Friday, May 22, 2015

Floral Happy Birthday...Uniko Challenge #21~Flowers (reminder post), Seize the Birthday~Anything Goes

Hello...and Happy Friday!

Once again, I'm thrilled to be co-guest designing with Jane and the rest of the Uniko DT with a 'reminder post' for Uniko Studios Challenge #21~Flowers.

My card was sparked by the realization that although my Beautiful Blooms stamps and dies have seen plenty of love, I've never used the flower and leaf stamps solo. Remedy required...so, I selected three colours, did a bit of masking, die cut a "happy" (the patterned one is stacked atop three others for some dimension, which is hard to see in my rather flat photo), added a sentiment and ta dahhh....I fiddled and fudged a bit to get the masking  to the 'I'm okay with this' point, but once I did, I was pleased with the result.  In real life, the 'happy' is much more pronounced, but I think you can make it out, semi camouflaged in the pretty blooms.


If you haven't joined us yet, please do so: you have another week to add your flowers to the gallery!  Remember: prizes await!! 

I'm also sharing my card at Seize the Birthday~Anything Goes

ETA:  I discovered a 'new to me' challenge (I know...definitely under a rock at times!) at On a Stampage (love that name), so I'm joining in the Birthday Celebration.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mynn!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,

39 comments:

sandie said...

I also haven't used the leaf and flowers together but you have done this with style and wonderful colours-thanks for being such a fab GD x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Love, love, love this card Carol. You are a whizz with these flowers!
Great colours and fantastic dimension. Thanks for being a superb GD this month. Sarah x

Jane said...

Love the camouflaged happy, so cool! Been an honour to GD alongside you. x

Julie B said...

What a fab card Carol, I love that technique and you pulled it off spectacularly. :)

Faith A said...

WOW what a beautiful card, love the sentiment is beautifully done, love it.
Thanks for the lovely comment on my card.

Jeanne said...

Wow! This is lovely, Carol. Adore the colors and how the happy sneaks up on you a bit. :)

Carole said...

My all time favourite from Uniko......adore this stamp, and adore your card and the colours you have chosen. xx

Tracey McNeely said...

So beautiful Carol, every time I see you use that flower i fall in love!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Carol, this is so gorgeous. I love that stamp set - really need to buy it. I love the colors you've used, and your making is superb. There's a butterfly challenge over at Friday Mashup - I am sure you will be creating something that is perfect for it so I thought I would share... http://www.fridaymashup.com/2015/05/fm210-its-all-about-lace.html Have a beautiful day!

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is SO pretty! I LOVE the gorgeous colors and use of the inlaid die technique! Thank you for linking up with my Birthday Giveaway at On A Stampage! :) HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Deborah Frings said...

I think this birthday card is absolutely gorgeous. Love the colours, the die cut sentiment and the detail on the border. Lovely work. Thanks so much for being a fab GD this month xx

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! I love it, Carol!

Anni said...

So so beautiful!
The colors you chose are so bright and pretty!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday!
Anni

Beverley said...

WOW! Your card is stunning, you've not only showcased this set beautifully but awesomely together with the die cut technique. A technique you have really inspired me to try. Thank you so much for GD with us this month. HUGE Hugs Bev x

Shelly said...

BEAUTIFUL!
Happy Friday! :)

Brenda said...

OMGosh Carol, you know how I adore these flowers, and this card is totally stunning! I can definitely see the "happy" through the flowers. It looks really cool and I am loving it!!! Hugs, Brenda

Sarah Gray said...

Oh my - this is a gorgeous card, Carol! Love the die cut happy amongst those beautiful flowers - I love that technique but have yet to try it. You have inspired me :)

Pam said...

Gorgeous card! Love those colors. The die cut looks fabulous in those blooms. Another thing I have to try. Love this. xo

Susangail Powell said...

Beautiful!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I wish I had the patience for masking -- sure does turn out beautiful :)

Marisa said...

Gorgeous flowers and well done with the masking!! I do not have patience for that most of the time but love the effect!

Kim S said...

Such beautiful flowers and colors. I love the "happy" hiding in them!

Bobby said...

Your masking and stamping are glorious, Carol.

Kylie said...

OOh this is stunning! The happy is subtle but when you notice it, it just pops out at you. Love that! The colours - you know I love your colour choices and this is no exception. I think your masking is wonderful too! Another C masterpiece! :)

Anita in France said...

So lovely, Carol ... those masked and stamped blooms are gorgeous ... and the camoflaged 'happy' ... brilliant ... one of my favourite looks of the moment and you've achieved it perfectly! Hugs, Anita :)

I Card Everyone said...

OH MY GORGEOUS gracious, c! So beautiful - I saw the happy - it just jumped off my screen and said 'look at me - I'm right here in front of you' - quite metaphoric, c ... wow I'm so pleased for your gig here at Uniko!
=] Michele

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your Guest DT spot, Carol! I really love this card...the blooms are so pretty and really pop with the 'Happy' die cut! Love the color combo, too!

Shona Chambers said...

Carol, you totally hit this one out of the ball park...its gorgeous!! Love the colours and your masking is perfection. Really like those flower stamps, must add them to my huge shopping wish list. Such a fantastic technique with the die-cutting, its a winner!!

Joyce said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the masking, stamping--those flowers and colors. And, the way you have 'hidden' that die cut word--one of my latest favorite techniques.

Loll said...

So beautiful Carol. Love those colours of flowers, and your did great with your masking. Also love the popped up sentiment die .... fabulous design. xx

Joyce said...

Forgot to ask you--do you know anywhere in the US to get this flower stamp set?

Greta said...

Congrats on being a GD! This is a gorgeous card, Carol. I'm hoping to get that set one day, but for now I'm enjoying my Flower Power #7.

Geri said...

...well, I'm thinking that I must be your rock neighbor cuz I've not heard of this challenge either! We best start getting out more!

Gorgeous card - awesome/amazing/super duper job lining up the images! You know it's perfect when you've managed to camouflage the diecuts within the stamped image!

Taunya Butler said...

You are amazing and the masking looks terrific and I think you are a marvel!! The colors you chose compliment and accent each other so well and yes, just totally scrumptious!! This card is beyond lovely and I adore how you added the diecut word!! You sure do know how to work those flowers!! Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

OttawaMom said...

Pretty flowers! Love the bright and cheerful colours. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

Deepti said...

Fabulous masking and I love the camouflaged sentiment :)

Kim Heggins said...

LOVE this card...simply love it!

Monika Reeck said...

wooowww wooowww
I love the idea of the SENTIMENT like this
like you hiding it
I adore that flower how you masking and the color
real a beauty