Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Field Flowers defiance

I'd like to say a huge thank you to Nance at The Paper Players for cheering me up yesterday with her selection of colours for this week's challenge. In Buckingham in the UK we're currently going about our business hunched up against an icy wind, so using those fresh springlike colours felt like thumbing my nose to the cold! Come and see my card:

Card using Field Flowers from Stampin' Up

Aaah - can you feel your shoulders going down?! These beautiful blooms are from Stampin' Up's Field Flowers stamp set. I stamped the stalk image onto my panel first then sponged Pool Party ink around it and at the edges of the card stock. The flowers were stamped separately and fussy cut before attaching to the stems.

Field Flowers from Stampin' Up close up

Field Flowers is a two-step stamping set so each flower has a corresponding image designed to be stamped on top of the original. I've found that stamping them both in the same colour gives a beautifully detailed flower and a stamp-a-majig makes it easy to position them accurately.

Delightful Dozen sentiment from Stampin' Up

I chose a nice chunky sentiment to balance out that large flower. It's from the Delightful Dozen stamp set and I inked just part of it up with a marker. My stamp-a-majig came in handy again to make sure I got it where I wanted it!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Field Flowers, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Pool Party
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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Our family seems to have been so busy lately. This morning my eldest son came down for breakfast looking rather pale. "You look tired," I said with concern. "No, I'm not tired," he said, "Just a bit startled." That sounded a bit odd to me. "Startled?" I said. "What are you startled about?" He shrugged his shoulders. "Oh you know," he said vaguely. "I'm just a bit startled by the morning!"

It's Three Minute Thursday here tomorrow so do come back for a bit of fast card inspiration. See you then,

14 comments:

  1. An amazing and beautiful card Vicky. I love the simple design and stunning colours.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  2. I know how your son feels Vicky. Maybe being younger his startled feeling won't last until mid afternoon!!

    P.S - love your card as always.

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  3. Beautiful card Vicky and this set hopefully is on its way to me...Lovely colours and I love the way you have 3D the flower heads

    Anne

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  4. Clever girl (and a little bit sneaky! hehe.) using the pool party to ink the edges! I just love the way you give me new ways of seeing things. Brilliant!!! Vx p.s. I think I can be a bit "startled by the morning" at times. haha.

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  5. What a pretty card! I love the CAS look and your sponging adds such a nice touch. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

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  6. Beautiful spring creation, Vicky! It is chilly here, too! Spring IS on its way, though! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

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  7. Oooh! I love this card. On a personal note. We have just finished viewing all the episodes of Doc Martin on Netflix. I am so in love with that show. Any chance it will be continued? We saw it first on our Public Broadcasting Network on Saturday nights but needed to go to the beginning to understand. We are hooked. Love the British humor.

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  8. I wish my oldest came down in the morning with a sense of humor (even if somewhat vague) - mine is like a really grumpy bear!! And I do so appreciate your beautiful spring card. We're not cold and hunched up here - but snow is melting and leaving behind lots of mud - no green yet - just brown mud!

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  9. Beautiful card Vicky, certainly gets the shoulders down as you say.

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  10. Clean and beautiful, Vicky! I love how you snipped out the blossoms. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

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  11. I am tickled pink that my colors brought some sunshine to your day! Your lovely card certainly brightened mine. Such a clever way to incorporate the Pool Party with a sponged background and your fussy-cut flowers are outstanding! Delightful card, as always! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

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  12. Well the spring feeling didn't stay for long!!! Beautiful card Vicky, the sponging around the panel are the finishing touches that make all the difference in your cards :0)
    Jenny x

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  13. Beautiful card, Vicki. The pool party around the edges goes so well with the flower colors.

    Nancy

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