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


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


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

  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 :)

  4. Very cute! Love the dies and embossing!

    Thank you for joining Die Cuttin Diva's

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


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