Tuesday 20 August 2013

She believed she could...


I'm super excited today as it's my first post as part of the fabulous Colour Q design team - woohoo! What a wonderful group of talented ladies the Royal Court are! This week's colour palette is such a pretty one...

Lots of possibilities with this colour scheme, as you will see from the rest of the DT's samples. I went in a floral direction and pulled out the Blossoms bigz die and some Pacific Point core'dinations card and came up with this...

Gotta love that flower die - makes the most fantastic flowers! I popped an antique brad through the middle and added some leaves, cut with the Leaves sizzlit die (I added some details with the new White Stampin' Chalk Marker... coming in the Autumn/Winter catty at the end of the month!).

I was inspired by the Fusion inspiration and sketch for this one...

The background paper is from Quatrefancy but I altered it a bit by sponging Island Indigo ink around the edges to blend and soften a bit. The chalkboard greeting is Early Espresso card, stamped and embossed with the greeting from Feel Goods with white EP, then die-cut with a squares framelits die. Using a stamp-a-ma-jig I restamped the sentiment in white craft ink, slightly offset from the embossed greeting to create a shadow effect. To get the 'chalk dust' effect, I rubbed a little white craft ink over the panel.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Feel Goods
Ink: Versamark, Island Indigo, white craft
Paper: Quatrefancy dsp, Naturals White, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Pacific Point core'dinations card
Tools: Blossoms originals bigz die, squares framelit, woodgrain embossing folder, leaves sizzlit die
Accessories: antique brads,

Make sure you check our the amazing creations from the rest of the design team this week!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x


  1. Beautiful card Amy and congrats on your DT spot at the CQ ~ so happy for you!!!

  2. Lovely card! I like the torn edge for the curved element in the sketch, very clever!

  3. What a gorgeous card, Amy!!! Love everything about it! So glad you joined us at FUSION!!!

  4. Absolutely stunning! Thanks for playing with us at Fusion!

  5. Love the colour combo! It is so vibrant and eye-catching. Great work.

  6. Congrats on your new DT role! What a gorgeous and rich card you made for it too. Love your torn edge for the curve of the sketch ... fits in so well with the rest of your card. Thanks so much for joining the FUSION challenge!

  7. Amy--Congrats on your appointment to the Royal Court--so deserving! Your card is fabulous as always. I will look forward to seeing your creations;)

  8. Fabulous card, Amy, I am so happy you joined our wonderful group, you are a fabulous addition! Have a wonderful Thursday, as I know your Wednesday is coming to a close and enjoy designing with all the fabulous color combo's Arielle thinks up!

  9. This color combo is just gorgeous and one of my favorite cards in the Fusion challenge. Congrats on your Fusion HM!

  10. Gorgeous card Amy! That big blossom is stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!