Sunday, 3 February 2013

ColourQ 174 and Freshly Made Sketches 71

Initially, I thought the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches was difficult, but after the first card, the second was easy. I decided to use the colour challenge from ColourQ so that I expanded my colour choice for a change. I always feel more comfortable with only three colours, but after all, these three shades of pink do go beautifully together, so it wasn't too tricky.

I chose Primrose Petals for my base and added a NEW dry embossed border, one of the two in the Needlepoint Border folder (page 5) available in the 25th Anniversary Catalogue. Next, with the Big Shot, I cut the wider tag from the Two Tags die in Very Vanilla card. There is a crease just above the greeting, so I could have folded the tag and made a little pocket and these two dies are able to be used not only as tags, but as gift holders for small gifts. Ask me, I'm happy to show you how.

Summer Silhouette/ Daydream Medallions

I twice-stamped the lovely leaves from Summer Silhouettes, without re-inking between stamping, which gave two shades to the Early Espresso. This sweet little greeting is from a lovely little set of three stamps called Made For You. I really like this font, so fresh and young.

Next I stamped some Pink Pirouette card with Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple using the Daydream Medallions stamps, before using Floral Frames Framelit die to cut matching floral shapes, which I layered up after hand turning the petals, and finished off with the NEW Large Rhinestone.

Lastly, a piece of Raspberry Ripple ribbon and an Antique Brad were the finishing touches.

Cheerio for now,


  1. Beautiful ...what a gorgeous floral and pretty colour palette!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made sketches!

  2. love that gorgeous flower!! so glad you shared it with us at the ColourQ!!

  3. So beautiful! The flower is gorgeous and I love the neutral tag behind it - so classy!

  4. Beautiful card Rachel! Love that tag! Beautiful flower!!! Love the ribbon edging! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. Lovely card, Rachel, your flower is beautiful, love the tag and the edges of your card! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ.


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