Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall Scalloped Flower

When I saw this FABULOUS flower over on Nance Leedy's blog, I couldn't wait to try it out. I mean, how cute is this?? It is made from the 2 3/8" Extra-Large Scallop Circle Punch. Nance has a GREAT pictorial on how to make these fun flowers, just click the link to her blog above. 

So now that I knew I wanted to make this fab flower, I needed some inspiration on what to do with it. So I turned to two challenges to put it all together. 

First, I used the sketch over at the I{heart}2Stamp blog:
From there, I was completely inspired by the great fall color combo of Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, More Mustard and Old Olive from The Paper Players blog.
A couple of random facts:
-I have a tough time with sketches that have elements that are "tilted". Why? I honestly have no idea! I like things on the "straight and narrow", I guess. Funny thing is, when I actually DO these "tilted" elements, I really like how they come out. It's just a quirky thing, I guess.

-Old Olive has probably been one of my favorite colors from SU! since I started stamping. I go through more of this color then any other, which I find odd because of my obsession with all things pink. Seriously though, when I reached into the "cardstock files" to get some Old Olive for this card I was shocked that I was almost out AGAIN! Where does it all go??

-Lately, I keep making cards that can NOT realistically fit in an envelope. Looks like I am going to be hand-delivering a LOT of greetings this year. *Ding-ding*..."Get the door, it's probably Anne Marie with one of her fabulously chunky cards! Hmmm, maybe she has cookies, too...! " :)

Anyway, enough with my random musings, I'm sure you want to know about the card, right?
Because the flower had so much dimension, I wanted to repeat that same element throughout the card. I used my paper crimper on the Old Olive strip. I also embossed the Early Espresso strip after punching the border to give it more pop. 

I really wanted to try to add some fun accents to the flower, so I "dirtied" it up with sponging some Early Espresso on the edges. Because I can't let ANY card leave my desk without sparkle, I "hit it up" with a little Smooch Spritz. The Antique Brad in the center topped it all off. Next, I just "dirtied" up all of the layers by sponging some more Early Espresso ink on them to give that rustic, fall look. There you have it, ready to pop in an envelope...oops, wait...

Off to order more Old Olive cardstock...
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by

Stampin' Up! Supply List:

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (sentiment)

Ink: Early Espresso and Cajun Craze classic ink

Paper: Old Olive (shocking), Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Very Vanilla cardstock, Autumn Vine DSP (retired)

Accessories: 2 3/8" XL Scallop Circle punch, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Eyelet Border punch, paper crimper, More Mustard brads, Antique brad

Non-Stampin' Up! Supplies: ric-rac


  1. Awesome job, you did fine with the sketch. Love all the textures and dimension you have with the flower and smooch, the strips of cardstock and crimping and embossing. Just a beautiful card! Have an aweseome weekend. {Hugs} from North TX.

  2. Such a beautiful card. That flower is awesome. I love the fall feeling of the card.

  3. I love your fall inspired card. TFS the tutorial for the flower. I invite you to share your creations on our weekly challenge blog.

  4. What a wonderful card, love the dimension and that flower is fab! I hear you about Old olive...I am a green girl all the way and Old olive is my favorite shade!

  5. I love everything about your card :) You did a stand up job with the sketch and with one striking color combo! The flower is just beautiful! I will have to try some smooch as you've made this look superb! Wonderfully done, terrific with all the different elements and textures - fabulous! Have a blessed weekend!

  6. Beautiful card! The fanfold flower is just gorgeous! I love all of the texture! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

  7. oh my WORD...if that doesn't win at least one, if not BOTH of those challenges, then someone needs to be FIRED!! :) Seriously!!

    totally knew what sketch that was the minute I opened your blog, AWESOME interpretation and I soooo have to check out that flower tutorial, SWEET!! :)

  8. OMG, this is drop dead gorgeous, Ann Marie! I love your use of the tilted elements (and I hear you on the aversion to tilting), the texture is awesome, the smooch spritz is luscious and your fan flower is to die for. Thanks so much for the sweet shout out. :-) Glad you joined us at The Paper Players this week!

  9. Anne Marie
    you can hand deliver this card - with our without cookies anytime to my house! :-)
    Gorgeous colors. Love how you used the flower and, I think you did really well with the tilted image. (BTW... I'm with you on that - they throw e, too!)
    Fabulous card. I absolutely love it.
    Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week

  10. VERY Pretty!! I love the WARM colors and of course your great touches!! LOVE IT!!!

  11. This is quite pretty, and I am sorry I didn't comment on it sooner when you participated in the PP challenge! LOVE the smooch spritz--just adds such a nice touch!


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Anne Marie