Handmade Flower Card – Color Challenges

by May Park-

Hi peeps! It’s been a week since I uploaded the You Are My Sunshine card that I made last Thursday. It seems like I’m running out of  ideas to create new projects(sigh). I spent most of the day thinking about what I wanted to make while browsing quite a number of challenges, so that I could get inspiration from them. Later that afternoon I ended up with two cards to enter into a couple of color challenges.

Now, let me show you the first card that I’m entering into The Play Date Cafe #148. Essentially this challenge is to create a project with specific colors : peach, navy blue, and stone. To make my card, I started by stamping it with polka dots from Hero Arts with a Watermark Inkpad onto the navy blue card stock. Then I adhered the peach-colored paper that was a paint chip I got at Home Depot, and stamped sentiment with a Send a Celebration stamp from Stampin’ Up. After that, I attached three DIY flowers along the right side of my card. Finally I tied the card with grey baker’s twine from The Twinery.

This is a closer look at my card. As you can see, it’s not a perfect flower at all. The petals are almost burnt, and their lengths are crazy! But I kind of like their unique look. Something natural and vintage? Ha-ha, I know it’s an excuse. 😉 To create DIY flowers, I used satin ribbon and heated the edges of it with a candle. You can find a how-to tutorial here from Betsy Veldman.

Here is the second card that I enter in the 10 Minute Craft Dash #2. Since I already made it once with the same design, it was very easy for me to do it again. The preparation is very important for this challenge. I learned my lesson from their first challenge. I already had an idea, and gathered necessary supplies before I started. Honestly, I cut the papers and prepared homemade flowers beforehand. I hope it’s not cheating. 😉

By the way, this time they required a color palette : light blue, teal blue, and green. Hopefully the focus color of my card fits on their criteria.

The card that I created for the challenge is quite simple except for the homemade flowers. It took me 6 minutes and 23 seconds. If I counted the time for making the those mini flowers, it might have been over 10 minutes.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have an amazing weekend!

May Park


  1. Desire Fourie

    This is so beautifully designed. Loving your creative style. Wishing you a fab Thursday.
    PS: Hope you will play along with our BLOG HOP over at DigiStamps4Joy.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

    04 . Oct . 2012
  2. Ginny

    those flowers are so unique–i love that texture! thanks for playing along with our 10 Minute Craft Dash!

    16 . Sep . 2012
  3. Patrice

    Love your card – I hope you’ll link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

    14 . Sep . 2012
  4. Vicki

    So pretty~

    12 . Sep . 2012
  5. Jocelyn Olson

    Those flowers are gorgeous–how cool that you made them! I love the cards and colors. They are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

    11 . Sep . 2012
  6. Skye

    Lovely card. Pretty flowers. I like making flowers and these are new to me.

    09 . Sep . 2012
  7. tsurutadesigns

    awesome cards! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

    09 . Sep . 2012
  8. Patrice

    Great take on the sketch – I’d love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    08 . Sep . 2012
  9. Paulina

    What pretty cards! I’ve never seen flowers like this before!

    So thrilled you joined in on the 10 Minute Craft Dash, May!

    07 . Sep . 2012

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