Monday, September 21, 2009

Anyone For Anya? Funky Flowers Challenge!

Hello Everyone,

I'm slowly getting back into the mode of making cards for various challenges throughout "blogland". I made this card for Anyone For Anya's Funky Flower Challenge.
Call me " Smiley from" but I think the "funky flowers" means either cute or wild! I chose to go with cute and I hope that my interpretation of funky is OK with this challenge. Free Smiley Courtesy of

I made the criss cross effect on my base mat by lining the pointed end of the square mat evenly on my Scor-Pal. Each score mark is in increments of one inch lines. After I completed the first series of score marks, I flipped my mat, lined it up as I did in the beginning (only this time I lined up the opposite pointed end of my mat) and finished scoring my base mat. I made a little "boo-boo" on the front left hand side of my mat which I didn't realize until I decided to embellish each intersection with a half pearl. To even out my mistake, I simply added an extra half pearl to the upper front of the right hand side of my card.

My image, Savannah (WS ) is mounted onto two different mats. The bottom mat was created by the Fleur De Lis Pendant die. I really love the intricate design of this die but I'm having problems getting the die to cut cleanly. I ran the Fleur De Lis Pendant die through my Wizard a few times and I still had to trim out the inner open designs with my small scissors. The second die I used was my large oval nestie dies and large oval scallop die.

If anyone has any tips for obtaining a clean cut with the Fleur De Lis Pendant Die, I would appreciate your feedback.

Card details
image TGF (Savannah) sentiment is blank at this time, c/s PTI and Bazzill, inks Copic Markers, To achieve grid lines, I used my Scor Pal. Other embellishments are 3mm half pearls, tiny drops of Stickles (along the lace of dress) and flowers.

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by!




Danni said...

This is gorgeous! I love the little pearls in the scor-marks. Very nice!

Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card! I should use my scorpal more often. Glad you got your card!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful, such a professional job.
Great mat and lovely image...

Diana said...

I am s totally blown away and completely in love with this card! SOOOOOOO awesome.

Kim Piggott said...

Wow this is totally gorgeous!
Love your scored card and your image is so cute!
Such pretty detail!
kim x

margie c said...

Gorgeous! I need me a ScorPal!!! This is just too cute! So class and elegant! and your coloring is perfect! She's such an adorable and fun image!
TFS :*)
~ margie

2 Worlds said...

Beautiful card, loved the grid pattern with the pearls

Deb said...

stunning card Risa, love Anya, she is adorable! have a great evening, hugs Debx

Nana Diana said...

What a beautiful card. Love the flowers and great scoring job on your cardstock!! Lovely!

Alex said...

Beautiful card Risa - very elegant and I love Anya, she is too cute! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Rach said...

a fabulous card Risa, the embossing detail you have added is gorgeous. hugs rachxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this gorgeous, what a wondeful effect the scoring makes for the background and love the sweet image too.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Risa!! This is incredible!! I just love your scoring in the background, the coloring of your image and the soft colors!! Gorgeous!!

Have a great day!!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow Risa, what fab pearl details that just adds a perfect extra dimentsion to the fab card. Kim

Jodi said...

Very very pretty card!! Love the coloring you did and the colors too!
Jodi =)

Elena said...

Wow! This card is amazing, Risa! I love the embossed background you created and the pearls looks so precious and gentle! Love the flowers on the card too! I think you did a fabulous work with this challenge!

Maria said...

Oh my gosh, Risa! Your Anya card is the cutest! I love what you did with the grid. . .so pretty. Your coloring is spectacular!!

I'm sorry I haven't stopped by for a while now! Ugggh, I just can't seem to get myself together and do all the things I want to do. That reminds me, I need to put the clothes in the dryer. . .:)


Andrea, said...

Oh this is so pretty Risa, I love the embossing on the background with all the scrummy pearl and as always perfectly coloured. have a good day

Denise said...

Another Beautiful card! Love the crisscross & pearls, what a very lovely touch.

Ila said...

This is so Gorgeous!!...your coloring is Amazing!..that backgroud is Gorgeous!!...Hugs, Ila

Dawny P said...

Ph Risa, what a fabulous card. LOVE the scored lines and little beads. It's gorgeous :) Thank you for joining us at AFA, hugs, Dawny xxxx

RE the nestie and getting a clean cut, I found that if you use s shim, - and go as thick as you can - it works ok. If you need more info chick, just e-mail me xxx

Teri said...

Wow Risa! I totally LOVE your card!! Love how you scored the BG and added those pearls. What a sweet card!! hugs, Teri

Renata said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love the embossed papers and the pearls on some edges!

Love from AFA!


Elaine said...

tons of texture that makes the card soooo interesting yet doesn't distract from the image! :)