Wednesday, January 25, 2017

CAS Flowers

Oooooooh look I made a card on a Wednesday!  Probably because I didn't go to the gym today.  I felt like I was busybusybusy all day long yesterday and I kinda felt like I needed a little break, especially since I did still take my doglets for a walk this morning.  But anyway, it's been good to spend some time in the craft cave today!  And still playing with new toys :D


Friends, meet the Sale-a-Bration set Avant Garden.  It's photopolymer, so I stamped the flowers without using my Stamp-a-ma-jig...except for the stamens part.  And the sentiment, because it's a pet peeve when my sentiments are crooked.  But the flowers, leaves and stems?  All unaided.

Thought I'd go with a nice, simple floral CAS card to go with the current Paper Players challenge:


And the pastel color palette at the Color Throwdown seemed like a natural match for that:


I used Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette, and Pool Party for my colors.  Hmm, the swatch there makes the pink look more like Blushing Bride, but Pink Pirouette tends to be forgotten in color challenges and I personally like it better than Blushing Bride :p

At the last minute I had to add some teeny pearls to the flowers so once again I can enter at Cupcake Inspirations:


I have to say, it would be pretty awesome to have some darker half-back pearls from Stampin' Up! to go with the regular pearl-colored pearls.  Not black, but like a gunmetal color?  Preeeetttyyyy.

Well, if I leave now I can go pick up dog food before traffic gets too wild and crazy.  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Avant Garden
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Mint Macaron, Pool Party
Paper:  Pink Pirouette cardstock & DSP, Pool Party, Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  Dimensionals, Pearls

9 comments:

Saskia Pullen said...

Love the soft colors you have used. Good luck in our Pearls challenge by Cupcake inspirations.
DT member Saskia Pullen

Leigh Penner said...

Very pretty take on the colour challenge!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

Sandy said...

Very pretty. Love the soft colors. Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspiration Challenges!
-Sandy, DT

Lori said...

Beautiful floral design! Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

Joanne James said...

Love those soft pastels for your floral creation Christy - and the patterned dsp frame. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Claire Broadwater said...

Christy, what a beautiful, card! I love the soft colors and the DSP background. So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Ek Gorman said...

I hear you about being busy, busy, busy. I am so spending the weekend selfishly crafting. This is really a sweet card. The colors are just perfect and I'm happy to hear you were about to sneak it in durning a busy week. You have used this week's theme of pearls just perfectly. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspiration.

Broni said...

This is so soft and pretty, Christy! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Color Throwdown this week!