Monday 12 November 2012

Fabulous Florets in zingy orange

I think I may have to go and take a breather at a hotel for the bewildered soon... I've only gone and missed the deadline at CASology yet again! I'm a bit miffed because the cue word was Orange,  one of my favourite colours. Never mind - here's the card anyway:

I found another scrap of First Edition designer paper under some card stock on my desk and thought I'd stamp on it again. The Gumball Green used for the stem and leaf image was heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I love how bold it looks!

The flower was stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock using my favourite zingy orange  Pumpkin Pie and clear embossed too. I cut it out with my sharp paper snips and popped it up on a couple of dimensionals.

I love the font on this gorgeous sentiment from Made For You. It's stamped onto a scored strip of the Very Vanilla and embossed and I added a little tab cut from a piece of matching Pumpkin Pie Patterns designer paper with the Curly Label punch.

Lots of scraps were used in the making of this card so I shall take this opportunity to sidle over to Di's Snippets Playground. I've heard that some of the girls have put up the Christmas tree early to hide some of the damage caused by the bonfire party and if the sheep are still there, we could use them for a nativity scene!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Made For You
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory
Other: Patterns designer paper (Brights), First Editions designer Paper, Curly Label punch, corner rounder, clear embossing powder, heat tool
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We were watching Sleepless in Seattle at the weekend and at the end of the film, my daughter looked thoughtful. "I wonder if Tom Hanks writes 'T.Hanks' in his thank you cards," she said eventually. "It's like a sentiment and a signature in one!" 

I'd better be off for a lie down now (!) but I'll be back tomorrow. See you then,


  1. Oh! What a pity that you missed the challenge, Vicky. Your card is fabulous! I love your over stamping and pretty orange bloom:) x

  2. Vicky, this is a GREAT way to use orange!!! Love the way you did the background for that beautiful flower too.

  3. HaHa Vicki your daughter is as funny as you are!- don't worry if you have to go to the hotel for the bewildered- there's lots of us there- you'll have plenty of friends Lol! your card is terribly gorgeous (that almost goes without saying!)

  4. Hee hee, I like that, a "hotel for the bewildered". I think I'd fit right in, do you have the address?

  5. Tis is gorgeous Vicky, that bloom looks fantastic in the zingy orange, and I love the stem and leaves overstamped on the text.

  6. Just love this card Vicky the splash of orange is gorgeous a really lovely card


  7. A beautiful and stunning card Vicky. I love how you have stamped the flower and what gorgeous colours.

  8. Love this card Vicky - perfect in orange, love how you have clear embossed it too - Jacqueline xx

  9. Lovely colour combo and pretty card altogether. I like the little extra piece of designer paper peeping out by the sentiment.

    YES! Let's go make some paper chains over at the Snippets Playground! Fab idea.


  10. Love the stamped image on that DP Vicky, it works so well! Orange is not a colour I go for but that flower is fabulous. I think you'll struggle getting a booking at that hotel lots of us are already there!
    Val x

  11. Fantastic card Vicky - I love the zingy colours you used too.

    Grinned about your daughter's observation about Tom Hanks :))

    And no Christmas decoarations in the Playground yet please - I get home tomorrow and need to check the damage from the mahoosive bonfire wot went wrong :(

    Hugs, Di xx

  12. Sure to have been a winner Vicky. Love the flower stamped on the newsprint paper.

    Very clever of your daughter. All the times I've watched Tom Hanks that's never occurred to me! x

  13. Gorgeous card - LOVE the orange bloom and the cheery bright green stem and leaves. That little bit of a tab for the sentiment is fab. Your daughter's comment is a hoot, now I can't get it out of my mind {grin}.

  14. This is beautiful, love the the added text.

    As for your daughter, why hasn't anyone else noticed that his name spells thanks LOL

  15. gorgeous card Vicky! i love using stamps on text printed paper, don't know why but i adore it! gorgeous use of orange, my favourite autumnal colour so warm and cuddly! xx

  16. Another bright and cheery card using orange, a colour I don't go to very often, but this looks great. And the little tab peeping out seems to ground it very well.
    Hotel for the Bewildered? yep, think I need to look up the address too!

  17. I don't very often use orange, but that flower is superb! I missed the bonfire over in the playground, will go and keep an eye on the sheep, teehee. Lynn x

  18. Great card...I love the wee tab just peeking out!

  19. I seldom use orange, not my fav color but that flower is fabulous as is the tab! Wondferful card!


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