Saturday 4 January 2020

The Flower Challenge #40 'Shaped Cards'

Hi there friends, my first cards of the new year! May I wish you all a very Healthy and Happy New Year too! 

I am back with more DT cards for 'The Flower Challenge' again. This month our theme is one we have had before and 'Shaped cards'.

I went with a tag shape for my first card, I saw this lovely die set and loved the large tag die. For my second card I used an old Spellbinders die I have had for a while. I used it to cut a shape at the bottom of my card and also used it to add another shape to the top of my card also.

The gorgeous flower here is a digital one by Alex Syberia, isn't it just divine! Alex is sponsoring us this month and gave all of our DT one of her amazing digital images, (see them all HERE) to use on our cards this month.  She is giving our winner two of her digital images. Alex is also our Guest Designer this month too.

She is not only a great designer but a great card maker too, check out her beautiful card on our blog and all her others on Instagram. Ok here are my cards below, come and have a peek and do try and join in our challenge this month, you may win a prize again too ;)

Looking back at all my Flower Challenge DT cards from last year I have made a compilation of my favourite four. See them all below my two FC cards here. Some of our design team have also chosen their favourite four too, see them on their own blogs.

Blue tag card

White Linen card
Watercolour card
Alex Syberia digital flower Large Peony
Altenew sentiment
Altenew Deco Wonder stencil
Heartfelt Creations Album Tags & Accents
TH Distress inks
MFT Stitched rectangle die
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Glamour dust
N&T sequins

First I made my card base using my tag die, then I used my stencil and watercolours over a separate piece of card. I printed my flower after resizing it then coloured it using various shades of watercolour.

I stamped my sentiment and used my stitched die to cut it out, I edged it using a  matching colour. Then I mounted it on some silver card. I attached everything to my card base, added a bit of sparkle and after attaching a few sequins my card was complete.

Love Grows Here card
White linen card
Watercolour card
Alex Syberia digi stamp Large Peony
Altenew sentiment
Spellbinders Labels 2 dies 
TH Stencil Flourish
TH Distress inks
Versafine Vintage Sepia ink 
Little Things sequins

I made my card base then cut a piece out of the bottom using my die. I cut three more pieces of card using my dies. I used a stencil on one and coloured it to match my flower. Then I coloured my other die cut one using matching colours.
 I resized and then stamped my flower and coloured it all. Next I stamped my sentiment, colouring the edge and attached it all to my card base, added a few sequins and my card was finished.

 Please add our cue card below when entering our challenge. 
You have until the 25th Jan to enter.
My favourite four DT Flower Challenge cards from last year.


Alex Syberia said...

Gorgeous, Viv! I love seeing how you used the flower in both your projects! Your color choices are perfect for every design and I love how you colored the images! Thank you for the inspiration!:) Hugs,Alex

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! these are just amazing such beautiful colouring Viv. I have some TH inks on order, just hope I can do something even near to yours.
Faith x

Gerrina said...

Wow beautiful cards! Like the blue a bit more because that is my favorite colour, but both so attractive! Hope you have a dun weekend!

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Viv, they are both fabulous but I especially like the blue tag shaped one.
Wishing you a Happy New Year.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

clelie said...

I LOVE your four favorite design picks for 2019!...and the flower tag is gorgeous. The watercolouring is incredible (wished I could see the colouring in action) :D Wow! Thanks for sharing all your work; it is much APPRECIATED!

Rosemary said...

Happy new year, Viv! Your cards are just beautiful!

Robyn Oliver said...

Viv, your cards are simple gorgeous, love your watercolouring is fabulous, two wonderful card AND your four favourites are amazingly beautiful too.

TaeEun said...

What creative inspirations for our challenge, Vivien! The blue peony combined with the stenciled background looks beautiful but I'm in love with your second one! The autumnal warm colors and the elegant shape of the card fit perfectly together!

Mac Mable said...

Stunning cards and amazing water colouring and shapes x. Love Your four favourites cards too Viv...I can't image how you choose them as all your cards are stunning x.

Karen Dunbrook said...

so much gorgeousness!!! love them all, so elegant and pretty. You rock mf.
xx Karen

Ericka Strange said...

These are so gorgeous Viv and I love your beautiful watercoloring especially the yellow and reds. So stunning and the shapes are awesome. I also love your four favorite cards, so stunning!

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