Friday, 12 July 2013

Wildflower Meadow meets Gorgeous Grunge

Did you see this set of note cards in yesterday's post? They were made with the bits left over when getting in a muddle making today's card... Come and see:


I've used Wildflower Meadow with a new stamp set called Gorgeous Grunge that sent me into a frenzy of excitement when I saw it in the new catalogue! It contains five images of splatters and scratches and 'tape' that are perfect for adding backgrounds or texture to projects and are a dream when it comes to male cards. Here it's used as a background to give a bit of 'edge' to my floral image.


To make the floral bit I stamped the image in Gumball Green, then again in Summer Starfruit. Then I changed my mind and inked up the image again with markers so that the flowers were yellow and the leaves and stems were green - that's why I had all the green left over for yesterday's project! I embossed the bi-coloured one with the coordinating embossing folder, cut out a section with my 2 1/2" circle punch and sponged the whole thing with Summer Starfruit ink to give a lovely glow. The yellow image was used to fussy-cut flowers from - I popped these up over the stamped ones on the circle.


The sentiment is from a brilliant new sentiment set called Four You. I adore this bold 'hello' almost as much as the 'Smile' from Happy Day! Or more...? I can't decide!


I added a strip of Gumball card stock to the panel and embellished with a strip of Epic Day washi tape and two black candy dots - I LOVE these! They're so much quicker than brads for a card, but if you need them as a brad to fasten something, you just attach them to one of Stampin' Up's new brad bases - genius!

I made this card for the gorgeous Dynamic Duos colour challenge this week - Gumball Green and Summer Starfruit and then completely missed the deadline... oops!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Wildflower Meadow, Gorgeous Grunge, Four You
Ink: Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit classic inks, Black Stazon
Card stock: Whisper White, Gumball Green
Other: Wildflower Meadow embossing folder, Big Shot, 2 1/2" circle punch, Neutrals Candy dots, Epic Day washi tape, paper snips
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Lots of people have asked about our trip to London last weekend. Well we did all sorts of things including visiting the Tate Modern, enjoying a walk along the South Bank and sampling the foodie delights at Borough Market. We took buses all over the place as the top of a double-decker makes a great viewing station. One of the highlights of the trip for me was when we passed the impressive Bush House, ex-home of the BBC world service:


When my husband pointed this out to the children my youngest son looked at the statues with approval. "Why are they holding a giant ice cream?" he asked.


We're continuing my husband's birthday celebrations this weekend with a big family get-together and I've got heaps of preparation to do... Hope you have a great weekend and I'll be back very soon.

Hugs,

18 comments:

  1. And isn't it nice that they are sharing that cone and not fighting over it!! I LOVE your card, Vicky, absolutely LOVE! Have a wonderful weekend celebrating!!

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  2. I've been there! I've been there! Happy Birthday Simon!

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  3. What a lovely way to use Wildflower Meadow Vicky. Love the modern feel too! xx

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  4. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous pickies... Happy you all enjoyed your London trip..... And a party to come .... Enjoy......
    Fabby card.... Just got back yesterday with a really sore throat.... Have been in bed 18 hours....... I cant blame the weather this time.....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  5. A beautiful card Vicky.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  6. Your card is full of sunshine Vicky I just love it...you sound like you had a fabulous time in London..enjoy your time with all your family this weekend....

    Anne

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  7. What a beautyfull card, Vicky - verry nice!
    Best regards
    Petra

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  8. Stunning card - love the collage feel.
    Glad London was fun and hope your party is good too.
    Tara
    x

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  9. Great card Vicky. Love the colour combo.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Kat xx

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  10. A fab card Vicky, such a zesty colour combo, and I love the candy dots.

    Have a great time with all your celebrations

    Bev x

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  11. FABULOUS cards and as for your London trip, sounds like you had fun and more to come, have a wonderful weekend too.

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  12. Not sure I would have thought to put those two sets together, but you've pulled it off! Absolutely gorgeous!! --Doris

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  13. Ooh lovely card. Enjoy your weekend celebrations.

    Playing catch-up.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  14. Beautiful card Vicky, the splashes are wonderful and will be so useful for men's cards! May I wish your husband a belated but Happy Birthday? I do hope you are all enjoying the celebrations, it would seem so from reading your post :D
    Hugs Gay x

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  15. Well, you have to admit, it does look like a giant 99! No Flake though, which of them pinched that...?
    Beautiful card, Vicky. Glad you enjoyed your London trip, and good luck with your party preparations! xxxx

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  16. Gorgeous card Vicky! Love the washi tape and zingy colours.
    I was in London last weekend too, I was at The Victoria & Albert museum to see the David Bowie exhibition - lots of his costumes and memorabilia, it was wonderful! Bit hot on the train coming back though!

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  17. Great card Vicky, love all the Gorgeous Grunge additions. Have to say, that stamp set is top of my list too - so many possibilities. Looks like you had a great time in London x x

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  18. Beautiful, Vicky! I love the combo of the grunge and flowers! I featured you on Pink Paper Bakery's Monday Muse (will post tomorrow). Thanks for being an inspiration!

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