Saturday, October 8, 2016

One-Layer Simplicity Challenge #32 and The Flower Challenge #1

This is my second post for today....I have a two cards to share with you...one for the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge #32 and the other for a new challenge at The Flower Challenge #1.....So let's get started!

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This was a fun card to create.  I haven't done much ink blending lately (mostly because I've been playing with my water colors!).  I masked off the rectangle in the center with some post-it tape and blended some distress inks (candy apple red, carved pumpkin, and squeezed lemonade).  I removed the post-it tape and stamped the silhouette image from Paper Smooches in versafine black.  After making sure the distress ink was completely dry, I stamped the sentiment from SSS and heat embossed it in white. I added the faux stitched border with a dark orange memento marker.  Super simple card...but I love how it turned out.

And now...here's the card for the Flower Challenge....


I absolute LOVE this flower from Penny Black!  I stamped it on Bristol paper and colored it with Zig Clean Color Markers.  Then....I fussy cut this flower!  Those tiny stems are VERY fragile!  I also used a black marker to color all of the edges of the image after I cut it out.  I cut a panel of white card stock about 4 x 5.5 inches and used an embossing folder (Tim Holtz, I think) to emboss the bricks.  I cut the center of the panel out using an oval die from Spellbinders BEFORE putting it in the embossing folder.  I used a little distress ink on the card base for the background and some splatters from the ink as well as some water splatters.  The sentiment is from Winnie and Walter...stamped in black.  I fussy cut the word hello and then cut a small rectangle for the word friend. Both words are adhered directly to the brick panel. I slipped the flower behind the oval and popped ups the blooms with some foam tape. I added a dark pink border down each sided of the card (it actually matches the blooms IRL!).

I know I'm going to love this flower challenge!  It seems that most of my cards feature a flower of some kind!

As always, thanks so much for stopping in.  I appreciate your visit...and I appreciate each and every comment!
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6 comments:

Viv said...

Two gorgeous cards here Susan. Loving the Poppy one with your fab speckly background and super embossing. Thank you so much for sharing with us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Maria A. said...

Hello Susan and thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE.
I love, love that image of this poppies and how you fussy cut them, adds so much depth and looks amazing with the embossed background.
Beautiful color palate!!
We hope you join us again next time.
XO
Maria Rodriguez. DT

Lisa Tilson said...

I love both the cards Susan, particularly the challenge card, as that set is on my wish list! You have coloured it beautifully. Thank you for joining in the challenge, and hope to see you again soon, Lisa DT

Helen J said...

Beautiful cards, I particularly love the second one - what amazing cutting!

Pat said...

I love the way you have coloured the poppies Susan and they are framed beautifully in that SB oval with the TH brick embossing in the background. Great sentiment too. x

Karen D. said...

beautiful Susan..love how you added the stitched edge...
Thanks so much for playing along with the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge this month.

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