Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Send a friend flowers.

When I made the Mother's Day card last week, I loved those little flowers and I decided I would do something similar, only more, on today's card.

I started with some papers from American Crafts Hello Sunshine collection - perfect for spring - and die cut two sizes of circles from my nestabilites set.  I also cut some circles out of plain white cardstock and sponged all of the circles with coordinating shades of ink.  I assembled the flowers with some cute little button shaped brads.  The brads were actually all white, but I wished that they were in colour, so I coloured them with my Bic markers.  Once the flowers were assembled I sprayed them with some Shimmerz spray so that they would sparkle a bit.

Once the flowers were finished I chose a green shade for the card base, but I decided that the background should be more neutral, so I chose some brown and kraft sheets from the same Hello Sunshine collection.  I put the darker shade in the background and drew a vase on the lighter shade.  Once I cut out the vase I attached some ribbon, and the cute sentiment, which I of course added some Sakura glitter pen to (what card would be complete without it these days, lol). 

My card was almost finished but I felt it needed something else, so I added some faux stitching with a white gel pen.  I thought it tied in nicely with the pattern on the darker brown background.

I decorated the inside with a space for a note and some tiny flower stamps in coordinating colours, Sakura glitter pen, and more faux stitching.

Its funny, but I think every new card I make is my new favourite, lol.  :)

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

  1. Catered Crop - Quickfire in stitches
  2. Creative Stamp Friends - Spring
  3. Everybody Art - Friendship
  4. Simon Says Challenge - Bingo (Flowers, Glitter, Brads)
  5. Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes
  6. Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

I used the following supplies:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up!  Certainly Celery, Whisper White.  American Crafts Hello Sunshine Collection - Fluttery, Dainty, Frolic, Gossamer

Stamps:  American Crafts Laughter, Fun.

Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink  Chestnut Roan, Lime Pastel, Dark Peony, Creamy Brown, Rouge, Yellow Citrus, French Blue, Alabaster.

Markers:  Bic Mark It Summer Melon, Margarita, Green, Blue Skies Blue, Fandango Pink.  Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star.  Uniball Signo White Gel Pen.

Sprays:  Shimmerz Paints Baby's Breath, Goldie Lox.

Embellishments:  Recollections brads, American Crafts satin ribbon.

Adhesives:  Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive runner, Glue Dots.

Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large, Craft Pick, sponge, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.


Joy said...

Just beautiful, really love those flowers.... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Christine said...

Another gorgeous card Cathy. Your work has this really lovely rustic feel to it. Really nice. I'm going to mention you on my blog tonight! xx

Shirley said...

Pretty card, love the flowers.
Shirley xx

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Na, das sind ja ganz wundervolle Blumen, gefällt mir gut deine Karte.

Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Kreative Stempelfreunde

Einen ganz lieben Gruß von Andrea