Friday, February 11, 2011

Hello to a friend

Sometimes in the dead of winter you just want spring to come and right now that's me. I'm so done with the snow!! It's literally -2 degrees outside and we have had constant snow cover for a month now, so when I saw The Sweet Stamping challenge was spring flowers I embraced it :)

I also made this card for Wee Memories challenge Dust off those Scraps. I'm not going to lie to you when I first saw the challenge I was like ugh . .scraps. I am terrible at using my scraps because well I'm not all that great at using multiple pattern papers together. However, I must thank Jenny for "challenging" me to do so because I am really happy with the way it turned out :)

I think this card is a perfect way to say Hello to a friend. Which happens to be Hero Arts monthly contest this month (Love and Friendship) so I'm going to enter it there too!

I started by stamping the flowers (Hero Arts, Flower Blossom Borders) big and little on each of the patterned scraps, then cut them out. I stamped just the leaves of the big flower on the green stripe paper, rubbed on some crushed olive ink, and cut them out.

I cut out the panel using labels eight. I rubbed broken china on the turquoise piece and crushed olive on the green stripes. Originally the stripes and polka dots were both white. I added the color to soften the backgrounds, otherwise it looked too busy. I backed the panel with black cardstock.

I laid out all my pieces parts to see where I wanted them to go and then drew in the stems. The stem on the original stamp is curved and I couldn't get it to lay straight.

I put the flowers together with foam and adhered them to the card with another layer of foam. I glued the leaves on flat. The buttons were added to the center with glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts, Essential Messages) with jet black archival ink (Ranger) then glued the whole panel to a dark pink piece, which I added to a white card base :)

Thanks for coming to visit!


  1. Oh this is super fabby!!! I love the bright colours!! Thanks for playing at Sweet stamping xx

  2. Gorgeous flowers, Kelly! Love the bright papers you've used and the fun design! This is going to make someone's day happier!

  3. Gorgeous flowers! Love your choice of papers and color combo. Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories this week.

  4. This is the sweetest cutest card ever!!! ;) I love the bright colors and overall design!!! Great job! ;)

  5. Such a cute card, love the colors on your sweet flowers!