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PENNY HANUSZAK, CONSULTANT, Independent Stamping Up Demonstrator, http://pennyhanuszak.stampinup.net


Monday, March 12, 2012

A La Card Monkey Challenge #99: Flowers + Sketch

Today the clocks sprung forward an hour; a sure sign that Spring is on it's way!   Unfortunately, we forgot to change ours last night and you guessed it, woke up to the old time and had to hustle like crazy to get going when we realized we were an hour behind.  LOL what a start to an otherwise perfect day!

Another sure sign that Spring is on it's way are the daffodil buds that are starting to break through.  It won't be long until their sunny little heads are poking through.  I think daffodils by far are one of my favourite spring flowers.

So with those two spring time thoughts in mind, it was easy to meet the Monkey #99 sketch challenge at A La Card Monkey  which calls for a card showcasing your favourite flowers.   Here's their great sketch and it should be noted that you can use any other embellisment in place of the buttons, if you're so inclined. 

Here's my take on this fun challenge.
I used Whisper White card stock for the base of this card and then added a 4 x 5 14" layer of Basic Black.  My next layer is a combination of Daffodil Delight and Basic Black.  The Daffodil Delight layer was embossed with the Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder and the edge was punched with the Scallop Trim Border punch.  I then ran a piece of 1" by 5 piece of basic black through the Big Shot Machine and created another scalloped edge, this time using the new Adorning Accents Edgelit Die.  In retrospect I should have made this piece in Whisper White so it stood out more........... oh well hindsight is a wonderful thing!
Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies #125595 $11.95 pg. 7 Occasions Mini Catalogue
Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder #114517 pg 218 of the Idea Book and Catalogue $9.95 

Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402 pg. 211 Idea Book and Catalogue
Button Buddies Item #122735w/122737cm pg 71 Idea Book and Catalogue.  This is just the cutest little stamp set and great value for 8 stamps.  Wood mount version is $36.95 and the Clear Mount is only $26.95.   

In this closeup you can see the flowers and vase from the Button Buddies stamp set which was stamped in Basic Black ink on Whisper White Card stock.  I stamped the vase twice and cut out the second image and mounted it with dimensionals to give some depth to the image. 

The flowers are fancy buttons from the brights collection of buttons.  I used the Labels Collection Framelits Die (#125598 pg. 6 Occasions Mini)  to cut both the Basic Black frame and the Whisper White image.  Basic Rhinestones were added to the centers of the buttons for some glimmer and again on the flower images to the right. 

Get these Designer Buttons FREE with a $60 purchase during Sale-A-Bration, January 24-March 31, 2012!
72 buttons per container; 4 each of 3 designs in 6 colors
Designs include large marbled button, double circle button, and small flower button

Hope you'll play along with the A La Card Monkey Challenge this week! 


Anonymous said...

OK.... There are so many things I love about your card. I love the flower edge, Love how you used the framelit, love the image! Love Love it!Thanks for joining us at A La Card Monkey this week for Challenge #99 come back for Challenge #100. That is the week are are giving away the Big Blog Candy!


Shirley Pumpkin said...

Hi Penny!! My Comment worked this time!! Thanks for turning off your word verification!!

Extra Hugs

jaydee said...

ah... I bet you were not the only ones to forget to put forward the clocks - I only just remembered before I went to bed! :-)
I love your take on the A La Card Monkey challenge this week. Your beautiful yellow flowers remind me that the daffy's will be here soon. So glad you joined us this week

Karen said...

Your card is so pretty. I love using EF's on my cards too. It really adds depth.

Anne said...

I am loving your card.. your colors and your attention to the little details.. thanks for sharing..