After spending quite a bit of time cleaning a space to stamp (seems there'd been a small explosion of paper & supplies in the Stamp Garage that left every flat space covered), I started creating for week #2 of the 3-week running Sketch This Card contest.
It was tough to get a decent photograph of this card ... but here 'tis:
The card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. I used Pink Passion, Only Orange and Basic Black cardstock. The background petals are from the 'Pick A Petal' set by Stampin' Up! stamped in White craft ink.
The chipboard flower is from On Board Blossoms & Basics and I used the SU's new 5-petal flower to help create the center. I colored the chipboard flower and center pieces using craft ink direct-to-paper (DTP) and then embossed with clear embossing poweder. On the chipboard flower I used Only Orange (center) and Pink Passion (petal edges) ... it's a bit difficult to see in the photo.
I stamped a small greeting - Wonderful - from SU's 'Warm Words' set in Black craft ink & embossed with clear powder. The edges of all card panels are rounded with SU's new 3/16 corer rounder punch.
Finally, topped it all off with 'Fire' rhinestone brad in the center of the flower. (Did I mention how easily the Crop-A-Dile punches through chipboard? It's great!)