I am back from the most amazing vacation and ready for some card making :)
I wanted to make sure that I don't miss the deadlines of some of my favorite challenges, so I combined requirements of 5 of them to create this card:
I created a tall and skinny card based on a sketch from Mojo Monday
I used the color palette from House of Cards Challenge
I made the assortment of flowers for Flower Power at Artist Trading Post Exchange
I used ink, paint, seam binding, stamping, die cutting, distressing tool, embossing and flowers for Chose Your Challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog
and I was inspired by beautiful color palette and photo by Scrapmagic
In this photo you can clearly see how dimensional this card really is...
Here is the closeup of the flower assortment. All the flowers were treated with antique linen, broken china and peacock feather distress inks, and then covered with picket fence and clear crackle paint.
I started off with 110lb beige cardstock for my base, then added a layer of navy blue cardstock with splashes of white paint. The next layer was a piece of dark beige cardstock also splashed with white paint and with edges covered with picket fence distress paint. Both layers were distressed on the edges...
Next up I used a Spellbinders fence die cut and a piece of patterned paper distressed with antique linen distress ink. Then I layered bunch of different Spellbinder dies all treated with picket fence distress paint.
I added a vellum banner and stamped my Dear Mom sentiment with faded jeans distress ink. All the die cuts were mounted with adhesive foam for that extra dimension...
I used seam binding ribbon in ivory color to create this shabby bow. I hand died the ribbon with broken china and spiced marmalade distress inks.
Just one more view of the finished card...
I am entering this card into following challenges:
Artist Trading Post Exchange "Flower Power"
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog "Chose Your Own Challenge" (I used ink, paint, seam binding, stamping, die cutting, distressing tool, embossing and flowers)
House of Cards Challenge January Use glitter and or color palette
Mojo Monday #382
ScrapMagic Mood #3
I hope you enjoyed this post...
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by...
A beautiful card and what fabulous handmade flowers! Thanks so much for joining us at ATP Exchange! Ruth xReplyDelete
Thank you Ruth, I am so happy that you like my card :) Thank you for stopping by and taking time to leave me a comment! I truly appreciate it :)Delete
This is stunning! Those colors just speak to me! I love that you died your own seam binding. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!ReplyDelete
Thank you so very kindly Glenda :) I am very happy that you like my card :)Delete
Wow, what gorgeous details and design.ReplyDelete
Thank you Diane :)Delete
Another amazing card, Samra!!! I LOVE the gorgeous textures and that bow is stunning. I LOVE seeing your work! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS and happy weekend! :) Mynn xxReplyDelete
Thank you so very much Mynn :) I loooove playing at House of Cards, always such fun challenges :)Delete
Samra another stunner !!! I love these flowers and beautiful seam binding :) Thank you for visitin me my dear friend xoxo AnetaReplyDelete
Awww Aneta :) It is always such a pleasure visiting your blog :) I am glad you like my card :)Delete
Absolutely gorgeous love all the layers,distressing and textures and gorgeous bow-very shabby chic-I love itReplyDelete
Awww, thank you so much Carol :) Hugs :)Delete
It is so good to have you back!!! This is fantabulous Samra! What an amazing job you did combing all the different requirements of those challenges together into one luscious card! So many wonderful layers of Spellbinders dies. Hmmm, you seem to have a lot of dies, I think I challenge you to count them!! Not 'sets' of dies, but actual dies themselves! DO IT - I DARE YOU, I BIG DOG DOUBLE DARE YOU! haha, anyway...love your coloured ribbon and your flowers are incredible! Another winner for sure my friend! See you out on the dance floor, hugs :)ReplyDelete
:):):) Thank you my dear friend :):):) 85 is the # :( not even close to your 800 :) You did make me count though :) I have maybe 10 sets total and some individual dies that's it..I don't really buy dies that much, I should get some Tim Holtz stuff though...Thank you for bringing sunshine to rainy Las Vegas :) Big bear crafty hugs :)Delete
You sure do make good use of the ones you have! I will let you in on a little secret, I bought those dies before I had discovered what style of cards I like to make. If I could go back in time, I most certainly would not have purchased about 95% of them. A wasted of thousands of dollars if you ask me! Don't tell Spellbinders I said that, haha!Delete
Lovely card, mom is gonna love it! Thanks for joining us at the House ofReplyDelete
Thank you Sue :)Delete
Really beautiful Samra ... Love how you used those colours!ReplyDelete
Thank you Ros :) Always a pleasure to see you visit :) Hugs :)Delete
Gorgeous card Samra! Love al the layers and fancy die cuts! The blossoms look amazing! Happy to hear you had a great vacation! Did you go somewhere fun and exotic?ReplyDelete
Hello Mona :) Thanks for stopping by! Always a treat to see you visit :) I am glad you like my card :) My husband and I went on a theme cruise and it was so much fun, and we visited Jamaica. Dunn River Falls were amazing, we climbed them!! So much fun!! The cruise was a Heavy Metal 4 day concert and we had a blast! There were 60 bands playing on 4 different stages, so we were running from one side of the ship to the other trying to catch all the bands we wanted to see. :)Delete
Wow! This is so pretty! Love your flowers and ribbon! The frames are fantastic! Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Katy :) I am glad you like my card :)Delete
Oh my goodness! You've created a work of shabby chic perfection! All those lovely layers, flowers, and die cuts! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!ReplyDelete
Thank you so very much Nancy! To hear such praise from you is a true honor!! Craft Hoarders Anonymous is a great challenge and I am very happy to have found it :) Hugs :) SamraDelete
Lovely colors and layers Samra and those flowers are just stunning! Hugs.ReplyDelete
Awwww, Thank you Rupa :) Hugs :)Delete
Gorgeous card! Love the colors and dimension!ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at House of Cards!
Thank you so very much Lilian :)Delete
This is just dripping with gorgeous details! So pretty! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!ReplyDelete
Awww, Julee, I am so honored to see you visit!!! Thank you for taking time to leave me such spirit lifting comment!! It made my day!!Delete
Beautiful card, Samra. Love that vintage feel to it, and all the gorgeous details and dimension. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so very kindly Barbara!! I love playing at House of Cards, always so much fun and abundance of inspiration :)Delete
So so pretty Samra........you did an amazing job combining 5 challenges to make your stunning card. I really love the mix of colours through the seam binding.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Tracey :) You always manage to bring a huge ray of sunshine with you and I specially thank you for that!! Big hugs my crafty friend!!!Delete
Love your card you did and especially that little fence you popped in the back of those ovals.. nice touch. Thank you for sharing it with all of us on the Craft Hoarders challenge this month and hope to see you again :)ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, thank you so very much Teresa!! It is a true honor to hear from you, I am such a huge admirer of your work!! I am glad you like what I made :)Delete
Nice card, love all the layers. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!ReplyDelete
Thank you Donna :)Delete
What a beautiful layered card you have made here! Gorgeously composed components and those flowers complete the whole look.Thank you so much for joining my challenge at ATP Exchange.ReplyDelete
Awww, thank you so very kindly Julia :) I am so glad that you like my card! I love to play at ATP Exchange, such a fun challenge!Delete
Gorgeous Card, love all the layers and the flowers and ribbon...swooning. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!ReplyDelete
Awww, I am so glad you like my card :) Thank you for stopping by and taking time to leave me such sweet comment!!Delete
Gorgeous card! Love your layering as well as the gorgeous flowers and opulent ribbon! Lovely work , thank you for joining us at the ATP Exchange Toni xReplyDelete
Oh wow!!! Thank you so very kindly for the comment! Such a spirit lifter!! Hugs :)Delete
Those flowers are so pretty, but that seam binding...oh wow that is so gorgeous! Such a great artsy look! Great layers, too! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!ReplyDelete
Thank you Gloria :)Delete