Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Flower Challenge #61 - Use A Shape

Hello friends.  Playing along with The Flower Challenge today and they are looking for a card with a SHAPE.  And they are also celebrating their 5th Birthday...WOW!  Didn't realize it had been that long, and it's definitely worth celebrating!!


For my card I used a real imaginative shape...a rectangle!  Haha!  I had a Fall colored card in mind and the the die cut I wanted to use for my background was a rectangle, so that's how my card evolved!  Take a look...


I used SU!'s Basic Gray cardstock for my base, and then used the same cardstock for the die cut rectangle (PTI's Border Bling: JOY Frame), that I blended Basic Gray ink all around the decorative edges so it would stand out a bit from the card base.  Next I had fun stamping and fussy cutting all the flowers and leaves from PTI's Effortless Beauties stamp set, using lots of different Fall colored inks, and then arranging them over the frame.  


 I finished this card with a little Wren from The Greetery's Robin & Wren stamp set and popped him up over my sentiment that is also from The Greetery (Opposites Attract).  A few gemstones (Pinkfresh Studio) and some Distress Glitter added a little sparkle and shine to really finish this card off!

Lots of BEAUTIFUL inspiration from the DT and also in the gallery too, so check it all out right HERE and then play along!  And Happy, happy birthday to all of you at The Flower Challenge!!

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


9 comments:

  1. Fabulous mix of die cuts, vibrant and beautiful card and loving that little wren x.

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  2. Oh you are both clever, and sneaky [in a good way!] my friend!! LOve the grey - but you had to know I would! Gorgeous Autumn blooms - thanks for playing along with our birthday celebration, Marcia!
    =]

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  3. Wonderful warm colors along with the gray base. Love the bit of glitz too.

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  4. Such a bright and pretty bouquet, Marcia! Love that bright yellow bird that looks like he's enjoying the flowers too!

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  5. Lovely design for your background with the die-cut layering of two shades of gray. Makes a gorgeous backdrop for your beautiful flowers are that so colourful. Love the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at The Flower Challenge! xx

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  6. Beautiful, rich colors on your amazingly shaped card, my friend! I love the sparkle you've added. Gorgeous!!

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  7. Your arrangement is beautiful in all those Fall colors, Marcia, and the little bird is so sweet. Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Flower Challenge.

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  8. This card is stunning, Marcia! Love the layered design and colors you used. The sweet Wren is perfect, perched on your sentiment :-)

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  9. This is just gorgeous and I love how you’ve added the glitter! Thanks for joining us this month at The Flower Challenge and celebrating our birthday with us. I hope to see you next month too. Cara DT x

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