Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Sending Smiles

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week we have a fun inspiration photo for you:
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Here is the card I created using the color palette:
This card started with the 3-D flower.  My daughter made it for me (from a kit) several years ago and it's been in my bits and pieces stash since then.  I came across a sketch, that as soon as I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for using this flower.  When I saw the color combo for this challenge, I knew the time had come.  The orange layer of the flower was actually more yellow, so I colored it with an orange marker to match the background I created.  For the background, I started by stamping the flowers in the purple and orange, then I added the leaf pairs, stamped the random dots and then overstamped it all with the postcard image for a little bit of visual texture.  I masked the sentiment so I could use only the "sending smiles" part.
     I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this week.  You can be inspired by either the photo, the colors, or both.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Daisy Solid, small", "Leaf Cluster Solid", "Random Dots", "Postcard" and "Sending Smiles"
Dies: MFT "Stitched Scallop Basic Edges"; Verve "Sprightly Sprigs

Incy Wincy Designs--anything goes with the optional twist: seeing spots (I used the random dots)
heARTful Stamping--anything goes
Cardz TV #43--anything goes
Craft Rocket Challenges #47--flowers
Inspiration Destination #148--anything goes with the twist: real stamp
Crafty Creations #364--anything goes
{Pin}spirational Challenge #213--anything goes
Ellibelle's Challenge--say it with flowers
Stick It Down Challenge--sketch

Divas That Cut--anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude #38--anything goes
Cards Galore--anything goes


Glittered Paws said...

I would love to see your stash box!!! Love how you brought all the colors together for this challenge.

Sharon Bessinger said...

NO recipient could help but SMILE, what a lovely card. Your colors are so cheery, and the whole card just screams "happy"! Thank you for joining us at Stick It Down -- Sharon DT

Donna said...

What a beautiful card, so bright and springy!

Laurie Unger said...

This turned out really bright and cheerful!

Mary C said...

Beautiful card, great sketch. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge this month.

Esther Asbury said...

Now that is one BEAUTIFUL background you've created with your stamps! I love it! Such a lovely floral card and great interpretation of the inspiration board!

Ellibelle said...

What a great design and love the color combo!
Thanks so much for playing along this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge - say it with flowers!
"Ellibelle's Creative Moments"

Colleen said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down.

Colleen--DT for SID

Anonymous said...

Your daughter will be so happy that you used the flower she made for you and really proud of how it looks on that card! You did a beautiful job creating the background paper. I love the idea of the "overstamping" with the postcard image. Subtle, but it certainly does add visual texture. Very pretty card!!

Thanks for using our sketch as inspiration!

Evelyn, Stick it Down design team

Cheri said...

What an awesome card, Heather. I loved reading about your process and how you find just the perfect pieces from your scraps to create your gorgeous cards.

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful! Love the colors!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Arlene said...

Wonderful fun card, so spring time fun. SO glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

Jessica Kaiser said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love the flowers and the bold color choices! Fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Stick It Down this month!

Jess - DT

Alison said...

Great take on the sketch! Love the background you created and the bright happy flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down this month.

Alexander Kretschmann said...

Wonderful flower card!
Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


*DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#47 – flowers}
*DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#16 – Pastel colours}
*DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#16 – ATG}
Alex' Kreative Seite

Ileana A. said...

Wonderful creation! I love flowers and bright colours|!
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge April "ATG".

Juliet A said...

The way you tied the colors to the flower embellishment is brilliant! You did a great job showcasing the scallop die, too. Thanks for sharing with us at the HeARTful stamping challenge!