Monday, April 29, 2013

Bright Colored Happy Birthday

I'm not sure why I never noticed it before, but yesterday I found Verve's Diva Dare Challenge and knew it would make a great card. I'm not sure if I understand all the details but I think the "dare" was to make a card with bright colors like Charmaine's and butterflies and flowers like Marissa's and use something from Verve.

I used the Verve set "Hope Blooms" for the sentiment and the red center of my flower. The design from The Paper Players' sketch seemed to work well with these bright papers. I used The Paper Studio's "The Linen Closet" floral paper for the background and some Basic Grey striped, red, and yellow papers and two wide ribbons. The butterfly is from a Martha Stewart punch. I traced it on black paper and adhered it, adding dots of red Stickles on the wings and black opaque pearls.

The challenge at Get Inky is "fabulous floral fun" so I had fun experimenting with the flower. The white flower is from CTMH and the blue one is from Petaloo. I stamped the smallest flower from Verve's "Hope Blooms" set with Cranberry ink on yellow Basic Grey and colored it with a Crimson copic marker.  I left tiny bits of the yellow showing and fussy cut along the lines. I wanted the flower to be bright like the rest of the card and jazzed up a little.

Thank you for visiting!

I'm sharing this card with these three challenges:
Get Inky #3 - Fabulous Floral Fun
The Paper Players Sketch Challenge #143
Verve's April Diva Dare



Brian King said...

What a beautiful combination of colors. I love that striped paper that serves as the anchor for the rest of your card and the addition of the sentiment on the banners. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week.

Marisa said...

Beautiful butterfly and flower, and a great take on the sketch. Thanks for taking this month's Diva Dare!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Vickie! I love these patterns and colors. I love how you used ribbon for two of the banners. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such a bright and cheerful card, Vickie! Love the mix of patterns and the fun details you added. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

SueNJ said...

This card is just stunning. I have trouble with large print paper and this came together beautifully! Great job! So glad you joined us for this Challenge.

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B, DT Member for Get Inky

Get Inky! Stamps by Blue Moon Creation said...

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