Friday, April 1, 2011

Saturday Sketch Challenge 197 ~ Fun Fabric Flowers

Good Evening Friends!

I'm so excited about this weeks sketch challenge from the operators at stampin 411. Why? Well, I was stumbling on my own sketch... Thinking ugghhhh, putting off making my card... Then, something sort of happened!

This card came together in about 20 minutes, and I really think it's the bomb! (now that it's done) LOL I stamped the medallion on crumb cake cardstock on crumb cake paper. I ran that piece through the big shot with the cute tulip embossing folder.

Then, I pulled out my fabric and big shot. I love that the fabric matches the paper below. Total happiness!!

I ran the fabric through the big shot using the fun flowers die. I started to sponge my fabric with not quite navy ink and realized that my flowers were still blending together. so I cut some vanilla flowers out of paper.. I sponged those layers also.. In keeping with the sketch, I cut half of my large flower off, then put the layers down, including the ribbon and grabbed a push pin and my mat pack. i pushed through all the layers and attached the fabric with a small gold brad.

Next, I pulled out my buttons.. I tried a few colors, off white, crumb cake, and settled on this not quite navy button.. You don't see how pretty it is in this picture.. there's lots of variation in color in the button.. Total eye candy! I used the other half of my flower as scrap, and stamped "friends" on it, then punched it with the small tag punch. I tied that all up with some linen thread... I had a ball making this card!

Measurements:
Base: Not Quite Navy, 11 x 4 1/4" scored and folded in half at 5 1/2"
Layer 2: Baja Breeze 5 x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Crumb Cake 4 7/8" x 5 5/8"
Layer 4: DSP 2 x 4 7/8" (scallop border punched)
Layer 5-9: All die cut flowers from the big shot, paper and fabric mixed.

That's all for tonight! Come play along with your Stampin' Up! 411! operators this week, won't you?

Rubbah hugs,
Selene Kempton

10 comments:

paperpotter said...

Selene, I like the way you used cardstock in between the fabric layers on this card. Sometimes fabric just doesn't have enough puffiness to it and I have lots of the Baja Breeze flowers I left out of my baby headbands left over. Now I know how to use 'em! Thanks for all you do for us! ~Celia

craftystamper said...

Selena, what a beautiful card. I love the flower, the colors, all the textures. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful piece of art1

Kerin said...

This card IS the bomb! I love the combination of patterned fabric & vanilla flowers...beautiful!!

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

Fabulous combination!!! I would never have thought to do that. It's genius!

Jen Timko said...

This is so pretty! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity! What a fantastic flower!

njburk said...

Selene--I LOVE what you did with the fabric on this card--it's so soft & feminine!

Congtats on being in one of the photos in S/Success from Leadership--that was so much fun!
Hugs, N

Tiffany Bauer said...

Just beautiful!! Love that flower and the colors!!

Connie Babbert said...

Very cool with the medallion stamp and the fabric is gorgeous! Love it!

Patti Chesky said...

What a perfect way to show how you can combine paper and fabric. The end result is gorgeous!

gbarron56 said...

Beautiful card, Selene -- love how you used the fabric. It truly is "da bomb"! Blessings, Gretchen