Sunday, April 8, 2012

Tuesday Trigger: Sweet Surprise


Cathy found another beautiful inspiration photo for this weeks' Tuesday Trigger challenge over at Moxie Fab World.

My inspiration came from the two colours and also the embossing and gingham design.  I came up with a very clean and simple card and actually put a fabric flower on my card!  It's fairly unheard of for me to put anything kind of bulky items on any card, but this was a smallish flower and I think it turned out really pretty!


The designer paper comes from a 6X6 MME pack called "Everyday Flair".  It has some beautiful designs and Spring like colours in that pack.

The paper flower is made using a PTI flower die.  It's in 3 layers which have all been dry embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder and then softly inked around the edges with some Tumbled Glass distress ink.  Then I was thinking about how I wanted to embellish the centre and I went from bakers twine, to gems and finally settled on this pretty lacy flower with a gem centre from Recollections.  I feel that it softness the entire card.

The sentiment is from PTI's "Simple Sentiment" set, I partially inked up the sentiment as I did not want the remainder of the words that were on it.

And lastly, but not least, Happy Easter to all!

13 comments:

Lin said...

Love the gingham background and your lovely soft flower, Brenda! Happy Easter also to you!

Pauline said...

Beautifully CAS design, love the gingham background!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is beautiful, Brenda! That flower has so much dimension and looks amazing!

Lisa said...

LOVE the gingham paper- irl it looks like real fabric! I like that the sentiment is also stamped in blue :) Perfect for the challenge!

Rosemary said...

lovely interpretation of the inspiration photo, brenda!

Cathy A said...

Such a pretty card, fits the trigger perfectly

Trinh said...

Beautiful take on the Trigger, Brenda! Love the fabric flower and gingham background.

Pam W Merwin said...

Love the tips of the flower having the soft blue - looks great with the gingham background! Absolutely beautiful :)

Lisa said...

A girl can never go wrong with gingham!! Lovely card Brenda. I hope you had a beautiful Easter~hugs!

Cath said...

Hey Brenda! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda I did a double-take when I saw your card! An absolutely pefect reflection of the photo inspiration!

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh, Brenda! Your dimensional flower is GORGEOUS! LOVE the distress edges! And the gingham paper is perfect for this trigger! FAB card!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful gingham card and love how your highlighted the edges of the flower!