Friday, September 11, 2009

Autumn Beauty Blog Hop!

Today we are doing a blog hop for Theresa Momber's Autumn Beauty set! It was fun how this card came about: I didn't know what I would make but I knew I wanted to use the sunflower so I stamped, colored and cut it out. After looking at it for a minute, I realized the petals of the flower would look magnificent framed with the points and curves of my brand new Fleur de Lis Pendant die, a chance to use my new toy, hurray!

After die cutting the pendant, I had to poke out all the little pieces with a piercing tool, and I noticed how perfect these little pieces would be to use as petal embellishments on the card! Theresa's flower is beautifully drawn, slightly asymmetrical just like the real thing, see how there's a little space at the top right where it looks like a few are missing? So I adhered and popped up several of my new little "petals" as if they are blowing away, but it also looks like they are being swept up right out of the die cut, like a petal explosion! I just love the energy it brings to the card. The greeting from the set is stamped on a yellow oval like another petal, card also uses Pure Luxury White and Chocolate Kiss.

For more inspiration, please check in on our Illustrator of Autumn Beauty, Theresa Momber. She has also designed a beautiful digital paper pack called All About Autumn that is available for purchase as well. Be sure to leave a comment on Theresa's blog for a chance to win this stamp set!
Theresa has asked several guest designers to join in on the blog hop tonight:
Pam Imholz
Karen Knegten
Jennie Harper
Melissa Shulz
Brenda Turner
Then stop by these Designers' blogs to see the projects they are sharing tonight on their blogs:

Gina Krupsky
Emily Giovanni
Jessica Fick
Carolyn King
Kurtis Amundson
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mecurio
Melanie Muenchinger
And finally, check out our CenterStage Spotlight Designers joining us with cards tonight:
Geri Utterback
Shelly Wilson
Tina Gilliland
Hope your weekend is filled with beauty!

27 comments:

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Oh, VERY cool effect. I love it.

Tina Gilliland said...

Oh you clever girl!!! LOVE those petals coming off and that border is gorgeous!!!

Judy McMullen said...

Darling card! Love how you used the punched out pieces of the die...it looks like scattered sunflower petals! Clever!!!

Jennie said...

Ooo, very nice Melanie!

Lori said...

Oh my Mel!!! Incredible!!!

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful card. I love all that yellow.

Theresa Momber said...

OMGosh! Unbelievably cool! Now I need that die. This is gorgeous!

Karen Knegten said...

Very clever idea, Melanie! Love it.

redwasher1 said...

This is just FABULOUS! I love how the petals are blowing off the flower.

Misti said...

Oh Melanie!! Your coloring is amazing!! I want to know what colors you used!! :D

Maria Levine said...

Way too cool and creative! This rocks I love how the petals are "flying" away!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

I LOVE the framing and the petals floating off!!!!! FABULOUS!!!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

we can use it all!!! this is such a cool touch and less little scraps to throw away! sure does make it look like sunflower is blowing - this hop is full of new ideas tonight :)
Linda

JessicaK said...

Wow, the FdL pendant looks GREAT! And how cute with the flying petals :).

Granny P said...

This is beautiful. Love how you've used the little bits to look like petals being blown away.

Theresa said...

Great! Loved how you used scraps from the punch. Nice effect with the floating petals.
Theresa Pollack

Carolyn King said...

Very pretty!!! looks great in the frame!

Lynn Mercurio said...

omGOODNES - what a clever idea. This is just the BEST!

Selma said...

Another incredible card Mel. You are so creative.

Justine said...

Love what you have done with this stamp set Melanie, the blowing petals are so fun. Sunflowers will forever remind me of Tuscany

Anita said...

Beautiful card! I like how you used the extra pieces

Brenda said...
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Brenda said...

Fabulous card, very creative!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Man oh man Melanie! Does your brain ever stop working? I love what you did with this and the petals - how very creative - love the layout and the coloring - You rock!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally cute!!

Cheryl O said...

How cute is this card!!! Love your leaf set, had to get it along with the Autumn set at Gina's store. Just too good to pass up....

Jessica said...

Oh, this is so pretty!! I love those petals flying from the focal image!