Saturday, April 2, 2011

Purple, orange & white flowers.

I needed to make a friend a birthday card so I'm playing along with two challenges from which I got my inspiration:

Annabelle Stamps wanted us to use orange, purple and white.  I like these colors!  Something cheerful yet soothing about them.  (I have previously won a challenge with Annabelle and received some clear stamps.  They are beautiful!  They hold ink well and stamp perfectly and although I have used them, I haven't entered those cards into challenges or posted them online.  One day!)

And the Allsorts Challenge's theme is Blossomin' Blossoms.

So merging those two ideas, I came up with this:

The flowers and centers are made with punches - most are Stampin' Up! (SU!) except the flower with the shredded look.. that punch is from Martha Stewart's line.  The other big flower is a scallop circle punch and I cut petals by cutting towards the center.  I added a little jewel from SU! in the center of the big flowers.  (You can click on the picture to enlarge it.)  I used the awesome white gel pen from SU! on the small flowers.  The text is from a SU! set (coincidentally called 'Wow Flowers').  The bottom of the card was done with a corner punch from Creative Memories.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Gorgeous card Mary! Love your balance and arrangement of the flowers !
    Thanks for playing along with us this week, and we can't wait to see what you create with our stamps :)

  2. Beautiful combination of the challenge colours this week Mary, the flowers you have created are awesome! Totally agree with your experience with the AnnaBelle stamps, they sure do stamp beautifully!
    Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps sketch challenge!! :)

  3. Gorgeous card Mary!!! Love those flowers... Looking forward to seeing how you play with your challenge win set!!!

  4. What a fun creative card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

  5. Love your beautiful flower card Mary, it's amazing what punches can do. Love those corners as well! Your take on the colour challenge is wonderful. I do yope you use those gorgeous AnnaBelle Stamps soon on one of our challenges, they are beautiful stamps to work with for sure.

    Thanks for playing along with us again this week Mary!