This card was fun to make because I had no preconceived vision of what I wanted it to look like. I just knew I needed to follow a sketch, use certain colors and polka dots, and have it end up as a birthday card in order to be able to enter this in a few challenges. The pretty sentiment is a Verve stamp, and the two floral spray stamps are from Flourishes. The panel behind the sentiment layer and ribbon was originally going to be a piece of acetate until I found out that the inks I have won't dry on acetate. So, I ended up stamping on vellum instead and gluing that onto a piece of dp with a subtle design on it. It was really pretty, but, turns out, between the sentiment layer, flowers, and bow, you can't even see the design. I know it's there, though, and it's still pretty, even if no one else can see it. :)
Lately, I've noticed that a lot of people are using lots of different flowers in clusters on their cards. It's always so pretty, I decided to give it a try, too. It took lots of fiddling with them to get an arrangement I liked, but I think it was worth it. I definitely need to stock up on a variety of flowers!
I used another stamp from the same Flourishes Summer Blossom stamp set for the inside, but I stamped it in green and colored it with much lighter colors.
Thanks for stopping by today, and have a great week! School starts here tomorrow, so I'm going to try to get my before and after craft room photos edited this week so I can post them! It is sooo nice to be a little more organized now!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve August 2012 Week 1: VLVAug2012
Flourishes Birthday Wishes Challenge: FLLCAug12
Do You Stack Up #83: Polka Dots
Sugar Creek Hollow #23: Something old (mulberry roses & pearls), something new (stamps)
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude #19: Anything Goes
Poodles Parlour: Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #19: Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times #157: Summer
Simon Says...Kristina's Inspiration Photo: Kitty
Whimsy Stamps #49: Summer Fun
Stamps: Kind Words, Bloom & Grow (Verve); Summer Blossoms, Tag Lines (Flourishes)
Paper: Stash; vellum
Ink: Memento; Copics; Colorbox; Distress Ink
Dies: Std Circles Lg, Antique Frame & Accents, Fleur de Lis Squares (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Ribbon (Joann); flowers & leaf; leaf pins (Maya Road); Stickles; pearls
Size: 5" sq.