Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #139 - Embellish Me!

Good morning peeps! It's time for another excellent challenge at Shopping Our Stash! This week we want you to make an embellishment! How cool is that?! Me? I made a flower:


Here is the inside:

I couldn't decide what colors to use...so I used them all! LOL! Using the current sketch at Cardabilities, I die cut ten 1" circles and one 1-1/2" circle from double sided DP. Folded the 1" circles into a 'V' shape, making sure the sides are all folded the same. (For my flower, I folded the left side first, then the right side) Then I adhered all the 'petals' onto the 1-1/2" circle, adding an aqua flower and a brad from my stash to finish it off. I shopped my stash for more flowers and brads, and even a doilie! The doilie was white, but I took Peacock Feathers DI and colored it with the blending tool. I also took a scrap of vellum, and scribbled over it with a SN marker. When it was dry, I die cut the leaves. Once I assembled the front, I finished the inside and was done.  I love how bright and cheery the colors in this card are. Makes me think Spring is almost here! (As I type this, I'm looking out my window at the big piles of snow still covering everything. Sigh.) Come on Spring - you can't get here soon enough!! :)

So, are you ready to make your own embellishment for your card or project? Well then, be sure to link up to Shopping Our Stash! Before you do that, please visit my teammates to see their gorgeous creations! Thanks for stopping by! Stay crafty my friends!

Chris
Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Birthday Sampler
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Peacock Feathers
DP: DCWV - The Spring Mix Stack
CS: Darice (white); The Paper Co. (red)
Accessories: Grand Calibur;  Std. Circle Lg Nesties; Scalloped Edgeabilities border; Martha Stewart - doilie; Recollections - vellum; Spectrum Noir CG3 marker; Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots EF;   flowers and brads from my stash; Doodlebug - twine; Paper Smooches - Reflections Leaves die
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Helmar 450 adhesive; Glue Dots; Recollections red tape



16 comments:

  1. Totally love your bright and festive card, Chris! Your flower is so fun and so very eye catching. I think of all the embellishments that could be made, flowers have got to be my favorite!

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  2. Fabulous job on the flower Chris, love how bright and happy your card is. I almost did a teabag fold, great minds think alike.

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  3. This card is lovely. I love the bright colors! The flower you made is so adorable! You did an excellent job!

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  4. going with *ALL* the colors was definitely a great idea, especially whilst there is soooooooooo dang much WHITE outside irl, lol!!! love*LOVE*love that uber-clever dimensional flower that is just made from CIRCLES? dude! genius!!! :)

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  5. You are amazing! LOVE this bright & fun & springy beauty - and really, why limit yourself by picking colours?

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  6. Gorgeous Work Chris :) The all the colorful embellishments <3 Love it.

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  7. Purty purty purty, I love the bright cheery (so spring like) colours! And that folded flower...awesome possum!!!

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  8. WOow, I LOVE the colors. So bright and cheery! I've made those flowers before, and they are HARD, HARD, I tell you! There was almost a revolt in my class when I made other people do them. I am humbled by your patience. :)

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  9. Ooh, pretty. :) Love the DIY flower, and may just have an idea for my own! (Thanks!) You just keep on thinking spring is near...

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  10. very pretty card!
    Thanks for joining us at Cardabilites!

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  11. Love the use of the sketch for this card - Thanks for joining in at Cardabilities~

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  12. I love your card of many colors, Chris, especially your colorful handmade flower!! Spring will come! I just hope you don't have flooding next when all that friggin snow melts!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. Lovely card! Fabulous job with the challenge!

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  14. So cute card! :) Thanks for playing along with us at Cardabilities!
    ~ Olga Kovalchuk

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  15. I love all the bright colors on your card and all the pretty flowers, it came out really cute! Thanks for joining us on Cardabilities this month :)

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  16. Your circle flower is fantastic ... and I love all of those happy colors ... thanks so much for joining us at Cardabilities.

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