Monday, February 13, 2012

Birthday Flowers

I'm not being very good about posting anymore for some reason, well, the reason is lack of time actually.  And I am also trying to scrapbook a few pages here and there and they do take me a while to make!  Oh yes, and of course there are those inevitable showings of the house!

I did make this birthday card although it's not exactly what I was aiming for and I am not entirely satisfied with the way my flowers turned out, but it's still pretty in its own way.

Paper: cardstock (PTI); designer paper (Basic Grey - Picadilly); Neenah; vellum
Ink: Versamark; Pool Shadow ink - Hero Arts
Stamps: Hero Arts (Flower Dot Pattern - CG330); PTI (sentiment)
Other: embossing tinsel (Snowflake - Ranger); Nestability circle die; PTI flower die; MFT dies (rose and rolled flower); gems & pearls; corner chomper; felt (PTI)

The first layer is white cardstock stamped with the Flower Dot Pattern background stamp and Pool Shadow ink from Hero Arts.  Then I die cut two circles and stamped the lighter one with the same ink and stamp previously mentioned. Then came the three different die cut flowers.  Those two little circles of patterned paper are bits that were left over when I die cut the PTI flower - it's really bad that I can't throw anything away!

Well, it's raining here, it looks like it might be an all day thing!  Perfect wheather for what I need to do next.  Being Valentines' tomorrow I wanted to make a card for each child in my daughter's class, I know, it's less than 24 hours away!  So, I need to keep this short and be off to make those 22 cards!  Please let me find a very simple design!

Have an awesome day!


Elizabeth Allan said...

Wow, Brenda. I really like this design!!!

Stella said...

Simple but less is defintely more. Elegant and a lovely choice of colors.
I am MIA a bit too. Working full time and after worj also a busy schedule....But I always love to come here and look at another handmade beauty of you.
I haven't found a shop where I could by a few more hours in every day:) But if I find it I'll let you know :)

Lisa said...

So soft and loevly Brenda, love the vellum senitment strip. Good luck on those Valentines!!!

Lisa said...

Cool card, B! Love the different flowers and the subtle bg stamping- so pretty :)
Good luck with all those cards my friend!!

Virginia L. said...

I really like your layering and design, Brenda!! The flowers are absolutely gorgeous!

Tiffany said...

This is wonderful!! Love your blossoms of flowers! Wishing lots of luck with selling the house! Happy Valentine's to you and your family!

Barb said...

Good luck with the cardmaking, Bren! Please share them with us - would love to see what you came up with in such a short period of time! Love this soft pretty card - beautiful colors! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Brenda!!
Argh...the showings, how I dreaded those!!

Good Luck with everything!

walchowDesign said...

I like this design with so many circles and the colours too!

Ice has melted over here and I've just finished making 20 Valentine's covers for the lollipops!

Dawn said...

such a lovely card. We are all our own worst critics

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card Bren! LOVE IT! (: (: