Thursday 16 February 2017

REMINDER The Flower Challenge #5

Here to remind you we have passed the half way point for this months challenge
so if your going to join us start working on those ideas. 
Here's another look at the  wonderful card Therese did.
If you would like to watch the video on how she made this stunning creation
or to check out her amazing blog the link is on The Flower Challenge page.

We have all done another card to help get the creative juices flowing
and also so you can see the different ways we all interpret Therese's

For this card I used a die from  Neat and Tangled 'Gardenia Blooms
Journaling Die'. I didnt worry about stamping I just wanted to use the
die for this.

I did cut the panel twice so it would just sit above the original
die cut negative when I put it back in place. I glued the
two layers together then went around the edge of the die cut
with a silver pen.
I used some scraps from a piece of glossy cardstock I had used
alcohol inks on. The inks were a mix of a couple of pinks
and lots of silver that was left on my craft mat from making backgrounds. 
I re-activated the mix with blending solution and squished my glossy card
stock into the mess.

I love the colours I ended up with and felt they gave a wonderful effect
behind the die cut panel. I stamped 'congratulations'  in silver ink. The
sentiment if from the Neat & Tangled stamp set that can pair with this die.

Finished off with a couple of really pretty clear gems that seem to reflect
colours around them very well.

Alright now you have seen my inspiration its time to go check out
and see what theres of the team has for you.

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Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


Sue said...

Beautiful background and die-cuts!

Mac Mable said...

Gorgeous inspiration and fabulous colours x

cm said...

Catching up reverse! The Gardenia Bloom is pretty, but with the background you've used, it's elevated to gorgeous! Soooo pretty, yet still CAS! Swooning? You bet! Oh...the stamp on my Serendipity card: just used the flower pops background stamp once, cut it out with the STAMPlorations panel, die cut a heart in the center, added the Love die cut. All in all...maybe 15 minutes. Super easy...

Kim Heggins said...

Just so beautiful and your gorgeous gardenia!

Bobby said...

This is so amazing and elegant, Aileen. Leaving the center part uncut for the sentiment was the perfect way to execute this card.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder! Great inspiration

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Aileen! Your alcohol ink background is just divine!

Kristina said...

Gorgeous cards - great use of that die - thanks so much for sharing your creation over at the Crafty Creations Challenge Blog.
Kristina - DT

Virginia L. said...

Absolutely exquisite! Love the simplicity and colors! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Fantastic Florals” Challenge! Awesome details and design with the alcohol ink (my fav!)! Super work!

Viv said...

Another beauty here again Aileen.Love your pretty flower die and soft colours too ;) hugs Viv xx

Monika Reeck said...

I adore your flower so elegant and great idea to not cut the middle for sentiment
many thanks for joining us at ATSM this week
Monika (DT member)

TaeEun said...

I love the alcohol ink backgrounds you make! And this is no exception! Beautiful CASE!

BożenA said...

Hello Aileen,
Amazing! I love the intense backdrop for these beautiful openwork flowers. I love the way you divided the punch to make room for sentiment.
Unfortunately, I not quite coped with translation, as you did the great card. I suppose, but I'm not sure.
Have a nice Sunday :-)

Karen Dunbrook said...

really beautiful case mf....such pretty colours too.
xx Karen

Sarn said...

WOW - these are SOOOO pretty xxx

Ruth said...

You've really managed to make the most of those alcohol inks. The background panel is stunning. It shows through so beautifully! xx

desperatehousewifecraft said...

I love how the alcohol inks spread like "veins" on the flower! Gorgeous!

Kim Heggins said...

Popping back in again....forgot to thank you for playing along with us at ATSM!

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Anna-Karin DT