Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Chin up Buttercup

Here’s my card for this month’s Mama Elephant sketch challenge. I kind of flipped the sketch around a bit to get my version, but it does include all of the design elements.

I used the “chin up buttercup” sentiment from the new Say What set as the jumping off point for my design. To go with the buttercup theme, I started off with a buttery yellow cardstock panel. I adhered a stray piece of paper doily left over from another project to the yellow panel, anchoring it with some plaid patterned decorative tape. I stamped the sentiment on a bright pink notch-ended strip and added that over the top edge of the decorative tape.

I finished things off with a yellow felt rolled flower (“buttercup”) with a pearl center and green felt leaves. The panel is set on a pink card base for a nice, cheery pop of color.  We're expecting our first (and probably last!) significant snowfall of the winter season today, so I think something bright and cheery is in order right about now!

Materials Used:
Say What stamp set (Mama Elephant); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); Barely Banana and Melon Mambo cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); felt (Papertrey Ink); Fishtail Flag Layers Stax and Rolled Flower die (My Favorite Things); decorative tape, self-adhesive pearl (Michaels); paper doily (Wilton)


  1. What a pretty card, Lori!! I so love that felt rolled flower and your color palette is super pretty, so springy!! Great take on the sketch! Thanks SO much for playing along with ME!

  2. So cute! did you make the flower? this is adorable!


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