Thursday, 31 May 2018

Beautiful Blooms

This card is for the current CD Sunday challenge of Beautiful Blooms. I printed this paper a while ago and was originally intending it for a completely different look but came across it yesterday and decided it would work for this theme.

I had printed it twice and so I decided to layer it up with a little spotlight-lighting over one of the blossom edged with the red card. I also added a little clear sparkle pen over the flower to set it apart from the rest of the design.

It took me ages to decide what colour to use for "Happy" - this is a new die from Lawn Fawn and comes in three scripts - I'm just a little unhappy that the Y does not have a cut out at the top - maybe when I use it next I will put one in myself. I decided to be really "happy" I needed to use red and placed the black die cut behind as an offset.  Edited to say that the die is to cut out a stamp set and so that is why it is like this - pity as I don't have the stamp set!

The flowers are a SU punch and some JND flower stamens. Then I added a few sequins and used DI peeled paint to edge the pattern piece which was cut using an Old Paper die from Swedish House Crafts.

Of course because it is for CD Sunday I have to say which CD I used - it has taken me an hour or so to find out! When I printed the paper I thought I was going to make the card right away and didn't make a note, as of course I would remember. I've been through a number of cdroms when it hit me that the unlikely MCS Opulent CD Rom could be the one - and it was! So this was back in February - how time flies......


Daffodil Cards said...

So VERY Beautiful, love the background and the Happy.

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful card, I love your paper and the colour you use, really stands out.
Thank you for joining us
CD Sunday DT

meg said...

Beautiful vibrant colours Linby, love the spotlight area and the die cut. Meg xx

Wynn Walton said...

Fabulous colour palette Linby. You've certainly ticked the box for Beautiful Blooms. Great that you could use your designer paper too. I sympathise about your dilemma. I print stuff and forget where it's from ....just ask the DT team lol Thank you for joining our challenge at CD Sunday Wynn DT

Jane Willis said...

Really gorgeous. I love the background and the colour choice for the HAPPY is perfect. I'm puzzled by that Y too - Y did they do that? (groan). Are you sure it isn't a faulty die?
Thanks for joining us at CD Sundays.

Linby said...


Carol said...

A very dramatic card Linby and thank you for sharing it with us. You are not alone - I often forget which CD I have used. Perhaps a little notebook could be useful to you.
MCS Opulent CD! - one I haven't got. I will have to investigate.
Keep well.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

Jocelyn said...

Your use of red matting and die cuts really makes this pop. Very striking.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Lisa Bird said...

A beautiful card Linby xxx I love the bold colours xxx

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