Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Patriotic, glitzy Blossom Petals

There have been lots of Jubilee parties going on in the UK over the last few days - in fact we had a lovely time at my friend's garden party yesterday! A red, white and blue colour scheme feels so right for any kind of card at the moment so I thought I'd make another 'Red, white and blue' entry for Less is More and 'Put a bling on it' as required by the CAS-ual Fridays challenge. Come and see:


The idea of making flowers using the Blossom Petals punch and the fabulous red glimmer paper has been buzzing about in my head for a long time (so long in fact that you can't buy the glimmer paper any more although I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will return in the new catalogue in October in time for festive makes!)


I arranged my punched petals on the main panel and glued them down before trimming off the excess at the edges with my sharp paper snips. The centres of the flowers are cut out with my 1/2" circle punch and finished with a large rhinestone.


The card is finished with a sentiment in Pacific Point and the panel matted onto matching card stock before being popped up on a textured card base using dimensionals.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Thank You Kindly
Ink: Pacific Point
Card stock: Pacific Point, Whisper White textured and smooth
Other: Red glimmer paper (retired), Blossom Petals and 1/2" circle punches, Basic rhinestones, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

It's a shame that some of the jubilee events of the last couple of days have been marred by rain but there have been stiff upper lips and indomitable spirits and I love the way people in the UK hang out bunting in the streets at the drop of a hat! When we drove through Monmouth on our scenic route home at the weekend, I had to stop to take a photo of their high street - doesn't this just make you want to party?! My husband had just made me hoot with laughter by saying: "We'll be travelling home through the Wye Valley. Any questions?"

Enjoy your extended jubilee holiday if you're having one and have a happy Tuesday if you're not. I'll be getting a bit 'edgy' tomorrow, so do come and join me then.

Hugs,

36 comments:

  1. What a wonderful pairing of colors and glam! And I've been enjoying all sorts of programs on television about the Jubilee here too!

    Now, I hope I'm not giving away any state secrets, but if my new catalog is anything like your October catalog then you have nothing to worry about on the red glimmer paper score!

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  2. Wonderful card, Vicky! We are celebrating here in Canada, although not nearly to the extent that you are. They are going to televise the big concert tomorrow night so that will be great!
    Cheers, Karen

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  3. Hi vicky
    Glad you had a lovely weekend on your special birthday ...... Love thee picture you have taken..... Looks like the look of our main street ... Must take a pickie ........
    Love you plane card .... With the heart...... Gorgeous........
    The flower todays card is stunning .... Once again Vicky ... You have amazed me ..... Fabulous......
    Hugs sylvie xxxxxx

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  4. Well this has been a lovely sparkly start to my day :)
    I feel I might be a bit edgy today as I've just been musing over a card to make...

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  5. Super simple, super effective!
    Thanks so much Vicky!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  6. It took me a moment for the penny to drop . . . but then I smirked over your husband's comment! Hilarious!

    Love the red, white and blue card you've made. It's pretty! xxx

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  7. Another great card Vicky - I have a question 'Wye' do you always come up with such brilliant ideas?? :0)
    M x

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  8. Lovely card Vicky you always co e up with something different

    Anne

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  9. Lovely bright card, love the glitter. I was watching the celebrations on the Thames last night on UKTV (slightly delayed) and there was lots of red,white and blue to be seen everywhere. What a party atmosphere!!! Helen (Sydney)

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  10. Lovin the glittery flowers. So beautifully arranged. Hugs, Buttons x

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  11. A beautiful and stunning card Vicky, with rich gorgeous colours.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  12. Beautiful glittered flowers, Vicky. I love how you have arranged them coming off the card. A perfect card for both challenges, too x

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  13. When I think Red White and Blue, for some reason I always think Navy. Love the red glitter with the pacific point!

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  14. A lovely sparkly card - hope you enjoyed your party - Jacqueline xx

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  15. Love these glittery flowers Vicky and the way they drop off the card! Love your husband's Wye valley comment, if he's anything like my OH he'll have been planning that for days:)
    Val x

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  16. Beautiful card Vicky, OH's comment made me laugh too...just the sort of thing mine would say too :) Viv xx

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  17. Fab take on the challenge, love that bling cardstock

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  18. Beautiful Card! Just love those glittery flowers!

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  19. Love your sparkly flowers. The pacific point is a fab compliment. x

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  20. Patriotic and glittery go together so well :0)
    I love the bold flowers Vicky and how you placed them .
    We have been watching the celebrations in London from the comfort of our sofa..... Don't do. Crowds!!!
    Jenny x

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  21. Gorgeous card, Vicky! Bling-tastic!

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  22. This is lovely Vicky! Love those glittery flowers! :) Glad you are having fun over the extended weekend! And belated birthday wishes too! :)

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  23. AMAZING use of the glitter paper! I'm sorry it's not available there--we can order it here! Let me know if you want some!!! :)

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  24. Lovely sweet card, I love the sparkly petals.

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  25. Your glittery flowers are super pretty, Vicky! And I love the bold color combo you used. So glad you played along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  26. Totally fabulous! I love it and it combines both challenges so well!

    Tara
    x

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  27. Your blingy sparkly flowers in Red, White and Blue are lovely:)!! Long live the Queen:)!!(Hope I'm allowed to say that if I'm not British:)!!) Thanks for sharing your creativity this week with us, Vicky, at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!

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  28. super amazing card! I LOVE the pretty CAS design and those gorgeous glitter flowers!

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  29. Love the card and seeing the flags out.

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  30. I am reading your post with my own imaginary British accent (LOL)! How FUN and CELEBRATORY to be in UK right now as I have been watching the Queen's Jubilee concert! The idea of using glittery paper is brilliant!I'm glad that you put your design to work and we get to enjoy it! Thanks so much for playing CAS-ual Fridays with us!

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  31. wow vicky what a dynamic and glitzy card. Very sparkly and super stylish. I have enjoyed joining you on your travels even if it is only via the net !!

    Marie

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  32. Your flowers have the real wow factor Vicky and I love how they go off the page.
    Thanks for popping by and your suggestions....I think it will have to be versamark and embossing powders!!! As I really would like to see the panel glazed.
    Have had a lovely look at some of your other projects, love the edging on your folk style card, and your need for speed cards are fantastic!!......and belated birthday wishes!!!
    Diane

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  33. Beautiful...just beautiful! LOVE the sparkly flowers and the arrangement is perfect!

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  34. Whoa! I've GOT to add some of that delicious blingy red CS to my stash! Love what you've done with it here!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we're so glad that you did!!

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  35. Fabulous Vicky
    Unusual for you to use glitter I think? The flowers look stunning!
    Loved reading about your birthday trip, glad you had a wonderful time
    Thank you very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  36. Hola Vicky, thank you for your comment:D, fantastic flowers, perfect for the past jubilee holidays.
    I have been very busy and stressfull weeks, i need holidays too:D:D
    A warm hug from the very, very hot island

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x