Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Flower for a Friend

Today has been a day for grocery shopping.  Out to White Rock to pick up shrimp, fresh veggies and bread from the bakery ... then on to the grocery store to pick up the rest of the items I'll need for tomorrow's family dinner.  We're getting together tomorrow night to celebrate my hubby's birthday.  The kids are coming over (along with grand-doggie, Penny).  And the special guest for the dinner is Gord's Mom ... I'm so glad that she's able to join us for the fun!

I still managed to find time to play in my studio and make a card for today's color challenge at SCS (CC369 - Peach Parfait, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party) ... along with neutral of choice (white, vanilla or brown) and the dessert is border punches or border dies.  I don't have any of the main colors in cardstock or ink, so I used some DP that has the green and blue ... along with sponging some white cardstock with my Pumpkin Pie ink which is fairly close to the Peach Parfait color.  Hope you like.

"Flower for a Friend"



Stamp:  Just Believe - sentiment (SU!)
Paper:  Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Everyday Enchantment DP (SU!)
Ink:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, 5-Petal flower punch, bone folder, Leaves die-cut (C.C. Designs), Adorning Accents Edgelits (Sizzix), Itty Bitty flower punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, white gel pen, mat pack, stylus, small sponge, adhesives, glue, and dimensionals



I started by cutting two pieces of scalloped border using the edgelits and running it through my Big Shot with Baja Breeze cardstock.  I cut them to size and mounted them on the edges of a strip cut from the Everyday Enchantment DP.  I used a white gel pen to add dots in each of the scallops.  I mounted the strip near the bottom of the Whisper White card front.

I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement and stamped the sentiment in Old Olive ink at the bottom right of my card front.

I sponged a small scrap of Whisper White cardstock with Pumpkin Pie ink.  I punched out two 5-Petal flowers and used a small sponge to add more Pumpkin Pie ink around the edges of each petal.  I used my bone folder to curl the ends of the petals to the back to give them dimension.  I also placed each flower in the middle of my mat pack and used a stylus to push down gentle on the centers of the flowers, adding even more dimension.  I punched a small flower from the Itty Bitty punch in Whisper White cardstock and also used the mat pack and stylus to push in the center to give dimension.  I adhered the two 5-Petal flowers together, offsetting them and then added the itty bitty flower to the center with a dot of glue.

I ran Old Olive cardstock through my Big Shot with the Leaves die-cut.  I mounted three of the leaf sprigs together (forming a triangle shape) and then add the flower to the center, popping it up with dimensionals.  I mounted the leaf and flower to the card front and then mounted the whole thing onto a card base of Old Olive (to add extra thickness and stability).


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