The card I have created is one of those ones where I am feeling very smug about myself. I am not really one to blow my own trumpet, but I am in love with this card. Whether or not others love it, I am just so pleased with it myself!!!
The first challenge I came across what the new Runway Inspired Challenge which provided this photo from Delpozo….
It was the black and red that really spoke out to me in this card. I started thinking along the lines of ladybirds, apple (with black stock??), or maybe……a Poppy!!
I then saw that the CASology challenge word was Shine
……so a poppy made with glitter paper. Now, I don't have a poppy stamp - but that has never stopped me before…..I had just the thing in mind that might just work. My Uniko Studio Flower Power 2 set - not a poppy, but it could be made to look like one!! I also wanted to use the leaf from the Uniko Studio Chrysanthemum set. This then brought me to the Less is More challenge, which is to use more than one stamp.
I began my card by getting out my gold and red glitter cards. I stamped the leaf from Uniko Studio Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum set on the reverse of the gold and fussy cut it out. I then stamped the flower from flower power 2 on the back of the red card 3 times…..I fully cut out the first image, cut out all but two of the petals on the second image and on the final image, only cut out the other two petals. I assembled the leaf and flowers by placing down the leaf first, adding my fully cut flower first, added the flower with two petals missing using foam pads and then added the final two petals propped up on more foam pads on top…..this then created a three layered flower. For the centre, I cut a small circle of black velvet ribbon and again added with foam pads.
I knew exactly what text I wanted on the outside AND inside of this card, but I do not have stamps with these words….so it was time for the trusty laptop and printer and I simply printed the words I wanted. A couple of stars were added inside and voila. A really simple to make card that I happen to think packs quite a punch!!!!
Any comments as always very much appreciated