Monday, July 9, 2012

The Daisy That Became a Chrysanthemum



Hello everyone, I'm dropping by with a birthday card I made for a friend. The CR84FN58 Color Challenge colors of yellow, red and neutral were perfect for this occasion. Red and yellow are my main colors and I brought in cream and a smidgen of brown with the polka dot ribbon. I played with three different versions of this card and settled on this one at 3:45 am this morning. {Sue, I had to get up and just make the card lol} I did a lot of paper cutting, die cutting and border punching but I'm happy with the finished product and I hope my friend will be too. The flower is handmade using MFT's Die-namics Upsy-Daisy and a Paper Flower Video Tutorial by Tracy MacDonald that I viewed on her blog, I Wanna Build a Memory. When you click the link to her blog the tutorial page will pop up and it is the first one on the list, I highly recommend it. I didn't have the same punches she used so I improvised and used this daisy die which ended up looking like a chrysanthemum. Who knew, a two-for-one die. ;) My sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps Compact Sentiments and I was inspired to play along with the weekly WMS Sketch Challenge #105 by Teresa Kline. The last challenge I am entering this card in is the Paper Play Challenge-Happy Birthday which is a *new to me* challenge. Here's my card...




Thanks for dropping by today and a very warm welcome to my new followers, so happy to have you! A big thank you to everyone who leaves me sweet and encouraging comments. You have blessed me more than you know!
Hugs,
Lisa xx


Supplies:
Ink: Saddle Brown (Staz On), Memento Ladybug
Paper: yellow plaid dp-The Thrift Shop & red dp-Schoolhouse (October Afternoon), cs (Bazzill Basics Paper)
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Eighteen; EK Success Dotted Wave border punch; red, yellow & chocolate pearls (Kaisercraft); Buttercup Liquid Pearls, mini mister & dauber (Ranger); brown polka dot ribbon (TE); 3D Foam Dots (Therm O Web)

27 comments:

Samantha said...

Ohhh this is fabulous LOVE the colours so vibrant too! hugs me xx

Anonymous said...

I just love this card! The colors are such fun and perfect for Summer! Great job!
Melinda - Winter Bear

Sandie Edwards said...

Precious card Lisa, love the design and colour and of course the dies you used... sure makes for a gorgeous card.

Tracy said...

Oh wow! Your flower turned out beautifully Lisa. :-) Thank you so much for the shout out for my tutorial. I'm so glad you were able to get some inspiration from it. You really did a lovely job using those colors for the CR84FN challenge. They're really eye catching. :-) Hugs and thanks for your visit to my blog!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Lisa! Love the fancy blossom! Thanks for joining along with the WMSC :)

Deborah Frings said...

I do like this layout - so many lovely layers! Great flower too! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Michelle said...

Oh how stunning!!!! Beautiful design too!

Shannon White said...

Such a Pretty and Sweet card Lisa! Love the Beautiful Handmade Blossom, going to have to checkout that tutorial! 8-) Love the layout and touch of liquid pearls too! So Glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)

Kate said...

Simply stunning card. Love the choice of colours.

Lucia said...

So clean and neat, just beautiful!!!

Carla said...

WOW, this is great! Lovely colors too. Love from Holland.

Lisa M said...

Oh L1...your devotion to cardmaking is beyond compare! LOL 3:45?? Hee hee...That is one lucky friend to receive such a gorgeous card. :) The colors you chose are exceptional and that's the greatest design. A-MAZING job on the flower. I know you've made Tracy proud! :)
hugs,
L2

Marlena M. said...

I love what you created with the sketch and colors Lisa. Your card is so clean and crisp! Thank you also for your encouraging comment recently~it was a blessing. ;)

Kim Heggins said...

I love red and yellow together, such a happy color combination for a very lovely card.

Jeanne J said...

Lisa, I love the red and yellow together - so bright and summery. That triple wave border is over the top gorgeous! Love that flower too - so floofy!!

Kelly S. said...

LOVE what you did with both challenges! Those layered die borders make the most amazing banner! This card just says SUNSHINE and happiness! Your mum sure is perfect perched on that label. Awesome card!

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful card, Lisa! Love the gorgeous flower and the ribbons!

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful combo of the colors and use of the sketch! Flower is fabulous and those layers of ribbons!

Renee said...

Love this!!
The colors are gorgeously perfect...
and what a fabby label!!
A great take on the sketch and so glad you could play with us at WMSC!:)

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

What a fabulous design Lisa! Great layering and the papers are lush! Love it! xx

Sarah said...

So bright and cheerful...a really happy card!

Sharon Ngoo said...

Ooh! Lovely use of colours - bold and happy! :)

Pauline said...

Beautiful Lisa, I,love the fabulous layering of those fancy labels, I just got those myself last week they are such a fab shape!
Love the papers, and fab little flower.
Thanks for joining us at Cr84FN this week!

Lenet said...

Beautiful Card!! Thanks for joining ua at WMSC

~Tammy~ said...

Love the beautiful bloom...looks like you had the perfect papers to make one fantastic card!

Sue Lelli said...

Lisa, I am so GLAD you made this card at 3:45AM!!! It is so GORGEOUS! LOVE LOVE LOVE your flower and papers and ribbons! Sometimes you just have to give in to the ideas in your mind no matter what the time! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Margaret said...

Wow! I would not dare show a card that came together for me at 3:45 AM! This is beautiful and how resourceful to multipurpose your daisy die! Love the colors, the layers, and that gorgeous mum!! What a lucky friend to receive this beauty!!

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