Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge #25



Good morning!  It's Tuesday, and time for another Peachy Keen Challenge.  Challenge #25, to be exact.  This one is a sketch challenge, and oh, it's a good one!  I love adding layers and panels to cards, and especially I love it when I have a sketch all layed out for me, so that I don't have to decide what goes where. For this card,  I used PK-276 Flower Centers, PK-273 Faceless Flowers - 12 Petal Daisy, and PK-493 Everyday Character Face Parts, all of which can be found at Peachy Keen Stamps.   These stamps are so amazing, and I love that the flower centers interchange with all of the faceless flower stamps.  I stamped, cut out, and layered the three different sizes of flowers, and punched the face center out with a 3/4 inch circle punch.  After it was assembled, I added a page pebble to the face of the flower for shine, and added dimension (It also magnified the center of the flower, which looks pretty cool).  The flower's background panel was stamped with the PK-273 faceless flowers in Barely Banana and Sahara Sand ink to match the DP from Stampin' Up!.  After I stamped it, I ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder, then sponged the dots  with Sahara Sand ink.

To finish this card off, I added the flourishes which were cut with my Cricut, using the Storybook cartridge.  Some well placed rhinestones finished those off,  and then I decided this card needed a picket fence punched border using my Martha Stewart Punch, which I also sponged with a little Sahara Sand ink.  I've had that little white flower button for a long time, but never knew exactly what to do with it.  Well, it worked out beautifully here!  I cut a length of blue gingham ribbon, doubled it over, tied a knot in the center, and ran both ends through the center of the button, leaving the knot on top, and pulling the ends through the bottom.  Please be sure to check out the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog, because the rest of the design team has some awesome eye candy to inspire you, and don't forget to visit their individual blogs and leave them some love!  We all love some love, and your kind thoughts and encouragement are what keep us motivated to do what WE love!  :-D  This card will soon be on it's way to a very special person who's been in my thoughts and very close to my heart for the past couple of weeks.  

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you are enjoying some glorious Spring weather, and I wish you lots of happy stamping!!

Love ya,
 

19 comments:

Janice W. said...

Your card is stunning! I love how all the little details work so well together!! Love it!!

Nikki the *scrappinNavyWife* said...

WOW! This is AMAZING!!! You have totally outdone yourself! I LOVE it!!!!

HUGS
Nikki

Jessie said...

What a pretty and happy card Lorie, love it :)

Viv said...

Oh my word Lorie!!! This is yet another of your amazing creations that I envy so. Please can you bottle that wonderful creativity and send it over to me please! I promise to look after it.
Love'n hugs Viv xxx

My Creative Time said...

Lorie, WOW~ your card is just AMAZING!! Your friend is going to cherish this forever! I LOVE ALL of the sweet details & I'm so proud of you that you are doing an AWESOME job w/your cricut!
Big Hugs,
Emma:)

Susan said...

OH MY STARS LORIE! All the layers and papers and image and fantastic touches all come together to make this card WILDLY FABULOUS! It's so happy and sunny and fun! (That's it, I simply *must* order those flowers!) I know whoever receives this heartfelt creation from you will just treasure it! {HUGS}

Melly said...

Amazing sweetie! I love all the colours and the fab added detailed xxx

Imke said...

Lorie, awesome card ! I like the swirls and these lovely flowerface is to cute.

Catherine said...

How cute is this!!! Wow! I love how the layers & texture on this, and who can resist those green flourishes all snazzed up! The picket fence border is such a great touch. Beyond adorable and cheery!

Grenouille Greetings said...

What a lovely sunny card, Lorie! Really bright and pretty! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Vicki said...

Lorie, so awesome! It actually looks like the sun is shinning! Very very pretty.

HUGS,
Vicki

Maria Matter said...

this is beautiful Lorie!
Blessings, Maria

Flowers said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I am going to have to get those stamps! It really looks awesome.

Jackie said...

Fab card, so colourful :o)
Jackie xx

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

LORIE!! You just blow me away with what you come up with! I love all the layers, embellishments, cutting and your coloring! You are such a great talent! Thank you for another mind-blowing card! :) Lots of Love and Hugs, Kathy

Brenda said...

WOW! I love the colors and all the layers.

ScrappingStephanie said...

LORIE this card is amazing. Thank you for inspiring me. I have made one that is similar to bring to mom tomorrow in the hospital. She will love it and I hope it lifts her spirits:)!

kadie said...

Oh boy, I had a lot to catch up on! This is another BEAUTIFUL card, Lorie-dear!! I love the cheerful stamp matched with the happy yellows and blues. AND I love the addition of the fence punch along the bottom! Beautiful!

Miss Giebel said...

Hi Lorie,
Your layered daisy card is simply adorable! I love the bright cheery colors that you used! The little white picket fence is such a sweet touch!!
~Heidi
xo

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