Saturday, May 25, 2013

Blue Flower Birthday

Todays card started with a sketch from Clean and Simple, just love the sketches they come up with.  Then I always check out the colour combinations over at The Dynamic Duos  and then finally a new one that I found over at Feline Playful Stampin For the Weekend which was to create a Monochromatic card.
As soon as I saw the sketch I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I started by taking a scrap piece of CS and punched out a 1" circle.  I used this as my stencil to create the sponged circles on the card front.  After marking out where the circles were to go I punched a circle part way down the top layer.  Once I had all the circles coloured in with the light blue I took the darker blue and stamped the flower from the Punch Potpourri using the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get my positioning just right.  
Once the card front was complete I positioned it over the card base.  By holding it up to the light I could see where the circles were and I again punched a circle but this time I punched it on the inside of the card front.  

The flower was again stamped inside the punched out area, but with only using the dark blue.  Using a scrap piece of CS I stamped out the sentiment and adhered it using  glue dots to give it a little bit of a wave.

This sketch challenge was a lot of fun and it truly is Clean and Simple.

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  1. The sponging looks awesome and I love how you did the cut out! Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos!

  2. What a pretty card, Nancy! I love your flowers, and that little window is sweet! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

  3. Love your flower you used...and the one you punched is great too!!! Love your take on the sketch!

  4. I love how you did this technique on your CAS card!! Very pretty :D Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos!

  5. This is gorgeous. Such a fabulous design and I love the delicate colours.
    Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge
    Sue xx

  6. Perfection - don't forget to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!