Happy hump day, crafters!!!
I'm back AND really excited to share with you a card I am submitting to Ribbon Girl Challenge #20 - Pink, Purple & Green. I was sold when I saw the inspiration picture! See below...
The card I made for this challenge was very easy to craft. I was dying to use this gorgeous aqua color cardstock, so I used it as my card base. Then I pulled out my Echo Park designer paper pad and used all the paper I would need from there, to make sure everything would coordinate. I cut several strips of paper. I punched a border on the almost-solid pink strip of paper, using my Martha Stewart "Doily Lace" border punch. The paper flower I made by using a scallop circle punch from EK Success, then misted each scallop circle with Perfect Pearls misting spray in gold. Once everything was dry and I had assembled the flower, I added Distress Stickles in "Milled Lavender" around the edge of the "petals". I also added a pearl in the middle of the flower, to glam it up a bit. Using a pencil, I lightly hand-drew the leaves on almost-solid green pattern paper. I cut out the leaf shapes, inked the edges using Distress ink in "Vintage Photo", then drew the leaves' veins. I adhered the paper flower with my hot glue gun, because I was afraid it would come off if I only used glossy accents or glue dots. Since I liked the feminine and sophisticated look and feel of the card, I decided to stamp a more fancy-looking sentiment such as "Celebrate with style" from Hero Arts "Birthday Messages". I hope this card inspires you!
Credits to the photographer: Carlos Mieses
Thanks SO much for stopping by and for all the sweet and kind words you encourage me with--they are sure to paint a smile on my face!!! :D May the Great LORD Above richly and abundantly bless each and every one of you!!! Have an amazing day!! XOXOXO