Monday, 13 June 2011

Big Bloom Birthday Card For Jan

Today is Jan's birthday and this is the card from me and Owen that I made for her.  She very kindly lent me her SU! Fun Flowers die a while back and I thought I'd use it for her card.  I started out with an Old Olive 5 3/4" square card and added Early Espresso and Rose Red layers.  On the Whisper White Panel I stamped the Weathered background in Crumb Cake ink and the leafy stem in Old Olive ink.

To make the bloom, I die cut three large white flowers, stamped the Weathered stamp in Crumb Cake ink and followed with the French Script stamp in Early Espresso ink.  I sponged each flower with Pretty in Pink and Rose Red inks and then crumpled them.  I attached the three flowers together with a PaperMania build a brad - I punched a circle of Rose Red patterned paper, glued that to the brad centre and then covered it with a clear domed sticker.  

I layered 1/8" Early Espresso taffeta ribbon over 5/8" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon.  I used the Decorative Label punch for the sentiment element and I stamped the Weathered background and did more sponging here too.     I die cut the Little Leaves die a couple of times in Early Espresso CS and tucked those behind the bloom.  To finish off the front I added Pretty in Pink punched photo corners with olive gems.

This is the inside of the card.

There was no way this card was going to fit in an envelope and I'd picked up a pack of 6" square box/envelopes from the Glitter Pot on my last visit so I used one of those.  They're fab - they're boxes that close like an envelope - no assembly required, just embellishing!  I glued on a square of Old Olive patterned paper, added some die cut leaves and made another bloom but this time with a button in the centre.  The ribbon is striped Pretty in Pink grosgrain.  More photo corners with gems to finish.

Stamps: SU! Weathered & French Script background stamps, leafy stem from SU! Best Blossoms set, Birthday Wishes from SU! Sincere Salutations set, inside sentiment from Hero Arts Yummy Treats clear set
CS: SU! Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Rose Red, Early Espresso & Whisper White
Patterned paper: SU! Old Olive & Rose Red Prints Designer Series Paper packs
Ink: SU! Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Old Olive, Crumb Cake & Early Espresso
Tools: SU! Fun Flowers Bigz L die, SU! Little Leaves Sizzlits die, Sizzix Branch w/Leaves die, Petite Oval Nestabilities dies, SU! Photo Corners, Decorative Label & Boho Blossoms punches, sponge daubers
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Pretty in Pink striped grosgrain ribbon, Early Espresso Taffeta ribbon,  PaperMania build a brad, gems, button, glue dots



Sue said...

A beautifull card love the script on the flower Luv Sue x

Vicky Hayes said...

I love what you've done with the flower and it looks beautiful with those leaves. Vx

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