Monday, March 9, 2009

Two Challenges in One: CPS106 & Color Throwdown 32

Tonight I'm sharing a card that combines two challenges in one: Card Positioning Systems #106 and Color Throwdown #32.  I've been in bed all weekend with a nasty "bug" and when I finally went upstairs to play for a while tonight, a challenge was just the doctor ordered to get me in the swing of things.  And two challenges are even better.

The CPS106 challenge is card sketch that you can see by clicking here and the Color Throwdown #32 is a color challenge using Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana and Regal Rose (click here to see the challenge).

Here's my card:
I used my Cricut (Basic George and Shapes) to cut the flowers.  I cut them in different sizes and layered them on top of one another.  Before I attached them together, I sponged them with close to cocoa ink and used a dowel to curl the petals upward.  

I used certainly celery ribbon from SU to make leaves for the flowers and the center pearl brads are from Michael's Bride's line.  The metal ribbon slider is from SU's hodgepodge hardware in pewter.  
I used my sewing machine to stitch a straight stitch around the flower panel and I sewed the ribbon in place with a zig-zag stitch.  Cool, right?  
The happy birthday sentiment is a rub-on from my stash and that pretty designer paper is from The Sweet Stack that I've been using a lot lately.
I just love these 3 dimensional Cricut flowers!  Why didn't I think of this sooner?!
And here's the inside with another flower and some more stitching.  The only down side to this card is that it would be best to be hand delivered.  I think that the mail would make the flowers too flat and that inside flower is really dimensional.  I'll be sure to hand deliver this card to someone special.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope to see you again soon.  

17 comments:

LeAnne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a stunning creation! Thanks for playing along and really using those colors to their best!
LeAnne

Tami Mayberry said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at CPS!

nise said...

Sorry to hear you are "buggy". But, dang, it certainly didn't affect your creativity. Love those flowers! This looks so spring-y. And you & your sewing machine are doing a wonderful job together. Hope you're feeling better now that it's Monday again.

broni (waterchild12) said...

This is such a beautiful card!!! I love your 3-D flowers!! Thanks so much for playing!

TheAdorable said...

I love those 3d flowers. gorgeous card

Tami said...

Beautiful inside and out!!

loni.sue said...

Tara, I love this card and all the others you have posted on your blog. I'm so glad you started the blog because now we get to see your beautiful thingies! Awesome!

Linda Beeson said...

Oh how I love those flowers and that color scheme! You did such a great job on the challenges and this fits that CPS sketch so nicely.

Lea L. said...

Wow! So much detail! I love the flowers, they are gorgeous! Great job with sketch 106...thanks for playing at CPS this week!

~Lea

Mara... said...

So pretty, those flowers are just amazing!!

Cindy H. said...

Very pretty card, Tara!! Lots of beautiful colors!

Sonia Kertznus said...

Totally gorgeous... love it all the way!!! ...HUGS...SK :)

Terri E. said...

I really like you stiching and your color choices.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

ant me. said...

This card is truly a work of art!! I hope you are feeling better now : ) I am feeling better after seeing your great card *wink*

Patti

Anonymous said...

Hi-

First time at your blog. Beautiful cards. Are the cards heavy with all the layers?

Pamela said...

Very pretty!!!

~dawne said...

Wonderful take on the sketch & I love your flowers. Such a pretty card.