Friday, February 05, 2016

February's Elelental Inspiration

As it's the first Friday of the month,  over on the Daring Cardmakers blog today is Elemental Inspiration Picture day. 
Leo has chosen a lovely photo which is light and airy but with the romantic feel you'd probably expect with Valentines day just around the corner! 
We've also got a new Guest Designer working with us this month so I hope you'll head over and pay the blog a visit.

I'd just taken delivery of a parcel of goodies from The Craftz Boutique (soooooo sad they are closing :() - they always wrap up your goodies in pretty tissue paper, and on this occasion it was a zebra print, wasn't it? So one element just chose itself!
Apart from the zebra print pattern, I also chose  to incorporate the heart in a square picture frame, some text and the Orchid, with that fabulous shot of bright pink.

Here's my card:

I cut a square frame using a nested die set (Tonic)  covered it with some of the zebra print tissue paper, and left it to dry
I couldn't find "the right" (you know how it is) sort of text print paper, so I decided to have a go at making my own, and came up with this, which I printed out onto Bazzill Diamond White card
Next I made the inner, silver frame using a die from the Heart nested set by Die'Namics and some dull silver card

Adding some scraps of chipboard for dimension I adhered the frame over the text and then fixed the zebra frame over the whole thing
The card blank is a 15cm square with a square of Bazzill Bling Black card for the mat for the frame section
As I couldn't find a suitable die or punch, I hand cut the pieces for the orchids (which is why they aren't particularly good) from scraps of card and glued in place to finish

That's all for this time, I hope you like it.
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Lea Brawn said...

I love this card Kathy. The design is fab and the pink just pulls it together. Fabulous x

Anonymous said...

Hello Kathy, A fabulous card, Love the colors and the Orchid is so pretty.


Kate M said...

I disagree with you - that orchid is awesome - fabulous card, great design - love your text!!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a stunning card the design is very dramatic I love the orchid it is so pretty. Hugs Jackie

Andree said...

This is wonderful Kathy, I love seeing how you interpret the inspiration photos. Your text background is brilliant and I love your hand made orchids xx

Cathy Clowes said...

I love everything about this Kathy. The text print paper is fabulous and I love the pink orchid against the black and white. Stunning card. Cathy x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Lovely creation today and I am so impressed at those flowers. Awesome

Wheelie Crafty said...

Absolutely Stunning Kathy, love your creation, and your flowers...

Hugs xxx

karyn said...

stunning card love the way the flowers jump out at you gorgeous x

Angelnorth said...

The hot pink orchids look fabulous on the black/grey/silver - great card!

Laine said...

So stunning and very elegant!