Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Whiff of Joy Stamps - Guest Designer Call Challenge

This card has been created for the Whiff of Joy Stamps, Guest Designer Call Challenge, this is to be for the release of the new stamps on the 25th July, as Katharina is looking for people to take part in a bloghop. Although Im going to take part in this Challenge, I wont unfortunately be around on that date as Im of to Norfolk to pick up my two grandsons for a weeks holiday the day before.
I have used Katharina's sketch as requested to create my card. I have used a flexiable ruler to create the curve, then cut it out. I have put some green pearlescent behind the curve, and on the piece of card that Ive left, I have used a patterned paper for the curve to lay against.
The papers I have used are from several of the Nitwit Digi collections. I have used a basic 8"x 8" size card, and for the first layer Ive used a pale blue pearlescent card, with my first paper, this one is a pale blue one with a pretty leaf pattern on it. For the second layer I have used a pale green pearlescent card with a very pretty rose patterned paper, before sticking it down, I have used a bit more of the paper thats been stuck to the inside and used my Martha Stewart border punch to create a lace edge, these were then stuck to the base layer.
The stamped image is one of the Whiff of Joy Summer Design images, I have stamped it onto white card and coloured it with my copic pens, I have then cut it out with my circle Nestabilitie die, using a masking technique that Rach Jakes uses. I have used a piece of the pale green pearlescent card for the scalloped outer mount, they have then been stuck together with some foam tape. I have also used one of the Whiff of Joys greetings stamps this was cut out with a tag Nestabilitie die, trimmed around and stuck to the green mount.
To finish of I have created four flowers using the papers that I had left, and some green paper I also printed, I have moulded them as shown in Bev's tutorial, and Ive stuck some pearl brads and silver spacers through the centres. To stick them to the card I have punched out some fern leaves, and with some silicone glue arranged them on the base card with the flowers stuck on top. The final thing is the blue pearls stuck to the curve of the cut out edge.


Kim Dellow said...

So pretty, love the colours. So if your Hubby can not find his cable does that mean he is nicking yours? It is bound to be somewhere really obvious - it always is :) Kim

Lia said...

hi shirley,
your card is great I love the colors and the sketch is great
hugs Lia

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Shirley,l love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Tab said...

Ooooh what a divine card, just love the image! Adore the colours and embellies that you have used too!
Hugs Tab xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Shirley this is so beautiful and eye catching it is a stunner. Your design is quality those flowers the papers and that image all make one very perfect card and I wish you good luck with the DT call. Shirley can I please ask where you get your stock of 8x8 card stock from....the place where I got mine from no longer does them drat.

Lorraine x

CraftyC said...

A stunning card Shirley, lovethe image and so beautifully embellished!

Kimmi said...

Beautiful card Shirley. I love the colours you have used, and your little image is soooo sweet! Those flowers round the side are gorgeous! Great take on Katharina's sketch!

Kimmi x

Enfys said...

So so pretty Shirley, I love that gentle curve.
En xx

Paula said...

Wow this is such a beautiful card the image is so lovely.
Paula xxxx


Oh my goodness Shirely what a totally awesome card, loving the pretty blue colours and that gorgeous image you've used. The detail is fabulous as always! hugs Linda x

Rach said...

a beautiful card Shirley, your image is beautifully coloured and i love your flower detail. good luck, hugs rachxx

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous card and great interpretation of the sketch. Love the flower arrangement on it. Hugs from Desire

brenda said...

This is an extremely beautiful card Shirly, I love the way you have carried the flowers to echo the shape of the card.

B x

cats whiskers said...

Wow Shirley you have posted some fabulous cards on here since I have been missing from the blog world they are all fantastic, I especially love this one the colour combo is just beautiful. Hope all is well with you and best of luck with the GDT call dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Bev said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous sweetie, love the sort pretty colours you have used. The papers are rather delish too. Good luck with the call x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card! The flowers and the leaves are gorgeous.

Spyder said...

ohooo I missed this one! It's loely as always! Beautiful!


Katharina Frei said...

A wonderful card Shirley!! The flower arrangement is gorgeous and the colour combination is truly lovely.
Katharina x