Friday, 22 January 2016

... Taylored Expression Challenge #19

Hello everyone,

I have made a card today for the Taylored Expressions challenge #19. I finally own a stamp from this company and it is a beauty. I simply adore floral images so that is what I chose.

Here is the sketch and details of the challenge. I have followed the sketch and also chose to use the Tic-Tac-Toe. I used the line of hearts, glitter and embossing.

My card starts with a cream coloured base over which I have added a panel of cream run through an Anna Griffin embossing folder called Acanthus. That took care of the embossing part.

 Next is the heart and for that I used a Spellbinders die called Lace Hearts. Again I used the same cream card stock. It is popped up for some dimension.

For the detail up in the corner I decided upon a ribbon bow attached to ribbon that I crossed over the corner of the card.

Lastly and certainly by no means least, we have the focal image. This is a fantastic stamp from Taylored Expressions appropriately called Calla Lily Bouquet. I used the die that matches the stamp to cut out the image from the same cream cardstock and then stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
I coloured it using Copics in the colours noted below. I actually got out a garden catalog for inspiration and found this stunning bloom all in peachy orange shades. Perfect!

The last bit of the tic-tac-toe was glitter and I wanted it to be very subtle so I used Wink of Stella just on the inner section of the blossom.

I used the same Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the sentiment which is from the same stamp set.

A single peach coloured pearl completes the card.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh, Melanie, what a gorgeous card! I absolutely love your take on the sketch and especially love this embossing folder (which I have - yay). And the cream card stock is lovely with this beautiful calla lily bouquet! It's beautifully colored, and I also love it die cut and popped over this beautiful heart die (definitely have die envy there - hehe). Truly a gorgeous card, my friend, and I've definitely pinned it! Warm hugs, sweet friend!