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Tuesday, 17 November 2009

75th Birthday Flowers



Card/Paper: Apricot Appeal, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Scraps of plain yellow and plain burgundy paper from stash

Ink: Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Versamark, Apricot Appeal
Stamps: Bella Toile, Sanded
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Pearls from Pretties Kit, 5/8 " Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon
Card Size: 15cm x 21cm (approx 6" x 8.25")

Click on the image for a closer look.

I thought perhaps I would be forgiven for the long absence in posting, if I showed you a card with lots of flowers on! It was my mum's 75th Birthday last weekend, and this is the card I made for her. So behind that I was sticking in the insert five minutes before she walked in the front door . .. and it only had half a box to go home in because I messed up the measurements and didn't allow for the extra height of the main flower!

The paper I used for the main flower was some peachy/yellow scraps which I sponged with Pretty in Pink ink. Having done that, the colour almost exactly matches the Apricot Appeal card, which was a happy accident! I used the SU Scalloped Circle punch, and punched out a few circles which I then cut into 3 and 4 scallop segments. These were shaped and stuck onto an EK success six petal flower to make a few layers. I can't remember exactly now, but I think there were about five, plus three extra petals in the centre to finish. I used the same six petal flower punch to make the burgundy flowers, with little Woodware snowflakes for the centres. The tiny flowers are from a Woodware multi flower punch, punched from Very Vanilla and shaped and stuck to narrow strips of Old Olive in groups of three. The centres were simply coloured in with an Apricot Appeal marker. The leaves are a fern punch from Leone Em, and a leaf die from Sissix. Cut from Certainly Celery, and Old Olive and then shaped and sponged to give some character. Couple of little Woodware butterflies in the burgundy paper to finish off.

The Very Vanilla background has been stamped with the Bella Toile background stamp, and heat embossed with clear powder. The Old Olive layer has been stamped with Versamark and the Sanded background. No heat embossing though - I just wanted something subtle to take the plainness off the card.

Here's a close-up (click to enlarge) where you can see more detail of the Bella Toile and Sanded stamping.


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21 comments:

Merry said...

Such a stunning card and what an amazing flower.

Pam S. said...

gorgeous! I've used tiny white flowers on some of my cute cards and they're really fun w/the cute kids I color...but this is stunning! beautiful!
Pam Going Postal

Julie said...

As always from you, a stunning floral creation!! Quite beautiful - your mum must have loved it! Juliexx

Steph said...

You're soooo clever - this is gorgeous! Well done you. x

Ulfette said...

I think everybody will forgive you for not posting after seeing this gorgeous card :-) It's definitely beautiful.

sartassa said...

wow this is so lovely, the close up looks like a real flower, I also like the colour! well done
hugs
P.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness is that ever stunning, you do such gorgeous work, I bet she was thrilled with the card, love every detail you put into this, would love to see a video of you doing your magic!

Emma said...

Hi Joanne,

I know I shoudln't be by now, but every time I see your flower creations they blow me away with their detail and beauty :D

Grenouille Greetings said...

Goodness me - this is stunning. It is not so much a greetings card as an entire garden in an evelope. Beautiful, Joanne! Warm wishes, Lesley

Doris said...

This is not a card--it's a beautiful gift!

Patti.Jo said...

Gorgeous arrangement and flowers! Love that background too! Thanks for the closeup and sharing this beautiful work!

Tracey said...

A stunning card, actually masterpiece. Its so much more than a card.

Tracey

Sarah K said...

Wow what a stunning card x

Jo said...

WOW! Joanne this is just stunning! The detail, those flowers, the colour combo . . . Fabulous!

SnappyStamper said...

Absolutely stunning! So glad I found your site... all your flowers are the bomb!

MariLynn said...

Another amazing card of yours. I love the big peach colored flower.

Mad Mary said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, i love everything you have done on it and the colours used. I am in awe of your talent.

Mary x

Helen said...

Your work is incredible! Thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely comments, although I feel my work is Junior School stuff compared to your Degree Level creations!

Stamps and Paper said...

WOW absolutely brilliant.....would you consider doing a video on making the scallop flower to show us?


Anne

Zoe said...

Wow, this is absolutely beautiful!

Inkerbelle said...

The most beautiful paper flower I've ever seen!

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