Saturday, January 5, 2013

Fun Flower Card

Hello all my wonderful friends!  I hope the new year is treating you well.  Mine has been more eventful than I'd hoped, consisting of car trouble and work drama, but it's still been good and I'm happy and blessed!

I finally have a card to share with you.  Can you believe it?

I used a shape from Elegant Edges for the base of the card.  I welded the shadows together using my Gypsy, then cut the next layer in black.  I then cut the floral layer using the same shape, but one size down.  The ovals are from Plantin Schoolbook.  The stamp I used is from Verve.  All cut sizes are listed at the end of the post.

The flowers are from Flower Shoppe and cut at 3 different sizes.  I put a brad in the center of each, then layered them and attached using foam dots.  

This card was really simple to make, but I like how it turned out.  Since I tend to give away and sell several cards per month, I often get creative block or run out of ideas.  I have decided to start trying to make several cards using the same design/sketch, so I'm working on a few more using this layout.  When you create, do you make every card different?  Or do you use the same layout/sketch with different papers? I used to try to make every single card different, but as I've needed more cards, this has become more stressful.  So, I figure when I find a layout I really like, why not use it more than once with different papers?  I'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas on this.

Card Recipe:
Patterned Paper: It's the Little Things by Fancy Pants
Solid: Recollections cardstock
Card Base: 5.5" from Elegant Edges
Black Layer: 5.5" from Elegant Edges
Floral Layer: 4.75" from Elegant Edges
Black Oval: 3.75" from Plantin Schoolbook
Striped Oval: 3.5" from Plantin Schoolbook
Cream Oval: 3.25" from Plantin Schoolbook
Flowers: 1.5", 1.75", 2" from Flower Shoppe
Brads: Oriental Trading
Stamp: Verve
Ink: Stampendous

It's so nice to be back sharing projects with all of you.  Have a fabulous weekend!