Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Here For You



It's super late, but after I watched Edge of Darkness with Mel Gibson, I couldn't sleep! The best thing for me to do when I can't sleep is read or stamp, so I decided to make a card (typically my favorite choice).



Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #78 was just the right layout for my card (to use another one of those darling poofy flowers), and Arielle's ColourQ Challenge #37 has a gorgeous color combination that I couldn't resist...Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal, Always Artichoke, and Very Vanilla. The Got You Cornered challenge over at Our Creative Corner is a great reminder to add embellishments to the corners of your project....go check it out:)



I inked up the flower and the sentiment in Old Olive Craft ink, added Clear Embossing Powder, and heat set them. The poofy flower is 6 Scallop Circles stamped with the En Frances background stamp, color spritzed, and crumpled into the middle. After i spread the scallops back out somewhat, I placed a Button Bouquet button laced with Linen Thread in the center of the flower. These are so fun and easy to make...and they always turn out differently, but perfectly:)



Hope you're having a great week, peeps! Go try one of those poofy flowers for yourself...you'll love making it:)



Stamps: Friends 24-7, En Frances
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, Always Artichoke CS, To the Nines Specialty & Autumn Meadows DSP
Ink: Old Olive Craft, Always Artichoke Classic, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral & Apricot Appeal Stampin' Write Markers
Other: Color Spritzer, Old Orchard Designer Ribbon, Button Bouquet Buttons, Linen Thread, Scallop Circle & Eyelet Border Punches, Rich Regals & Earth Elements Brads, Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool, sewing machine/thread


11 comments:

Kari Linder said...

Hi Stacey!!! I can't sleep either! hahaha! So I'm leaving you comment at 3AM! =)
Your card is SO pretty! Love the poofy flower! Great take on Mercy's sketch too! Thanks for playing along with us at the Colour Q this week!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! I never could figure out what to do with that Ruby Red DP....how cool that you stamped more flowers on it! I love doing that, but just never thought to do i with THAT particular paper! Now maybe I can use it up!!! Your flower's beautiful, too!

Nance said...

This is beautiful! I too never knew what to do with that ruby red dp...gorgeous use of the que colors this week! And, of course, your stitching is divine! Lovely card!

Marisa said...

Love how you've used Mercy's sketch, Stacey! Fabulous stitching and your flower is gorgeous! I made a card with these wonderful colours too :D

Faye said...

Stacey, you have perfectly used the CQC colors with this gorgeous card.

Keva said...

Oh, I love the stitching on this card. It's very lovely.

Julie Marshall said...

Love that flower! TFS.

Kay said...

Beautiful card- I love that poufy flower!

Angie Tieman said...

Gorgeous card!! How have I never tried those flowers?! I'm definitely going to!I don't know that movie, will have to check it out. Is it scary? I like scary!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card! Love what you did with the colors!

Pam Speidel said...

Stacey, your cards always make my jaw drop! This is FABULOUS! Hope to play along with the color challenge today! Smiles, Pam :)