Friday, June 29, 2012

Sunshiny Days

This card was made for 2 challenges. The Perfect Sentiments Challenge PSC38 is "Here Comes the Sun", - to include a sunny sentiment on the front of your card. The 2nd challenge is the CAS-ual Fridays CFC59 "Round & Round" - or use 2 circles on your CAS card. It may be a stretch, but the Delicate Dahlia die I recently won from Simon Says Stamp is pretty much a circle, and the yellow brad in the center is round, so that's a circle too, right? :) I know, I'm probably pushing the buttons on this one :)

The die was cut from a piece of silver heat-embossed card stock, and I swapped out tiny pieces of different colors of card stock into the spaces for a more colorful design. The leaves were done with a crimper and hand-cut, while the sentiment was a digital from SNSS that I've had printed for ages. I hand-cut the banner underneath it to make it stand out on the white background.

Wishing you all a sunshiny day too! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Carol

14 comments:

Jenny @ I-dream-in-paper.blogspot.co.uk said...

That flower looks fab. In the photo, it looks like enamel. It must have taken ages to fit the jisaw together so well. Well done for your patience!
Jenny

Benzi said...

Oh, wow! Carol, I love this gorgeous flower. I'm thinking that took a bit of time to do all those pretty, colorful pieces of cardstock in the flower...but so worth it.You're being creative again. :-)

jan farnworth said...

what a great flower thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment.

Denise Price said...

Great flower--I love how you created a mosaic look.

Donna Hanley said...

Wow a lot of tedious work on this one Carol but well worth it. I like how your made the black banner for your sentiment. That really helps to bring it to the fore front. Your color choices for your flower are all so beautiful. And I don't think you pushed it on this one, you have two circles that all you needed. Enjoy your night. Just got home from work.

Karen Conner said...

Like the dimensional look of the flower & leaves. Pretty colors.


Thanks for playing with us @ the Perfect Sentiment.

Shannon White said...

So Pretty and Cheery and definitely Sunny Miss Carol! 8-) Love your wonderful Dahlia! Can't believe you put all those little tiny pieces in place Wowie! You have more patience than I do my Sweet friend! lol but the results are definitely worth it here! This is just CAS and Fabulous! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

JD said...

Very pretty flower, and It sure has been sunny lately...smile. (not to mention hot!) Good card making weather since I'm staying mostly indoors these days...Hope you have a good weekend...Hugs, Jill

Cheryl said...

Beautiful flower! Thanks for playing along this week at The Perfect Sentiment!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! Carol, this looks like stained glass! So much patience and it was well worth it! Love it.
Lynn

Jennipher said...

This is just too fun! I love how clean and simple it looks but it definitely had some work put into it. Thanks for joining us another week at The Perfect Sentiment.

Lisa A. said...

What a pretty flower...how cool that it's die cut in silver...the accents of colors that you placed in the openings is very cool!! What a lovely card and thanks for sharing your creative beauty in the gallery this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!

paperella said...

This is so pretty! I love what you did with the flower re-filling all the negative space with colorful cardstock. Such a great look!
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays :)

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

That die cut is soooo cool!! I've recently added that baby to my collection and must get it out and use it soon! You've inspired me! LOL Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! We're so glad you did!!