Thursday, November 10, 2011

Last Day with Vera

Welcome back for mine and Vera’s last day of Pinterest inspiration.  I had such fun creating this week. Vera is one talented gal and I am so blessed to have her as a friend J
Here’s our last photo

Now I don’t know about you but when I see a boutonniere I think corsage. Maybe I had one too many high school dances hehe.

I decided to go with a Christmas corsage. I used the colors from the photo adding the green into the mix.
I started with a white card base and stamped my leaves (Hero Arts, Delicate Leaf Clusters) using crushed olive, peeled paint, and forest moss. The holly(Hero Arts, Archivers, Holiday Cheer) I added in by using just forest moss. Lastly I inked up my branch (Hero Arts, Delicate Leaf Clusters) with gathered twigs to add some brown.
For the flowers (Hero Arts, Layered Flowers) I stamped them on a spare sheet of white and trimmed them out. They were colored with barn door, fired brick, and aged mahogany.  I added them to my card by just adhering the middle. I didn’t want the whole card to be flat :) It's hard to see in the photo but around the edges I added some tumbled glass very lightly.
The sentiment (Hero Arts, Merry Christmas Trees) was stamped in jet black archival ink (Ranger). I added some burgundy stickles for the holly berries and a brown rhinestone to the flower centers to complete.
This card is a little busier than I usually prefer but I’m hoping it still brings someone a smile. Remember even though our pairing up is over Vera and Jennifer are collecting cards for the Cards that Care drive until November 30th so there is still plenty of time to start crafting!! I’m heading over to Vera’s to see what she made on our last day!