Wednesday 24 July 2013

Summery Flowers Birthday Card - Inkspirational July Sketch Challenge (#30)

We have a sketch challenge for you this week at Inkspirational, and a great sketch it is too!  I think this is such a versatile layout, it will work for both squares and rectangles and you can keep it CAS or go a bit more fancy with it.  I rotated the sketch and made a 5 3/4" square card. 

My friend and neighbour Kath asked me to make a birthday card for an old friend of hers - who used to live in the house that Owen and I live in now!  I went with a floral theme (no surprise there!) and used pretty, summery colours - Crisp Cantaloupe, Primrose Petals and Pear Pizzazz - with some white, Espresso and Raspberry Ripple thrown in.  I stamped the flourish from the Everything Eleanor set onto Whisper White CS a few times using Pear Pizzazz ink.  I used the flower stamp from the SU! Morning Meadow set that matches the Pansy punch and inked a few flowers with Crisp Cantaloupe ink and then inked the edges with Primrose Petals ink using a sponge dauber.  I then made two slightly darker flowers by inking in Primrose Petals ink, stamping off once and then edging with Raspberry Ripple ink.  I computer generated the sentiment using the Lobster Two font and cut two scalloped Early Espresso borders using the Large Scallop Edgelits die.  The patterned paper is a scrap of Pear Pizzazz DSP I found in my stash.  I attached a strip of Primrose Petals ribbon, tied a separate bow and glued that over the top.  I popped up the flowers on the white panel and added jewel centres.  I then punched more flowers for the Pear Pizzazz patterned paper panel and had to add jewel centres to those too!  

Here's the inside and envelope - with more flourishes and flowers!

I really hope you'll try this wonderful sketch and take part in our challenge at Inkspirational this week, I'd love to pop by your blogs to see your interpretations!  The other DT members will have fab cards on show to inspire you and our Weekend Warrior, Sandie, will post a card on Saturday too!

Stamps: SU! 'Everything Eleanor' & 'Morning Meadow' sets, Hero Arts '???'
CS: SU! Primrose Petals, Crisp Cantaloupe, Early Espresso & Whisper White

Patterned paper:  SU! Pear Pizzazz DSP
Ink: SU! Crisp Cantaloupe, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple & Pear Pizzazz
Tools: SU! Pansy, Boho Blossoms & Itty Bitty flower punches, Large Scallop Edgelits die, sponge daubers
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Primrose Petals stitched ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels, Dimensionals

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sandie said...

Gorgeous Ruth, love how you have flipped the sketch and the flowers are a gem. Hope you are well x

Mynn xx said...

Your flowers are diving, Ruth! LOVE the colors you used and the way you flipped the sketch! This is awesome! HUGS and hope you have a great rest of the week! :)

Pia S said...

This is beautifully feminine, and the name of the receiver on the card front is such a sweet, personal touch.

Marina said...

How lovely to make such a personalised card. The colours and all the flowers are gorgeous and the recipient is sure to be delighted. Marina

Jacqueline said...

A stunning card Ruth - your flowers are gorgeous - Jacqueline xx

SandeeNC said...

Beautiful colors, love the floral theme and the way you turned the sketch on it's side. waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

RitaR said...

Love the blend of Crisp Cantaloupe and Primrose Petals! Just yummy!

kelly said...

simply beautiful Ruth!!! Full of so many gorgeous details, a true work of art!
Love Kelly xx

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