At first I made the card just for my recipient at S.O.S. It's gone in the mail, so I feel OK posting it here. Than I remembered the monthly challenge by Loll and Bonnie, so decided to enter there too. So, my friends, read on about the details and see if I met all the rules.
The June S.O.S challenge asked for the colors Plum, Mulberry and Petal, had a sketch with a flower and a sentiment below, along with some bling. I think I hit all four ideas! LOL
The month long CAS Mix Up asked us to have stamping + die-cuts + a choice while being clean and simple. My card has a lot of white space, so I am hoping it is CAS enough! The rays background is a die, the sentiment is stamped and the flower is my choice.
My base card is linen cardstock from Ellen Hudson. I love the texture. The punched flower is made with a newer punch from Stampin' Up called Flower Medallion. To color the flower pieces, I scribbled SU markers in Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum and Pink Pirouette onto an acrylic block and spritzed it with water and just painted away. After they dried I scrunched them up a bit for texture, glued them together in the center and added my SU bling. I am afraid this sparkely embellishment called Frosted Finishes, is no longer available. The flower was then placed on a background panel embossed with a die from My Favorite Things called Sun Ray. I used a rubber mat so the pieces of the die would not cut all the way through. I like this background as another way to get more use of my dies. Finally, the sentiment was stamped with VersaMark on the panel. It is from a Jillibean set I won in the February drawing at S.O.S. I heat embossed it with silver Zing embossing power for some shine to match the flower center.
I am quite pleased with my card, and hope you like it too. Thanks so much for visiting.