Sunday, November 10, 2013

Too Kind Fall Flower

I took some time to play.  Some of my attempts went in the trash, but a few made the cut.  Here's one of them.

I was trying some different color combinations with this 2-step stamp from Too Kind.  The larger flower was awful! Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler didn't look good to me.  But Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango looked lots better.  Not wanting to waste the whole image, I cut out the little flower.  Then came the tricky part. How to use it?

I pulled this oval out of an envelope with some left over embossed pieces and sponged the center with some Soft Sky ink.  I adhered the flower, added a bow, and it was ready to go.

Lots of inspiration helped to put the card together.

Queen for the Day, Dara, had this beautiful card in her gallery that inspired.  I wasn't familiar with Dara at SCS, but I sure enjoyed browsing her gallery and getting to know her style.

Cuttlebug Mania has an Autumn Theme.  I'm not sure this is what they're looking for, but it has embossing with a Big Shot. I think the flower looks Fallish with it's orange hues.

Freshly Made Sketches helped me tweak the layout.  Here's the fab sketch by Linda C.
Pixie's Snippet Playground requires the use of snippets.  The oval and decorative paper pieces were all snippets.  Pixie's is so much fun and she has fabulous prizes each week as well as a very inspiring gallery and friendly folks.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is looking for Clean and Simple and this is pretty CAS. You really need to check out their Design Team cards and the gallery.  So much inspiration there!

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Too Kind
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Soft Sky
Paper:  Whisper White, DSP (snippet box)
Other:  Square Lattice EF, Designer Frames EF, Corner Rounder Punch, Linen Thread

Thanks for joining me today.



Benzi said...

So pretty,Bonnie. That sponging really makes your image pop. The added bow is so sweet, too.

I need to get a QFTD made as I missed it Friday.

Cathy said...

This little flower in the pretty oval looks gorgeous Bonnie, great save, and great take on all of those challenges :) Cathy x

Sue - said...

Such a pretty card. Glad you managed to salvage some of your stamping. It works perfectly with the FMS sketch.

Greta said...

Trying to get a card made for FMS & you've inspired me to get it done! this is one stunning card, Bonnie!

MaryH said...

These colors were awesome. Loved that oval medallion backing on this pretty posy too, and great EF.TFS

Linda Suarez said...

This is so elegant! Fabulous use of the sketch! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Callahan said...

Certainly glad this didn't end up in the trash! So soft and pretty with the just the right pop of color!

Kimbo said...

It certainly has an Autumn feel and lovely embossing so perfect for our challenge. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania x

Jen Timko said...

Beautiful Bonnie! Love that flower and the pop of color on the white is wonderful. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Loll said...

LOVE! Beautiful flower and love it fussy-cut and popped up on your embossed oval. Great design! Congrats on combining so many challenges into this gorgeous card! Loll xx

Jen Brum said...

Great card Bonnie! I love that pretty flower! Looks great in the oval frame! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Di said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie, and as always I do so love your CAS style. I think it's perfect for Autumn.

Thank you too for the kind words - the Playground is what it is purely because of such sweet playmates.

Hugs, Di xx

Kerry said...

Lovely card and I love the embossing folder you've used. Thank you for joining in with our Autumn challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

Jingle said...

This is so pretty! I love the embossing on this, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Jean said...

Lovely CAS style card.I love the pop of colour, and the embossed oval is a perfect mount for the flower.
Jean x

scrappymo! said...

Great snippets card, Bonnie. That is one of my fave EF and the fussy cut flower is eyecatching!

scrappymo! said...

This is so very pretty, Bonnie!