Monday, June 27, 2011

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge 209

For today's card I decided to follow the Saturday Sketch Challenge offered by Stamping 411.  I like challenges because they take a lot of work out of creating a card.  I selected one of my new  favorites, Fabulous Florets for the main image, which is available in our Summer Mini Catalog.

The two small flowers were stamped in black and the circle was punched out with the 2 1/2" circle punch to create the focal point of the card.  The Melon Mambo circle behind it was cut with the Circle Scissors cutter at 2 3/4".  It was very easy to do.  I should use it more often.
   The large flower was stamped, cut out and popped up with a dimensional. I stamped the flower again in Melon Mambo, cut out the flower center and added glitter before attaching it to the large flower with a dimensional.
I decided to use the mat pack and piercing tool around the edge of the circle. It's a little difficult to see in the photo.
The two top panels were embossed in the Big Shot.  The bottom panel is cut from the Night and Day DSP, retired.
The little Hello sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.
 I carried the florets and colors to the inside of the card by stamping along the left edge.  One blossom was cut out for the top of the inside panel.

I love finishing the inside of the card. I like to have a little surprise when the card is opened and you get to see what else is there.
This is such a great stamp set to work with!  I've several more cards to share with you soon.  Thanks for visiting today. 

List of supplies: Stamp sets: Fabulous Florets, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Ink pads: Basic Black and Melon Mambo 
Accessories: Night& Day DSP, Circle Scissor Plus, 2 1/2" circle punch, paper snips, Perfect Polka Dots and Square Lattice embossing folders, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Dimensionals, Multi-purpose liquid glue, Snail adhesive, Clear Mount blocks.


Selene Kempton said...

absolutely breathtaking! whew! i love it all, the inside, the flowers breaking the plain of the circle. Awesome design! Thanks for sharing your talents over on stamping 411 this week.

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Great card Diane!! Love the inside as much as the outside. Fabulous!

Ret said...

Hi Diane, Your card is just beautiful! I love the outside just as well as the inside. What a gorgeous project!!

Connie said...

So pretty, great inside and outside! Thanks for playing along with us!

Patti Chesky said...

Ooooh! I really like this one. It's a fun twist on the sketch by having the flower cut out!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Oh I really love this card!!! Love that focal point too!!

Mickey Roberts said...

Oh my goodness, Diane, this card is just stunning!