Totally Hues Challenge #3



It's a beautiful day here in CA, nearly 80 degrees and with such beautiful sunny weather, I decided to play along with two challenges today.  The first is Heather's Totally Hues #3 where the colors are Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores and Aqua Mist.  For more info about her challenge, here is the link:http://heatherpulvirenti.blogspot.com/2011/03/totally-hues-challenge-3.html
Since I seem to be relying totally on sketchs for my inspiration these days, I used a sketch from CAS for the basic design of my card.  Here is info on the current sketch:
http://cleanandsimplestamping.blogspot.com/2011/03/130.html
I have been cutting doilies like crazy these days and this time, I stretched my birthday sentiment to fit around the curve in the doily center.  The sentiment is from Round and Round.  The patterned paper is stamped using Beautiful Blooms 2 and it is one of my favorites for making patterned paper in any color you want.  I impressed it with the woodgrain impression plate once I was done stamping.  That always adds a little extra something to the white cardstock.  I punched a few circles and glittered them up for the flower centers, some rhinestones and a button and twine finish off this cheery birthday card.  Thanks for taking a look at my sunny day creation.

15 comments:

Stephanie said...

Hey, Cathy.....Your card is gorgeous!!! Don't you just love that sketch??? I had to come see yours after you posted on my blog today. Your created background is so pretty! Nice choice of IP, too! ;-)

Anne B said...

Lovely card, Cathy. Pairing the woodgrain and beautiful blooms looks amazing. Now I have to try out that sketch too :)

Heidi said...

Beautiful card Cathy! The pattern paper that you created is amazing. I love the flowers over the woodgrain texture. I also really like the way you curved the Happy Birthday around the doily! Thanks for the links, I'm off to check those challenges out.

Janelle said...

Very colorful! Love the woodgrain impression over the flowers. Great touch. And that doily die sure looks like fun. Can't wait til it's back in stock... then we'll have to see if anything from the upcoming release kicks it out of my cart. :)

I'm Renee said...

So bright and colorful...
I love it!
It just cheers me looking at it!
And I'm going to have to start using some sketches...I don't think I've ever used one...
I'll get some sketch sites from you to try!
Beautiful card!

this is awesome! I really have to get this woodgrain folder. Your card is just great.

Denise said...

The curved sentiment is a smarty-pants move. So cute! I love these colors - hope to play along! HUGS!

Sue Ann said...

So cute ...... love the doily and the colors are perfect!!!

Amy Beth said...

Cathy, you're killing me with the doilies. I will just keep repeating to myself that I do NOT need them! I love this card, so bright and cheerful!

Cathy, you know how to use that Beautiful Blooms set like no one else I've seen. I'm so jealous. I'm not sure what my problem is, but I'm just never "feeling" it when I try to stamp with it. This is just lovely!

I love all those cute, colorful little flowers you stamped, and the curved sentiment is a great idea! Really pretty card!

Jen said...

How gorgeous is this card? ! Love it! I love the demi doily with the curved sentiment. So effective. The woodgrain IP works wonderfully with those happy flowers. Great ideas contained in this magical card. *yep, I am taking notes*

Thanks so much for your generous comments. They really mean so much to me. You are such a joy! Hugs.

Laurie said...

Cathy this is so pretty! I love the stamped woodgrain panel! Wish it was 80 here in Kansas! Maybe I should jump in the car and head your way! Lol!

Jen Carter said...

This is so cute!! I am totally in love with those Springy colors, especially how they stand out on the IP!! Cute, cute, cute!!

Heather said...

Oh my word, this is SO pretty!

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