Saturday, April 14, 2018

A Floral Birthday

Hello Friends and Happy Weekend!
While I'm waiting for Spring to REALLY show up & stick around, (the past couple of days were just a tease by what the forecast shows), I thought I'd create a pretty floral card to share with you today.

My design was inspired by the new sketch challenge over on the Tuesday Morning Sketches Blog and of course I added just a few additional touches (corners & flowers) to make it my own.


Here's a list of the dies I have used which are from the Dies R Us Store :

 Sue Wilson Designs - Scandinavian Collection - Corner, Border, tag

The background paper I used is also from the DRU Store.  It's by Carta Bella and called Flora.
Carta Bella - Paper Pad - 6

A few prima flowers with white Nuvo Crystal Drops and my card is ready to mail.
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss White

I really enjoy creating from a sketch ... it really helps me get my mojo started.  I could have added more but didn't want to over power it since I wanted to be sure and keep it a 1-stamp mailable card. 

A few other challenges to share in are:
Watercolor Wednesday Challenge #165 - All About Occasions
Ellibelle's Creative Moments April Challenge - Say it with Flowers + Sentiment
That's Crafty Challenge - Going Round in Circles
Everybody Art Challenge - use a die

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you've found inspiration in today's design!

As Always . . . 


scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely interpretation of the sketch!

Vicki robertson said...

Wow, gorgeous card, Dar! Beautiful this paper collection. Enabler alert!!

Carol L said...

This is such a wonderful mix of colors and patterns, and I love how cleverly you used those corner dies! Great orange flowers too! Thanks for playing along with the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge!

Lena said...

Lovely card, Darlene. The floral paper really brings the card design out. A happy card for a Happy Birthday! Perfect! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Lena

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a wonderful card design and I love the colors and the fancy corner dies used on it. The papers work so well with the flowers you added too!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, your flowers compliment the paper so well, and love the use of the corners, they really keep your eye moving around the card!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Such a beautifully designed and coloured card Darlene. I really like the interaction of the designer papers. Thanks so much for joining us for our "All Occasions Challenge" this week at Watercooler Wednesday.

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh Darlene, I love the way you've interpreted the sketch. You've created such a bright and happy birthday card which is perfect for our challenge. Great mix of Designer papers. Wonderful colours. I love the stitched die-cuts and those lacy corners. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Melissa Craig said...

Zowies! This is a great card - the colors are so bold and beautiful. Great use of the sentiment being your focal image. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Donna Phelan said...

Pretty design! Great floral paper, corner tabs and bold birthday! This has it all!

Leslie Miller said...

Oooh, blue and orange -- love it! Another pretty paper pack, too. Stop it! Pretty card with your extra touches! I didn't know about this sketch blog. Nice samples there!

Debbie said...

Beautiful! Such a bright and pretty card!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Debbie ~ TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Patti said...

I admit I'm so jealous right now!! I've been eying that Flora pad and I have no idea why in the world I haven't bought any stitched dies yet. Crazy huh? I think that is what my next purchase will have to be. I LOVE your card you did a beautiful job. Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches! :)

Ellibelle said...

You made a gorgeous card following the sketch. Love the papers you used and wonderful details!
So nice to see you playing along this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along in the WWC!!