Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Bouquet For You!!

My card for today is actually one that I made as the April Guest Designer for Firecracker Designs by Pamela, and she featured this card on her blog yesterday. It was really fun to create because the layout is simple, and I actually used her die cuts that go with the primrose set to do them. How clever is that? No cutting! I don't consider myself lazy, but I was loving the prospect of not having to cut these flowers! From there, I arranged them in a bouquet, and I punched two small holes near the stems to pass the ribbon through. This ribbon is left over from my wedding, almost 8 years ago...see, I never get rid of anything!

This is a side view of the card to see that it has a three dimensional quality to it. I chose to go very simple with the background paper because I didn't want it to detract from the flowers. I used watercolor crayons from Stampin' Up and ink and an aqua painter to color the flowers. It was super easy, but I like the look of the flowers. The only thing that took a while was finding just the right placement for the flowers. I had to lightly tack them down a bit in strategic places to keep them from moving around too much.
Card details:
Stamps: Primrose by Firecracker Designs by Pamela
Paper: Urban Prairie by Basic Grey; Elegant Eggplant by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/Tools: Stampin' Up Rich Regals watercolor crayons; organdy ribbon; Firecracker Designs die cuts; aqua painter; Scor-Pal


Heather said...

Nancy, your card is beautiful! Don't you love Pamela's die cuts! Great job!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is gorgeous, Nancy! LOVE this! :)

Danni said...

Oh this is just beautiful! And it's so special using ribbon from your wedding!! Gorgeous!

stampin abi said...

wow beautiful card!!!

Heather said...

Oh My Nancy wow this card is totally gorgeous!!! I love those flowers popped up off the paper and wow on the coloring and paper colors you choose!!!

This card is amazing Nancy!!!


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Oh my goodness! Is this ever gorgeous! I love that bouquet!


Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Beautiful Nancy!! I'd say you tacked it down in all the right places, because the dimension on this is phenomenal!!

Maria Matter said...

Nancy, this is beautiful!!!
And the ribbon is lovely!
Blessings, Maria

Cheryl KVD said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! I love how lifelike the flowers are...the 3-D effect is great!