Thursday, June 14, 2018

Flower Cluster

Hi there friends!  Today I'm pleased to share with you a card made for reminder post for The Flower Challenge, where I am honored to be a guest designer this month! Be sure to use the link below to check out all the beautiful inspiration by the Design Team.

This month the challenge is to use any previous challenge, so for my reminder card I chose to use Challenge #14, which was to create a CAS card.  Over the years I have found myself creating more CAS type cards, without too many design elements.  For my card today, I used the Flower Cluster die, and inlaid leaf and petal pieces colored with Zig markers.

I die cut the image 3 times, once from white card stock and twice from Bristol paper, which I find works best for blending Zigs.  I adhered the white card die cut onto a white panel, colored the flower center pieces with a yellow marker, and then, after the Bristol colored pieces were dry, I transferred them into the main panel.  The remainder of the card construction is pretty self-explanatory, and the finishing touch was to add some iridescent jewels.

Thanks so much for visiting, it's always so appreciated!  I hope you'll be able to join The Flower Challenge this month, it's fun to be able to choose your own challenge.


Product details
Stamps:  Watercolor Trio (long retired SU)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Black, Strathmore Bristol
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Flower Cluster die (Simon Says Stamp), Stitched Shapes Oval Framelit (SU), Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, Lucy's Cards Clear Iridescent Mix jewels, score board


Viv said...

Another beautiful card from you Stef! Loving your gorgeous flowers and how you coloured them. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month over at 'The Flower Challenge' 😀 hugs Viv xx

CherylQuilts said...

Stef, this is gorgeous! I just received this die, and I love how you've used it! What beautiful colors and designs! So glad you are guest designing for The Flower Challenge! Hugs! xoxo

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Stef, we are so thrilled you were our Guest Designer this month, your cards are gorgeous, thank you.
CAS cards still a bit intimidating for me, I'm getting a bit better though.
Your reminder card is amazing, love the delicate die cut blooms and how you paper pieced them.
Love the beautiful sentiment and how you propped it up in that corner.
Thank you again for playing along with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, we hope you come and play again next time.
Big Hugs.
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautiful card Stef, love the vibrant wonderful colours.
So happy you joined us as our GD this month at The Flower Challenge.
xx Karen

Bobby said...

This is beautiful, Stef. One drawback to the Bristol paper is that it's not white. Cutting the outline from white blended it into the background while the dimension still allowed it to stand out.

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card Stef and I love the pretty red and green die cut. Beautiful job and thanks for being a Guest Designer with us!