Monday, July 16, 2018

CtS and CTD: Birthday Rose

I put a couple of challenges together to create a floral birthday card for someone at work.  I don't know her well - I only know she gardens so I stuck with flowers.

I was intrigued by the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch and started browsing my stash for a border type die.  I stumbled on this retired die by Stampin' Up that I think is stunning and I just haven't used enough.  So I cut it edge to edge across the card. I did experiment with a little distress ink and inlaying the colored pieces, but that got too fussy really quickly.  So I found a cheerful yellow polka dot and backed the rose with it.

CtS Birthday Rose

I thought it would be fun to pair with another classic pattern and found the gingham hiding in the paper stash.  Initially I was feeling like I should find a brighter color (or perhaps a green for the leaves!) but then I remembered another current challenge that I had bookmarked as wanting to try - the current challenge at the Color Throwdown.  So I stuck with the gray gingham and added a simple kraft banner.

CtS Birthday Rose Flat

It's a gorgeous color combo and definitely not one that I would have come up with on my own.



SUPPLY LIST
(Everything I used is retired - sorry!)
Stamps: Stampin' Up And Many More
Dies: Stampin' Up Rose Garden
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up Polka Dot Parade and the gingham no longer had a label
Embellishments: Stampin' Up Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes

10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Love the pairing of the cheery yellow polka-dots and pretty gingham! Your colleague will adore this, as do I!
    ~c

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  2. Such a pretty idea for this sketch and color combo!! Love the DSP idea!!

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  3. I like the polka dots and plaid, this is pretty Kim!

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  4. Love your take on the color combo. It's very clever to use the polka dots and gingham patterns for this beautiful rose. Love it!

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  5. A gorgeous card,love the design.xxx

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  6. Oh, I love the patterned rose and leaf — they are so pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

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  7. Love this card..I have all these retired items and will be casing. Simply georgious

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  8. Love this, Kim!! Great idea to use DP behind the die cut!

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  9. Saw your card as a winner at Case this sketch and had to come and say I think it is STUNNING.
    Faith
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

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