Saturday, February 4, 2017

CASEing Therese.....


Hello everyone and welcome to THE FLOWER CHALLENGE #5.  This month, we have the fabulous and talented THERESE from LOST IN PAPER as our Guest Designer and, to make things even more awesome, Therese has a video tutorial on her blog where she will show you how she made the gorgeous card we are CASEing.  So, I hope you come along and play with us, we can't wait to see how Therese's card inspired you.
Here is a picture of her beautiful card, followed by mine.

Isn't it awesome?
Here is my card.


When I saw Therese's card I was so happy because I had just gotten a couple of dies that totally would work perfectly to create my card. The dies are from Memory Box and this one is called Chrysanthemum Corner, it's so delicate and just beautiful.
I die cut a panel of Whisper White card stock and carefully removed the die, then I placed it on top of my card base and lightly traced each petal with pencil, I colored the petals with my Prismacolor pencils and paper stumps dipped in baby oil, then glue the die back in it's negative corner using a two way glue pen, making sure each flower was exactly where it should be. Once the panel was secured, I  lightly colored the leaves using a sponge dauber and distress ink.
I needed the sentiment to be colored with an Ombre effect so, I grabbed a scrap of white paper and using my Prismacolors I went across the paper from dark to light, trying to blend each color as I start with the next, then using a paper stump, blended the colors even more. 
The word Love was die cut with a Penny Black die set called Love and Joy.
Here is a picture of the finish inside of my card.

The pretty flower border is stamped with a retired SU set called "Bordering Blooms", the sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "Tulips for Friends".
Ok, so now, it's your turn to give this fabulous challenge a try, for more details and inspiration, hop over to THE FLOWER CHALLENGE to check out my teammates awesome cards and then, join us in the gallery, we can't wait to see how Therese's card inspires you. 
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Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Patti Willey said...

Wow what a stunning card and layout! Beautiful ombré die cut coloring and such a beautiful inside treatment to the card too! Very special!

Viv said...

This is sooo gorgeous Maria! I love the pretty flower die and how you coloured it. The ombre sentiment and delicate dewdrops looks so pretty too.Also love how you finish off the inside of the card to match...awesome mf ;)hugs Viv xx

lostinpaper said...

The perfect die for sure, it's a stunner and so is your card. I just love how the orange pops!

Mary Fish said...

Two extraordinary cards!

Aileen said...

Beautiful card Maria, love the die you have used for the flowers. Another I am sure I need. Fantastic colours too, all comes together perfectly.

TaeEun said...

Beautiful! Now I know how you colored the petals so detailed! Pretty inside, too!

Ruth said...

Oh it is a beautiful CASE and I'm so impressed with your coloured pencil colouring. Really that is nice - the tips are so perfect on those petals. YOu always think about the inside too. Really it's a gorgeous card. xx

I Card Everyone said...

Ohhhh the gorgeous oranges!!! beautiful coloring, Maria ... and such a gorgeous finish to a beautiful card!

Susi said...

That IS a pretty die! The coordinated inside makes it even more special.

Karren said...

This is so gorgeous, Maria! Beautiful dies and the colors are amazing. Great CASE!

Karen Dunbrook said...

Your card turned out gorgeous mf...I really need to work in this colour palette because you have used it here so beautifully.
xx Karen

LeAnne said...

I love your take on the inspiration photo....just as pretty in the warm yellow and peach hues!

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Maria! You are inspiring me to get out my Chrysanthemum die!