Friday, 8 February 2013

Birthday card for SSC34 and cQc175

I happily started making the gogeous flower by cutting Pink Pirouette with the Bigz L Fun Flower die on my Big Shot. I was using the lovely sketch provided by Holly at Sunday Stamps, but although pretty, my card was looking rather bland in the two sweet shades of pink I'd chosen. I have to admit that I am slightly scared of colour, so the ColourQ palette is VERY challenging. Eventually I decided I could try ColourQ's selection, substituting Melon Mambo (the "hottest" pink I have) for Pink Passion, if I only used small amounts of Cherry Cobbler and Tangerine Tango.

I have inked the edges of the petals, and curled them using the now-retired file from Distressing Essentials. Before I bought that little kit, I used my husband's rusty ones in his tool kit!  Itty Bitty Banners is the birthday greeting on this card, cut with the matching die. Lastly, I added a large rhinestone to the flower centre. I think I know who this card will be for - a work colleague who is quite partial to pink!

Rachel's card is simple and true to the sketch and I really like how she keep the clean lines and really amp'd up that flower with all the dimension! 


  1. Beautiful. I love the Fun Flowers die. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps this week!

  2. Rachel, what a lovely card! Love the pink pirouette flower. Glad you played along with us at Sunday Stamps this week.

  3. Beautiful job on this card! I love the sponging on the flower, really brings it to life. So glad you joined us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again next week :)

  4. Great card, Rachel. Love all the texture and your flower looks great with the jumbo rhinestone in the middle. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps.

  5. Lovely card, Rachel, that is a pretty bloom! thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ this week.


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