Friday, 12 August 2016

Zesty Zing

The 'That's Crafty' challenge theme is 'Zesty Zing'.  Now orange is a colour I very rarely use on my cards, but I guess it fits into the theme with the zesty colours of lemon and lime, so this took me a bit out of my comfort zone.  I had an idea in my head for a design....but this wasn't it....apart from the stamp.  My card sort of evolved as I went along.
The stamp is an old wood mounted Stampendous stamp, 'Glasgow Rose Garden'.  I stamped it in the top corner of the card blank and coloured it with Promarkers.  I used a MB 'Grand Happy Birthday' die and attached the die cut over the bottom of the card.  I decided it looked too plain to leave it as it was, so I added a Poppystamp 'Small Flower Box' die cut, attached with foam pads to give a little dimension.  I didn't have any small green pearls, so I coloured three white ones with the Promarker I used for the leaves.  So that is my card, which looks nothing like I intended!

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18 comments:

Deb Bradley said...

Love this ziggy zesty card Debbs xx

Mac Mable said...

Amazing Liz...Love the zingy colours and how you's stamped the flowers on the right hand side and popped them into the raised up flower box. Loving this card x

AlisonC said...

I often find I start with a plan but it takes on a life of its own. The card is lovely and summery though, very cheerful.

Kathleen said...

I love this card, great colours and design.

Kath x

laurie said...

CUTE Liz! You have given me an idea for some cuts my friend gave me. I have never known what to do with the Happy Birthday one, I love how you added the flowers on top!

pam said...

Brilliant card Liz, fabulous colours.
Pam x

Carol L said...

THis is so pretty with that flaming orange color! Love the split-color sentiment too!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Wow! Glasgow Rose Garden - totally love it! Is it still around? Love the orange and yellows.

Liz said...

I must have bought it at least 10 years ago, so it's probably been discontinued. I can't remember seeing it anywhere recently. :-( xx

brenda said...

A really lovely design and creation Liz and loving the zesty fresh colours, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenges.

B x

Mrs A. said...

Very zesty. Perfect for the challenge too. Hugs Mrs A.

Cara said...

This turned out brilliantly, even if it wasn't where you intended ending up. Cara x

Asha said...

What a super FUN card, Liz! Love the zesty colours. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
x Asha

Pat said...

I'm the same Liz, my cards start off one way and finish another ..lol I love the way this turned out though. That orange is gorgeous and the flowers in their box work beautifuly with the Happy Birthday die along the bottom and has given somewhere for the flowers to sit so prettily. x

Rahmat said...

Oh this is fun! I love the 2 different panels with the dies, happy to see you at HLS.

Whisper said...

Oooo super and a great use of the MB sentiment die and great zingy colours too, thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, luv Sam x

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the colours!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
Susan
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