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Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Hi everyone, it's my day to share something at JUST SOME LINES BLOG and hopefully you will find it fun and interesting!:) I typically always color my images first and then find the papers and the sentiment I want to go with them after. This way of making cards has become more and more time consuming as I search through my vast stock of papers and sentiment stamps. So, this past week or so, I have been creating the card first and then coloring the image after to go with the papers. I am still not certain if I am sold on this way of making cards, but I will try it out for at least the rest of this week.

Anyhow, I have also been getting bored making the same old rectangular or square card, so I have been trying to challenge myself to use different folds or different color papers than what I usually choose. You'll let me know what you think. Today I am presenting my Petal Card using a tutorial from Beate available at SPLITCOAST RESOURCES PAGE.

Here is the front:

I used my NEW NESTIES circles and then my old Nesties scalloped circles for the DP which is from My Mind's Eye. The Sentiment if from Fiskars clear stamps and the paper ring is Basic Grey DP.
On the inside I used Happy Hippo 2 which you can find at JUST SOME LINES SHOP. I colored her with Copics and Atyou Spicas and added some Stickles to the inside of the flowers. Square cut with Nesties and other shapes, including shape used for sentiment are Lifestyle Crafts dies.

I sure hope you like it, would love to hear what you think!!

Additional challenges:

CRAFTY ANN'S - outside comfort zone (new fold)
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS - something new (new fold)
PAPERCRAFT STAR - anything goes
SCRAP CREATIONS - unique fold


Linda said...

What a great card, I love that colors
hugs Linda

Natali said...

So cute image!! Love soft colours you choose!! Nice Job!!

Glennis said...

Lovely card Audrey - I like to try different shapes too, it makes them more interesting

CraftyLoops said...

I love the new style Audrey and the shape of the card is beautiful. Love those papers too. Lets face it, I just love everything about it. A really beautiful card. Lee x

Chelsea said...

Love the layout of this card!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card Audrey, love the colours you chose. Like you, I got fed up of colouring my image and then having to look for matching papers, so I always pick my papers first now too

:: BlueInks :: said...

Great job trying new things! This one turned out just perfect. I like the shapes and the use of different DP's.

Donna said...

Beautiful card Audrey and such a fun image inside, what a gorgeous girly :) Donna ♥ x

Bernie said...

The outside is cute but that Happy Hippo on the inside is adroable! She makes me smile. Lovely card!
Blessings Bernie

Shazza said...

very cute, love the scallops x

Tracy said...

You did a great job with that petal card Audrey! I know what you mean about staying with our old tried and true card shapes. It's fun to mix it up once in a while. Your card is wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Papercraft Star!

Ann Whitfield said...

It's fabulous Audrey! As for the papers first v the colouring in first, I always choose the papers first and colour to match because I used to find that despite having enough papers to stock a small shop I struggled to find some to match the colouring. I save myself so much time and hassle now. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Carol said...

Great card Audrey.I try to choose my papers first then colour :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x

The Stamper's Touch said...

What a fabulous card! And a sweet surprise inside too!! Thanks for joining us at the monthly Freshly Brewed "Something New" Challenge.


Sheryl said...

Hi Audrey! What a pretty Gate Fold card! I love the colors and the adorable image inside! Great card!

Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our month long prize challenge, "Use Something New!"
Hugs, Sheryl

Nicole said...

I love the nice pastel colors you chose.