11 October 2012

MCT Designer Challenge: Fancy Flowers

by Veronica

It's time for another Designer Challenge over at My Creative Time! Today's Challenge host is the very talented Shar from Scrapendipity. She has challenged us to create a card or layout that includes at least three handmade flowers (incorporating gems or buttons) and follows this beautiful color palette she picked out.

Now I'm no stranger to Sky Blue and Chocolate Brown! Most of my house is decorated with those colors. But throwing the yellow in there really took me by surprise. It's such a modern combination.

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This card is the standard A2 size (4.25" x 5.5"), but it folds at the top. After paper piercing my blue layer, I popped it on top of my brown card base. The yellow layer was dry embossed using the Chevron Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up! The label-shaped frame was cut using the Labels One Nestabilities set by Spellbinders. First, I cut out the white label using the larger die. I distressed the edges of that layer with my Walnut Stain Tim Holtz Distress Ink and Tim Holtz Distress Tool. I then used the same die to cut out a piece of brown. I ran that diecut back through my Big Shot with the next smaller die on it to create the frame.

The flowers are made up of a combination of MCT's Flower Petal Dies, paper flowers by Kaiserscrapbook, and adhesive flowers by K & Company. The Petal Die flowers are cut out of Papertrey Ink felt. Once my flowers were glued/pop dotted together, I adhered small rhinestones to the K & Company flowers for a little sparkle.

I stamped the "Thinking of you" sentiment from MCT's Floral Sentiments onto a piece of white card stock and notched the right edge with my scissors. Of course, a LOT of pop dots were used to complete this project!

Please join me and the other designers in this fabulous challenge by heading over to Emma's blog and entering your project at the end of today's post there! Can't wait to see what you create!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica


  1. So pretty...love the flowers! Lee-Ann :)

  2. Veronica, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love how the flowers have such dimension!!!

  3. Very Beautiful!!Gorgeous Flowers!!
    Enjoy your day,

  4. LOVE THIS! your flowers are just BEAUTIFUL!!!

  5. Beautiful card!! Gorgeous flowers! Love the embossing!

  6. Wow, this is beautiful. I LOVE these flowers you made and that chevron embossing in the background is very cool too. Hugs- Glora

  7. This card is so attractive...one that begs to be looked at. Beautiful job! I like the combination of different things for your flowers.
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  8. Veronica ~ BEAUTIFUL flowers! Just LOVE all the layers you added to them! GREAT idea for the frame too! LOVE me my nesties!! Well I must try this paper piercing sometime ~ love the look! Whoo that embossing folder too!! LOVE it all!!

  9. Very nice...I like the colors in the softer shades. Great job!

  10. This is sooo GORGEOUS Veronica!!!:)


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