May 20, 2013

Neon Bright - Paper piecing

Hi all. Here is the card for today that I made using techniques which I seldom use often.

This week @ 365 cards we need to create a card which is frame-able - i.e Create a card (a work of art) that you would consider worthy of framing and hanging on the wall. Do join the fun @ 365 cards this week. This is completely subjective, so it's totally up to you.

Coming to my take on the challenge, I thought of birds perched on tree, coloured subjects but din't trigger the idea for a such a card. Then I was surfing through the challenges when I came across "Pinspired Challenge #9". And their inspiration photo (below) immediately stemmed a  flower inside my mind.

How I made the card?
I hand-sketched flowers of different sizes on pink and orange neon papers, which I had cut in layers (paper piecing) to make the big flower. I simply stamped the background with birthday song lyrics, polkadots, leaves and added crystals around the flower. I had inked the edges of the base with distress ink and then teased the edges a bit, which added depth to the border.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges.

Hope you liked my card. Your opinion about the card matters. Thank you.

This card is the Pinspired challenge # 9 runner up here.


  1. wow love that big gorgeous flower... thanks for joining us at Pinspired Challenges..

  2. Gorgeous interpretation! Thanks for linking up to Pinspired Challenges.

  3. Such a vibrant card filled with life. Love this!

  4. Amazing design elements on a beautiful card!

  5. Love the bold colors and the large flower!

  6. Wow. Gorgeous and so spot on for that inspiration photo.