Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pretty Ribbon Daisies

My very creative crafty friend Lydia posted this card with fabby flowers awhile back, and ever since I have been thinking about them and scheming how I would make them.

Today, I was in the mood to create (translation: not do laundry or housework) after work, and again these flowers came to mind. I pulled out my little container of Brights buttons and my glue dots and the same silver cord she used, when I was practically mugged by my mojo. SU! is offering 1/8" ribbon in 13 colors (!), and I purchased Whisper White.

So I pulled it out and began looping and sticking and petals emerged from my buttons to form daisies! It takes quite a few glue dots, and the ribbon builds up on the back, so I may go back and re-engineer this, but I like how the first attempt turned out!

Then I had to figure out how to create a scene adorable enough to stand up to these cuties. I punched out 3 scalloped edge circles, cut them in half, and created my own clouds. I started AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CARD and sponged around them using Tempting Turquoise. Then I moved up a little bit, staggered my template, and repeated the sponging. Such a pretty sky! I was so NOT a Brights gal before the Color Renovation, but now I find myself going to this collection all the time.

I stamped the stem from Apple Blossoms, one of the new Hostess sets, in Old Olive. I had some left over Designer Series Paper in OO that was solid on one side, so I made my own little grassy patch for the bottom of my scene.

I adhered the daisies using Stampin' Dimensionals and matted the entire scene on Daffodil Delight. The base of the card is Tempting Turquoise.

There's a great saying in Apple Blossoms that I wanted to incorporate into the design. I didn't have enough guts to stamp it in the clouds for fear I'd boff it somehow and render my card unusable, so I stamped it on a .5" strip of Whisper White in Pumpkin Pie, unstacking the sentiment and making it into a single sentence.

Now if I could only figure out a way to make them smell like real flowers...


Dulce said...

Hi Jenn, this card is absolutely gorgeous, those bright flowers are beautiful and seem easy to do. Congratulations for the project.

Anonymous said...

I have to say this was a good post

Vicki said...

I love this!!! Soooo cute!!