Sunday, 29 July 2012

Coral Floral Tic Tac Toe...

Hiya!

It's time for another fun challenge over at the Paper Players and this week we're playing Tic Tac Toe...
I chose the bottom row of Floral + Ribbon + Punches and indulged in a very 'me' card! This is the sort of card that I love to make and it's my favourite style, although I do try to attempt a variety of different styles (CAS still alludes me though lol!).


I used the Creative Elements set which I've only just got my hands on and created some dimensional flowers (I stamped the flower 6 times with Calypso Coral ink then cut out three layers per flower, watecoloured the petals a little then scrunched each layer and built up the flowers using dimensional glue). The flourished background was stamped with Soft Suede ink and coloured with a Crumb Cake marker then I added a few tiny pearls to embellish. The dsp is a mix of Crumb Cake patterns and Paisley Petals. I added some lace trim and a big poofy bow that I created with a bow maker (I'm not clever enough to make one of those without one!) - I couldn't resist adding an antique brad in the centre! The sentiment is where the punches come in - stamped on Crumb Cake dsp  and punched out with the Word Window punch then layered on a modern label punched piece of Soft Suede.

Here's a couple of close ups:


I used the colour scheme of the current CR84FN challenge for this one:


Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Creative Elements, Apothecary Art
Ink: Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake marker
Paper: Paisley Petals dsp, Neutrals patterns pack, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory
Tools: Modern Label punch, Word Window punch
Accessories: Crumb Cake seam binding, lace trim, pearls, antique brads

Check out what the rest of the design team have created for this fun challenge:
The Paper Players Design Team

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

25 comments:

  1. Amy, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Your soft colours, the puffy bow with antique brad and the popped up flowers for dimension! Fabulous!!!!

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  2. Wow Amy! *thud* That was the sound of my jaw hitting the desk! This is just stunning! I love the awesome texture and dimension you added with the cut-out flowers and seam binding bow. That color combo stopped me in my tracks though. I have never really been a fan of coral....until now! Beautiful! Have a great day! Hugs! :)

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  3. Oh, how pretty Amy. The layered flowers are lovely... also like the ribbon with the brad. Pretty papers too. What a lovely use of the CR84FN colors.

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  4. Beautiful and elegant! I love the pretty papers!

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  5. Just so pretty, would suit any occasion. Lovely colour contrast

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  6. Just so pretty, would suit any occasion. Lovely colour contrast

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  7. Hi amy
    Fabulous card .... Love this stamp set.....and love how you you have coloured the flourish stamp in .... Gorgeous work....
    Hugs sylvie xxxx

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  8. Holy guacamole, this is awesome....I would never have the patience to cut out all those layers! What a beauty you've created!

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  9. Hi Amy,
    What a perfectly stunning summer card. Love the Calypso Coral, one of my most used colors, and I can't wait to give it a try. I wish I had a flower like yours, and guess I need to put that stamp set on my wish list :)
    Love your STYLE and CREATIVITY, and appreciate that you are willing to share it with so many of us. I am up for this challenge, so off to the craft room to see what I can make.

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  10. Stunning creation Amy! Fabulous use of that stamp set & all the soft, romantic details are just perfect. :)

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  11. What a beauty! I love your pretty papers and detailed flowers. Thanks for playing at CR84FN. :)

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  12. Stunning card Amy! Those layered blossoms are incredibly beautiful! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

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  13. Absolutely incredible card Amy! Firstly, I love how you colored in bits of the flourish--it really makes such a difference. Secondly, your layered flowers are gorgeous! WOW! Way to rock the tic-tac-toe AND the color challenge. Fabulous job!

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  14. So beautiful, Amy! I love the color combo and the layout.

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  15. Tic w tac is such a great idea and your choices are superb. Such a stunning flower and composition.

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  16. Gorgeous card! Your bows are simply divine :)

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  17. OMG this is gorgeous. I love the layered flower and the bow! Stupendously beautiful.

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  18. Absolutely stunning! I love the ribbon treatment and those gorgeous flowers!

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  19. Wow - this is truly beautiful, with so many lovely elements. I think the depth in the flowers and pretty papers are just fab! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

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  20. This is stunning, your flowers are gorgeous!

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  21. Your dimensional flowers truly give this card the WOW factor! What a stunning creation!
    Thanks for joining us at Cr84Fn this week!

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  22. Wowie! So Pretty Pretty and so Elegant too! Love the Wonderful layered flowers and Gorgeous bow and vintage Brad! Just Lovely! So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)

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  23. Congrats on your win over at CR84FN! Truly stunning card x

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