Monday, 7 October 2013

Flower, Bee & Ladybird Thank You Card - HOC Oct Sketch Challenge (Cute & Fun)

At House of Cards we're asking you to use this wonderful sketch for your challenge entries during October.  You can rotate the sketch and change shapes - as long as the layout comes through to us on the finished card it's all good!  For the first week we want to see CUTE & FUN style cards using the layout.


I used Melon Mambo CS to make the 5 3/4" square card base.  This layout is great for using patterned papers and I chose four designs from the cheery and bright SU! Sunshine and Sprinkles pack to use on my card.  I stamped on watercolour paper and coloured with inks and a blender pen.  I stamped and fussy cut a second flower so I could pop it up and stamped the sentiment.  I stamped and die cut the bee and ladybird and added fun touches - Star Dust Stickles to the bee wings and Crystal Effects to the ladybird body - then I popped both of them up.

For an extra touch of fun I cut the card front in half diagonally.


Here's the inside of the card with a sentiment and another glossy ladybird.  That ladybird with her smiley face is adorable! 

I covered the envelope flap with yellow patterned paper and added a stamped, coloured and fussy cut flower to finish.

Other members of the Cute & Fun DT have made wonderful cards for inspiration so do check them out and then please join us at HOC this week and make a Cute & Fun style card using the sketch! Everyone is welcome at our House!

Stamps: Hero Arts/Sizzix 'Flower Garden' stamp & die combo set, Hero Arts 'Thank You Messages' & 'Sending Smiles Messages' clear sets
CS: SU! Melon Mambo, Basic Black & Whisper White

Patterned paper:  SU! Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP
Ink: VersaFine Olympia Green & Onyx Black, SU! Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz & Sahara Sand, blender pen
Tools: dies from Hero Arts/Sizzix 'Flower Garden' stamp & die combo set,
Embellishments & accessories: Star Dust Stickles, Ranger Glossy Accents, SU! Dimensionals

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Louise van Vuren said...

Spotted this card- very much like a previous 52CCT sketch and LOVE that you cut it in half- Danger! Genius at work!

Louise xx

Mynnette said...

Um, I LOVE this!!! The bold and bright colors are amazing and I adore the fabulous images you use, too! HUGS and hope you have a great rest of the week! :)

Tammy said...

WOW Ruth this is gorgeous!! I love the bright colors and your fabulous design!
Hugs, Tammy

Danielle Vincent said...

Wow Ruth - Fabulous!!! Love how you cut in half and decorated the inside. I think I just purchased this same stamp and die set - can't wait to use it now that I've seen your cute and fun creation. Hugs D

Margaret said...

Great card. So bold Ruth why can't I do that?
Margaret M

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE! The bright colors are amazing and the special gate opening - fabulous!

kelly said...

gorgeous, love how colurful it is!!! and nice to see the different opening style too!
Kelly xx

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