Friday, May 13, 2011

Fluffy Flower Card

Since Mother’s Day has passed, I thought I’d share the card I made for my mom.  I didn’t want to post before because I hadn’t given it to her yet. 

Now, as I’ve said before, I’m like one of those little animals that’s drawn to shiny things.  So, of course, I used glittery paper.  And, of course, I kept getting terrible glare and reflection and had to keep moving my light and my camera around.  UGH!  But how can a girl not like sparkly things?  It’s in my DNA, I’m convinced.  Someday, I will learn to take better pictures and I hope it’s soon.  My photographer buddy at church said he would help me, and then, I’m sure you’ll all be impressed at my amazing photography skills!  =)  Until then, pretend, ok?

The card base is 5”x5”.  Once I cut my flower it was almost too big, so it didn’t turn out exactly how I wanted, but I worked around it. 

 

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I cut the flower from Forever Young.  This cartridge has wonderful flowers for layering.  I’ve made several flowery cards lately and I keep looking at all my carts and end up using this one almost every time.

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Since I cut my flower too big, I had to kinda squish my stamp on there.  I inked the edges with brown chalk ink.

PEACHY MOMS DAY FLOWER CARD

I curled the edges of the flower around my Gypsy stylus to give them some “fluff”.  I then adhered them to dimensional glue dots so they’d stand up a little more.

PEACHY MOMS DAY FLOWER CARD close up

I added a button with some twine to the center and Voila!  I really like this paper.  It’s from The Paper Studio and the stack is called Poteeka Soufflé.  It has some wonderful coordinating pages….lots with butterflies and birdies on them.

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Here’s a glimpse at the inside of the card.  I added a couple of strips of colored paper and punched them with a Martha Stewart border punch.

Thanks for looking!

Blessings,
Cheryl