Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Creative Calypso

Our youngest daughter's 35th birthday is tomorrow, and while I have many cards to choose from, I wanted to make her something special.  I hope she likes it.

I used my new Creative Elements set and stamped the flower three times on Whisper White with Calypso Coral ink.  I used a blender pen to pull the color and then, since it wasn't as vivid as I wanted, I used the same color marker to add some more intense color.

Then I cut out the top third from one flower and the top two thirds from another and stacked them on the third flower with dimensionals.

I used the sketch from SC343 at SCS this week.  It was a bit fussy and time consuming to cut all those pieces and round the corners, but well worth the effort I think.

It also fits for the jac-inks #13 challenge to do a Monotone card.

I can't believe my baby is 35!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Creative Elements, You're a Gem
Ink:  Calypso Coral
Paper:  Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Other:  Blender Pen, Corner Rounder & Scallop Edge punches, White 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearl, Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping byto visit and for your kind comments.



Susie said...

Oh I think she will LOVE her card. Beautiful job on it. My baby will be 35 next month. Where does the time go?

Carol said...

Love this card, Bonnie! Although the end result looks simple and clean, I certainly can understand that it took awhile to make...definitely worth the effort....hope your daughter loves it!

Benzi said...

Bonnie, your daughter is sure to love this gorgeous card. Love, love your flower. That Calypso Coral is yummy.

Vicky Hayes said...

I like that unusual background Bonnie and your flower is beautiful. Your daughter may be 35 but I'm sure she'll always be your baby!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, so that's why I've seen that sketch somewhere else! It's an SCS one, and a good one! I loooove that flower you stamped and assembled. Very pretty!

Debbles Dabbles said...

Thanks Bonnie for joining us at Jac-inks this challenge. Your card is sure to bring joy to your daughter. I love the flower you have stamped up. My daughter-in-law would love the colour you have is her favourite!!

Faith A said...

This is fabulous, love the embossing and the flower is first class, a beautiful card, she will love