Monday, March 15, 2010

Fancy Flower, With All My Heart, BC 142

Here's another clean and simple card made with the new Fancy Flower Punch, With All My Heart and Well Scripted stamp sets.  I posted a similar one a few weeks ago; this is one I used for my last workshop.  I love the soft spring-y colors of pinks, yellows and greens.  Can't wait for the spring flowers to bloom here in Oklahoma!

The card base is Pretty in Pink with layers underneath the flower of Regal Rose, Whisper White and Certainly Celery.  The open side of the card was treated with the new Pinking Hearts Border Punch.  (I just {love} the new punches Stampin' Up! has for us in the Occasions Mini Catalog!! ).  On the inside edge, I placed a 1/2" strip of one of the patterns from the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper.  When the card is closed, it gives a colorful edge to the card.  It's amazing how a little touch of the DSP can add so much to a project!

The Barely Banana flower was first stamped with the same color ink and then punched out with the Fancy Flower Punch.  I snipped between the petals a bit then curled them with my bone folder  and shaped them with my fingers.  For the center I added a Regal Rose flower centered with a small Pretty in Pink flower, both punched with the Boho Blossoms Punch.  I also snipped between their petals and shaped them with my fingernails.  (Those acrylic nails should be useful for something, lol!)  You can't see it in the picture so much, but the inner blossoms also curl up some and give nice dimension.  A gold Mini Brad attaches them together.

The sentiment was stamped in Old Olive ink with the "Happy Birthday" from the Well Scripted stamp set. 

I'm posting this card for this past week's Blogger's Challenge which was Birthday.  You can see a list of the other talented BC gals here to see what they've posted for the challenge.

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you have a good Monday!!

Margaret

17 comments:

GCgirl said...

Love it! The color combos and use of punches & DSP...turned out GREAT :-).

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card- love the colors- and LOVE the flower made from punches! TFS

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful birthday card, love your colors and the wonderful flower you created.

Tami Black said...

Love that flower! What a pretty card and so elegant, so simple!

Connie Paxman said...

You call it simple but it is so elegant...love how you curled the flower.
connie paxman

Lori said...

What a pretty spring card! Love the layered flower,too.

tonistamps said...

I love the dimension of your flower Margaret! Very pretty card.

Lisa Bohler said...

What a sweet card! Love the heart border and the dimension you have with the flower!

Alex said...

really pretty CAS card!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Shilo Garland said...

This card is beautiful Margaret. Thanks for sharing.

njburk said...

Fantastic colors and great use of a little bit of that wonerderful stripe paper from the BIG DSP in the mini--I LOVE that stuff!

Nikki Bond said...

Sooo pretty Margaret! The flower looks almost real...love the little sneak of DSP along the edge! {SMILES}

Ida P. Krause said...

What a lovely card. The flower is so pretty and that DP is one of my favorites from SU.

Chrissy D said...

This is sooo pretty! Love the touch of stripe down the side!

Connie Babbert said...

Oh...I love your card, Margaret! That flower is awesome. Beautiful!

Selene Kempton said...

I like that you stamped the image on your big punch. It adds so much dimension. Clean and simple, but stunning and gorgeous! Awesome!

Barbara said...

What a pretty card! Any recipient would be thrilled to receive this. I love the simplicity.

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