Monday, 3 September 2012

Heart Flower & Ferns Happy Birthday Card

I have a plastic box in my craft room that I toss unfinished, left over and other miscellaneous bits into - like when I change my mind mid card and use something else instead.  The trouble is, I toss stuff in but don't take stuff out and use it so the box got full and I couldn't fit any more in!  I sorted it all out and made a card using patterned paper hearts which were left over from one of my card group kits.  I absolutely loved this My Mind's Eye patterned paper, it was so pretty and a gorgeous colour and I'm very sad that I now don't have any of it left - yep, I actually used every last little piece of it that I had! 

I sponged the edges of the hearts with Broken China ink and made a flower by gluing the bottom of each heart onto a punched circle shape.  I popped up one side of each heart petal and I added a punched flower and pretty turquoise button to the centre.  I die cut a few ferns, cut them apart, arranged them on a Blushing Bride square, added the flower and layered the pink square onto a Broken China mat.  I added a sentiment banner strip and a punched flower and then added the card front to a cream 5 1/4" square card base. 

Here's the inside and the envelope.  I made the flowers by stamping the French Script background onto Blushing Bride CS, punching large flowers using the Fancy Flower punch and smaller flowers with the Boho Blossoms punch.  I'd like to make a "bits from the box" card at least once a week from now on - hmmmm, we'll see how that goes! 

Stamps: SU! Happiest Birthday Wishes set, SU! French Script background stamp, Hero Arts 'Fabulous Birthday'
CS: PaperMania square cream card blank, SU! Blushing Bride, Core'dinations Broken China CS

Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye Tickled Pink  'Delicate'
Ink: Broken China Distress Ink
Tools: Cheery Lynn Pair of Ferns dies, SU! Full Heart, Boho Blossoms & Fancy Flower punches, MFT Fishtail Flags Stax die, circle punch, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: turquoise flower shaped button, pink rhinestone jewels, 3d foam pads



Mynnette said...

This is AMAZING!!!! LOVE the way you used heart punches to create the large flower! Must remember that! And the pink and blue look gorgeous together! :)

Louise van Vuren said...

Beautiful...just beautiful. You have such brilliant ideas and the talent to cary them out. I am in awe..