Monday, April 2, 2012
The Beauty of Friendship
For this month’s Bring Back Beautiful challenge, we’d like to honour those in our lives that bless us with their friendship. The challenge is just that simple – make a card or creation with a friend in mind! Link up your Bring Back Beautiful Challenge creations over on the Flourishes blog. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB21. You have until April 30th to enter! As we unveil our challenge for next month, we’ll share our True Beauties – those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! Winners will be featured on the Flourishes Blog and will receive a Bring Back Beautiful Winner button to display proudly on their blog!
I also want to give a big welcome to three new members of the team - Linda, Claudia and Naomi!!! These girls have incredible talent and I just *know* you are going to love their creations!!! Sadly we also have to say farewell to Heather and Beate, but they aren't going too far - you'll still see their amazing work on the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenges each week.
I've made this a shaped card for something a little different and used orange for my colour palette. Orange, I admit, is not in my comfort zone, but I was thinking of my friend and she loves orange, so I thought....why not??? The base has been made of pumpkin pie and cut with Mega Curved Rectangles and then I've added a layer of vanilla. The next panel is the smaller die from the same set used for more pumpkin and a piece of Howdy Doody DP. Next I've cut some vanilla with Labels 14 and topped with another piece of vanilla cut with Twisted Metal Tags and Accents. Across this is a piece of ivory satin ribbon. The sentiment is from Gerber Daisy and has been stamped and cut out with Ribbon Tags Trio and attached with some spotty orange grosgrain ribbon. The daisies (also from Gerber Daisy) have been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (YR00, YR12, YR16, YR18, E31, E33, YR24, G20, G21, G24, G28 - Burnt Orange Collection, Leaf Green Collection, Beehive Collection, Flesh Tones 1 Collection) and then fussy cut and popped up on foam tape. To finish I've added some Latte Pearls to the corners.
Stamps - Gerber Daisy (Flourishes)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Howdy Doody MME DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Mega Curved Rectangles, Labels 14 Nestabilities, Twisted Metal Accents and Ribbon Tag Trio Shapeabilities, Ivory Satin Ribbon, Orange Spot Grosgrain Ribbon, Kaisercraft Latte Pearls, Scissors, Foam Tape.
Don't miss all the stunning creations the girls have for you this month.....
Thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp and play along with us this month!!! :)