Sunday, 13 May 2012

JAI 117 Colour Challenge

The colour challenge this week at Just Add Ink is based on the following colours:

The card I have made has used the colours of Daffodil Delight, So Saffron and Whisper White, but I used Always Artichoke for the leaves on my flower, I tried using Whisper White but they got lost on the card (hopefully I am still within the rules of the challenge, but if not that is okay as I was quite pleased with the finished card).  I do not usually use yellow much in my card making but when trying to design my card for the challenge a realised I like the colours together with a touch of brown ink.

The carnation flower is made using Daffodil Delight cardstock lightly inked on the edges with Soft Suede.  To make the flower I used the 1 3/4" Scalloped Punch, punching out 8 scallops, inked the edges with Soft Suede, misted with water and layered them together using a small brad to anchor them.  I then scrunched each layer individually into the centre of the flower until all the layers were scrunched into the centre.  Gently tease the layers apart until you are satisfied with the final look of the flower.  I found that if you lightly teased the lower layers out first the top layers just form into a nice looking flower naturally without much further teasing apart.  Let the flower dry before use (I found this works best, I got impatient and warped my base card with the moisture so had to make another).

The So Saffron strip was punched using the Eyelet Border Punch and lines scored (you cannot see this very well in the picture) to make the frame for the flower strip I made using the Bordering on Romance stamp set from Stampin' Up.  I coloured the flowers with the Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker. 

Finishing touches of Daffodil Delight Swirls and Scribbles, Whisper White butterflies with pearls and Whisper White ribbon.


  1. Love your card, The flower just makes it pop

  2. Love your gorgeous card, Carolyn. Thank you for sharing the details of your flower. I will try and make one too.

  3. Such a pretty card Carolyn. Love the flower/ribbon/butterfly treatment. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. OH a very lovely sentiment and that carnation is a perfect touch!
    Thanks for playing a long at JAI.

    JAI Design Team

  5. Gorgeous card Carolyn!

  6. Hi Carolyn! Love your card for this week's challenge. I especially love that gorgeous flower.



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