Thursday, September 08, 2011

AnnaBelle Stamps challenge #1

Here is a card I made this afternoon combining several challenges.  I enjoyed making this card and found it just flowed!  Firstly it is the first challenge from the birthday celebrations over at AnnaBelle Stamps blog and it is a 1,2,3 challenge - 1. use one of their new stamps, 2. use diecuts or punches and 3. use bling/pearls.  I also followed the sketch from Inspirational card sketches.  I made it into an Easel card for Top Tip Tuesday which is also celebrating a birthday!  I am also entering it in to Simon Says - multifold card, Crafty Creations - not a square card, Crafts & Me - bows and buttons and Southern Girls Challenge (and another birthday blog celebration!) lots of layers or birthday - this card has both!

I stamped the tulip on kraft cardstock, fussy cut the whole flower and just the front petals and coloured it in with colouring pencils. I have a TIP for TOP TIP TUESDAY -  I used a broad tip embossing tool on the back of the front petals to give it bit of a curve.  I then attached it to the main flower using silicone adhesive (like the one they use for paper tole) and when it finally cures and dries it will maintain that curvature to it so that it looks more like a real flower!  Over time I find that if I use foam tape that the curve flattens out so by using the paper tole silicone adhesive it tends to maintain its curve.
Since this is such a small card I used shrinky dink for the title so that it doesn't take over from the flower - here is a close up.

materials - Kraft cardstock, AC canary cardstock; Echo Park 'for the record'; AnnaBelle Stamps 'squared posies' stamps; Stazon jet black ink; colouring pencils; Shrinky dink; Provocraft  circle dies; Creative Memories circle cutters, Spellbinder petite scalloped circles large; 6mm pale yellow ribbon; natural paper cord; 7mm split ring; Kaisercraft pearls; Helmar silicone adhesive sealant.
Thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend ....and....GO THE GEELONG CATS!!!


AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Absolutely stunning Janet! Love the colouring of the flower and how you've kept the curve to it! An amazing combination of challenges as well!!
Thanks for playing along with our celebration!

Jessica T said...

Melbourne didnt make it to the finals this year so yes... GO CATS!
Wonderful card, love all the details you added, and beautiful colours. Fabulous take on the sketch, so glad you could play along at ICS xx

Debs said...

Fabulous card, love the way yoou've 3d the flower.
Thanks for joining us at ICS this week.
Hugs Debs

Kylie said...

WOW Janet,
What a STUNNING card and I simply love what you have done to your gorgeous flower!
LOVE all your tips too and your whole card design, LOVE it!!!
Thanks so much for joining in on the AnnaBelle Stamps Birthday Celebrations!!!

Take Care,
Kylie X

marilynprestonn said...

Whata beautiful tulip! I just love that bright red and awesome sketch. Thank you for playing Crafty Creations Challenge with us. Do come again and good luck! :)Peggy

Sue W said...

Hi Janet, I've jusy come in from the Rock Eisteddfod and found your card on the link! What a great way to end a fabulous day.......Your card is beautiful, the colouring is perfect I really love the detail you include in each of your cards. Thanks for joining in the Birthday challenges I look forward to seeing each of your cards.

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh Janet you sure made that tulip sing.... super,super pretty card! Thanks for joining in on our celebration at AnnaBelle Stamps!

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh Janet you sure made that tulip sing.... super,super pretty card! Thanks for joining in on our celebration at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Maggie's Crafts said...

Lovely creation! Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.


Jo said...

This is so beautiful. The flower is stunning. Jo x

Karen Howard said...

What a wonderful card, love your creative style! Thanks for joining the Buttons and Bows challenge this week at Crafts and Me!

LaJanette said...

OH my WORD! This card is just stunning! SO so pretty; love the colors, how those petals are sticking out is just out of this world! Love your tip too!

Thanks for celebrating with us at Top Tip Tuesday; and good luck to you:0)

CTgirl said...

Wow, this is lovely! I really like how you made the flower dimensional...thanks for the tip! Your colours are gorgeous!

Lisa M said...

So realistic looking and wonderful coloring as well. Great tip for giving more depth and dimension to any image. :D
Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Top Tip Tuesday. :D
Lisa xx
Be sure you check the TTT guidelines for even MORE chances to win on this challenge. :D
Happy stamping...

Hazel said...

wowzers thats stunning,
H xx

Sue Kohler said...

this looks AMAZING Janet, I love how you have put the flower together to give it so much depth and dimension (thanks for the tips!), not sure if there was anything else on the card I was so engrossed in the beautiful bloom-lol!! :)

Caroljenks said...

This is beautiful - and don't you just love it when your cards just seem to 'come together' :)

Thanks for sharing your Top Tip with us too - great way to keep shape in pieces :)

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week to celebrate our 1st Birthday! Make sure you haven’t missed out on any of our amazing prizes this week – pop over to TTT to make sure you’re entered into ALL of our prize draws :)

Carol x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, Love the colours, I love tulips and yours reminds me of spring! really great job! fab tip too!

There are loads of ways for you to win! @ Top Tip Tuesday you can get extra entries by visiting DT and or other challengers leave them a message and tell them you saw their card at Top Tip Tuesday
Thanks for joining in the fun for our 1st Birthday challenge,
hugs Samantha

Kazza said...

Wow...Beautiful card!! Love your treatment of the flower. Thanks for the great tip too! I've got some great goodies on my blog if you comment too. Thanks for joining in our celebrations. Karenx

cotnob said...

Gorgeous card, I saw it on Top Tip Tuesday, love the buttons.

Susie Little said...

Beautiful card, Thank you for playing at ICS XXX.

April said...

wonderful easel card -- i love the bright colors -- great job -- i saw it on TTT.

Niknak said...

What a stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls!!