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 CollectionFlesh 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.....

Betty Wright
Claudia Rosa
Iwona Palamountain
Kathy Jones
Linda Duke
Naomi Gong
Yvonne Hagane

Thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp and play along with us this month!!!  :)


Marisa said...

Your flower bouquet is stunning, Kathy!! Fabulous card!

Naomi said...

WOW, Kathy! I LOVE orange and I NEVER would've known that it's out of your comfort zone because you pulled it off BEAUTIFULLY! I also love the shape of the card, all of the lovely die-cuts, and your PHENOMENAL colouring!

I'm SO looking forward to working with you and the rest of the BBB girls!


Yvonne Hagane said...

Kathy, I have to say my jaw dropped to the floor when I saw this card!!! I looove how you`ve put this together and the flowers look totally real! Just my kind of card ;)

Wanda Cullen said...

WOW, this is stunning! Love the colors, the layout, the gorgeous coloring, the sentiment treatment...some lucky friend will treasure this card!

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Kathy! I LOVE the layers you added under your beautiful flowers. Wonderful card.
Hugs and smiles

Julie Koerber said...

What a gorgeous card with so much dimension and POP! Orange is my favorite color -- so this one is a keeper in my book!

Unknown said...

Kathy, this is absolutely stunning. I love how the flowers appear to jump off the card. Your layering is fabulous, and the colors are beautiful.

Betty Wright said...

Beautifully colored and I love all that cut work detailing, Kathy! Stunning as always! Lovely card!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card!! Love the orange and the card shape! Fantastic coloring too.

Stacy Morgan said...

Kathy you make orange look so inviting (i have issues with this color) your daisies are beautifully colored. Beautiful layers and design. Congrats on the new position in the Flourishes Family! Yea!!!

Michelle Woerner said...

Oh WOW! Kathy, this is amazing and I LOVE all the orange you used. Big hugs to you. mwah!

Amanda said...

Oh wow, Kathy, your Spellbinder layering is Phenomenal!! I love, love how you created the card so the flowers just POP out at you, I love that :)

Linda D said...

Gorgeous card/coloring Kathy, love the layering , and the colors are fabulous .

Congratulations on the DTC for the BBB DT. I look forward to working with you and the rest of the girls.

redwasher1 said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Gab said...

Wow Kathy what an amazing card!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Your all time fave stamp set, and in orange, how out of the box box box for you you you!


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