Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Chicks With Inkpads #3 and Basic Grey Challenge 29

Here is the card I created for the latest challenge at http://chickswithinkpads.blogspot.com/search/label/Chicks%20Inspiration%20Challenge and for the Basic Grey Spring/ Easter challenge at http://basicgreychallenges.blogspot.com/ . I hope my card will qualify for the Spring part of the challenge as Mother's Day is in the spring:)
The two chicks will pick their top 5 cards each week and ask the creators of those cards to be guest designers for the next challenge. How great is that? Of course, if you're shy, you can always decline:)
Now for the card details: The DP is from Basic Grey (Euphoria). I don't think I've met a Basic Grey paper that I haven't liked, but I'm really lovin' this stuff. They have several different patterns in this color and I bought them all. The pink paper is Bazzill and the blue is from American Crafts.

I cut the white circle and the scallop with my Nestabilities. I embossed the white piece using my Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers embossing folder. If you click on the picture you can probably make out some of the detail of the embossing. Now for those flowers; I stamped 3 different flowers from an Inkadinkadoo (Garden Words) stamp set, embossed them and cut them out. For the last small flower, I used an embossed reject image as my paper and punched out 3 flowers with my new Fiskars daisy punch. I joined all the flowers together with a glittered brad from my stash, added pieces of ribbon that came from Michael's and then popped the flowers with dimensionals. I added the pearls around the scallop and punched the branches around the flowers with my MS branch punch. The sentiment is Studio G, that I stamped and sponged with SU Purley Pomegranate.

I was really pleased how this card turned out so it definitely will be going to my Mom.


  1. This is beautiful Emily - typed it right this time, LOL- I love the branches and the flowers and the DP - oh all right - I love it all. Your mom will adore it!!!
    Am working on my entry now - think I'm in a CAS mood after my last card - it's looking a little boring at the moment - will see how it finishes up...
    All the best xXx

  2. hi emily,
    wonderful card I love the flowers on your card
    hugs Lia

  3. wowww Emily,what a beautiful card,l love the flowers.

    hugs Riet.x

  4. Hi Emily, thanks for entering the blog candy..good luck with that. The odds right now look pretty good for you. This card is jus so detailed..I know how long it must have taken to make. p.s. about the inside of my cards...I am in such a hurry to get them up on SCS and on my blog, I do the insides and envelopes later. HAhaha!! normally right before I list them on ebay :)

  5. Wow Wow Super Wow!!! This is Beautiful!! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment!! I am glad to have found yours!! Super work!!!

  6. Wow Emily, your card is just gorgeous!
    Love your beautifully stamped flowers!
    Fantastic choice of papers and very pretty details, thanks for joining us this week ♥ HuGs Kim

  7. So beautiful Emily! A real breath of spring with those fabulous flowers and paper. Love all your attention to detail, your card is perfection. Glad you could join in this week. Chris x

  8. Another gorgeous creation - I love your style!!

  9. This card is just gorgeous! Im sure your mum loved/will love it (not sure when you have mothers day, we had it in March) :o)

  10. Oh my gosh! This is gorgeous! I just don't use circles enough, I guess. Here, it just sets off your embellishment so nicely. Great card!

  11. Awesome - such gorgeous colours and papers. Your center piece is absolutely stunning - a brilliant piece of work.
    Thanks for joining us at BG.
    hugs Heather xx

  12. Emily I'm just stunned with all the AWESOME cards I'm surfing through. This card just shouts SPRING and the layers of flowers is a great 3-D effect! Smiles and have a super weekend... Michelle :)

  13. This is beautiful...I love the flowers in particular.