Sunday 23 April 2023

Spots and Stripes

When I saw the prompt for Inspirational Challenge #288 of Spots AND Stripes, I knew immediately what direction to go in!  Spots always work well on flower heads IMO, while this die (a very old Sizzix Bigz die) with its perpendicular leaves works well with something striped ... well plaid in this case ...  and what are plaids but stripes going in perpendicular directions - so I hope that's ok!  

I used a Simon Says Stamp coverplate die for interest in the background and a double fish-tailed banner to mount a Happy Birthday sentiment - I trimmed off some of the leaves to make way for the banner

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  1. I like the grafic design of the flower, very beautiful!!

  2. I love everything about this pretty card, what a fabulous design!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Triple B and Four Seasons !
    Diane TB and FS Co-Owner
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  3. Fab card Kate the colours are gorgeous hugs x

  4. Fabulous card, Kate. I love everything about this card, beautiful design and a great choice of colours. xx

  5. This is so bright, sweet and fun, Kate. The colors are just such a breath of sunshine. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Four Seasons Challenge Blog and please stop by again soon. We really do appreciate you and the art you share with us.

  6. Such a beautiful card Kate! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.


    PS ... thanks for also sharing this beauty with us over on our Triple B Challenge ... good luck!

  7. Such a pleasure to see your project in our gallery. Love your CAS approach! It’s a great interpretation of spots and stripes. Thanks for sharing.
    Diane - DT @ Krafty Chicks Challenge

  8. This is so super cute! I love the layered flower, great happy color and super die cuts.

  9. What a happy and cheerful card! Love the layered flower, the colours, the textured background.... in other words, I love it all! Thank you for sharing and playing along with us at AAA Birthday, hope you'll join us again. Take care, keep crafting and have fun!

  10. What a sunny and happy looking card. Love the different layers you've created. Thanks for joining us at AAA Birthday.

  11. I love that big, bold, lollipop of a flower- this card looks so fresh and spring-like. Thanks for joining in at Inkspirational.

  12. Your card is so perfect for our challenge! Love the fresh, springy colors and the cute style of this flower. Thank you for joining us at Ink!

  13. Popping in to let you know that your sensational star-of-the-stage flower caught our eyes; you're one of our Top Picks over at Inkspirational! Congratulations! Hope to see you in the gallery often; our current challenge is *Mini* and we'd be thrilled if you played along.


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