Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Stripey Blooms

Hi there,

well stripes and glitter seem to be a feature at the moment (and there is more to come now that I think about it ;)). Today's card is for the latest sketch challenge from Makeesha Byl. Here's the sketch.

I did put away my Sweet Always paper after the last card but pulled it out again for this one. Here is the end result.

It was really the stripey pattern that inspired the card. I decided to use markers and colour in the various sections of the largest Eastern Bloom (in Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose and Pumpkin Pie) to match the DSP. To finish the flowers off I added a little clear rhinestone brad in the centre of each, mounted them on dimensionals and then added dazzling diamonds to the Pumpkin stripes using the two glue pen. The stems are some crimped Chocolate Chip. To frame the flowers I used two different pieces of DSP, paper pierced around the edges of both panels, added a few Chocolate brads, rounded some corners. To separate the two DSP panels I used a strip of crimped Pumpkin, laid over with Chocolate Chip and then Pretty in Pink ribbon. Thats it bar a little Chocolate Chip bow!

Recipe: All SU unless noted otherwise
Stamps: Eastern Blooms
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose
Accessories: Sweet Always DSP, crimper, wide and narrow Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, narrow Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, clear Rhinestone brads, Chocolate Bo Bunny Brads (All Stuck Up Licorice), Mat pack and Piercing tool, Dazzling Diamonds, Two way glue stick, Tombow Multi, Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive, double sided tape, Sticky Strip, Corner rounder punch.


  1. Fabulous Kim! A real WOW card. Love the colours and the way you have coloured the blooms....they look especially amazing!


  2. Great card... super cute Kim... love the colours...

  3. I am so jealous of your scrapping skills. Your things are just wonderful! You always combine lovely papers with gorgeous details! Thanks for all inspirations!
    Hugs Monica

  4. OH LA LA Kim this card is amazing! I love everything about it! The colours (my personal fave!) the stamps, and I am loving the strips of bling on the petals! FANTABULOUS! Thanks so much for playing! love Keesh x

  5. Oh wow, this is fabulous! I really, really love how you have colored the flowers with stripes! I had never thought to do that, but I like it! This might actually convince me to pull out my Eastern Blooms set (I haven't used it much, I confess...)

    Thanks for sharing - this might just be my personal fave! :D


  6. Congrats on your Honourable Mention in Keesh's challenge - I think this is a fabulous card!!


  8. STUNNING card. Absolutely wonderful.


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