I love the soft colors in this week’s inspiration challenge. I knew I wanted to use Soft Sky, Summer Sun, White, Mellow Moss, Old Olive and a dash of Chocolate Chip and a flower as main image. Here is what I came up with.

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The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock folded in half.

The next layer is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Soft Sky cardstock. All four corner were punched with the ticket corner punch.

Over it is a 1/4″ smaller piece of Bali Breeze Designer Paper. All corners were punched as well. and the edges were stamped with the Argyle from All in a Row in Brown Palette ink.

I stamped the flowering branch from Embrace Life in Brown Palette ink on Soft Sky cardstock. The flowers were first colored with White Craft ink and Blender Pen. Next I added Summer Sun and a bit of Chocolate Chip over that. For the stem and buds, Mellow Moss and Old Olive Classic ink was used. The edges were sponged and paper pierced. It was layered first on a 1/4″ bigger piece of Whisper White cardstock, then on a scalloped Chocolate Chip rectangle, cut with my Nestabilities templates.

The horizontal Summer Sun cardstock layer measures 1 5/8″ x 4 5/8″. It was topped with a 1/8″ smaller piece of swiss dotted Whisper White cardstock. 5/8″ Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon was tied around both layers. . The main image was attached with dimensionals.

Sorry this sounds so rushed. I stamped it last night and I have to finish this entry before driving the boys to school ( huge science project – egg launcher to deliver) and a certain size ball to find.

Beate

Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

28 Responses to “Soft Flowers”

  1. This is just beautiful! I love it! Thanks so much for another fun challenge! You rock! πŸ™‚ …egg launcher! How fun is that! Have fun at the Science fair! πŸ™‚

  2. Just beautiful, Beate! Love the colors you chose to use. Sounds like a busy morning! Have fun!

  3. This is just GORGEOUS!!! Really love it.

  4. Really beautiful Beate – perfect for the inspiration piece! I look forward to Tuesdays now so I can see what goodies we get to draw inspiration from!

    *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  5. Oh this is so pretty! I love your inspiration piece, I hope to have time to play tomorrow! Have fun at the science center!

  6. Oh My Gosh !!! I LOVE this card and I especially love how you colored in the flowers using the craft white….I’ve gotta try that !!! It’s gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous !!!!

    Dance and Copic On
    Corinne

  7. Just gorgeous! Love all the details with the paper piercing and the scalloped edges. Great colors too, you always pick beautiful color combos. πŸ™‚

  8. Wonderful card…..I would like to know where people are getting the little scalloped rectangles…..I’ve seen them on a couple of different people’s cards and I like them…they’re a nice touch. Joan

  9. This card is gorgeous!! LOVE it:)

  10. This is gorgeous Beate! I can’t get over how talented you are! I am excited to try this challenge! It should be lots of fun! πŸ˜€

  11. I love, love love this card!! Did I mention it’s a good one!

  12. so soft and beautiful Beate. Love the coloring from the flower! ItΒ΄s great! Bye, Silke

  13. This is so beautiful, Beate! I love how you’ve colored those flowers, and I can never get over how great you work that Argyle stamp!! Love this!!

  14. Beautiful colors!! I love the stitching along with the ticket corners!!!

  15. you are such an inspiration! i would never have thought to use white craft ink with a brush. as a watercolorist, i always use the white of the paper. thank you for new ideas.

  16. your gcard is beautiful and uses one of my very favorite stamp sets!! And I love what your design team came up with! They are very talented!

  17. Stunning! I love everything about this!

  18. the colors are just gorgeous!

  19. WOW….gorgeous card…love your choice of colors!

  20. so pretty, like the flowers on that soft blue bg, and the piercing around it, neat stitching also!

  21. I LOVE this card it is a fabulous interpretation, and an awesome inspiration piece!! TFS.

  22. Beautiful Beate!!

  23. Beate this is beautiful! Love what you have done with the argyle stamp to make it look like stitching. What a fabulous idea… It looks so cool. Love this.

  24. Beautiful coloring. I didn’t know you could use a blender pen with Craft Ink. I’ll have to give it a try!

  25. Beate – your card is just beautiful!!! Love the layout and the colors!!!

  26. Beautiful colors here. I just adore this card. Love the idea of stamping on the soft sky for the front panel. GENIUS my friend!

    Too bad I can’t run to my craft table right this minute, another crazy day ahead!

    Have a good one!

  27. This is *gorgeous*! I love those leaves. Thanks for the inspiration, friend. Have a wonderful weekend! Lots of sun and smiles, I hope!

  28. i just got my first kit of flower soft and loooove it!!!!!

    can’t wait to do more with them . i also shared with my sister and

    can’t wait for her reaction!!!!i know she will love them too!!!!!

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