Friday, September 06, 2013

Summer Berries

Beckie has chosen a beautiful, Berry-licious colour palette for our September colour combo over on the Daring Cardmakers - and the blog looks absolutely stunning!  It definitely works for the season - these colours match the juice on my fingers after I've been out in the garden picking blackberries and blueberries!
It's been a busy week craft-wise as there's a Crafters Companion show coming soon, with new goodies to make samples for....{wink}.  I was nearly down to the wire for getting my DCM card done, but it went together as quick as can be - which is always a such shock whenever it happens because it's so rare!
I had a feeling my luck was in when the first piece of card I grabbed - the deep pink one - was such a good match, next I pulled out the pale lilac one and that worked too - so I quit while I was ahead and shut the cupboard, knowing I could be sure to find plenty of flowers and ribbon etc to make something for this colour palette:

Ohhhh! I've just realised that the pink "gladioli" type petals are a great match for the flowers in the photo!
I used "Petite Dots" my absolute favourite of the growing stash of Crafter's Companion embossing folders I now have on the shelf.  It really adds light and shade to what I think would be a rather over-the-top expanse of  deep pink card!
The sentiment was printed onto thin card and slotted into place. I would have just printed direct onto the card base and then cut the oval if I hadn't already sliced the edge of the card blank having decided to make it a bit less square.
I made a sort of rose flower using another of my new punches - it's a bit of a hybrid as I used techniques from different places and flower tutorials
Materials and Tools
Smooth White card blank
Bazzill Card Shoppe card, Bazzil lavender 12x12 for  rose
Various pre-made flowers, Gems and Pearls,
 Ribbon from November Rain collection by Funky Hand
Embossing Folder "Petite Dots" 6x6 Crafter's Companion
Spellbinders Plain Oval Die
 SU Flower punch;

That's it for now, I hope you'll click the link to head over to the Daring Cardmakers BLOG and check out all the fabulous cards this week - it really is quite a treat.

Thanks for visiting, please come by again soon


Loopylou. said...

oooh thats gorgeous Kathy, I love the cutty outty bit xx

Pink-Crafty-Devil said...

lovely card and colours thanks for sharing with us at CBN
Kelly CBN DT

Hazel said...

What a yummy colour combo today - and your gorgeous card has certainly done it justice x

Nicky Wilcox said...

Gorgeous cols and the card is beautiful xxx

Lythan said...

this is such an elegant card. I love the font you have used kathy

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your beautiful card.