Saturday, 22 June 2013

Lucky Calypso Flowers

I'm feeling a bit more creative this week, which is a lucky thing after last week's eyesore of a card LOL.

I made this card for the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and the Just Add Leaves challenge at Just Add Ink.



I love this sketch and will be sure to use it again.  For my card, I used a piece of First Edition DSP as the main panel and over-stamped it with a Penny Black stamp colored with markers.  Once I'd stamped it, I used my sponge dauber and a touch of Calypso Coral ink to put a tiny bit of color to the flowers.  

The ribbon embellishment uses Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon stuck down with sticky strip, then some Calypso Coral baker's twine on top.  It's finished with a brad.


Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  Delicate Florals (Penny Black); Signature Greetings (PTI)
Cardstock:  Basic Black; Calypso Coral; Very Vanilla; First Edition DSP
Ink:  Calypso Coral
Accessories:  Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral markers; Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon; Calypso Coral Baker's Twine; Large Scallops framelit; 2011-13 In Color Brad

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card received an Honorable Mention at Just Add Ink

10 comments:

Christine Blain said...

This is beautiful, Karren. I love how delicate that stamp is (very aptly named). Stamping on DSP is a technique that I love, and your card is no exception. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

Mae Collins said...

I am with both you and Christine, I love stamping on DSP and this stamp is so beautiful. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Just Add Ink this week.

Amy O said...

What a pretty card! I love the baker's twine layered over the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

Rachel Palmieri said...

Your card caught my eye when I was scrolling through the submissions at FMS, nice detail, 'specially twine over ribbon.

inkeverywhere said...

Such a great idea to stamp on DSP - I never think to do it. Looks fabulous. Chantell JAI

Scrappy Géri said...

wow! I so love your card!!! It's beautiful! The stamp is fab and I really like the combo! ;)

Jen Timko said...

This is gor-jus!!! Love, love it, Karren! The twine layering is wonderful. Glad to see you this week at FMS!

Nikki Spencer said...

Beautiful as always Karren, love the soft effect of your stamping on DSP. Thanks for playing at JAI.

KimB said...

Love it Karren! I totally agree this is a great sketch and I love how you used it here. Its modern and yet has a vintage feel. Love the twine/ribbon detail. Thanks for joining us at Just add Ink.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Karren this card is really beautiful! You've used a stunning combination of colours and I love how you've stamped and coloured that gorgeous flower on your DSP. Love the ribbon and twine treatment too! Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink and Freshly Made Sketches this week!