Friday, April 5, 2013

Summer Gerbers

Summer is coming! At least that's what they tell us, I am still waiting for spring. Woke up to a little snow on the ground this morning, brrrr! Next week is release week at Flourishes and they are offering an opportunity to win all of the new April stamp sets with their challenge 'Summer Lovin' - check it out here. You can be inspired by the beautiful photo below or simply create with summer in mind. 

I decided to use the colours of the inspiration photo and the Gerber Daisy stamp set - nothing says summer to me like beautiful flowers. I used retro sketch rs#57 for my layout.

I started this card by colouring the image of the large bouquet of daisies before deciding on a layout. Once I selected the retro sketch I proceeded to cut up the image and after a couple of ooops! cuts ended up with these three image pieces. I think that if I was to do it again I would select slightly different cuts of the full flowers so that each one was different - didn't have time to colour any more flowers so went with what I had. I coloured in the white space around each flower with a black copic.

Here is the inspiration photo and sketch

Supplies: Card is standard A2 size
Paper - DP - Miss Nelly (Kaiserkraft), Neena Solar White CS, Black CS
Stamps - Gerber Daisy, Tag Lines (Flourishes)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics - Black, R81, 83, 85, 89, YG01, 13, 17, 93, 95, 97
Accessories - Black hemp (CTMH)
Other - Corner rounder, 3D foam


  1. Just beautiful... love your card. I actually thought I was looking at real photos of gerbers until I saw the closeup picture!... Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Hello Connie, your craftsmanship and design sense are top-notch!I love how you placed the images! What a classy card! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  3. I really love your card, Connie! thanks for the inspiration!
    :) Marie

  4. Gorgeous colors, and what a perfect layout to display your daisies in! Just beautiful.

  5. This is just beautiful! Love the black-really makes those flowers pop! Thanks for playing with Flourishes!

  6. Gorgeous CAS, however CAS not in the sense of the cutting. How you managed to cut exactly to look like it was planned is awesome. Fantastic design for the sketch. Love it all... Thanks for playing in Flourishes Summer Fun Challenge.

  7. Connie... this ROCKS! Oh my -- what a creative and beautiful card. Speechless.

  8. Gorgeous! I love the black colored bg behind the daisies!

  9. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!!!!!! :)

  10. FABULOUS! WHAT AN AWESOME CAS CARD...perfect take on all the challenges! Sending warm weather your was 89 F here in GA today. Hugs ~S~

  11. Oh, Connie, this is SO striking! Love the colors, and that sketch rocks!


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