design and fab tropical colours. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and visiting my blog.
Hugs, Julie x

Lisa said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week with Cheery Lynn Designs!

Jenny Alia said...

Great colors, so nice and bright! Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week and good luck in the draw.

Karen D. said...

No wonder you liked making this card....so pretty and fresh looking, perfect for summer.
hope you have a great wknd mf.
hugs,
K