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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The June Card Chain Challenge Reveal ~ Colorful Bloom

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by for this month's Card Chain Challenge Reveal! This month I decided to go with the color palette that Deborah chose:

I am so pleased that I got the colors correct this time AND I get to send my card to fellow Coloradian, Oreet.  I know my card won't take too long to reach her.  I received my card from Barbara in Florida yesterday - I love the texture of this card - she put a ton of work into this! 
What I Used to make my card:
Vanilla Card Base
Core'dinations Bright Colors Cardstock in Lime, Atoll Aqua & Love Potion
Die-Namics Die "Rose with Leaves", #DN-1099
White Card
Sequins from Stash
Quitefire Designs, Ten Tiny Tag Sentiments, #6382
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Kassie's Brocade
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Pop Dot (cut in half)

I cut the Rose with Leaves die four separate times, one each in white and the
three Core'dinations colors.  I had actually cut the white rose out before I had decided what I was going to do.  I had even asked Oreet preferred colors to get an idea.  Ultimately, I decided to match the Challenge Colors the best I could and that is what prompted me to cut the rose out 3 more times.  I pieced the design together, cut out the leaves and flowers, glued the whole shebang onto a piece of vanilla card.

I moved the rose around the Vanilla base card a few times and I just wasn't happy with the design. Then I remembered, I have embossing folders!! I got another piece of vanilla card and ran it through the Big Shot using the Cuttlebug embossing folder and once it was embossed, cut it down a bit.  Once I had that little bit of design on the card the next thing to pop into my mind was the sequins.  I fished through my stash of sequins, picked out the ones I felt complimented the cards colors the best and glued them on.  The sentiment needed to be small but I still wanted impact.  Quietfire Designs is a fantastic company, the Design Team and Designer, Suzanne Cannon, are fabulous!  I stamped my chosen sentiment on vanilla card using black ink, trimmed it, cut a pop dot in half  and pop dotted it onto the card.
Looks white here but the card and panel are vanilla!
The colors even inspired my Party Girls card - I used some of the scraps to make their party hats.  So there you go! The colors aren't as vibrant in the pictures as they are in real life - they really pop!  I would be grateful if you'd consider becoming one of my followers and help me meet my goal of 100 new followers for the year. Thanks! Christi

I would like to enter my Colorful Bloom card in the following challenges:
Die Cuttin' Diva's - #222, Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp, Monday Challenge - Summer
613 Avenue - #130, Anything Goes w/ a twist of using a Rose
That Craft Place - Layers

8 comments:

  1. That is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

    Leslie

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  2. Sorry I'm late popping in! Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at 613 Avenue Create.Fab CAS card, love the embossed background.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to pop by!!

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  3. Wonderful colors and texture! Fabulous card. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

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  4. Very cute! Love the dies and embossing!

    Thank you for joining Die Cuttin Diva's
    Shelly

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  5. lovely, thanks for joining us at That Craft Place hugs, kay

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