Wednesday, July 6, 2011

CARDS Gallery Challenge–Accordian Flowers!

Happy Thursday, Friends!!

Thank You Accordian Flower
We’ve had some amazing weather the last couple of days, so I’ve had a hard time focusing on things in my craft room – especially after spending the bulk of the weekend creating for a few pub calls.  But I did get a chance to create a little sumpin’ sumpin’ for this week’s CARDS Magazine Gallery Challenge – which is to create a project using accordion flowers.  I’ve actually been really fascinated by these babies of late, and was happy for the chance to try one out.  I wasn’t brave enough to figure out how to make one on my own – thankfully, Memory Box has made it easy for scaredy cats like myself.  They’ve come out with an uber cool die that creates a really nice scalloped edge, and it scores it for you so that all you have to do is fold it accordion style and adhere the two ends together – it’s called the Blooming Rosette and Center.  Super easy!  Now that I’ve created one with the die, I really think I could do the same thing on my own with my border punches and my Martha Stewart Score Board.  Right?!  My mind is swimming with ideas, now!
STAMPS:  PAPERETREY INK (Think Big Favorites #4)
INK:  FRESH INK (Slate Pigment Ink)
PAPER: 
A MUSE STUDIO (Buttercup Polka Dot CS), STAMPIN’ UP! (Basic Grey CS), NEENAH CLASSIC CREST (Ultra Smooth Solar White CS)
ACCESSORIES:  MEMORY BOX (Blooming Rosette and Center Die), WE R MEMORY KEEPERS (Corner Chomper), PAPERTREY INK (Lemon Tart Button, Turning a New Leaf Die, and Wood Grain Impression Plate), DIVINE TWINE (Dove Grey Baker’s Twine), PROVO CRAFT (Cuttlebug), EK SUCCESS (1" Circle Punch)
That’s it for me today, chickies!  I’ll be back tomorrow with my sample for the next CAS-ual Fridays Challenge – it’s another really fun one, so I hope you’ll come by again to check it out!  Until then, please know how much I appreciate you!
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11 comments:

Julie Day said...

Oooo I really love how your accordion flower turned out and that yellow/gray/white combo is nice, fresh and trendy ;)

paperella said...

This is yummy, and so well balanced! Love the color combo too :)

Virginia L. said...

So beautiful, Karolyn! I know it will be featured!! YAY! You rock!!

Christina said...

Okay, now I really need to try one of these flowers--yours is so fabulous! I love the pop of bright yellow with white and gray!

Kim Hughes said...

eeeeeek, I LOVE this Karolyn!!!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

This card is soooooo cute Karolyn!

jamme said...

Wow, love your card. It's a real eye catcher. I like the woodgrain white paper back and the color choice. What a great card that anyone would appreciate receiving.

Mahmood Ali said...

Amazing!!! i have never seen before this one its looking so much beautiful...
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Amber said...

I love this! Yellow and Gray is one of my fave color combos! Congrats on being featured on the CARDS blog!!! I saw the card, and loved it ...then I noticed who made it!! Way to go girl!

Cathy P in AZ said...

Fabulous card! And yes, you can make accordion flowers with a score board and a circle punch for your backing! Super simple and way less expensive.

Lori Barnett said...

you and your googly eyes! :)